Collection Strategy Librarian

As the collection strategy librarian, you will maintain accurate records of acquisitions, assess current collections, and develop long-term strategies to meet the needs of future SCAD students. This position will include managing the implementation and delivery of online resources, ensuring information about the resources is accurate and up to date, and negotiating with vendors in administering new and existing licenses for electronic products. You will serve as the contract initiator for materials purchased, assisting with license interpretation and consulting with the university attorney to resolve license and contract issues.

In this position you will be expected to research license agreements to place new subscription orders, develop guidelines for standard licensing terms, monitor subscriptions in relationship to existing license expirations and renewals, register and activate electronic subscriptions, and troubleshoot problems reported by patrons and other library staff. As the librarian your responsibilities include providing relevant statistical data and metrics to support collection analysis and development decisions, maintaining accurate data in the library's knowledge bases, and cultivating successful vendor relationships.

The ideal candidate will be able to stay knowledgeable of innovations and best practices in electronic resources management and collection development and can collaborate with others on the library team to explore, develop, and promote the use of online resources. They must be able to resolve complex acquisition problems and apply knowledge of current issues and trends in acquisitions, the publishing industry, and scholarly communication to improve operations and services. Additionally, they will inform administration of budget and pricing issues while providing communication links and resources for faculty, staff, and students to recommend acquired resources.

Minimum Qualifications:   
  • Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited program
  • Two years of library experience that includes electronic resources management, acquisitions, and collection development
  • Excellent communication skills

Travel Required:
  • Less than 10%

Work Hours: The university work week is Sunday through Saturday. Most offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. To accommodate business needs, employees may be assigned to other workdays and/or hours, including weekends and evenings.  

ADA Tag: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements and minimum qualifications listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and/or meet the minimum qualifications.