Head of Collection Development and Acquisitions, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

The Head of the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section has primary responsibility for building the modern NLM collection of biomedical literature and other resources according to the guidelines of the Collection Development Manual of the National Library of Medicine. The Section selects materials for the NLM collection in a challenging scientific publishing environment including providing journal selection and processing support for the NLM literature databases PubMed Central and MEDLINE. Section staff provide initial bibliographic control for resources selected; acquire materials in all formats from sources worldwide; process materials for the collection; and license and manage access to electronic resources. The incumbent will oversee the NLM literature budget of approximately $12.5 million dollars and provide policy support for the Library’s collecting guidelines. S/he will serve on working groups within NLM and represent NLM to various professional and government organizations. When fully staffed, the Section has 34 professional librarians, technical information specialists and library technical support personnel.

Applications will be accepted beginning on April 18 at the links below.

Supervisory Librarian (DE)


DE stands for delegated examining. All U.S. citizens are eligible.

Supervisory Librarian (MP)


MP stands for merit promotion. Applicants must be qualified current or former federal employees or VEOA eligible.

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Acquisitions Librarian, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY

Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for the position of Acquisitions Librarian. The Acquisitions Librarian will provide strong leadership and vision for the acquisition of library materials at a medium sized academic library undergoing exciting organizational and technological change.

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Lead and provide vision for the acquisitions function, including establishing and communicating priorities and procedures and seeking ways to improve services and achieve efficiencies
  • Manage the workflow of acquisitions in accordance with overall library goals and industry standards: conduct pre-order searching, ordering, receipt and verification of materials; monitor expenditures and fund allocations for all collections budgets; provide fiscal information and reports as needed
  • Manage, train, and directly supervise staff
  • Establish, evaluate, and maintain productive relationships with publishers, vendors, and consortial partners
  • Manage process change and workflow shifts during migration to a new library services platform (Ex Libris Alma) and organizational changes
  • Integrate acquisitions with cataloging workflows and act in a backup capacity for Cataloging/Serials functions
  • Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, with responsibility for subject specialized collection development and instruction
  • Participate in Research Help Desk rotation for on-site and virtual reference, including some evening and weekend shifts
  • Engage in educational opportunities and work to increase awareness and understanding of diversity and inclusion

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Monographic Cataloger, Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

The Mississippi State University (MSU) Libraries seek applicants for an entry-level tenure-track, Assistant Professor position. This position contributes to the development of a virtual research database by performing original and complex adaptive cataloging of monographic materials representing all subject matter and all formats according to RDA, AACR2, Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements (LC-PCC PSs), LC classification, LC Subject Headings, and MARC21 formats. This position reports to the Coordinator of Monographic Cataloging.

For complete information and to apply, visit http://explore.msujobs.msstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/496780/assistant-professor

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

The Rutgers University Libraries seek a skilled, service-oriented, and forward thinking Electronic Resources Librarian to manage and support access to the Libraries’ collection of licensed electronic resources. Reporting to the Discovery Services Librarian, the Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for performing a range of tasks that support the discovery and delivery of electronic resources. Core duties include activating and managing electronic resources in Alma, ensuring the accuracy of holdings, licensing, and vendor information, configuring and testing resources for remote access, investigating and troubleshooting technical and subscription-related access problems, and providing expert support to library users and staff. The Electronic Resources Librarian is also responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data related to the usage of electronic resources in order to guide collection development decisions, library instruction, reference services, and web-based information delivery. Working collaboratively with librarians, technical staff, and vendors, the Electronic Resources Librarian helps develop and implement user-centered strategies to ensure convenient, seamless, and uninterrupted access to electronic resources.

For additional details and information on how to submit an online application, please visit http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/60717.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts

Wheaton College (Norton, Massachusetts) seeks an Electronic Resources Librarian to join the Library Collections group in the Wallace Library. The Electronic Resources Librarian serves as the library’s serials control professional, providing scholarly information in the form of periodicals, newspapers, microforms, and electronic resources to the campus community. This position is part of the Library Collections team (Acquisitions, Cataloging, Serials), which focuses on direct services and support to faculty, students, and staff — as well as other library employees. Responsibilities of the Electronic Resources Librarian include, but are not limited to managing the library’s e-resources collections, including access, budgeting, analysis, and assessment, and work closely with faculty to ensure that library resources continue to support the curriculum; promote alternatives to fee-based information resources such as open access publications; maintain awareness of trends and ongoing developments in areas related to the entire life cycle of e-resources; manage the library acquisitions budget; and manage the activation and maintenance of subscribed and freely available collections in the library’s electronic resource management system (WMS); interact with publishers, vendors and aggregators to establish and ensure consistent access to library holdings across multiple platforms.

For more information and to apply go to: https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/postings/2300.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, University of California, Davis, CA

The Library of the University of California, Davis, seeks a creative, forward-looking, collaborative, and service-oriented Electronic Resources Librarian. The position reports to the Head of Content Support Services Department and has a leading role in the workflows that establish and maintain discovery of and access to the library’s electronic resources licensed locally and consortially through the California Digital Library (CDL). The position has a supporting role in ensuring the integrated discovery and access across internal and external resources, including content from adjacent systems such as the library course reserves system and digital asset management system. As a key member of a cross-unit electronic resources management team, the position coordinates with various units for managing electronic resources in such functions as acquisitions, cataloging, collections development, and user services. The position is also expected to play an active role in library’s e-resource related training, projects and initiatives.  

For additional details and information on how to submit an online application, please visit https://www.library.ucdavis.edu/service/careers/ 

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Metadata Librarian, Clemson University, SC

The Clemson University Libraries seek a Metadata Librarian to join its Technical Services & Collection Management Unit. The successful candidate will be part of a team comprised of one other librarian and two high-level staff who are primarily responsible for the assignment of metadata for digitized resources from our Special Collections and Archives. The unique collections housed in the Libraries’ Special Collections and Archives provide a wealth of primary source material to researchers in the study of South Carolina and Clemson University history. The Metadata Librarian will join a team that supports the discovery and accessibility of this digital content through descriptive metadata creation, enrichment, and maintenance, allowing access to these resources to researchers worldwide. This is a 12-month tenure-track position with faculty rank and status and works under the direction of the Unit Head and as a member of the Metadata and Monographic Resources Team. The Metadata Librarian will work collaboratively with other metadata staff and librarians and with members of Library Technology and Special Collections and Archives. As a member of the library faculty, the successful candidate will pursue an active and ongoing program of research, service, and professional development.

To learn more about the position or electronically submit an application, visit the full job announcement:

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