Collection Management and Assessment Librarian, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

The University of Wyoming Libraries seeks applicants for a Collection Development and Assessment Librarian.  This position provides expertise and leadership for building and maintaining library collections in support of learning, teaching, and research.

Responsibilities:

  • Expend budgets on collections that meet the needs of our users.
  • Assess library collections for their relevance to library and university priorities.
  • Manage, assess, and maintain profiles and contracts for automated acquisitions processes (approval plans, DDA/PDA/EBA, etc.) to achieve the appropriate mix of titles and formats to serve our user communities.
  • Interact and negotiate with vendors, publishers, and library consortia for selection and evaluation.
  • Compile the Library’s annual collections and acquisitions statistics for internal and external reports.
  • Conduct qualitative and quantitative analyses to support informed recommendations on collection directions.
  • Participate in the management and decision making for shared print programs.
  • Coordinate the program for replacement of lost, damaged, or missing library material with the acquisitions team.
  • Participate in the evaluation of electronic purchases and renewals in light of overall collections priorities.

As a member of the library faculty, the successful candidate is expected to pursue an active and ongoing program of research, service and professional development. This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Resource Discovery & Management.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS, MLIS or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year professional collections experience in an academic library
  • Experience with the acquisitions module of a library system
  • Experience with both qualitative and quantitative collection assessment techniques
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with librarians and staff from multiple library units to work as a team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three or more years collections experience in an academic library
  • Project management experience
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

For complete information and to apply, visit http://bit.ly/2T8RCCM

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