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Full Time
Schenectady, NY 12308

COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT LIBRARIANCollection Development Librarian / adjunct Librarian I
Pay Status and Classification: Exempt, Regular Full Time
manager: Director of Content & Digital Library Systems
Position purpose: Selects, manages, reviews, evaluates, and promotes collections that support curricular and research needs at Union College. Provides data-driven decision making to evaluate, acquire, and cancel resources to ensure a robust, diverse, and high-use collection. Uses a collection budget of over $2M, with more than 80% spent on electronic resources, to ensure the best materials are available for use. Works closely with various consortia and initiatives (e.g., EAST) to stay abreast of trends in collection development and make decisions accordingly. Monitors the scholarly communication landscape and trends (e.g., through SPARC), recommending support... for digital and open scholarship.
Provides leadership abilities in the assessment, selection, and maintenance of Schaffer Library's government documents collection. Prioritizes creating a diverse and inclusive collection and is committed to staying informed about trends, developments, and best practices related to collection development and subject areas.
The prosperous candidate is expected to pursue a focused program of professional development, scholarly activity, and service as described in the .
Essential Responsibilities and tasks:
»Selection of Physical, Electronic, and Open materials: Selects and evaluates library and information resources to meet diverse research and teaching needs. Creates and updates collection development policies in collaboration with library colleagues and curricular trends. Negotiates vendor selection, consortia agreements, service licensing, and pricing related to the acquisition of information resources in collaboration with professional colleagues. Coordinates the processing of gifts for the general Schaffer collection.
»Collection Stewardship and Assessment: Serves as liaison to various cooperative collection development consortia and organizations. supervises selected collection management and deselection activities for all general, reference, and government collections, and makes recommendations regarding the conservation or replacement of damaged material. Keeps current with trends in the production and distribution of information resources, including building diverse collections, examining digital and open initiatives, and reviewing government documents policies and trends.
»Budgeting and Assessment: Ensures effective management and stewardship of College funds for library collections. Stays informed of campus research and teaching initiatives to align collection with needs. Coordinates discussions and makes recommendations to the College Librarian concerning the acquisition, renewal, and canceling of electronic resources.
»Maintenance of Government Documents Collection: Maintains government documents web pages and creates significant research guides and tutorials to promote user consciousness of and access to government documents in all formats. Prepares reports required by the Depository program. Ensures compliance with federal depository standards through monitoring Federal Depository offerings and retention requirements.
»Library and Campus Collaborations: Participates in library-wide services and projects, such as instruction, workshops, and events. Contributes actively to the discussion and planning for all aspects of department and library services to the diverse Union community, outside library users, and visiting researchers. Contributes to, and provides leadership abilities in, various departmental and library-wide committees and working groups.
Qualifications required
» Master's degree in library or information science from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited program and/or a combination of significant education, training, certifications, and/or work practice.
» A minimum of 2 years practice with collection development and acquisitions in an academic environment preferred.
» Demonstrated expertise of the principles, current practices and standards of collection development in the contemporary information environment in a variety of disciplines or departments.
» Demonstrated expertise in planning, budgeting, project management, implementing and assessing programs and services.
» capability to integrate technology with traditional services and resources, particularly around collection development and acquisitions workflows.
» capability to work collaboratively with library colleagues, faculty, administrators, staff, and students to accomplish goals.
» Able to support, contribute to, and strengthen a vibrant, culturally diverse, and inclusive learning community of students, alumni, faculty, and fellow staff colleagues.
» capability to work a flexible schedule including weekend and evening hours to attend campus and library events.
» capability to travel regionally and nationally for consortia, membership meetings and professional development.
» Familiarity with ?Instructions to Depository Libraries? document (Library Programs Services, Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office [GPO]) and government documents collection maintenance and compliance is preferred.
The annual income range for this job offer is $75,000.00-$78,000.00. Starting income will be commensurate with qualifications.
We know some job seekers may not apply for career opportunities unless they meet every qualification in the position description including the preferred qualifications. We are most interested in hiring the best staff and faculty colleagues, and recognize that a prosperous candidate may come from a less traditional career path. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our preferred qualifications.
We offer exceptional benefits including:
» Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
» Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
» Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
» Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
» Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
» Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
» income Continuation Program in the event of Discapability
» Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents
Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work practice, and criminal history background check.
Union College
Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.
Diversity at Union College
Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those located on race, religion, discapability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.
Non-Discrimination Policy
Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, discapability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.


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