Assistant Librarian, Collection Management Librarian -- University of Wyoming Libraries

Post date: July 11, 2022

JOB PURPOSE:


The University of Wyoming Libraries invites applicants for a Collection Management Librarian. This position is part of a collaborative team that acquires, maintains, and assesses library collections in support of learning, teaching, and research in alignment with the university's and Libraries' strategic directions. The Collection Management Librarian collaborates closely with the Electronic Resources Librarian and communicates collection information to various stakeholders including librarians and staff, the university community, and external partners.


This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Resource Discovery & Management.


The University of Wyoming Libraries invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities. We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Work with university and library colleagues to ensure current collections meet an evolving and growing university's needs, with diverse viewpoints, interests, abilities, and perspectives, and support the university and libraries' strategic plans.

  • Communicate, interact, and negotiate with colleagues, vendors, publishers, and library consortia for selection and evaluation and library resources.

  • Make recommendations for budget allocations and expenditures in all formats.

  • Participate in the life cycle of collection activities by collaborating with the collections, acquisitions, electronic resources, discovery teams, and other teams, units, and departments to accomplish goals.

  • Effectively communicate with library, university, and other users of UW-provided resources about usage, needs, training, and decision-making

  • Represent the division and libraries on committees as requested.

  • Collaborate on gathering and evaluating data from multiple sources, including usage data, collection and expenditure data, and other data as needed for both decision making and reporting.

  • Document policies and procedures to ensure consistent practices.


SUPPLEMENTAL FUNCTIONS:


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. (https://www.uwyo.edu/regs-policies/_files/docs/regulations-2020/uw_reg_2-1_approved_10-14-20.pdf) .


UW Libraries are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage applications from minority candidates, candidates with disabilities, and those with experience working in a multicultural environment. Diversity resources for the University of Wyoming and the community of Laramie can be found at http://www.uwyo.edu/diversity/resources/. For more information on UW Libraries, please visit https://www.uwyo.edu/libraries/


Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:


To be considered for this position please address all minimum qualifications in your application materials and submit all required application materials listed below.


  • ALA-accredited MLS, MLIS or equivalent

  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices, standards, and trends for academic library collections

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and contribute as a member of a team, committee, or working group


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:


*UW Libraries is committed to providing professional development funding and time to allow a candidate who meets the minimum qualification to acquire skills and grow into positions.


  • Experience supporting or managing library or related collections

  • Experience with or knowledge of current acquisition models in libraries

  • Demonstrated understanding of the impact of open access trends on library acquisitions and licensing

  • Experience working with vendors on materials acquisition


REQUIRED MATERIALS:


Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references. This position will remain open until filled. Complete applications received by 8/7/2022 will receive full consideration.


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