Collection Strategies Librarian -- Texas State University

Post date: Jan 4, 2021

The University Libraries at Texas State University are seeking qualified applicants for our Collection Strategies Librarian position. Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions, this position provides leadership in data-informed, strategic collection development in a changing scholarly communications environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordinates collection activities, projects, and initiatives. Plans, coordinates, and implements assessments of collection support for curriculum and research. Monitors curriculum and research activities of university to inform collection decisions. Develops and maintains awareness of scholarly communication issues, especially Open Access, and works with others to develop and implement scholarly communication outreach activities. Participates in professional development, service, and creative/scholarly activities in accordance with Librarian/Curator Career Ladder expectations.



· ALA accredited Master of Library and Information Science or equivalent.

· Ability to communicate tactfully and professionally with a wide variety of audiences.

· Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

· Knowledge of trends in scholarly communication.

· Knowledge of information industry, particularly the scholarly marketplace.

· Ability to use computer software, such as Microsoft Office, to prepare reports, analyze data, develop presentations.

Preferred: Experience with data-informed collection development. Knowledge of open access initiatives. Knowledge of collection analysis methodologies and tools. Knowledge of library classification, preferably Library of Congress system.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include monthly contribution to health insurance/benefits package and retirement program. No state or local income tax.

BACKGROUND CHECK: Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of a criminal history background check. This includes transfers and promotions from within.

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Texas State University is an emerging research institution located in the burgeoning Austin-San Antonio corridor and in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. It is the largest of seven institutions in the Texas State University System. Texas State’s nearly 38,000 students choose from 98 bachelor’s, 92 master’s and 13 doctoral degree programs.

We regard diversity as paramount to realizing an inclusive atmosphere of mutual respect, fairness, compassion and caring for students, faculty, staff and the community. Texas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Texas State, a member of the Texas State University System, is committed to increasing the number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

Texas State offers great health insurance with various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for dependents. Other benefits include generous paid time off, vacation, holidays, sick time, excellent work-life balance resources, mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive, free, wellness program. Great professional development opportunities range from a variety of workshops, training, online learning and educational leave programs and reimbursement for academic courses. An inclusive Bobcat community provides many social network offerings on and off campus. Retirement peace of mind comes with TRS pension/optional retirement planning and voluntary savings options with generous employer contributions. By joining the Texas State Bobcat community, you will be a part of one of the most beautiful and diverse universities in the nation.