Position Announcement: Collection Management Librarian – Radford University

RADFORD UNIVERSITY is a co-educational, comprehensive, state supported institution with an emphasis on teaching in scenic southwestern Virginia, 40 miles from Roanoke, with an enrollment of approximately 9,500 students Radford University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity.

Radford University
McConnell Library
Collection Management Librarian

Radford University seeks a motivated and dedicated librarian to provide leadership and coordination for all collection development and preservation activities for the university library including stacks management, policy development, planning, collection analysis, and information resource budgeting. Analyzes and reports trends and data in material costs, usage, and other factors to determine budget parameters, inform purchasing decisions and de-selection projects, and to provide internal and external collection development activity reports. Participates as a collection development liaison. Serves as collections contact to the Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) consortium. Manages library materials preservation including shelving and binding. Works collaboratively with the library faculty collection development liaisons and technical services librarians. Supervises one or two staff responsible for shelving, binding, and supporting collection development by gathering usage data and performing other duties. Twelve-month non-tenured professional faculty position, including responsibilities for university service and professional contributions. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications, education and experience.

Required Qualifications: ALA-accredited Masters in Library/Information Science. Knowledge of collection development and analysis, and of basic materials preservation. Familiarity with library acquisitions and the publishing industry, including trends in electronic resources management. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently. Excellent planning, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. High level of initiative. Proficiency with word processing and spreadsheets. Strong arithmetic skills and the ability to manage budgeting. Familiarity with Library of Congress Classification.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience or significant education in collection development, preservation, procurement, licensing, electronic usage statistics, serials, library acquisitions, and/or library cataloging. Experience working with publishers or vendors. Supervisory education or experience. A strong commitment to public service.

To apply for this position and for more information, go to jobs.radford.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50419.  Applicants must complete an online application and attach a cover letter, resume, and unofficial copies of transcripts with the application. Consideration of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please visit the McConnell Library web site at: http://library.radford.edu

Radford University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity.

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