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“The Collection Development Librarian performs and guides collection development activities and related processes for the Fine Arts Library. S/he is directly responsible for selection of print and electronic publications at the research level for the Americas, Western Europe and portions of Eastern Europe (from antiquity to 1900), Africa, Australasia, Oceania, and other Pacific nations. Responsibilities include working creatively and collaboratively with selectors for Islamic, East Asian, modern and contemporary, and Special Collections in the Fine Arts Library. The Collection Development Librarian will actively participate in aligning the Fine Arts Library with the FAS Libraries Collections and Content Development Council charter and objectives. He/she will seek collaborations with Harvard College Library colleagues, the libraries of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the Harvard Library. The Collection Development Librarian will monitor acquisition budgets and fund assignments for 8,000-10,000 titles annually, initiating and maintaining efficient acquisitions and processing workflows with Library Information Technology staff. She/he will create routine and customized acquisitions and collections reports using COGNOS and other tools…”

“As one of the portfolio leaders, the Associate University Librarian for Collections Strategies (AULCS) advances the library’s mission and contributes to the achievement of library and university strategic goals within a highly collaborative, user-focused, research and learning environment.

Provides administrative oversight and support for these work groups: Collection Development and Acquisitions, Preservation, Distinctive Collections. Has a strong leadership support relationship with Research and Learning Services working group…”

“The Georgia Institute of Technology Library invites applications for a strategic-thinking, innovative leader with strong knowledge of the evolving roles of research libraries in the changing landscape of higher education. The Senior Associate Dean must be a change agent who will help lead the library through successful implementation of the collaboration with Emory University Library, the transformation of library services, and the renewal of the library buildings…”

Athens State University, Athens, Alabama invites applications for an Assistant Librarian, Acquisitions and Collection Development, with a strong service orientation, excellent communication and organizational skills, supervisory ability, and technological proficiency in an upper-division (junior & senior year) University with traditional and online course delivery. This is a twelve-month position with faculty rank. The position reports to the Library Director. A Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program is required. Athens is conveniently located 100 miles north of Birmingham and 100 miles south of Nashville on the Alabama/Tennessee border, a mere 250 miles from Atlanta, and within 25 miles of the Huntsville International Airport…”

“The University of Miami Libraries seeks nominations and applications for an experienced Special Collections Cataloging & Metadata Librarian. Under the direction of the Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services, the incumbent will be responsible for providing original and complex copy cataloging, retrospective conversion, and authority work for materials in the Libraryfs Special Collections Department and University Archives. This position will coordinate all Special Collections cataloging activities following prescribed national and local standards, and in accordance with the Library’s priorities…”

Kansas State Libraries invite applications and nominations for two Digital Scholarship Librarians. To support the university’s goal of becoming a top-50 public research university by 2025, these positions will work collaboratively to grow the center’s publishing, copyright, and data services; support the institutional repository, K-State Research Exchange (K-REx), and online publishing imprint, New Prairie Press (NPP); engage campus content providers; and provide education and guidance on digital scholarship. Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited institution at the time of appointment, OR an advanced terminal degree in an appropriate discipline with relevant digital scholarship experience. For a complete position description and application procedures, visit our website: Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Background check required…”

Texas A&M University-Kingsville seeks a … librarian to manage the Jernigan Library’s South Texas Archives (STA). The Associate Director is responsible for overall management of STA collections. The successful candidate will participate in active collection development to acquire the most significant materials of permanent historical value for documenting the history of Texas A&M University-Kingsville and the South Texas region, and provide and coordinate appraisal, accessioning, preparation of processing plans, arrangement and description, and preservation of materials in all formats for the STA. Education: MLS or equivalent from an American Library Association-accredited program required. Formal coursework or training in archival management and theory…”

“Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) seeks a collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented librarian to join the Resource Acquisitions and Sharing Department.  Reporting to the Director of the department, the incumbent will use his/her knowledge of current and emerging trends to oversee the evaluation, management, and promotion of a wide range of electronic and physical resources. The anticipated starting salary will be $50,000-$55,000. Learn more about Oregon State University and Oregon State University Libraries and Press. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by June 4th, 2015.  The full announcement, job requirements, and application instructions are available at:  Look for posting #0014686. OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled Employer…”

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for this new position of Assistant Head of Continuing Resources and Collections (15330) with a primary focus on e-resources and subscription management. Reporting to the Head of Continuing Resources and Collections, this position will be responsible for the department areas of acquisition and management of continuing resources, providing leadership and vision for the lifecycle management of the Libraries’ licensed and subscribed content and evolving existing workflows and strategies to move the department forward. This role will lead and coordinate all activities associated with the management of the Libraries’ electronic resources and continuing subscription collections including acquisition, licensing, access, discovery and maintenance…”

The Albert B. Alkek Library at Texas State University is seeking … applicants for the position of Database & Metadata Management Librarian. The successful candidate will provide leadership in performing and managing advanced bibliographic functions in the library online catalog and other databases that interface with the catalog including OCLC services. The position works cooperatively across library departments to achieve goals and reports to the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services in Collections and Digital Services. Review details and apply online at”

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