Digital Resources and Collection Development Librarian, Westfield State University, Westfield MA
posted July 31, 2013 5:46 AM
Digital Resources and Collection Development Librarian
Ely Library Westfield State University
Westfield State University seeks an innovative, service-oriented Digital Resources and Collection Development Librarian to join our team of librarians and staff members to serve the Westfield State University community. This is a new, 12-month, tenure-track position reporting to the library director.
The Digital Resources and Collection Development Librarian coordinates work related to the assessment and selection of digital and non-digital resources; assists in the creation and implementation of collection development policies and procedures; collects data and reports on use of the collections; tracks vendor contracts and licenses; gathers data and consults with librarians and faculty members to assess information needs; works with the systems and digital services librarian on setting up access to resources; helps promote resources to the campus community; recommends budget allocation needs to the library director; works closely with acquisitions staff; assesses prospective resources, including arranging for database trials; acts as subject specialist for assigned subject areas; and actively participates in the library's reference and instruction programs.
- MLS from an American Library Association-accredited library and information science program
- Two years of post-MLS library experience
- Experience with budget planning
- Knowledge of collection development and management strategies, and familiarity with emerging trends with collection selection tools and processes
- Project management experience
- Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in scholarly communication and content management
- Experience in, and enthusiasm for teaching and reference services
- Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills with attention to detail and a high level of accuracy
- Strong familiarity with integrated library systems
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
- Strong user-centered public service orientation
- Commitment to professional development and service
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively with diverse colleagues, faculty, and students
- One year or more of experience with collection development and/or electronic resources management
- Experience with OCLC WorldShare Management Services
Apply online at http://westfield.