Digital Resources and Collection Development Librarian, Westfield State University, Westfield MA

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.

Required Qualifications:

  •         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

Preferred Qualifications:

  •         One year or more of experience with collection development and/or electronic resources management
  •         Experience with OCLC WorldShare Management Services

To apply:

Apply online at Please submit a resume, cover letter, and transcript of MLS or MLIS degree. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a finalist is selected.

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