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Collection Development Librarian

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Requisition:  42913BR


Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.


Position Focus: Reporting to the Director of Collection Development, the Collection Development Librarian is an operational position with responsibilities for collection funds management, collection development training, and collection assessment. The professional in this position will coordinate and collaborate with colleagues across the Yale University Library system in the implementation of collection development strategies and operations.


Required Education, Skills and Experience:

·         Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association Accredited Library school and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience are required.

·         Demonstrated ability in collection development and knowledge of scholarly publishing practices and trends.

·         Demonstrated ability to manage budgets. Demonstrated ability to design and manage projects, bringing them to a successful conclusion.

·         Excellent analytical skills. Demonstrated proficiency in Excel. Experience using quantitative and/or qualitative data to inform decision-making.

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work collaboratively across organizational units


Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at:


Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Experience providing training and creating documentation. Experience with vendor relations and communications. Experience providing public services in an academic library. Experience reading, interpreting, and negotiating license agreements.


The University and the Library

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at


Salary and Benefits

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.


How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at


Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.


Kelly Cronan


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HR Staffing and Career Development

Yale University

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