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Collection Development Librarian
Scarborough-Phillips Library
St. Edwards University
Austin, TX

The collection development librarian is responsible for developing a
collection development policy that values a balanced collection in all
areas of the curriculum and for all bibliographic and physical
formats, including digital. The successful candidate will have the
knowledge and experience to assess the collection. Working with
library faculty and staff, and teaching faculty, he or she will
possess the leadership and management skills to develop new collection
policy and to successfully implement that policy.

This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position and reports
directly to the Library Director. Salary and rank commensurate with
qualifications and experience. Competitive salary range (minimum
salary of $45,000 at Instructor level).

•	Assists the Library Director in overall collection management,
development, and assessment; assumes responsibility for building a
current, balanced collection, especially for general and
multidisciplinary curricular needs.
•	Works with Library Faculty to manage and develop the library's collections;
•	Trains Library Faculty on collection management tools and methods;
•	Serves as a professional resource for collection assessment and
management issues;
•	Works closely with the Library Faculty and the Academic Departments
and Programs to establish and execute ongoing collection review.
•	Establishes, monitors, and tracks collection budget of approximately
$500,000. Recommends priorities for the distribution of collection
•	Establishes collection management policies and procedures, and
oversees implementation of said policies and procedures in
consultation with the Library Director and the Library Faculty.
•	Reviews and analyzes collections.
•	Coordinates collection statistics;
•	Conducts collection evaluation programs to assess strengths and
weaknesses in all subject areas.
•	Keeps current on new collection development and acquisitions
technology. Participates in local, regional and national professional
activities as deemed appropriate.
•	Organizes and conducts collection management projects including
weeding and gifts; ensures that written acknowledgements of gifts are
promptly dispatched.
•	Establishes, maintains and reviews relationships with vendors and publishers.
•	Establishes systems for review of materials in need of repair,
replacement or withdrawal.
•	Serves on reference desk and participates in the library instruction
program, including some nights and weekends.

•	ALA-accredited masters degree in library or information science or
foreign equivalent.
•	A clear understanding of the disciplines that constitute the liberal
arts as well as demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends,
issues, and best practices in academic library collection development,
scholarly communications, and assessment.
•	Two to three years of experience in an academic library performing
collection management and /or acquisitions, with knowledge of trends
and practices in information access, acquisitions and collection
•	Experience with staff-side functions of a major integrated library system.
•	Experience with budgeting in a library setting.
•	Highly proficient with Excel, Access or other spreadsheet software
•	Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and
the ability to display imagination, ingenuity, and humor in solving
problems and working with people.
•	Successful completion of an employment and criminal history
background check required.

•	Experience with electronic management systems like Serials
Solutions, Ebsco A to Z, etc. and the use of their report functions to
gather and distribute use statistics, report coverage overlap, etc.
•	Experience with analysis of patron use of library collections,
including all physical and bibliographic formats
•	Experience with evaluation and withdrawal of traditional print materials
•	Experience with or knowledge of licensing electronic resources and
copyright issues.
•	Experience working with library material vendors
•	Experience with III Millennium
•	Professional experience in a liberal arts environment

About St. Edward's University
Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's
University is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more
than 5,300 diverse students located in Austin, Texas. St. Edward's
emphasizes critical thinking and ethical practices, as well as small
classes, personalized learning and exciting internship opportunities.
The community atmosphere extends to the more than 900 faculty and
staff who work together to make the university a welcoming yet
challenging environment for students. It is an exciting time to be
part of the St. Edward's community, as the university pursues an
ambitious plan to be recognized as one of the best small universities
in the country.

How to apply
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send
letter of application, resume, and names of three references to: Tina
Herman Buck, Scarborough-Phillips Library, C/M Box 1037; St. Edward's
University, 3001 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78704-8492.
St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer and hires
only U.S. citizens and documented workers.
Available: Immediately