Job: Librarian, Collection Strategies & Technical Services

General Information
Librarian, Collection Strategies & Technical Services

Number position available:

$39,117/Annually (salary commensurate with education/experience)

Job Category:
Collection Management

Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.



This job description is a general description of the essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all the duties someone in this position may perform. All employees of Gulf Coast State College are expected to perform duties as assigned by Gulf Coast State College supervisory/management personnel, regardless of job title or routine job duties. This position is sensitive and will require a criminal background check.

The primary functions of all professional librarian positions are to teach patrons how to research using the library print and online resources, including assessing patron needs, determining the best information to meet those needs, searching for and instructing patrons how to find and acquire accurate information; to serve faculty departments in a liaison role for information literacy instruction and collection development; and to supervise the operations of the library during evening or weekend shifts.

Additional primary functions of this position are to lead the library’s efforts to curate and facilitate access to knowledge and managing the Memory Collection Digital Archive. Responsible for planning and coordinating the workflow of all aspects of library resource acquisitions, creation of access points, cataloging for all material types, organizing the collections, and planning for the smooth functioning of the library's Innovative ILS and all of its modules. Assigned liaison areas for this position are the Business and Technology Division as well as the Visual and Performing Arts Division.


  • Coordinate with library director to evaluate, plan for, implement, and evaluate new collection services, functions, ILS modules, and statistical information needs
  • Lead cataloging and discovery services operations by setting well-articulated goals in congruence with the library and college’s strategic objectives
  • Develop and manage the library’s collection of electronic resources and provide distributed access to them
  • Establish and implement appropriate techniques for the preservation and conservation of library materials
  • Foster a collaborative approach to achieving goals, establishing policies and procedures to integrate and enhance discoverability of the collections in all material formats, through workflows that require wide consultation across reporting lines and delegation of responsibilities to staff project groups and librarians
  • Works closely with the systems librarian and FALSC on maintenance issues, problem resolution, and procedures
  • Prepare, evaluate, and annually update process and procedure documents that can be useful in training new staff
  • Provide detailed collection development policies that define the parameters of resources and services
  • Assist the library director in the allocation and monitoring of the materials budget for educational resources -- print books, eBooks, and DVDs – in fund code 65501
  • Expend allocated funds effectively

                      Stay within budget
                      Systematically expend allocations
                      Prioritize allocation by liaison and subject area

  • Lead library staff to:

                      understand their role in collection management and subject areas
                      systematically assess the needs of the faculty for the curriculum in their assigned areas
                      meet with faculty in their assigned areas
                      be knowledgeable about the curriculum in their assigned areas
                      examine the use of their collection areas and ILL requests to identify unmet needs
                      utilize appropriate selection tools and criteria
                      effectively manage funds for their areas
                      promote and facilitate use of the collection

  • Document needs assessment and systematic evaluation of the collection through statistical analysis, reports, presentations, and data analysis
  • Encourage, guide, and support librarians to collaborate with faculty and administrators to understand the various issues and curricular needs in their assigned areas
  • Coordinate purchase and selective withdrawal of materials for the overall collections and in specific assigned areas consistent with the Library Collection Development Policy.
  • Order and receive library materials in all formats, including regular reassessment of library's PDA profiles and serving as a contact for vendors and publishers 
  • Oversee cataloging and database maintenance activities for materials in various formats, including performing original cataloging, overseeing copy cataloging of materials according to Library of Congress standards, and ensuring post-cataloging maintenance of materials for bibliographic integrity
  • Create, implement, and manage workflows and policies for cataloging and authority control in conjunction with FALSC
  • Manage the college library collections, removing items, shelf reading for organization and general appearance
  • Provide leadership and coordination for collections-related projects and initiatives
  • Establish and implement policies and procedures for digitization of collections
  • Ensure that workflows for digitization projects are designed to produce appropriate metadata schemes
  • Supervise student assistants assisting with digital archives projects
  • Maintain an accurate catalog database through the regular review of reports from FALSC
  • Supervise cataloging and acquisitions operations, including managing workflows
  • Coordinate with FALSC on technical issues, and serve as the Technical Services contact
  • Provide one-on-one library skills instruction and assist patrons in using library classification schemes, online catalog, electronic journals, electronic databases, and other resources
  • Assist patrons face to face or via telephone, email, or chat during assigned hours
  • Coordinate formal library instruction for assigned areas
  • Meet regularly and maintain contact with faculty and division heads in assigned liaison areas
  • Create and manage learning objects to integrate information literacy competency across the curriculum
  • Create and maintain library guides and LMS modules related to assigned liaison areas.
  • Supervise library operations during evening and weekend shifts including resolving patron account issues, supervising the work of student assistants, troubleshooting minor computer and equipment issues, and opening and closing the building including monitoring the cash register
  • Participate in college wide action teams and other activities, particularly related to collection development, digitization, and archives



  • Communicating to groups and individuals via verbal conversations, letter and memo writing using standard English, and electronic means
  • Utilizing advanced computer skills to include productivity software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), databases, and automated integrated library systems
  • Serve on statewide and national committees as necessary to serve the interest of the college related to library collections and technical services
  • Other duties as assigned


Master’s Degree in Library Science from a regionally accredited college or university and an institution accredited by the American Library Association.


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Open Until Filled

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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

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Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Gulf Coast State College

Job Location:
Northwest Florida

5230 W Hwy 98

Panama City



Institution Information
Institution Name :
Gulf Coast State College

5230 W Hwy 98

Panama City



Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Holly Pick

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Contact Phone:

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How to apply

**Applicants must complete an official company employment application to be considered for employment.


Applicants can submit applications in any of the following ways:

Via e-mail at:

Via fax at: (850) 913-3292

Via mail at: Gulf Coast State College/Human Resources


5230 West U.S. Highway 98 Panama City, FL 32401



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