Job: Collection Development Librarian

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Collection Development Librarian

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Job Category:
Collection Management

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


The Florida Atlantic University Libraries seek an innovative, forward-thinking, and inquisitive librarian to join the Collection Management Team as Collection Development Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Collection Management, the incumbent will play a lead role in selecting, assessing and deselecting resources that comprise the Libraries' general electronic collections as well as the print collections of the S.E. Wimberly Library on the Boca Raton Campus. 

Responsibilities and duties will include: 

Take a lead role in the selection, assessment and disposition of general library resources in all formats. 

Coordinate the collection development activities of subject liaisons. 

Assist in the planning and evaluation of the library's collections. With the department head, develop a strong program of collection assessment. Work with subject liaisons and lead collection assessment activities for program reviews, accreditations and course proposals. 

Support and actively participate in the current weeding initiatives that have been implemented to ensure that the collections remain viable and continue to support the curricular, instructional and programmatic needs of the university students, faculty and staff. 

Collaborate widely throughout the Libraries and the university to develop and support diverse user-centered collections that are inclusive of the needs of all persons in the communities served by the Libraries. 

Implement the Libraries collection development goals in support of the university's teaching and research programs, especially its Pillars and Platforms, and the information needs of students, faculty, and staff with the best and most cost-effective resources. 

Serve as a subject liaison to one or more departments in the College of Science, or in other areas as needed. Develop expertise in and keep current with resources available in select subject areas and cultivate partnerships with academic departments in order to anticipate and serve their research and curricular needs. Select, deselect, evaluate and assess print and electronic resources in assigned areas. 

Manage the subject profiles of the approval and patron-driven acquisition plans, and work with the Business Manager and other colleagues to monitor the Libraries' materials budget. 

Work with library administration, the department head, subject liaisons, and other staff in the division in revising collection development policies for the general, electronic, special, reference, digital, and government documents collections. 

Coordinate the gifts program and process and review book donations. 

Contribute to the department's outreach efforts, including the promotion of electronic and print resources to the university community, and through in-person training and social media initiatives. 

Participate in the development and marketing of programs in support of faculty and student research endeavors. 

Serve on library, university, regional, state, and/or professional organization committees. 

Establish and sustain a program of high quality research and/or creative accomplishments appropriate to collection development and collection analysis. 

Perform other duties as assigned.  


ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library or Information Science or equivalent and three years of post-master's professional academic library experience. 

Experience in collection development work as a selector or subject liaison in an academic library required. 

Strong knowledge of current collection development issues, trends and practices required. 

Broad knowledge of current trends in higher education, academic libraries, the publishing industry, and the changing scholarly communication environment Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion required. 

Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills required. 

Ability to prioritize and work both independently or as part of a team with colleagues, faculty, and staff in a rapidly changing and dynamic environment required. 

Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, especially Excel required. 

Familiarity with online ordering systems such as GOBI preferred. 

Experience working with specialized and diverse vendors, publishers and approval plans preferred. 

Experience working with budgets preferred. 

Experience training staff preferred.  


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  • Academic Libraries

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Job Place:
Florida Atlantic University

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

777 Glades Rd.

Boca Raton


Palm Beach

Institution Information
Institution Name :
Florida Atlantic University

777 Glades Rd.

Boca Raton



Contact Information / How to apply
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Anthony McCutcheon

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