Job: Acquisitions and Collection Management Librarian and Assistant Professor

General Information
Position:
Acquisitions and Collection Management Librarian and Assistant Professor

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
Not listed

Job Category:
Collection Management

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

Description:

Position Summary

The Collection Management Librarian will maintain and assess library collections in support of learning, teaching, and research in alignment with the library and university’s strategic direction. This position will develop as we meet the changing needs of the JU community. The successful candidate will begin July 2021.

Essential Job Duties

  • Performs original and copy cataloging of all formats based on current standards, database maintenance, and authority control. Provides best practices and up to date polices in cataloging and metadata. 
  • Make recommendations for budget allocations and expenditures in all formats. 
  • Participate in the life cycle of collection activities including: Selection, deselection, and evaluation of purchases.  Renewal or non-renewal decisions. Replacement, preservation, or withdrawal decisions. 
  • Collaborate on gathering and evaluating data from multiple sources, including data, collection and expenditure data, and data as needed for both decision making and reporting. 
  • Builds and maintains expert level knowledge of modern acquisitions and collections operations, including acquisitions methods and collection strategies. 
  • Actively participates as library liaison to selected divisions for acquisition of materials and provides specialized information services. Attends campus committee meetings, submit reports, and undertake special projects.  Communicates and solicits input from faculty.   
  • Designs, deploys, and maintains library LibGuides and links to online journal and database subscription and electronic resources.  
  • Works with other librarians to promote end-user self-sufficiency. Participates with other librarians in an active library instruction program; helps develop appropriate teaching materials to meet faculty teaching objectives.   
  • Provides reference services to students, faculty, and staff to help meet information and research needs in all available formats. Shares in providing reference services on scheduled nights and weekends with other librarians. 
  • Participate in the development of library-wide policies, collection development, special projects, procedures, and goals.  
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of the Library. 

Special Skills

  • Experience providing instruction, research consultation services, or workshops in an academic setting.

Work Conditions

  • Primarily indoor office environment. 
  • Standard Library coverage hours.  
  • Night or weekend hours. 
  • Ability to travel as required.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry equipment and materials weighing up to 40 lbs. 
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, and reach. 
  • Must be able to use a computer keyboard and other office machines. 
  • Must have vision to read in print and on screen. 
  • Must have hearing to communicate in person and on the phone. 

Education:

Minimum Education Requirement

  • Broad undergraduate education; master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association.

Minimum Work Experience

  • This is an entry-level academic library position. Minimum 1- year professional experience in an academic library.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of teaching experience. Experience creating documentation and reports and generating statistics to assess collections and /or acquisition plans.

Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
03-01-2021

Application deadline:
03-31-2021

Apply at:
https://www.ju.edu/humanresources/faculty/assistant-professor-acquisitions-collection-management-librarian.php

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Jacksonville University

Job Location:
Northeast Florida

Address:
2800 University Blvd North

City:
Jacksonville

Zip:
32211

County:
Duval


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Jacksonville University

Address:
2800 University Blvd North

City:
Jacksonville

State:
FL

Zip:
32211

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Hiring Committee

Contact Email:
libraryjob@ju.edu

Contact Phone:
904-256-7277

Contact Fax:

How to apply

Jacksonville University is an independent comprehensive liberal arts institution with an enrollment of over 4000 students. Applicants should send curriculum vitae, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a Faculty Employment Application, which is available at https://www.ju.edu/humanresources/docs/faculty-application.pdf.

Materials may be submitted to libraryjob@ju.edu. For full consideration, please submit all materials by March 31.

No phone calls please.

Jacksonville University supports the principle of diversity and encourages applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.  Jacksonville University sits on a 284  acre tree-lined campus on the St. Johns River.  The Northeast Florida area is a vibrant economic area that includes leading industries in healthcare, finance, and technology. More information on the Jacksonville area is available here: https://www.visitjacksonville.com/


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