Collection Development Librarian -- Sul Ross State University -- Alpine, TX

Official Title: Collection Development Librarian
Salary Group: 5 ($43,846)

General Statement
Sul Ross State University seeks an innovative Collection Development Librarian to provide leadership and vision to shape the future of the acquisition and management of the library’s print and electronic and database resources. This librarian is responsible for the selection, evaluation, and development of the library’s collections of print, databases, serials, and eBooks to meet the curriculum, research, and general information needs of students, faculty, and community users. This librarian will be joining a highly collaborative and energetic library team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Make decisions regarding the selection and retention of print and electronic materials
  • Plan, coordinate, and manage systematic analysis and weeding of all collections and formats
  • Implement, review, and update the library’s collection development policies and procedures
  • Serve as a contact for acquisition of e-resources and print serials
  • Manage faculty publications in the university’s institutional repository
  • Assist in reviewing and negotiating license agreements to reach favorable pricing and licensing terms
  • Coordinate trial, acquisition, and renewal activities with publishers/vendors and staff
  • Collect and analyze usage data from vendor/publisher sources and create reports to support purchase and renewal decisions
  • Participate in the information literacy instruction program under the direction of the Education and Outreach Librarian
  • Participate in reference desk coverage, including nights and weekends
  • If a U.S. Citizen, participate in passport acceptance agency coverage
  • Perform other reasonable duties as required

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements

  • Strong knowledge of personal computers including PC and Mac
  • Knowledge of the internet, Microsoft Office, Windows
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work independently


  • Received: Reports to the Dean of the Library and Research Technologies
  • Given: Supervises Library Assistant, may supervise student workers


  • Required: Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library or information science program
  • Preferred: Coursework with an emphasis on technical services or collection development


  • Required: Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with library staff and the university community; strong working knowledge of traditional and electronic library formats
  • Preferred: Professional experience in an academic library; experience in evaluating and selecting library materials in both traditional and electronic formats; working knowledge of statistical tools for analyzing library collections; cataloging experience
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