Collection Management Librarian -- Texas Wesleyan University -- Ft. Worth, TX

The Eunice and James L. West Library is seeking a Collection Management Librarian for Texas Wesleyan University. Does a small Academic Library sound like a good environment for you? Do you enjoy cataloging, supervising your own team and developing collections? Candidates must have knowledge and experience with:

  • Resource Description and Access (RDA)
  • MARC, BIBFRAME and linked data
  • Library of Congress classification and authorities
  • OCLC cataloging platform
  • Book preservation
  • Best practices in library collection development and interlibrary loan

Position Summary:
The Collection Management Librarian works as a member of the librarian team to support the academic mission of the university. The Collection Management Librarian leads the Technical Services Department by ensuring quality and efficient access to, preservation, maintenance and sharing of the library’s intellectual resources. The Collection Management Librarian’s professional duties include advanced cataloging and developing the perpetual collections by acquiring materials that meet the needs of the library’s faculty and students.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Builds exceptional perpetual collections by continual development and assessment. Development of these collections includes identifying appropriate materials to purchase, working with liaisons and campus-wide library stakeholders for collection relevancy, performing de-selection, and managing collection donor relations. Assesses and reports on all aspects of the collections and its effectiveness.
  2. Manages budget for the perpetual collections by preparing requisitions, purchasing materials, monitoring and tracking funds, and accounting for expenditures in budget lines. Establishes, maintains and reviews relationships with vendors in order to pursue the best use of library funds.
  3. Completes advanced cataloging as needed, including original cataloging, editing and loading all electronic books and audio-visual materials, assigning name and subject authorities, creating name authority records, assigning subject classifications, music cataloging, and editing OCLC master records. Correcting authorities as needed in conjunction with vendor.
  4. Leads the Technical Services Department by hiring, supervising, training, evaluating and ensuring continued education for the Technical Services team. Oversees all sections of Technical Services, including acquisitions receiving, copy cataloging, interlibrary loan, preservation, and collection maintenance. Establish and implement vision, goals, policies and procedures of the department and assess and reports on the department’s effectiveness.
  5. Assists with the planning and organizing, and coordinates strategic assessment programs, projects, and activities.

Position Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Participates in professional organizations in leadership positions when possible, and continually engages in educational classes/seminars and discussion groups to keep up with current and future library trends and best practices.
  • Acts as a liaison with faculty members to ensure collection development feedback and help spread awareness of library resources and programs.
  • Weekly reference assistance for students either at the reference desk or online chat.
  • Assess library technologies, specifically as related to the online catalog and accessibility.
  • Assists the library administration with accreditation, programmatic self-studies and statistical reports.
  • Serves on library, faculty and university committees as possible.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Library Director.

Training and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in Library Science, MLS, from an ALA-accredited institution required
  • Academic Library experience
  • Cataloging experience
  • Supervisory experience

Knowledge (required at entry):

  • Resource Description and Access (RDA)
  • MARC, BIBFRAME and linked data
  • Library of Congress classification and authorities
  • OCLC cataloging platform
  • Book preservation
  • Best practices in library collection development and interlibrary loan

Skills (required at entry):

  • Organizational and attention to detail
  • Planning, prioritizing tasks and meeting deadlines while working on multiple tasks
  • Working individually and within a team environment
  • Use of all office-related technology and library-specific systems

This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.

For a complete job announcement and to apply for position, please visit https://txwes.peopleadmin.com/postings/2762
The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants.

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