[Eril-l] Job Posting: Collection Development Librarian at St. Edward's University, Austin, TX

Margie Huth mhuth at stedwards.edu
Mon Oct 28 11:45:36 PDT 2019

Apologies for cross posting!

Collection Development Librarian


St. Edward's University's Munday Library is looking for a collaborative,
innovative, flexible, and proactive professional to become our new
Collection Development Librarian. We encourage applicants who are eager to
learn, who are passionate about solving problems, and who enjoy working in
teams to apply. In this job, you will collaborate with the rest of the
Collection Management Team in managing the lifecycle of the physical and
electronic collection. You will also be responsible for data analytics,
budget management, and evaluation of potential resources to ensure an
optimal user experience, including UI, access, etc.

You will be asked to use creativity and imagination, as the job has the
potential to grow with you. As the definition and scope of library
collections shifts, the incumbent needs to think about the big picture and
learn new skills to be open to new possibilities to meet evolving campus
information needs.

This is a full time, 12 months position that reports to the Dean of the

Essential Responsibilities

   - Coordinate the lifecycle of physical, electronic, and continuing
   resources with the Collection Management Team.
   - Ensures that collections are optimized for our users and compatible
   with the workflow platform we offer our users
   - Manage the balance between physical and electronic collections
   - Perform collection analysis to determine collection usage and
   effectiveness, understand community needs, and guide acquisitions for the
   - Establish and maintain relationships with content vendors and
   - Collaborate with colleagues to ensure that library collections are
   discoverable and accessible
   - Negotiate and manage license agreements with content vendors using
   industry standards
   - Coordinate and oversee the collections and endowment budget, including
   reconciling the library's in-house system with the university business
   office's system
   - Plan for new and renewing resources
   - Organize and conduct collection management projects, such as
   evaluation, de-selection, shifting, stacks maintenance, and/or inventory
   - Write and/or review policies, procedures, and best practices for
   collection management
   - Investigate how trends, best practices, and initiatives in collection
   development, publishing, and scholarly communications affect the Munday
   - Collaborate with the Archives and Special Collection Librarian on
   collections-related activities and responsibilities
   - Manage, document, and review gift donations
   - Serve on relevant library committees and taskforces
   - Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

   - ALA-accredited Master's degree in library or information science or
   foreign equivalent.
   - At least 3 years of experience with collection development / management
   - Demonstrated knowledge of trends, issues, and best practices in
   academic library collection development, scholarly communications, and
   collection assessment.
   - Demonstrated knowledge and familiarity with Excel or other data
   analysis tools.
   - Ability to work both independently and in collaborative and
   cooperative organizations
   - Experience with budgeting in an academic library setting
   - Experience with the staff-side functions of a major integrated library
   system / library services platform
   - Demonstrated planning, project management, organization,
   problem-solving, and communication skills
   - Demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of individuals at all
   levels, a strong service orientation and commitment to professional
   - With initiative and flexibility, a demonstrated ability to work
   independently and manage a complex work load in a timely and effective
   manner with minimum supervision
   - Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
   - Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history
   background check required.

Preferred Qualification:

   - Experience with Alma/Primo
   - Proficiency with automated data analysis using languages such as SQL,
   R, SPARQL, etc. for assessment, data visualization, or data interpretation
   - Proficiency with best practices and standards in library usage data,
   e.g., COUNTER, SUSHI etc.
   - Experience working with library vendors

About St. Edward's University

Founded in 1885 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, St. Edward's University
is a private, Catholic liberal arts institution of more than 4,600 diverse
students located in Austin, Texas.  St. Edward's emphasizes critical
thinking and ethical practices, as well as small classes, personalized
learning and exciting internship opportunities.  The community atmosphere
extends to the approximately 800 faculty and staff who work together to
make the university a welcoming yet challenging environment for students.
An overview of St. Edward's University employee benefits is available at

About Austin, Texas

Consistently ranked as one of the "top metropolitan areas to live in," by
numerous independent media outlets, Austin attracts approximately 50 new
residents a day and has been one of the nation's fasting growing cities.
St. Edward's is in the heart of this thriving, entrepreneurial and
cosmopolitan city, providing students, faculty and staff with opportunities
to live, learn and grow in an environment that offers a wealth of resources
and opportunities.  In fact, Austin is home to 17 companies on the Inc.
5000 list and boasts 1.7 times the national average of startups.
Additionally, as one of the world's great technology centers, Austin,
sometimes referred to as "Silicon Hills," is home to technology
heavyweights like Dell, National Instruments and Silicon Labs.

For more on the City of Austin's offerings, visit The Austin Convention &
Visitors Bureau <https://www.austintexas.org/> webpage.


Interested applicants should submit an online application at
https://stedwards.applicantpro.com/jobs/1235233.html. Please include *resume,
cover letter, and three employment references*. No Calls Please.
Applications will not be considered if it is missing any of these three

*In your cover letter, please describe your lived experiences that prepare
you to contribute to diversity and inclusion at St. Edward's University.*


St. Edward's University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action
employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding
nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a
policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or
veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and



We are not offering sponsorship at this time.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check is required for finalist(s) under
consideration for this position.

Reference #: J19098

Posted: 10/25/2019

Available: Immediately

Margie Huth
Systems Access Librarian
Munday Library
St. Edward's University
mhuth at stedwards.edu | 512-233-1679
Preferred pronouns: she/her
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