For full consideration, all application materials should be received by January 18, 2019. Position will remain open until filled.
March 1, 2019
Rank & Salary
The position will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian. Salary range will be from $67,656 to $69,360, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
California State University Fullerton (CSUF) Pollak Library is seeking an energetic librarian who is innovative, technologically adept, and service oriented, with a background in collection development and management. The Collection Development and Management Librarian works in close collaboration with colleagues from across Library units in developing, evaluating, and assessing the Library’s collections in all formats. The Librarian will offer leadership and expertise in refining and repositioning collections in the context of emerging trends and the evolving learning, teaching, and research needs of the diverse CSUF community. As Pollak Library embarks on a new strategic plan and reorganization, the Collection Development and Management Librarian will have the opportunity to participate in the development of new structures and methods.
Chairs the Collection Development Team, working with colleagues from across the library to evaluate the collection needs of users, monitor collection use and need for adjustments, review product renewals and proposals, and discuss other collections-related issues.
Coordinates the process of subject librarian selection and deselection, including providing training as needed and overseeing the maintenance of approval and demand-driven-acquisition profiles.
Allocates and monitors the general collection materials budget.
Oversees deselection projects.
Serves as primary contact for collection evaluation activities such as proposals for new programs, department program reviews, accreditation reports, and internal assessments.
With the Electronic Resources and Acquisitions Librarians, reviews licenses and participates in the licensing workflow.
Coordinates the Library’s material gifts program, supervising 1-2 student assistants.
Provides leadership in the application of new technologies related to collection development and management.
Represents the Library on appropriate CSUF and CSU system committees or teams that promote collaboration among libraries in purchasing and sharing library materials and other resources.
Serves on department, Library, and University committees.
Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA- accredited institution or equivalent institution by the time of appointment.
Experience maintaining and developing collections in an academic or research library, including monitoring the general collection materials budget.
Strong leadership skills and the ability to work both independently and collegially on a team in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.
Well-developed analytical, organizational, and communications skills (oral, written, and interpersonal).
Evidence of interest in professional and scholarly activities.
Ability to interact effectively in a multicultural environment with co-workers, library users, and the wider campus community.
Experience with developing, managing, and maintaining approval and/or demand-driven-acquisitions plans.
Experience assessing electronic resource usage and performing product comparisons.
Experience with developing, managing, and sharing collections in a consortial environment.
Experience working with vendors and content providers, such as subscription agents, electronic resource providers, and publishers.
Awareness of accessibility requirements for websites and digital sources.
Awareness of the potential impact of emerging international movements (e.g., OA2020, Plan S, Controlled Digital Lending) on local and shared Collection Management and Development.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
A complete online application must be submitted in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment
to view all job listings and select 10898BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:
Letters of interest (relating your experience to the required qualifications)
A statement of commitment in working with a diverse student, faculty, colleagues, and community.
Three letters of reference (see instruction below)
On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.
Please direct all questions about the position to: Katie Steben at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 657-278-4067.