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Collection Development Librarians of Academic Libraries Interest Group

Saturday, June 27, 2015
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, US/Pacific

ALCTS – Collection Management Section (CMS)
Administration of Collection Management Interest Group (ACM-IG) and
Collection Development Librarians of Academic Libraries (CDLAL-IG)

Joint Program: Annual Meeting, San Francisco

Title: What’s changing in library liaison roles & how do these changes affect collections?


David Feinmark, Southern Connecticut State University
Melanie Maksin, Yale University
Sha Towers, Baylor University

Moderator: Michael Leach, Cabot Science Library, Harvard University

After a brief summary of the history of liaison programs in libraries, the panelists will give an overview of models at their institutions. Further discussion topics with an open forum will include: developing best practices; partnering and collaboration with various library and non-library groups on campus; the changing liaison model; what new roles are appearing for liaisons; how are the changes being developed and managed; and what types of assessments and tools being put in place to measure the success of these new programs.

Marielle Veve's picture

Apologies for cross posting.

The University of North Florida Library in Jacksonville invites applications for Head of Acquisitions and Collection Development. The Head of Acquisitions and Collection Development oversees and administers the development and management of library acquisitions under the direction of the Director of Technical Services. This position supervises the Electronic Resources Librarian and is responsible for the ordering and receiving of a wide variety of library materials, print, microform, electronic resources, etc. They oversee many of the direct contacts the library has with vendors. The position coordinates budget activity for the library materials budget and several other funds such as Auxiliary, Foundation, Sponsored Research, and Distance Learning to ensure the best use of library funds. The position also actively participates in collection development activities for the library and serves as a library liaison. The position works closely with all parts of the library, particularly as co-chair of the Collection Development Committee and with the administration office in managing the budget.

ALA-accredited Master's of Library Science degree or equivalent, plus at least 5 years of experience in acquiring academic library materials. Must demonstrate an ability to work with budgets. Supervisory experience. Applicants with 9 years experience may be hired at the rank of University Librarian.

Salary range:
$60,000 negotiable

For the full job description visit:

UNF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution.

Application deadline:
Review of applications begins on July 13, 2016 and continues until position is filled.

How to apply:
Applicants must complete an online application, as well as upload supplemental documents athttps://www.unfjobs.org/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=326239 in order to be considered for this position. Applicants who do not apply online and/or upload all the required documents will not be considered for this position. Once you submit both your completed application and uploaded documents you will receive a confirmation number. Keep the confirmation number for your records. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Susie Parks at (904) 620-2553 or via e-mail at s.parks@unf.edu.

Marielle Veve
Metadata Librarian
Thomas G. Carpenter Library
University of North Florida
1 UNF Dr., Jacksonville, FL 32224
m.veve@unf.edu   904-620-5726

Patricia Wade's picture

Apologies for Cross-posting:

Saint Mary’s College is a Catholic liberal arts college, founded on the life and work of Saint John Baptist de La Salle, founder of the Christian Brothers and the patron saint of teachers. Located in the hills east of Berkeley, it is one of the West’s most beautiful campuses. The college is committed to academic excellence, social justice, and inclusive diversity. Both the college and the library are delightful places to work.
This position is part of the Library’s senior management team reporting to the Dean, of Academic Resources.
The Head of Collection Management oversees $1.3M purchasing for new Library materials, manages a department of four who acquire and make available for the college community 3,000 - 5,000 books, standing orders and media resources, 90K journals and over 200 databases, with over 5,000 orders and 1,000 invoices approved annually. Responsible for planning, goal-setting, problem-solving, and evaluation, including assessment of staff, vendors, processes, and procedures.
In addition, this position leads the Collection Development Team, collaborating with 11 librarian subject specialists. Allocates and manages a complex, multi-disciplinary annual budget. This position plays a key leadership role, serving as the Library's liaison to various campus committees, constituencies, and external organizations, particularly consortia.
Provides reference desk service, including weekends and evenings, and serves as a subject specialist for collection development, instruction, and outreach to one or more academic departments or programs (to be determined).

  • MLS or MLIS required. Prefer a second master’s or an advanced degree.
  • Minimum 7 years professional librarian experience, academic setting preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and lead successfully in a team environment.
  • Substantial experience working with publishers and information providers, solid understanding of the marketplace and trends.
  • Successful collection development experience, particularly a solid track record managing collection funds, preferably to support multi-disciplinary fields.
  • Experience working with library consortia and vendors, particularly for electronic resources, including license agreement negotiation.
  • Substantial experience with major integrated library systems in some aspect of collection development required.
  • Experience hiring, evaluating, training, and mentoring both career staff and student workers.

Go here for more information or to apply.

Saint Mary’s College of California Library
Collection Management Department Head & Subject Specialist Librarian