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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

F/T - Coll'n Design & Assess't Librarian, Arcadia U (PA)

Collection Design & Assessment Librarian, Arcadia University (Glenside, PA)

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in Greater Philadelphia and a national leader in study abroad and international education. Approximately 3,900 students study at Arcadia, with 2,400 undergraduate students choosing from more than 65 fields of study. Arcadia promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world.

This academic librarian will be responsible for designing, managing and assessing a university print and electronic collection responsive to the needs of Arcadia's constituents and reflective of 21st century trends in academic libraries, including open access, as well as balancing student and faculty preferences for resources.  In addition, the individual will ensure that Arcadia’s curriculum and the University’s library collection are aligned.  The person will also lead activities in the compilation and reporting of statistical data for ongoing assessment of, and changes to, the library collection. Position carries the rank of Assistant Professor with opportunity for promotion, but not tenure. Resources are available for professional activities, including travel to local and national conferences; publication in the field of Library Science is encouraged.

Essential Functions
  • Manages library’s print and electronic resources
  • Evaluates library collection using data to guide decision-making
  • Assists in managing library budget
  • Main contact for faculty for collection development
  • Supervises technical staff
  • Manages library software system (Koha)
  • Communicates with database vendors about renewals, new subscriptions or changes to products
  • Provides research support to students and faculty
  • Information literacy instruction in liaison areas and first-year seminars
  • Contributes to the discipline of academic librarianship by attending/presenting at regional and national conferences, publishing in the field and attending regional consortium meetings.
  • Contributes to the academic life of the university by serving on curriculum and university-wide committees
  • As a library faculty member, the Collection Development Librarian is expected to participate in professional development, research, and service activities in order to meet the Libraries’ and University’s requirements for promotion
Marginal Functions
  • Knowledge of university and library security policies
  • Serves as second in command when Associate Dean is away from campus

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in collection management and assessment in academic libraries
  • Insight into University curricula and library collection alignment
  • Extensive experience using Excel or Access for managing statistical data and generating reports.
  • Open to new ideas and interested in creating a dynamic 21st century academic library 
  • Successful in collaborating with college/university faculty 
  • Evidence of work with integrated library software 
  • Skilled communicator and collaborator 
  • Commitment to professional growth and development 
  • Experience working with university students and faculty 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Masters in Library Sciences from an accredited institution 
  • Collection design, development and assessment
  • 3-5 years academic library experience 
  • Evidence of successful personnel management experience
  • Indication of scholarly interests and professional development activities
  • Knowledge of academic culture, especially the role of the Library within that environment.
Desirable Qualifications
  • Archival experience helpful but not required 
  • Second Masters in an academic discipline
  • Knowledge of technical services: acquisitions, cataloguing
  • Teaching experience, especially in Information Literacy

To read full posting and to apply, please visit: and submit a cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references.