Collection Development Librarian, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson New York

Details or description
Bard College’s Stevenson Library seeks a collaborative, creative and user-centered librarian for the position of Collection Development Librarian. Reporting to the Dean and Director of Libraries, this position provides strategic direction, oversight, and outreach for the library’s monographic collections, including print books, e-books, and media collections within the budget in support of the College’s curriculum and the library’s mission. Responsibilities include:

Collection Development:
-Lead the analysis and development of the physical collections and work closely with the Electronic Resources Librarian and Special Collections staff to coordinate collections across departments, in line with the library’s collection development policy.
-Coordinates selection of library materials in all formats using various acquisition methods, such as one-time purchases, annual and multi-year subscriptions, approval plans, standing orders, patron-driven acquisitions (PDA/DDA), and evidence-based acquisitions (EBA)
-Selects materials for circulating, reference, reserve, film, e-books, and audio collections, using recognized review media, with input from librarians and faculty.
-Manages orders, renewals, returns, statistical reporting, invoicing for library materials, ensuring efficient and effective workflows for the acquisition of a diverse range of materials.
-Coordinates the full cycle of gifts and donations from selection to acknowledgement.
-Tracks materials budget lines for relevant areas and provides input to annual budget process
-Oversees ongoing collection diversity audit, hiring and supervising student workers.
-Prepares grant applications (including the NYS annual grant), selects materials with grant funds and collaborates with faculty in specific subject development areas
-Prepares supporting documentation, including bibliographies, in support of new curricula and program reviews, upon request
-Maintain up-to-date list of faculty publications

Shared Responsibilities:
-Provides research help services and instruction to students, faculty and staff via walk-up desk, chat services, email, phone and by appointment
-Cultivates relationships with faculty in assigned liaison areas to develop library resources and instruction to support academic programs. Provides course support in library research skills as requested by faculty, in the form of class workshops, consulting on assignment design, developing online research guides and handouts, etc.
-Participates in library outreach efforts, including library orientations, personal librarian services, and other programs to support student success.
-Serves on library working groups and College committees as needed.

-An ALA-accredited Master’s in Library and Information Science (MLIS) or Master’s in Library Studies (MLS) degree.
-Experience working in an academic library.
-Experience with Sierra, OCLC WMS, or other similar integrated library system
-Knowledge of monographic and electronic acquisitions and serials processing, including management of resource records, vendor tracking, licensing terms and other account and subscription information
-Experience initiating and maintaining relationships with vendors and subscriptions agents.
-Strong analytical skills and experience with spreadsheets and statistical analysis, including producing reports and effectively communicating findings.
-A basic knowledge of cataloging; understanding of MARC, Dublin Core
-Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse faculty, students, and staff.
-Commitment to advancing Bard College’s stated goals for diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.
-Demonstrated experience with reference and bibliographic instruction.

-Previous experience working with electronic resource management systems such as OCLC WorldShare Management system
-Experience negotiating contracts and electronic resource licenses, including a basic understanding of licensing and copyright issues
-Experience working with a liaison program, collaborating with librarians and faculty to build a collection that supports curricular goals.

We expect the successful candidate to be stronger in some qualifications listed above than others; we are committed to helping our future colleague expand their skills, and hope to learn from their areas of strength.

This work is firmly grounded in the library’s commitment to expand diversity, equity, access and inclusion in all aspects of our research collections and we seek a flexible and creative thinker who is eager to contribute to a reimagining of the library. The ideal candidate will be able to work collaboratively, to develop their own ideas, and to grow professionally within this position.

To Apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume and list of three professional contact references to Interfolio by following this link:

Applications will be reviewed starting in mid-October and accepted until the position is filled.

Compensation for this position is $65,000