Scholarly Resources Acquisitions and Management Librarian — Framingham, Massachusetts

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Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located in the MetroWest suburbs of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs. Founded in 1839, FSU enrolls about 4,000 undergraduates and 1,200 graduate and professional students. FSU offers 35 bachelor’s degrees with 55 specialized concentrations, 63 minors, and 26 master’s degree programs, in a highly personalized teaching environment. Our community takes pride in empowering student success by providing a superior education, leading research and innovation opportunities, and a strong first-year experience.
At FSU, we are deeply committed to inclusive excellence, encouraging a supportive, diverse and collaborative learning environment, and providing culturally relevant education. We are honored that our commitment earned FSU six Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Awards from INSIGHT Into Diversity and that we are the only public institution in Massachusetts recognized in 2018, 2019, and 2020. FSU is designated as an emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and also belongs to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Inclusive Excellence community, providing national leadership in science education and exploring strategies that will lead to more inclusive science education. We encourage applications from those who share our commitment to promoting a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive community.
Our founding motto, LIVE TO THE TRUTH, was said at the end of each class by beloved first principal, Cyrus Peirce, who sought to discover and teach “truth in theory and principle…truth in spirit and motive…truth in manner and form…truth intellectual and truth moral.” Principal Bagnall found this motto “speaks of sincerity of spirit…of intensity of effort, of resolution to succeed, of joy in achievement.” LIVE TO THE TRUTH continues to guide our institution in practice and endeavor. If you share in this quest for truth and a commitment to living it fully, make the next chapter of your career the best chapter at Framingham State University.
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The Scholarly Resources Acquisitions and Management Librarian is responsible for the acquisitions, collection development, management and analysis of the Library’s scholarly print collection and online resources. The Librarian is also responsible for overseeing assessment efforts in the Library. Under the Direction of the Dean of the Library, the Collection Development and Assessment Librarian manages the Acquisitions and Collection Development Department and establishes departmental policy and procedures.
Collection Development and Management:
• Provides leadership in the overall management of physical and digital resource collections, including the coordination of selection, deselection, evaluation and other collection management projects.
• Oversees the routine maintenance of and the overall management of the physical book collections, including the coordination of evaluation and deselection of materials. Collaborates with other departments on weeding and inventory initiatives and addresses gaps in the collection.
• Negotiates vendor contracts on new and existing renewals and coordinates contracts with the Business Office. Maintains financial records and ensures prompt payment of invoices. Produces department summary and analysis reports. Contact vendors regarding the delivery of materials or licensing agreements, and acts as the liaison to the university’s business offices regarding the payment of invoices.
• Collaborates with librarians on collection development, management and analysis of e-resources. Builds an understanding of the evolving practices, trends and standards of e-resources.
• Responsible for collection development and collaborates with the faculty and the Librarian Liaisons on selecting relevant library resources in all formats. Works closely with Librarian Liaisons to provide awareness of resources and comprehensive support in building the Library’s collection around curricular needs and faculty research.
• Responsible for acquisitions policies and practices. Manages ordering, receiving, licensing and new materials check-in procedures, and renewal.
• Supervises and evaluates department staff.
• Manages and provides stewardship for libraries donations, gifts and endowments related to collections. Evaluates inquiries about gifts-in-kind or donations for library collections.
• Assess the strength of the resources and collections, and identify gaps.
• In partnership with other Library departments, communicate Library data, assessment results, and other related information to guide strategic decision-making.
• Assist in research activities as needed, including: liaison duties, research consultations, embedded librarianship, etc.
• Participate in professional activities and professional development.
• Manage or assist with special projects.
• Contribute to the retention of students.



• Master’s degree in Library and Information Science.
• Three to five years’ experience working in a library.
• Experience with acquisitions and management of resources and collections.
• Appreciation of the importance of diversity in the workplace.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position in the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) bargaining unit at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with experience in accordance with Appendix O of the MSCA contract (
It is the policy of Framingham State University that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including booster if eligible, before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by FSU, to be verified after a verbal offer of employment has been accepted, and before employment begins. Prospective employees may submit a request for a medical or religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement to Human Resources. Furthermore, FSU employees must wear a mask inside certain campus spaces.
Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.
Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online by submitting:
• Cover Letter,
• Resume/CV,
• Equity and Inclusion Statement,
• Names and contact information for three (3) professional references.
*The Equity and Inclusion Statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the university’s efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidate application materials.
For full consideration, the receipt of application materials has been extended and must be received by August 29, 2022. However, applications may continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.
Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket.
Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or

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