Clarkson University invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track, collection management librarian who will primarily serve as the lead for creating, maintaining, and developing balanced and diverse collections that meet the needs of the Clarkson community and the library’s mission and vision of academic excellence. We seek an innovative, friendly, and enthusiastic professional with excellent collection development, technology, research, reference, instruction, and outreach abilities.

Clarkson is a private, national research university and proven leader in technological education and sustainable economic development. STEM intersects with our scholarship, research, innovation and teaching through more than 90 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and health professions. With our 4,800+ students, we ignite connections across disciplines, industries and social cultures to create the entrepreneurial mindset, knowledge and intellectual curiosity needed to innovate world-relevant solutions and prepare the leaders of tomorrow. Alumni earn salaries that are among the top two percent in the nation and realize accelerated career growth. Clarkson’s main campus is located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate programs, online networks and research facilities are based near industry partners in Saranac Lake, Schenectady, Beacon and New York City.

Position Responsibilities

  • Oversee balanced development of library collections in all formats consistent with Library policies and that meet the needs of the Clarkson community.
  • Analyze Library holdings by collecting data and using it to inform collection management decisions following the American Library Association guidelines and standards.
  • Work with the Dean of Libraries on collection budgeting.
  • Work with the Dean of Libraries to negotiate contracts and licenses with vendors.
  • Collaborate with collection development team to develop and document collection management policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with collection development team and faculty to set purchasing priorities.
  • Provide timely procurement of all library materials including search, verification and ordering of resources
  • Process purchase requisitions and invoices.
  • Review current purchases and recommend cancellations.
  • Identify and recommend collection withdrawals.
  • Work with vendors to ensure ongoing access to electronic resources.
  • Ensure compliance with federal laws and guidelines regarding maintenance of, access to and withdrawal of depository materials.
  • Collaborate with collection development team to select and deselect items for the Federal Depository Library Program.
  • Identify and recommend withdrawals of Federal Depository Library materials.
  • Work with the New York State Regional Depository Library to ensure compliance with Federal Depository Library Program withdrawal procedures.
  • Compile and regularly report statistics on items purchased or licensed, costs, and use by library clientele for both internal and external reports.
  • Coordinate with access services to maintain accurate information about resources using the library’s integrated library system, WorldShare Management Services.
  • Coordinate with access services to train and supervise student employees working with serials.
  • Provide assistance to students, faculty and staff who need help finding information by serving at the reference desk as scheduled and responding to any inquiries.
  • Participate in planning, execution, oversight and evaluation of new library services.
  • Provide backup support for Public Services by assisting library users as required.
  • Provide backup support as an administrator of electronic resources and for the integrated library system.
  • Serve on University committees and both internal and external library and technology-related committees.
  • Attend and participate in professional meetings, workshops, and classes.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean of Libraries.

Education Minimal Qualifications:

  • American Library Association accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent

Minimal Experience:

  • 7 – 10 years of progressive experience in an academic library

Education Preferred Qualifications:

  • Second masters or PhD in related field

Preferred Experience:

  • 3 – 5 years of progressive experience managing library collections in an academic library

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Post expires on Saturday June 26th, 2021