Librarian III - Collection Management and Acquisitions -- South Texas College -- McAllen, TX
Title: Librarian III - Collection Management and Acquisitions
Department: Library Acquisition
Reports to: Associate Dean of Library Services
Pay Grade: Professional/Technical Exempt - E
Salary Range: $45,000.00 - $78,750.00
FLSA Status: Exempt
General Statement of Job
The Librarian III - Collection Management and Acquisitions manages and coordinates the acquisition, cataloging, and processing of library materials. Supervises collection management activities. Supervises and trains assigned staff.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
- Manages and supervises library acquisition of print and digital resources including purchases and subscriptions.
- Coordinates with professional library staff members serving as library liaisons to develop and maintain a balanced library collection that meets the needs of the College.
- Coordinates, in collaboration with the Library Automation Team, the evaluation, implementation, usage data collection, and ongoing maintenance of the electronic resource collection through the life cycle of each resource.
- Leads efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of existing electronic resources, and collaborates with stakeholders in exploration into new types of electronic content and services.
- Supervises interlibrary loan services.
- Oversees and delegates technical aspects of cataloging activity according to national and local standards of bibliographic control and the processing of library materials including monographs, serials, and digital resources.
- Catalogs library materials online according to national and local standards of bibliographic control.
- Coordinates the collection of data relating to cataloging and materials processing activities.
- Manages the print and digital acquisitions budget.
- Oversees the library’s role in identifying and ensuring standardized access to Open Education Resource (OER) materials in collaboration with other campus stakeholders.
- Oversees the creation of meta data and bibliographic cataloging of Open Education.
- Ensures accuracy and compliance with national and local standards for bibliographic control.
- Works with the library administrative team to provide progressive, team oriented leadership.
- Coordinates with the Purchasing department in the creation and evaluation of Request for Proposals (RFP) and Request for Quotes (RFQ).
- Provides an environment that fosters personal and professional employee development.
- Facilitates the use of library resources, materials and equipment, including the use of electronic information resources by library users.
- Collaborates with internal and external entities to provide instruction and training opportunities regarding the availability and use of library resources to library staff and campus faculty.
- Assists in the completion of required reports including Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
- Provides instruction and training opportunities on the use of library resources to library staff and faculty.
- Provides library instruction in accordance with Association of College and Research
- Assists in developing and maintaining assigned circulating and reference collections
- through collection development.
- Serves on departmental and College teams and committees.
- Serves as Library Services liaison to academic departments and/or other College departments.
- Develops and maintains print and electronic self-instructional guides to library
- resources and services for patron use.
- Develops and maintains subject guides and related subject specific electronic
- Coordinates the collection of data regularly reported by campus library staff.
- Assists in developing and implementing district-wide services and procedures.
- Builds and maintains good public/working relations with those with whom the position requires interaction.
- Keeps abreast of and follows current library policies, procedures and protocols.
- Keeps abreast of current developments in specific job related fields.
- Provides research assistance and library services to the College community (students, faculty, staff and community users).
- Recommends for hire, supervises, trains, assigns schedules, and evaluates assigned staff; provides guidance concerning personal and professional development.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
- American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science and/or Information Science required.
- At least four (4) years of library experience required.
- Recent academic library experience, preferred.
- Experience in the acquisition of print and digital library materials required.
- At least two (2) years of supervisory experience required.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, the Windows environment, internet research skills, and library information systems.
- Demonstrated knowledge of competitive bid processes in the public sector.
- Strong background in electronic library resources.
- Familiarity with serials acquisitions and processing.
- Familiarity with one or more integrated library systems, preferably with SirsiDynix Symphony ILS.
- Demonstrated knowledge of traditional reference materials, office equipment and automated library information systems.
- Ability to operate presentational equipment commonly found in classrooms.
- Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging and classification practices and tools.
- Ability to prioritize, organize, and complete multiple tasks with attention to detail, within stated deadlines.
- Ability to work independently as well as a team player within department and with others.
- Ability to adapt to constant change and periods of fast-paced, high-intensity work situations.
- Ability to work evenings and/or weekends as needed; willing to travel throughout the college district using own means of reliable transportation.
- Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a diverse, multi-cultural college population.
- Demonstrated commitment to achieving the vision and mission of South Texas College.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
- Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of students, managers, and the general public.
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
- Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphics.
- Ability to apply practical understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
- Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Checks, Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations
- All applicants are subject to a national criminal background check under South Texas College policy.
- Security Sensitive position: In addition, subject to federal background check.
- Must have a valid Texas driver’s license and proof of liability insurance.
- Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
- Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
- Picking, pinching, typing, or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand as in handling.
- Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
- Picking, holding, or otherwise working, primarily with the whole hand.
- Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction.
- Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make the discrimination in sound.
- Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
- Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. Occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.
- Ability to make rational decisions through sound logic and deductive processes.
- Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
- Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
- Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
- Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word including the ability to convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately and concisely.
- Standing particularly for sustained periods of time.
- Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
- Close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading, including color, depth perception, and field vision.
- Mobility to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.
South Texas College is an equal education and equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. As an equal education institution and equal opportunity employer, the College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.