Canisius Employment Opportunities

Collection Development Librarian

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Work type: Full-time Staff
Location: Buffalo
Categories: Library

Collection Services Associate

Andrew L. Bouwhuis Library 

The Collection Development Librarian is responsible for collection development, all related services and policies; management of library materials budget; and oversight of library liaison program. Ensures access to resources for teaching and scholarship.

• Provide leadership for all collection services; establish, implement, direct, and evaluate collection service programs, policies, and procedures.
• Maintain a collection development plan.
• Monitor curriculum and research activities on campus to inform collection development and share relevant information with liaison librarians.
• Design and manage the library liaison program.
• Collaborate with librarians and faculty to evaluate, select, and deselect materials; make preservation decisions about materials in the collection.
• Assess the library collection; assess collection support for program accreditations, program reviews, and new program proposals.
• Develop and administer the library materials budget; monitor expenditure of funds and oversee all bookkeeping activities.
• Develop and maintain relationships with library vendors; negotiate and review vendor contracts.
• Oversee participation in consortial collections and shared print initiatives.
• Coordinate outreach to promote campus-wide understanding of scholarly communication topics such as digital publishing, open access, open educational resources, copyright, intellectual property rights, scholarly identity, and research impact.
• Monitor and evaluate trends in collection management, digital scholarship, open access, and collection- related areas.
• Demonstrate a commitment to high level customer service; model excellent customer service for staff and student employees.
Services or the Library Director.

Required qualifications: ALA accredited Master of Library Science and 3-5 years of collection development experience.

The Office of Human Resources at Canisius College utilizes an online recruitment management system.

Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA in order to participate in the search process should contact the office of human resources at (716) 888-2240.

To apply, go to Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Please include your cover letter and resume with your application. 

Canisius College, a Catholic and Jesuit University, has as its foundation the fundamental values of academic excellence, leadership, faith and social justice.  Canisius is committed to educating and preparing men and women to become leaders in their professions and their communities, and in service to humanity.  The college is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.                

Compensation and Benefits:

This is a full-time, 12-month hourly position. Benefits are available the first of the month after the full-time employee’s date of hire and include – health, dental and vision insurance, life and long term disability insurance, and retirement plan enrollment is available to full-time employees with contribution from College after one year. Paid holidays, vacation, personal leave and sick leave.  Tuition benefits are also available for full-time employees and their qualified dependents.

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