Yale University .
Original Posting Date 18-Dec-2017
Supervisory Organization Library - Department of Area Studies and Humanities Research Support (DASHRS)
STARS Requisition number 47227BR
University Job Title Collection Development Librarian, DASHRS
Posting Position Title Collection Development Librarian, DASHRS
Bargaining Unit None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Time Type Full time
Duration Type Regular
Compensation Grade Library
Compensation Grade Profile Librarian (00)
Work Location University Library System
Worksite Address 120 High Street New Haven, CT 06511
Work Week Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5
Position Focus: Reporting to the Director of the Department of Area Studies and Humanities Research Support (DASHRS), the Collection Development Librarian for Area Studies and Humanities provides vision and leadership for collection development for DASHRS, including budget planning and spending oversight; departmental policy development, review, and implementation; and serials and approval plan profile development, performance review, and assessment. In collaboration with the Director, the Collection Development Librarian for Area Studies and Humanities assists in leading goal-setting and strategic planning initiatives to develop responsive and innovative collection development and outreach services. The Collection Development Librarian for Area Studies and Humanities must demonstrate a strong commitment to agile, responsive, and innovative research collection development in support of teaching and research in the area studies and humanities.
The Collection Development Librarian for Area Studies and Humanities leads and manages the collections-related work of the research support librarians in the department, including goal-setting and performance review related to collection development duties. Works with colleagues across Yale University Library (YUL) to compile and analyze collection usage data from a variety of sources to inform decisions. Understands the distinctive nature of responsive, discipline-specific collection development and utilizes metrics and other evaluation criteria to support data-informed collection development decisions. Provides budget projections for library collections to ensure the effective management of general and endowed collection funds in accordance with university and library fiscal policies. Implements practices and tools to increase the efficiency of departmental processes and workflows, in partnership with other YUL departments. Serves as the primary liaison with YUL Technical Services Department to ensure efficient processing of materials in all formats and languages.
Collaborates with collections staff throughout the YUL on approaches to resource expenditures and coordinated collection development and policies. Represents the department on the YUL-wide Collections Steering Committee and works closely with the central Collection Development Department. The Collection Development Librarian for Area Studies and Humanities participates in various YUL committees, task forces, and working groups, and is expected to demonstrate professional leadership and commitment in appropriate regional, national, and/or international professional organizations. May participate in YUL outreach activities, such as the Personal Librarian program for undergraduates.
Essential Duties 1. Provides leadership and vision for collection development in support of teaching and research in the area studies and humanities. 2. Manages the collection development activities of staff members, including goal-setting and performance evaluation. 3. Manages acquisitions-related activity based in the department, including gifts-in-kind, patron requests, and approval plans. 4. Liaises with YUL Technical Services Department to implement effective workflows and works collaboratively across YUL departments to solve problems. 5. Participates in research support activities as part of department and YUL-wide initiatives. 6. Undertakes project planning and management, as required. 7. Participates in library system-wide planning, committees, and working groups. 8. Engages in campus, regional, national or international professional organizations and collaborative activities and keeps abreast of trends and best practices in the library profession. 9. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts. May perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience Masters degree from an ALA-accredited library school. An additional advanced degree in the area studies or humanities is strongly preferred.
Required Skill/Ability 1: Masters degree from an ALA-accredited library school. An additional advanced degree in the area studies or humanities is strongly preferred; minimum of 5 years of professional experience.
Required Skill/Ability 2: Demonstrated ability in collection development and knowledge of scholarly publishing practices and trends. Experience supervising subject specialists. Demonstrated commitment to innovation and excellence in library public services.
Required Skill/Ability 3: Demonstrated ability to manage budgets. Demonstrated ability to design and manage projects, bringing them to a successful conclusion in a timely manner.
Required Skill/Ability 4: Excellent analytical and organizational skills. Demonstrated proficiency in Excel. Experience with a Library Management System for acquisitions. Experience using quantitative and/or qualitative data to inform decision-making.
Required Skill/Ability 5: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively across organizational units in a diverse, rapidly-changing, team-based environment
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Experience working with academic research library collections and services. Experience providing training and creating documentation. Experience with Voyager software.
Drug Screen No
Health Screening No
Background Check Requirements All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit ************************************************* for additional information on the background check requirements and process.
Posting Disclaimer The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.
Affirmative Action Statement: Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individuals sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the Universitys Title IX Coordinator, at ****************, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: ************, Fax: ************, TDD: ************, or Email: *****************.
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