Faculty and Staff Positions
Collection Development Librarian
Western Carolina University's Hunter Library seeks a Collection Development Librarian
to play a key role in both the assessment of the Hunter Library's collection strategies
and the maintenance of the collection itself. This position will articulate the direction,
balance and emphasis of all collections, as well as formulate and update policies.
The Collection Development Librarian will coordinate and support the work of the liaisons
to academic departments in their efforts to develop collections in their areas, and
will direct the work of 1 support staff. The Collection Development Librarian analyzes
collection growth, usage, material costs, expenditures, etc., in an effort to inform
decisions regarding the library's collections, to project budgetary needs, and to
develop collection strategies. This position works collaboratively with library colleagues
to holistically assess the library collections, to identify its strengths and weaknesses,
and to create a regular collection review schedule. This position will also work with
the teaching faculty and library liaisons who are planning new programs or courses
or preparing for accreditation visits. Other duties include collection maintenance
and weeding; monitoring publishing trends in all formats; and evaluating new resource
requests and trials. This librarian will play a key role in coordinating major cancellation
projects and spending one-time, end-of-year funds. The successful candidate will be
professionally engaged, forward-thinking, collaborative, and up to the challenge of
providing necessary resources for a variety of programs, including online and distance
This position is expected to work closely with the Acquisitions Librarian and Electronic Resources Librarian in budget planning and acquiring content. This twelve-month, tenure-track position reports to the Department Head for Content Organization and Management. The library's size and culture allow for involvement in many areas, including providing library instruction and/or reference service. Library faculty are highly engaged in library planning and policy-making.
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