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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 education initiatives.

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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