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Collections & Content Strategies Librarians

Western University

As members of the CCS team, the successful candidates may be called upon to:
• Participate in the development of strategic policies to guide how collections are developed and maintained
• Provide strategic direction for management of the digital and physical collections for Western Libraries
• Monitor emerging trends in collection development and management and adjust collections strategies when appropriate
• Keep up-to-date with shifting research, scholarship, and instruction needs of the Institution to ensure the collection remains current and relevant.
• Implement new acquisitions programs in response to emerging developments in collaboration with the Acquisitions team
• Develop and maintain positive vendor relationships
• Communicate, consult, and collaborate in a timely manner with other CMDA teams, other Western Libraries teams, and library users
• Contribute to the responsible stewardship of the acquisitions budget
• Perform collection development duties for both monographs and serial resources, including collection evaluation, monograph selection, and approval plan maintenance
• Participate in the work of collections and consortial acquisitions as a member of working groups for national and provincial partnerships

• Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA), or equivalent degree, or a PhD degree in library and information science, or equivalent degree
• Ability to work independently and as a team member respecting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness
• Strong written and verbal communication skills which demonstrates understanding of diverse audiences
• Attention to detail
• Ability to apply critical thinking when planning, prioritizing, and organizing work activities
• Flexibility working with multiple assignments and timelines
• Knowledge of collection development or collection management practices
• A relevant degree or work experience in a STEM discipline, or;
• A relevant degree or work experience in an Arts and Humanities discipline and knowledge of one or more modern languages – French, German and/or Spanish preferred
• Experience in academic library collections development including vendor negotiations
• Aptitude for data analysis
• Demonstrated experience in planning, implementing, and assessing projects

Posting closes 12 December 2019, 11:59 PM (EDT). For full posting including qualifications and application process visit: