The Collection Development Librarian position is responsible for providing leadership and guidance in coordinating the direction and balance of library collections for the District’s libraries. This position collaborates with District staff to anticipate and meet community expectations. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment and initiative.
THIS IS A FULL-TIME, EXEMPT (32 HOUR) POSITION
•Analyzes community and library data to build a solid collection of current adult, young adult, and children’s materials from a variety of sources including journals, media, publishers, and distributors.
•Analyzes and manages the existing collections to determine materials needed for each library branch. Identifies materials that need to be replaced or added.
•Determines and implements standards for core collections as well as prepares selection lists and other bibliographic tools.
•Reports to and works with the Collection Services Manager in conjunction with Branch Managers and Department Heads to respond to the needs of the public.
•Develops profiles annually for each branch in conjunction with library staff.
•Accountable for spending large collection budget line items. Must spend taxpayer dollars responsibly and meet the needs of our patrons. Monitors budget expenditures and adheres to DCL Collection Development Guidelines.
•Builds and monitors the acquisition of materials for opening day collections.
•Participates as an active member of the Collection Development committee.
•Develops and implements collection guidelines for staff use and proposes updates of existing selection guidelines.
•Creates required reports using Horizon Item Report and/or Web Reporter to support branch staff in de-selection and reassignment of materials.
•Performs person in charge (PIC) duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.
•Responsible for electronic resource management, setting up trials, negotiating prices, evaluating use, and maintaining relationships with vendors.
•Identifies materials appropriate for standing orders and periodicals.
•Explores new collection development tools to identify areas that will contribute to streamlining processes.
•Creates positive experiences for library patrons by effectively and efficiently performing job tasks; presents a positive image of the library in attitude, communications and appearance while performing duties in both the public and staff areas.
•Performs other work duties as assigned.
The pioneer spirit, accompanied by the beauty of the mountains, foothills and plains, is gloriously evident in Douglas County. The County’s strength, as the centerpiece of the Denver/Colorado Springs development corridor, is a perfect blend of quality lifestyle and business environment. Through engagement, education, and entertainment, Douglas County Libraries transforms lives and builds community, and is a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning. Douglas County Libraries, **USA's #1 Library (Hennen American Public Library Ratings, 2009, 2010),** is a major contributor as to why Douglas County has been nationally recognized as a great place to live, work and raise a family.
Education: Master Degree in Library Science is strongly preferred.
Experience: Two (2) years of professional related experience is required.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
Spanish is Not Required
English is Required
•Working knowledge of the elements that make up a great public library collection, including broad-based collection development practices; current trends in selection, ordering, patron driven programs, and vendor services; library automated systems; practices of the national book trade; and national standards.
•Ability to work collaboratively with all library units to improve library service delivery to the public is required. Ability to work in a pleasant, professional and effective manner with patrons, staff, coworkers, other departments and library branches is required.
•Proficiency with the library catalog and familiarity with online ordering tools including iPage, Title Source II and Midwest Tapes is preferred.
•Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and to meet inflexible deadlines is required.
•Skill in interpreting data from many sources in analyzing collection needs.
•Must exhibit effective communication skills, interpersonal skills and flexibility when collaborating with library branches, and when working with vendors, distributors, and the public.
•Strong analytical, negotiating and problem solving skills.
•Ability to demonstrate initiative and flexibility.
•Must have the ability to learn and become proficient in functions required to perform job duties, working effectively independently or as part of a team to complete tasks as assigned.
•Must communicate effectively using English. Must read, write and understand English at a level appropriate to the position.
•Computer Skills: Must demonstrate competency in computer use including internet, email, Microsoft Office Products (or equivalent). Keyboard skills required at an equivalent of typing 50 words per minute, with minimal errors. Must be able to learn and become proficient with equipment and software programs as required to effectively and efficiently perform assigned duties.
•Physical Abilities: Must have the physical ability, stamina, mobility and manual dexterity to: Stand, walk, bend to floor level, reach to a height over 70 inches, read a minimum 8 point font, and work at computer workstations, frequently. Handle materials, push/pull carts/bins with a force of up to 35 pounds, carry 15 pounds, lift up to 35 pounds, grip up to 15 pounds, kneel, squat and climb, on a regular basis. On a limited basis, tolerate residual smoke, dust, mold or foreign substances on materials.
Apply via our online application system at DouglasCountyLibraries.org. Hand delivered, mailed or emailed applications and resumes will not be accepted. EOE.
Our web site: http://www.douglascountylibraries.org/