Job is Expired Collection Development Librarian

Wayland Baptist University / Plainview, Texas

Job deadline Open Until Filled   Job salary Not specified   Job type of library Academic   This job is located in Texas Texas

Job Description

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Collection Development Librarian coordinates the overall development of the library collection, provides reference services, supervises library activities during temporary absence of the Director of Library Services and fills in as needed in absence of other librarians.

1. Evaluate current holdings against identified standard bibliographies and class syllabuses.
2. Recommend purchases and coordinate faculty requests for the purchase of print, non-print materials, journals and databases.
3. Supervise the ordering of all materials.
4. Maintain records for budgeted funds related to the acquisition of all materials.
5. Evaluate usefulness of gift materials and collections.
6. Evaluate the collection and recommend titles for weeding.
7. Provide quick reference, bibliographical guidance and responses to complex research problems.
8. Supervise student workers as assigned.
9. Serve 10-15 hours at the reference desk and occasionally help patrons at the circulation desk.
10. Provide information literacy instruction for classes and create research guides.
11. Participate in assessment of library resources and services
12. Serve on university committees.
13. Share weekend/evening hours with other staff.
14. Assist patrons in use of copier, microform reader/printer and fax machine & computers.

Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

1. Previous academic library experience preferred.
2. Experience with collection development policies preferred.
3. Knowledge of reference materials and provision of reference services preferred.

HR Contact Information

The following materials are required of each applicant:

1. Completed Wayland Application for Employment. (

2. Letter of Interest.

3. Current resume/vita.

4. Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (unofficial copies are acceptable for initial screening process).

5. List of Current Reference from individuals who can comment on the applicant’s ability to function in this capacity.

All application materials should be sent to:

Ron Appling,
Director of Human Resources
Wayland Baptist University
1900 W. 7th Street, CMB #689
Plainview, TX 79072
Phone: (806) 291-3451
Fax: (806) 291-1981


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Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science



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Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

September 20th, 2007

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