Job is Expired Collection Development Librarian II

Ingram Content Group / LaVergne, TN (greater Nashville area)

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

Job Description

Take your Collection Development skills to the next level libraries across the country. Ingram Content Group (ICG), is seeking a Collection Development Librarian II with experience managing public library collections to join our team in La Vergne, TN (The Greater Nashville area). In this role, you will draw on your professional expertise to evaluate and recommend titles and services to a wide range of libraries from small, individual location libraries to multi-branch urban library systems. You’ll coordinate multi-million dollar projects for Ingram Library Services and collaborate with Ingram’s team of Collection Development librarians to provide exceptional support to our library customers. ICG is a dynamic company that offers competitive salary and benefits packages to associates.

Let us know if you will be attending ALA Midwinter in Denver and could be available to interview at the conference.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Enhance and maintain an intricate Collection Development title database used to create customized lists for ongoing collection development, Opening Day Collections, Standing Orders, and ipage lists.
  • Build on customer profiles, demographics, industry principles, consultation with customer, knowledge of Ingram resources, and other parameters to recommend the ideal mix of materials for a new library, whether headquarters, branch, or entire library system.
  • Utilize field experience to consult with Customer librarians about how to enhance and strengthen existing library collections, and to optimize materials selection. Analyze individual customer's Collection Development policy, goals, and buying strategies; define the customer’s needs and design a plan for fulfilling them; make recommendations about integrating Ingram resources, programs, services and tools to expand and refine resources and processes to most effectively achieve the goal.
  • Create innovative services and tools for Ingram customers. 

Ingram Content Group is one of the world's largest and most trusted distributors of physical and digital content. Thousands of publishers, retailers, and libraries worldwide use our products and services to realize the full business potential of books, regardless of format. Ingram Content Group has earned its lead position and reputation by offering excellent service and creating innovative, integrated solutions. Our customers have access to best-of-class digital, audio, print, print-on-demand, inventory management, wholesale and full-service distribution programs.

Ingram offers a compensation package that includes competitive base salary, incentive opportunities, and excellent comprehensive benefits offerings. For more information about Ingram Content Group, or to view the full job description and apply online, please visit our website at

Ingram Content Group is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, work related mental or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information.

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Description of Community

Complimentary Curation Services

Here at Ingram we believe libraries are vibrant community centers that enrich the lives of millions of people everyday. We also think libraries play an integral role in developing the reading population, keeping books relevant and the knowledge flowing. That’s a huge responsibility!

We support libraries in their mission by making collection development easy and affordable so they always know they are giving patrons exactly the books they want, with plenty of time, energy, and funding leftover to spend on building better services for the community

Standing Order Programs

Ingram eases the burden of keeping up with popular titles and series. With a variety of standing order programs for you to choose from, we can help you tailor programs to meet the needs of your library—and the interests of your patrons.

Our MLS-degreed librarians and media specialists manage each program to include the materials that generate the highest circulation. Programs cover specific focuses in popular categories like:

  • Bestselling authors
  • Popular series
  • Graphic novels
  • Inspirational fiction
  • DVDs and videos

Choose just one or try them all. These programs allow for additional freedom and flexibility by giving you the option to choose to receive only reports or have everything auto-shipped, all controlled through our all-inclusive order and account management platform ipage®.


iSelect helps you select new titles appropriate for your library—and gets them to you fast.

Title selections are based on Ingram’s buying level of pre-publication titles. You select the categories and indicate the levels you want to see. Once Ingram makes a purchase of a forthcoming title at your pre-determined level you are automatically notified.

Whether you’re looking for the hottest titles in certain categories or new titles by certain publishers, iSelect is fully customizable and designed to meet the needs and interests of your library.

Review AlertSM

Scanning title reviews in the industry’s top journals, making selections on paper, and searching for titles online is a time-consuming task.

Review Alert is a convenient and FREE way to streamline the selection process.

  1. Monthly email alerts notify you when titles are reviewed in the journals you select.
  2. Easy access to ipage allows you to quickly place orders for the books you want.

There are four Review Alert programs to choose from, including Adult, Adult Reference, Youth, and Youth Reference titles. You can participate in just one—or all four—and all lists can be sorted by Dewey.

You customize your Review Alert program from the following journals:

  • Booklist
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
  • Choice
  • Horn Book Magazine
  • Library Journal
  • Publisher’s Weekly
  • School Library Journal
  • VOYA


Ingram's comprehensive family of print and electronic trade catalogs showcases forthcoming and recently-published titles in an attractive, easy-to-follow layout. Our catalogs also feature relevant and timely editorial content including author interviews, merchandising tips, and product news to help librarians stay current on industry trends.


E-newsletters from Ingram provide libraries with useful information on industry trends and upcoming new releases in the form of brief, concise updates that allow you to stay current and maintain an active, competitive inventory.

Themes include, but are not limited to:

  • African American interest
  • Collection Development
  • Adult and Youth News & Reviews
  • Professional Bookshelf

Only the news you need to keep you in the library loop.

Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Other Education Credentials

Minimum Qualifications:

We would like our talented associate for this role to have at least these minimum skills & experience:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS, MLIS, MSLS or other accepted accreditations from ALA) from school accredited by the American Library Association
  • 3 years of professional collection development in public libraries or equivalent experience which equals 5 years’ experience in Collection Development at a book wholesale company.


Preferred Qualifications:

We’d be excited to hear if you also have the following experience:

  • Experience working as a Collection Development Librarian
  • Experience buying for Opening Day Collections or large projects
  • Experience using collection analysis tools and/or data to evaluate library collections

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - -
Professional 3 -
Library 5 -

Application Requirements

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Collection Development Librarian II Job Description :

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

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Date Posted

January 11th, 2018

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