The Montana State University Library seeks an individual who has experience with collection development and acquisitions in an academic library. Reporting to the Head of Collection Access and Technical Services (CATS) and collaborating with librarians, faculty, and library staff, the Collection Development Librarian manages allocation and expenditures of the materials budget and associated endowments. The Collection Development Librarian provides leadership and expertise to Montana’s consortium of academic libraries (TRAILS) on potential shared purchases and serves as the primary TRAILS contact on collection issues. As a member of the CATSdepartment, the Collection Development Librarian supervises the work of staff members as appropriate and collaborates with the Electronic Resources and Discovery Services Librarian. Along with other library colleagues, this position promotes the Library’s program for the adoption of high-quality Open Educational Resources (OER) and Open Access (OA) materials.
Montana State University Library is committed to providing and promoting information resources to ensure student and faculty success. Our librarians are leaders in university affairs as well as within state, regional, and national library communities.
Duties and Responsibilities
The MSU Library is a dynamic, adaptive, and responsive research library. We aspire to build innovative digital and physical spaces where our diverse communities can access and apply information to grow intellectually, build meaningful collaborations, communicate ideas, and envision a better future for Montana and beyond. We are proud to serve the university and the people of Montana, and we strive to do so while embodying the core values of the profession of librarianship and MSU. Our values reflect how we carry forward our strategic and operational decisions: we aim to build a more informed, thoughtful, and just world while striving to cultivate an environment that supports the potential for finding joy and meaning in our work. The Library has a full range of resources and services for students and faculty, including books and electronic resources, special collections, public computer workstations, printers, scanners, technology-rich group study rooms, quiet study areas, information literacy instruction, data and publication services, and technology and research consultations. The MSU Library has 55-60 employees, including approximately 18 tenure-track faculty and 35 staff.