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Collection Strategies Librarian

Colorado State University Libraries

Morgan Library, Fort Collins, CO

Application Deadline

Apply By Sep 5th, 2023


$66,667.00 to $78,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Fort Collins, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


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Job Description

Join Our Team: Collection Strategies Librarian, Colorado State University

Colorado State University Libraries seeks a collaborative, creative, and user-centered librarian for the new position of Collection Strategies Librarian. The Collection Strategies Librarian will actively develop the CSU Libraries’ digital and physical collection in the humanities, arts, social sciences, and business. Through open-access publishing programs and initiative development, this Librarian is an active agent in transforming the scholarly publishing landscape while supporting the research and teaching mission of Colorado State University.  

Collaborating with colleagues in the Collection Strategies Unit, this position raises awareness of the library’s collections and evaluates ways in which the collection can be made more accessible to users, working closely with the Collection Strategies Unit to implement progressive collection development strategies including de-colonization, diversification, student success, collective collections, and just-in-time acquisitions. 

Applicants for this position should include a cover letter that communicates how your skills and experiences transfer to the qualifications in ways that may not be obvious. Preferred qualifications are not required. The Colorado State University Libraries is committed to lifelong learning and faculty development, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity and support to expand their expertise.

We strongly encourage those who will further advance the Libraries’ commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community, including those from historically underrepresented groups, to apply for this position. We welcome applicants with a range of experiences, including those new to the profession. 

Required Job Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent by start date.
  • Knowledge of current, evolving, and innovative models of collection development and scholarly publishing.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Understanding of the scholarly publishing landscape.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with open access initiatives and their impacts on higher education.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience working collaboratively to achieve a specific outcome(s).
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice and how they relate to the mission of the CSU Libraries.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59 pm (MT) on 09/05/2023

To apply, visit:  https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/130899


Want to learn more about this position?

Please join us for an information session where we will share details about the university, our library, and the position. No registration is required.

Session 1: Wed, August 16 @ 6 pm (MT)

Where: Zoom Meeting ID: 964 0378 1940 or Click link to join: Zoom Link

Session 2: Fri, August 18 @ 11:30 am (MT)

Where: Zoom Meeting ID: 977 3147 9790 or Click link to join: Zoom Link

For general information about faculty and staff positions at CSU Libraries please visit: https://lib.colostate.edu/about/employment/faculty-and-staff-positions/


CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Colorado State University is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU's Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for eligible employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr­community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ and https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/. To see the value of CSU benefits in addition to wages, visit our compensation calculator - https://hr.colostate.edu/total-compenensation-calculator/

Additional Info & Requirements

To view the full position posting details and to submit application, visit CSU's job website at: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/130899

The Community

The Colorado State University Libraries is the heart of learning and research on campus, connecting curious minds to vital information and knowledge. The library system includes a primary library, Morgan Library, and a branch library in CSU's Veterinary Teaching Hospital. The Libraries' mission is to curate inclusive collections and provide equitable access to materials and services critical to student success, research brilliance and community engagement. The Libraries employs approximately 80 faculty and staff and 100 student employees who collaborate to meet the informational needs of users in the Libraries' physical and digital spaces.

The CSU Libraries is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice. As part of a land grant university built on indigenous lands, we are mindful of our history and recognize that equity and social justice work requires intention, persistence and humility. We believe that improving equity and enacting social justice-among our staff, in our services, in our spaces, and in our communities-is a guiding star toward a better future.  

The Collection Strategies Unit is a new unit charged with reimagining academic library collection development through a strategic lens in support of Colorado State University's world-class research and teaching community. With an annual materials budget of approximately $10 million dollars, the Collection Strategies Unit progressively strives to create a collection that is relevant and current in support of CSU's research and teaching.  

With a focus on innovation and open publishing models, the Collection Strategies Unit leads the development and management of the CSU Libraries' digital and physical collections through resource selection, collection analysis, and budget allocation. As a member of the Collection Strategies Team, you will collaborate with people in CSU's academic and non-academic units including faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, research associates, and post-docs to create a collection that meets their research, teaching, and learning needs. 


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