Collection Development Librarian

Whatcom County Library System

Bellingham, WA

Application Deadline

Apply By Jan 31st, 2019


$4,915.00 per Month


Bellingham, WA




Not Specified

Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


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Job Description

The Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) is seeking a Collection Development Librarian who is passionate about public library collections to support the delivery of innovative and responsive library services.  The Collection Development Librarian performs a variety of professional library services pertaining to the selection, development, and maintenance of the WCLS adult and youth materials collections for our 10-branch and 1-bookmobile library system. Requires a Master’s of Library Science degree and three or more years’ relevant library experience in public services, and a State of Washington Librarian certification. Full time position with beginning compensation of $4,915 per month, plus excellent benefits. Apply by Thursday, January 31. Learn more about this exciting opportunity at:

Additional Info & Requirements

You have a wealth of knowledge about, and passion for, the elements that make up a great public library collection. You are skilled in interpreting data from many sources in analyzing collection needs. You are knowledgeable in the principles and procedures related to selection, acquisition, and processing of library materials in multiple formats and the use of integrated library systems. You are skilled in analysis, negotiation, and problem solving.  Requires the ability to speak, understand, and write English clearly and concisely. 

The Community

Perennially recognized by the national media as one of the best places to live in America, Whatcom County is a place that truly has something for everyone.  With magnificent natural scenery, skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Baker, hiking, arts and theatre, and charming communities, Whatcom County is a unique area of Washington State.  Located 90 minutes from Seattle and within an hour of Vancouver, British Columbia, the County is the perfect mix of friendly rural communities with the amenities and attractions of large cities nearby. 


HR Info

Lisa Gresham, Collection Services Manager

Whatcom County Library System

5205 Northwest Drive

Bellingham, WA  98226

Phone: (360) 305-3604


Full posting and application instructions available at:

Posted Jan 3, 2019