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Job DescriptionRole: Selects materials and coordinates collection development activities. Major Duties and Responsibilities: 50% MATERIALS SELECTION – Identifies materials for purchase, creates selection lists, responds to customer and staff requests for materials; generates reports and statistical data in order to select materials for the collection. 25% COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT – Responsible for selection of materials as part of a centralized collection development by evaluating and analyzing various collection areas, works collaboratively with Librarians and other public services staff, and develops the collection in accordance with the goals of the collection development policy in order to provide a collection that meets the community’s needs. 10% BUDGET – Responsible for monitoring assigned budget expenditures on an ongoing basis and within set guidelines. 10% COLLECTION WEEDING – Coordinates weeding projects and provides training and support in the use of weeding procedures. 5% OTHER DUTIES – Assists Manager with departmental projects to ensure the smooth operation of the department. Participates in meetings and activities on a system-wide basis. This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.
Additional Info & RequirementsSuccess Factors: Initiative Creativity Emotionally intelligent Focuses on the customer Contributes to a positive work environment Strategic thinking Pursues personal development Continuous improvement Takes pride in the workplace Knowledge and experience working with public library collections Knowledge of adult and young adult literature and reading interests Knowledge of publishing world and trends Knowledge of print and online resources Proficiency in using an online library catalog system Proficiency in Windows, Word, Internet Explorer, Outlook, and Publisher Able to operate various office equipment
The CommunityThe Weld Library District is seeking a Collection Librarian with a passion for working with library technologies. This position will be in the Collection Resources Department and will work on developing the electronic resources, portions of the website, digital interfaces with catalog, online databases, as well as trouble shooting patron access issues. This position requires strong negotiation skills dealing with vendors supplying virtual collections and databases to public libraries. Experience teaching database classes to staff and the public is desirable. Opportunities exist to assist other Collection Development librarians in selecting print materials. This full-time, benefited position requires an MLS/MLIS and experience working with patrons in a public library.
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Posted Apr 15, 2008