Collection Development Librarian

Jefferson County Public Library

Library Service Center, Wheat Ridge, CO

Application Deadline

Apply By May 15th, 2008


$3,183.00 to $3,417.00 per Month   Calculate


Wheat Ridge, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

We are looking for a versatile, customer focused Collection Development Librarian who will: • Work with children's and young adult staff members in the evaluation of the collection to identify gaps, make recommendations for weeding, and develop efficient and effective procedures for more efficiently maintaining the children’s and young adult floating collections. • Evaluate current holdings against collection development and weeding guidelines and current publishing trends to establish the most effective collection possible. • Make system-wide buying decisions and coordinate requests for the purchase of print and non-print materials for all age groups. • Work closely with ordering staff to insure that materials are ordered in a timely fashion. • Work with staff to assure ongoing weeding occurs. • Utilize circulation data to make informed buying decisions. • Maintain records for budgeted funds related to the acquisition of all materials in specific selection areas. This position reports the Head of Acquisitions and Collection Development.

Additional Info & Requirements

Jefferson County Public Library is seeking an innovative Collection Development Librarian who is passionate about connecting people with literature and information. Working closely with library staff members, collection development and acquisitions staff the successful candidate will select materials for all age groups: approximately 50% of the time will be spent on selection and maintenance of the adult collection and 50% of the time on young adult and children selection and weeding.The successful candidate will have at least one year of experience selecting materials in a public library system setting, with experience or knowledge in children's and young adult literature preferred. Experience in using vendor databases such as Title Source-3 or I-Page; and experience using an ILS module such as Innovative Interfaces. Some experience in budgets and accounting desirable.

HR Info

A current resume and complete Jefferson County application must be completed along with a list of 3 professional references. Applications are available by fax at (303) 271-8411 or online at Return to Jefferson County Human Resources, 3500 Illinois St, Suite 2500, Golden CO 80401; 303-271-8400.

Posted Apr 18, 2008