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Collection Outreach and Engagement Specialist
Requisition Number: 25131

Location: Boulder, CO

Employment Type: University Staff

Schedule: Full-Time

Posting Close Date: 20-Apr-2020

Date published: 03-Apr-2020

Job Summary

CU Boulder Libraries encourages applications for a Collection Outreach and Engagement Specialist. In this role you will plan, develop and monitor communication channels so that we may collaboratively build and promote our collections to librarians, students, faculty, staff, and the campus and local communities.

As a member of the Libraries Scholarly Resource Development Department, you will participate in shaping and communicating the Libraries’ overall strategic direction in support of our mission.

Who We Are


We are a knowledge catalyst. We spark inquiry, discovery, collaboration, creation, and the dissemination of knowledge. We welcome everyone, wherever they are on their educational journey.


An information-empowered world.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Collection Building

Curate physical and digital displays of books by CU Authors as well as other areas of the collection
Review general gifts-in-kind, recommending materials to be added to the collection
Actively participate in working groups, providing support for departmental projects as needed.
Oversee some patron requests and other non-traditional collection building functions such as streaming videos and trial resource feedback.
Monitor usage statistics and evaluation forms for new and trial e-resources.
Monitor and manage requests to purchase materials for the collection that are submitted via email or online request forms
Outreach and Communication

Developing and maintaining information about collections and new resources on the Libraries website, SharePoint site, and other communication channels
Promoting new resources via email, social media, SharePoint, blog posts, rack cards, etc.
Participate in relevant working groups, such as the Outreach Group or Exhibits team.
Support internal communication via the Libraries website and various SharePoint sites, informing stakeholders about things such as vendor visits, new resources, or applicable training sessions
Donor Engagement

Primary point of contact for in-kind gifts, ensuring that doors receive timely updates and acknowledgements about their contributions
Support internal and external communication about new gifts by way of news stories or newsletters
Support the Director by creating reports and promotional materials to track gift activities and showcase new donations
What We Can Offer

A successful candidate will be hired at the rank of Academic Services Professional at a minimum salary of $46,000.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be Collaborative. Be Impactful. Be Boulder.

What We Require

Bachelor’s degree; an equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for education.
One year experience working in libraries. A Master’s of Library & Information Science degree may be substituted for this experience.
Experience developing promotional materials and planning outreach programs
What You Will Need

Motivation, creativity, energy and a passion for libraries and higher education.
Effective written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
Aptitude for creative problem solving
An eye for design
Ability to work independently and as part of a team and within a set of brand standards as necessary
Attention to detail
Ability to cultivate and advocate for an environment of diversity, inclusion, and respect
Knowledge of the mission, goals, and values of academic libraries
What We Would Like You To Have

Familiarity with library resources and collection development practices.
Communication or graphic design experience.
Experience building promotional materials for multiple marketing and communication channels including social media, displays, and printed materials.
Experience communicating with vendors, donors, and managing similar relationships with external partners.
Proven ability to design and implement projects or formal project management training.
Ability to organize work, set priorities, and handle multiple tasks while maintaining strong attention to detail.
The University Libraries encourages applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that person may be one who comes from a less traditional background. As you review the qualifications, please think about how your qualifications are transferable if (at first) they do not seem directly related. Share how your skills translate in your cover letter. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our preferred qualifications described.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

A current resume.
A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by April 20, 2020 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

George Karpoff
Libraries HR Specialist
University Libraries, Dean’s Office
University of Colorado at Boulder
Phone: 303.492.3990
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