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Collection Strategies Librarian
The DiMenna-Nyselius Library at Fairfield University has reopened its search for a talented and motivated Collection Strategies Librarian to lead the development, management, and assessment of the Library’s collections.  This position plays a critical role in supporting the University's teaching, learning, and research activities. As the head of the Collection Development and Management Committee (CDMC), the Collection Strategies Librarian will work collaboratively with Faculty Partnership Program librarians to ensure that the Library’s collections are diverse, accessible, and responsive to the evolving needs of the academic community.
The Collection Strategies Librarian will manage the Library’s collections budget and endowment funds, work with vendors, and utilize data analysis to inform collection decisions and assessment reports. Additionally, the successful candidate will work with vendors to license electronic resources, and review and amend licenses for these resources.  This position supervises and provides guidance to the Interlibrary Loan Specialist, as well as provides leadership to the interlibrary loan unit.   
Overall, the Collections Strategies Librarian will play a key role in shaping the future of the library collections and resource sharing at Fairfield University.
We welcome applications from experienced librarians from all types of libraries, including new library school graduates, to apply and join our team.
Hybrid work schedule opportunity
Candidates applying by April 14, 2023, will be given first consideration.
To apply, please visit our campus employment job advertisement: https://ffd.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/EmploymentOpportunities/details/Collection-Strategies-Librarian_JR0001514?q=collections
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REPORTS TO:   Associate Dean for Technical Services and the Budget
SUPERVISES:   Interlibrary Loan Specialist
Position: Collection Strategies Librarian
Organization: Fairfield University
Location: Fairfield,  CT 
United States
Salary: Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience
Posting Start Date: 3/14/2023
Date Posted: 3/14/2023
  • Graduate degree in Library & Information Science (MLS or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program.
  • One or more years working with print and electronic resources. 
  • Knowledge of best practices, current trends, and issues in collections management. 
  • Knowledge of collections budgets, resource sharing, approval plans, electronic resource management, and collections assessment. 
  • Strong commitment to service and an ability to effectively communicate with librarians, faculty, and other stakeholders about collection management topics. 
  • Organization, analytical, and problem-solving skills. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion with a desire to develop and steward diverse and inclusive collections. 
  • Second Master’s in subject-specific field.
  • Supervisory experience. 
  • One year or more experience working in an academic library.
  • Experience reviewing and amending licenses for electronic resources. 
  • Experience and skill utilizing data analysis and metrics. 
  • Experience managing budgets. 
  • Experience negotiating with vendors and working with consortia, resource sharing, approval plans, electronic resource management, and collections assessment. 
  • Experience utilizing data to inform collections decisions. 
  • Availability for evening and weekend work, as needed, is required.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends as required for meetings and special events.
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans.
  • 403b retirement plans.
  • Tuition remission for employees, spouses and children/dependents.
  • Relocation assistance.
  • Generous vacation and holiday time.
  • Recreational complex membership at an affordable rate.
  • Library privileges.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
Please view the benefits snapshot summary for further details: https://www.fairfield.edu/human-resources/faculty-staff-benefits/snapshot-summary/index.html
The DiMenna-Nyselius Library empowers the members of our community in the development of their whole person, including their intellectual, psychological, spiritual, and professional exploration; their growth as critical thinkers; their endeavors as knowledge creators; and their quest for lifelong fulfillment. Recently, the Library updated its strategic plan to match the University’s ambition to grow in national prominence and reach.  Read more about our strategic plan here: https://www.fairfield.edu/library/about/mission/DNL_Strategic_Plan.pdf
Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 4,603 undergraduate and 1,223 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.
Consistently ranked in the top 100 in CNN/Money Magazine’s best places to live, Fairfield is a “charming and thriving town featuring five miles of shoreline on the Long Island Sound.”  Fairfield has top-notch public schools and is ideally situated between New Haven and New York City.  For more information about the town of Fairfield, please visit the town’s web page: https://www.fairfieldct.org/about
Members of the Fairfield University community are committed to respecting and valuing one another, finding the common good rooted in us all, and working collaboratively to achieve our potential as a modern Jesuit Catholic institution. We aspire to be an inclusive, welcoming community that is representative of an ever-changing and diverse global populace. The Jesuit tradition of cura personalis – care for the whole person – animates our mission. We educate men and women who serve for and with others within the rich tapestry of cultures that comprise our contemporary world.
By encouraging dialogue, communication, community partnerships, and a culture of understanding, we foster in our students, faculty, and staff the capacity and desire to build a better world through productive citizenship and societal stewardship.
Status: This listing expires on: 5/13/2023
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Fairfield University
1073 N. Benson Rd

Fairfield,  CT 06525
United States
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