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Associate College Librarian & Coordinator for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications
Haverford College invites applications for our exempt (at least 37.5 hours per week) benefits-eligible Associate College Librarian & Coordinator for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications opportunity. 
Haverford Offers Great Benefits:
The College offers a comprehensive benefits program that includes possible work-from-home opportunities, automatic 10% retirement contribution to your retirement account upon eligibility (no match required), a 50% tuition benefit for dependent children upon eligibility, 14 paid holidays (including the week before New Year’s Day off), Health Savings Account contribution of $650 for individuals and$1300 for families (no match required), affordable medical plans, and a beautiful arboretum campus with walking trail and easy public transportation access. Please visit the Benefits page (https://www.haverford.edu/human-resources/benefits) for more information.
Work Location: This position will be eligible for a hybrid work schedule, pursuant to the College’s Work Location Policy.
About the Haverford College Libraries
Located on a wooded suburban campus less than ten miles from the center of Philadelphia, Haverford College is a highly selective liberal arts institution of approximately 1,400 students and 140 faculty. The Quaker foundation and traditions of the College encourage a respect for the individual and an openness of exchange that make it attractive to intellectually ambitious and socially-conscious students. The Libraries offer a supportive environment for self-motivated, team-oriented, creative, committed librarians and colleagues seeking intellectual and professional growth through involvement in the work of faculty and students. This position affords an excellent opportunity to pursue a career at an outstanding college and in a collaborative and respectful work environment.
About the Position
The Associate College Librarian & Coordinator for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications (ACL) oversees a division of 6 FTE with responsibility for the acquisition, description, processing, and management of library collections. The ACL serves as a member of the Libraries’ leadership team and participates in Libraries’ strategic planning. The ACL leads the overall collections program, discipline-specific responsibility for which is distributed among the subject librarians. The ACL manages the collections budget, generates reports and forecasts, and negotiates licenses for e-resources.  The ACL provides vision and leadership for the Libraries’ open access strategies and supports open publishing among Haverford scholars. The ACL administers Haverford’s repository of faculty publications and develops best practices for showcasing faculty scholarship. The ACL contributes to the Libraries’ research and instruction program by serving as the Economics librarian. The ACL works closely with counterparts at Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Colleges to develop shared, mutually-beneficial services for and approaches to collection management activities.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Oversee all aspects of the Collection Management and Scholarly Communications division of the Haverford College Libraries (6 FTE plus several student assistants). Functional areas include acquisition/licensing, cataloging/metadata, repository administration, and electronic resource management
  • Lead the Libraries’ collection management program, coordinate collection development activities among the Libraries’ subject librarians, manage and allocate collections budget, and conduct e-resource license review and negotiation
  • Develop collections budget forecasts and allocations, ensure efficient and proper expenditure of the collections budget, and work with the Librarian of the College on identifying resource needs for annual budgeting process
  • Provide vision and leadership for the Libraries’ open access strategies, and provide support for open publishing among Haverford scholars
  • Administer Haverford’s repository of faculty publications, develop best practices for identifying and ingesting content, and collaborate with campus colleagues to showcase faculty scholarship
  • Serve as the Economics librarian, develop the Libraries’ collection in support of department’s curriculum and research interests, provide classroom and individual instruction to students, and work with faculty on development of student research skills throughout the curriculum
  • As a member of the Libraries’ administrative team, participate in the management and operation of the Libraries
  • Work closely with library counterparts at Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore Colleges, with particular emphasis on developing mutually-beneficial services for and approaches to collection management activities
 Line of Report: The Associate College Librarian & Coordinator for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications reports to the Librarian of the College. This position directly supervises two exempt positions: Head of Acquisitions & Serials, and Head of Metadata Services & Visual Resources Librarian.
Position: Associate College Librarian & Coordinator for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications
Organization: Haverford College
Location: Haverford,  PA 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 4/22/2024
Requirements Minimum Qualifications
  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • 7 years of progressively responsible professional experience working in a collection management/technical services unit within an academic or research library
 Professional Competencies
  • Experience monitoring collections expenditures and generating budget reports and forecasts
  • Experience with collection assessment and data-informed collection management strategies
  • Thorough knowledge of trends in scholarly communications, especially open publishing, transformative agreements, Creative Commons licensing, funder mandates, and national/international Open Access initiatives
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, mature judgment, and initiative
  • Understanding of and commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Strong service orientation
  • Ability to foster teamwork and to work energetically, imaginatively, and respectfully with all constituents in an academically ambitious community
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to communicate complex information effectively
 Preferred Qualifications  We are aware that some people are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every qualification in the job description including the preferred qualifications. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and recognize that a successful candidate may come from a less traditional career trajectory, such as having skills and abilities gained outside a classroom context, or an equivalent skill set. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our preferred qualifications.
 To Apply: Interested applicants are invited to submit an application, to include a cover letter and resume by visiting https://haverford.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Haverford-Campus/Associate-College-Librarian---Coordinator-for-Collection-Management-and-Scholarly-Communications_R575. The application deadline is May 15, 2024. Application review will begin after the deadline has passed. Please email recruiting@haverford.edu with questions about submitting your materials. Should the search committee be interested in pursuing your candidacy, you will hear from them directly. Finalists will be asked to provide three professional references.
Haverford College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, social justice, and providing equal opportunities and access to all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, age, marital status, disability, or veteran status. Women, non-binary and transgender individuals, people of color, Indigenous people, and those with other or multiple historically marginalized and/or underrepresented identities are especially encouraged to apply. Haverford College and our consortial partners are located on Lenape lands.
Status: This listing expires on: 6/21/2024
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Haverford College
370 Lancaster Avenue

Haverford,  PA 19041
United States
(610) 896-1258
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