Adventist Education

A Journey to Excellence
AdventHealth University
Jun. 4, 2021
Resumes Due:
Jul. 30, 2021

Description: Head of Library Collections is a full-time non-tenure faculty librarian position reporting to the Library Director. The Head of Library Collections is a self-directed, user-oriented health sciences librarian who possesses the expertise, organization skills, and management skills to lead the library team in building collections that supports the teaching, research, and mission of the University. The primary role of the Head of Library Collections is to develop and maintain the libraries physical and electronic collections, including special and archival collections. The collections include health sciences collections, general education collections, and collections to support the mission of the University. The Head of Library Collections oversees each phase of building and maintaining collections of resources. This librarian in this position will identify vendors, trial electronic resources, negotiate terms and prices, make print and electronic resources discoverable online, troubleshoot access issues, evaluate resources via usage statistics, relevance, and other factors to determine whether to keep or remove them, and manage the deselection and withdrawal processes. As part of a small, integrated library team, the Head of Library Collections also works with other library staff to provide individual and group instruction (including classroom instruction) on library research skills in concert with other librarians and serves as a liaison to university departments. The Head of Library Collections actively participates in outstanding customer service, models the AHU Service standards, and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Experience: Experience • Three years of professional library experience in academic or health sciences libraries. • Two years of successful collection development and collection management experience with health sciences resources. Qualifications • American Library Association-recognized master’s degree in library and information science.• Possess collection development expertise in selection/deselection and management of academic library resources, including books, videos, and serials, especially in health sciences collections. • Able to develop collections budgets, reports, and needs assessments. • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with vendors. • Familiar with COUNTER 5 and other electronic resource usage report standards. • Knowledge of issues and trends in academic library collection development. • Proficient with technologies used in library and instructional settings. Able to work effectively with integrated library systems, archival management systems, and digital collections. • Able to troubleshoot electronic resource access issues and batch upload/download MARC record updates. • Able to teach library research skills in individual and group settings. • Able to manage multiple projects and set priorities. • Excellent analytical, organizational, planning, project management and decision-making skills.