Collection Services Librarian

American Library Association Baltimore , MD 21203

Posted 2 months ago

Named one of the top 10 most innovative colleges in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, and recognized as one of the forty Colleges that Changes Lives, Goucher College, located in Baltimore, Maryland, is a private, coed, liberal arts college dedicated to teaching students to be complex problem solvers prepared for the jobs of the future. A Goucher education focuses on creating lifelong learners through an interdisciplinary, experiential approach.

Would you like to work with a team that is dedicated to changing lives? Do you enjoy engaging others around an institution you are passionate about?

Goucher College's Collection Services Librarian will report to the College Librarian. This position will provide leadership in developing, assessing, managing, and promoting user-centered, holistic collections to meet the current and emerging information needs of the Goucher community.

They will establish new models of collection/content building and delivery. The Collection Services Librarian will plan, implement, evaluate operations, establish policies and procedures, and set priorities in acquisitions and serials, electronic resources, and data gathering and statistics. They will be expected to plan and monitor expenditures for library resources and related services.

They will manage the Integrated Library System, World Share Management, and serve as the official liaison with OCLC. They will participate in the library's delivery of research and course-related instructional services as needed and serve as liaison to selected academic disciplines and develop subject-focused research LibGuides. The Collection Services Librarian contributes to library-wide planning and promotes cooperation and efficiencies among libraries by serving on committees of regional and statewide academic library consortia.

Qualified candidates will have a Master's Degree in Library Information Studies (MLIS), from an ALA-accredited institution, knowledge of MARC records and current cataloging standards and practices and 1 - 3 years experience.

Preferred candidates will have a second graduate degree; experience using the OCLC WorldShare Management System, particularly the Acquisitions, Collection Manager, and License Manager modules; experience using YBP's GOBI platform.

If this sounds like an interesting opportunity, and if you are innovative and open to change, we would love to hear from you!

Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community.

To apply for this position, please visit The review of applications will begin immediately.

Please submit the following application materials online:

  • Cover letter, with salary requirement

  • Resume

  • Contact information for three professional references

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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