Librarian for Collection Development and Evaluation
Loyola Marymount University
The William H. Hannon Library seeks an experienced and creative librarian to serve as Librarian for Collection Development & Evaluation; this newly created position will provide direction for the planning and evaluation of the library’s collections. Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions & Collection Development, the incumbent will implement the library’s collection development goals in support of the university’s teaching and research programs and the information needs of students, faculty, and staff. This librarian will collaborate to develop broad policies establishing collection priorities, direction, and balance. The incumbent will maintain specific Library of Congress subject classification profiles to guide the development of the library’s collections in print, electronic, and other formats. This librarian will establish priorities and strategies for analyzing and assessing print and digital library collections by developing data-driven approaches to achieving strategic collections objectives and will develop and maintain client-focused relationships with faculty and students across all disciplines to determine collection needs and priorities. This librarian will also oversee the collection development activities of librarian liaisons and provide guidance to foster and support strong working relationships between faculty and librarian liaisons.
Loyola Marymount, founded in 1911, is a comprehensive university in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education. Located on the west side of Los Angeles overlooking the Pacific Ocean, LMU is one of the nation’s 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and five Marymount institutions. It serves over 6,000 undergraduates and nearly 2,200 graduate students in the Colleges/Schools of Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, Business Administration, Communication and Fine Arts, Film and Television, and Education. The library seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to promote an intercultural learning community. The library’s staff reflects the diversity of LMU’s student body and the greater Los Angeles area.
Opened in 2009, the William H. Hannon Library offers its users a technologically advanced environment coupled with a commitment to reference, outreach, and innovation. LMU librarians are expected to provide service to the library, the university, and the profession. They are also expected to pursue professional development opportunities.
- Typically a Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or in a related field. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
- Minimum of two years professional experience in an academic library related to collection development required. Five years collection development in an academic library preferred.
- Demonstrated knowledge in effective budgeting and planning for library collections.
- Broad background in and knowledge of current trends in higher education, academic libraries, and the publishing industry. Understanding of scholarly research and communication and of issues of ownership and access.
- Demonstrated ability to coordinate and supervise the work of colleagues for whom there is no direct supervisory control.
- Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to win the trust and confidence of faculty, librarians, and other library staff and to work effectively and collaboratively in a team-based organization. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Knowledge of current issues in library resource sharing and ability to build library consortial relationships.
- Highly developed organizational and leadership skills.
- Demonstrated computer competencies, including Microsoft Office productivity applications. Knowledgeable about integrated library systems; knowledge of Innovative Interfaces Inc. Sierra preferred.
Applicants should submit the following materials:
- letter of application
- a curriculum vitae or resume
- a list of three professional references (names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses).
Applications will be reviewed as they come in.
Inquiries should be addressed to:
Glenn Johnson-Grau, Head of Acquisitions & Collection Development
William H. Hannon Library
Loyola Marymount University
One LMU Drive, MS 8200
Los Angeles, CA 90045-2659
gjohnson at lmu dot edu