Job position: Library Collection Assessment and Analysis Librarian

Dartmouth College Library Collection Assessment and Analysis Librarian Dartmouth College Library seeks a forward-thinking, intellectually curious individual to provide system-wide leadership and support in the analysis and assessment of the Library’s collections activities. Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions Services, the Collection Assessment and Analysis Librarian will work with Acquisitions colleagues, selectors from across the system, and others involved in collections activities to develop qualitative and quantitative methods of assessing the value and effectiveness of the Library’s collection development program and how well it anticipates the current and future needs of the Dartmouth College community. The Librarian will support selectors through the generation and analysis of data relating to collections activities, including selection, circulation, usage statistics, vendor performance, financial data, and information industry trends to enable evidence-based collection management decisions. S/he will work closely with the Associate Librarian for Information Resources to assess the value and outcomes of collaborative arrangements with other institutions and to help establish strategic priorities that support College and Library academic goals. In addition, s/he will work with collection analysis colleagues across the BorrowDirect group to meet the information needs of students and faculty across the nine member institutions. The Librarian is a member of the Acquisitions Management Team and shares in the hiring, training, management and supervision of Acquisitions staff.

QUALIFICATIONS: MLS from an ALA-accredited program and 3-5 years experience in acquisitions or collection development in an academic or research library (significant pre-professional experience may be substituted). The successful candidate will have experience with collections analysis and collections budget management; experience with statistics and spreadsheet applications; excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to solve problems and manage complex workflows; excellent oral and written communications skills; ability to work appropriately with sensitive and confidential materials and situations; experience with integrated library systems (Innovative Interfaces Inc. preferred); strong commitment to working collaboratively across departments and with partner institutions; and two or more years of supervisory experience (preferred).

RANK AND SALARY: The position is part of the Librarian Classification System of Professional Ranks. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full benefits package including 22 vacation days; comprehensive health care; retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; and relocation assistance.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Dartmouth College is a highly selective undergraduate college with distinguished graduate schools of business, engineering, medicine and 20 graduate programs in the arts and sciences. Dartmouth has remained at the forefront of American higher education since 1769. At the heart of Dartmouth College is one of the oldest research libraries in the United States. Nine libraries, distributed across various academic centers, house the 2.8 million volume collection and provide access to a rich array of digital resources supported by a technically robust network environment. The Library’s mission is to foster intellectual growth and advance the teaching and research missions of the College by supporting excellence and innovation in education and research, managing and delivering scholarly content, and partnering in the development and dissemination of new scholarship. APPLICATION: Review of applications will begin May 10th and will continue until the position is filled.

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