Position Available: Collections Analysis Librarian, Temple University

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions and Collection Development, with strong collaborative ties to the Director of the Health Sciences Libraries and the Assessment and Organizational Performance Librarian, the Collections Analysis Librarian supports effective decision making concerning acquisition, renewal, retention, and location of current and potential Library collections by analyzing varied streams of collections-related data, presenting findings, and making recommendations. Provides general support for other collections-related staff and projects.  Assists in the negotiation and licensing of online resources and in collaborative collection building/retention arrangements with other institutions. Performs related duties as assigned.

  1. Develops quantitative and qualitative methods for determining the effectiveness and value of the Libraries’ collection development activities across all formats and how well they meet the current and anticipated needs of the Temple community.  
  2. Informs strategic collection decision-making by analyzing collection-related data and effectively communicating results and recommendations.  
  3. Assesses the value of current and potential collaborative arrangements with other institutions and consortia (e.g. PALCI).  Supports participation in such arrangements by coordinating withdrawals or holdings commitments, as appropriate. 
  4. Works collaboratively with others throughout the Libraries to support varied collections-related projects and activities, including support for the health sciences libraries’ collection development activities. 
  5. Supports contract negotiation and licensing workflow, with particular emphasis on health sciences-specific resources.  

6.       Participates in library-wide activities or projects through service on library and university committees and working groups; the incumbent will be expected to be active professionally and also expected to meet requirements for contract renewals, promotion, and regular appointment.

Required Education and Experience:

ALA accredited MLS. Minimum of 3 years’ experience in an academic or research library environment.

To apply: 

To apply for this position, please visit www.temple.edu, click on Careers At Temple at the bottom of the home page, and reference TU-18918.  For full consideration, please submit your completed electronic application, along with a cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. 

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to cultural diversity.

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