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Acquisitions, Collection Development, and Electronic Resources Librarian

Acquisitions, Collection Development, and Electronic Resources Librarian

Position #300380

Title: Acquisitions, Collection Development, and Electronic Resources Librarian

Anticipated Closing Date: 2/17/2019

Position Summary: The overall purpose of this job is to coordinate and supervise acquisitions services, collection development activities, and the management of electronic resources for all libraries; to develop policies and procedures pertaining to acquisitions, collection development, and the management of electronic resources; to supervise, train, and mentor acquisitions staff; and, to monitor the libraries’ materials budget. The position also participates in research assistance services to students, faculty, staff and community members in-person or remotely (via online chat, phone, email or other methods), and collaborates with librarians and other faculty to develop, promote, and provide library instruction and information literacy in support of the college’s mission.
Required Documents Needed at Time of Application: Resume and copy of unofficial transcripts
Position #: 300380
Type of Appointment: Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty
FLSA Status: Exempt
Department: Library Services
Typical Duties & Responsibilities:                                                                                                                                                                                       
25% Acquisitions
Coordinate and negotiate the licensing and purchase of all essential library materials (books, journals, databases, films, integrated library systems, etc.). Act as a liaison with Finance, Business, and Accounts Receivable, college departments and library vendors to accomplish purchasing and licensing tasks. Set up trials for new products and evaluate their potential impact on student success. Evaluate electronic resources for accessibility with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines for students with vision or hearing impairments. Create procedures for tracking purchases and receipts in the integrated library system and/or other software. Investigate new methods of acquisitions to best meet the needs of students and faculty. Demonstrate excellent stewardship of the libraries’ funds. Create and oversee the budget for library materials, track spending throughout the fiscal year, and perform cost-use analysis of library materials. Create and update policies and procedures for acquisitions as needed. Resolve problems concerning purchased and received materials with vendors, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and receiving. Provide for the systematic and timely review and reporting of expenditures. Supervise, train, mentor, and evaluate the Acquisitions Assistant. Compile section of the libraries’ Annual Report that illustrates acquisitions activities. Negotiate film licensing and associated costs for public events on behalf of Pellissippi State campuses and departments. 
20% Electronic Resource Management
Manage access to electronic resources. Create and update links on the libraries’ webpages; configure, create, and update electronic collections in the libraries’ integrated library system; configure the libraries’ discovery system to publish content for student access in OneSearch; test on- and off-campus access to resources; investigate access issues; act as a liaison with IT to coordinate updates to EZproxy or single-sign-on products; and communicate with vendors to initiate access and resolve access issues. Compile the section of the libraries’ Annual Report that documents usage for individual electronic resource collections. 
20% Collection Development
Select materials to meet the needs of students and faculty. Coordinate collection development activities with subject and campus librarians, as well as faculty; review requests to ascertain appropriateness to libraries’ collection and resolve concerns with librarians or faculty. Formulate and update collection development policies and procedures and assist in the evaluation of goals and accomplishments of collection development. Contribute to department and program accreditation reports to show the libraries’ support of and impact on student success for college departments under review. 
10% Research Services
Provide in-person and virtual reference service and research assistance to the libraries’ users (students, faculty, adjuncts, staff, and community members) using appropriate information sources. Provide individual consultations for library research either in-person or by electronic means. 
10% Committees
Participate in College committees and projects as well as in departmental meetings and activities. Incumbent has a standing appointment to the Curriculum Development Committee.
 5% Instruction
Provide instruction to individuals and groups in classroom or workshop settings. Design classes, workshops, and online tutorials to instruct students, faculty, or staff in information literacy. Assist classroom faculty and adjuncts in the development of library or research assignments, library learning objects, and subject or course guides for their classes and in the use of other library resources.
 5% Academic Liaison
Serve as library liaison and subject specialist to selected academic departments to collaborate with faculty and staff in those departments to identify collection development needs, program review needs, and course development activities. This includes maintenance of library webpages for course or subject reference and attending department meetings and events on behalf of the libraries.
5% Professional Development
Maintains knowledge of current professional library practices related to processes and procedures, programs and software tools, and best practices for acquisitions, collection development, and electronic resource management. Engages in continued professional development in these areas as well as reference and instruction in libraries.
As needed                                                                                                                                                        Substitutes as needed for the Acquisitions Assistant, librarians providing reference or instruction, and for integrated library system administration.
Note: the College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.
Required Qualifications:                                                                                                                      
·         MLS/MLIS/MIS degree from an ALA accredited program at time of appointment.
·         At least two years’ experience working in libraries. 
(Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% credit of full-time work experience)
Preferred Qualifications:
·         Alma Administrator Certificate or equivalent. May become certified after hire.
·         At least two years’ experience managing budgets 
Location of Position: Hardin Valley Campus
A summary of our benefits can be found on online: at
Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application and resume. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed. 
Pellissippi State Community College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer 
If you have any problems or questions please contact Pellissippi State Community College’s Human Resources office at 865-694-6607 or by email at
If you are interested in this position, click on the link to the left to apply.

For details and to apply, use the external link provided. In order to be considered, you must complete an online application. Must be submitted by 2/17/2019. A TBR Institution/An AA/EEO College