Acquisitions & Collection Development Librarian at the University of Memphis – Memphis, TN

Position Summary

This faculty position is for the Acquisitions & Collection Development Librarian at the University Libraries, a member of a team of librarians in Collection Management. Collection Management includes the key functional areas of Acquisitions, Collection Development, Electronic Resources Management, and Interlibrary Loan. The Acquisitions & Collection Development Librarian is responsible for providing leadership for the processes and activities involved in the purchase or receipt of all Libraries resources regardless of format. S/he works to ensure that the University Libraries acquires appropriate resources to address the information needs of the students and faculty of the University. With library vendors, s/he works to craft agreements and establish discounts for the purchase of Libraries resources. S/he supervises the Acquisitions and Collection Development staff in the unit. In cooperation with other faculty in the unit, assists the Coordinator of Collection Management and participates in determining and planning strategic directions for Collection Management. As a member of the University Libraries’ faculty, s/he participates in the Libraries’ Collection Development Program, serves as subject liaison to assigned department(s). May participate in the User Instruction Program, provide user assistance at the Research Assistance Desk and through the Libraries’ Chat Service on a scheduled basis.


Minimum Position Qualifications

This is a 12 month, tenure track, faculty position that requires an ALA accredited M.L.S. degree and appropriate, relevant library work experience. Faculty members are expected to conduct research, provide professional service, and publish their work in appropriate professional publications. A second graduate degree is required to be eligible for tenure and/or promotion.


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