The Collection Development Specialist works closely with the Collection Development Librarians to analyze the library’s collection needs, develop cost per use analyses, and fund allocation formulas. The Specialist will work on complex negotiations with library vendors and manage library contracts and licenses for electronic resources. The Specialist trains liaison librarians on acquisitions procedures and assists them with ordering new materials; works closely with the Bibliographic Control Coordinator to make sure that records for new materials are loaded in the catalog quickly and efficiently; evaluates and implements new methods of acquiring materials such as Patron Driven Acquisitions for books, videos, and journal articles; and works closely with the Library Budget Analyst to make sure that the collections budget is accurately allocated and tracked.
The library has an annual acquisitions budget of approximately $1,000,000 to acquire print and electronic materials that support the university’s academic programs. The primary purpose of this position is to manage the collection funds and to make sure that library purchases are processed efficiently and available to library patrons as soon as possible.
Closing date: Open until filled.