JOB: Collections/Systems Librarian And Subject Specialist (Temporary), Saint Mary’S College Of California, Moraga


Founded in 1863, Saint Mary’s is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary’s currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary’s offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary’s reputation for excellence, innovation, and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning, and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.


Reporting to the Dean for Library and Academic Resources, this temporary position assists in collection development and systems management. As assigned, this individual will be a subject liaison responsible for collection development, general and subject specialized reference, and information literacy instruction working with students and faculty.
Plans and leads Collection Development Team meetings in collaboration with the Dean, Library and Academic Resources. In consultation, establishes, monitors and assesses annual collection development goals. Communicates collection development issues and needs to other teams and to Library Management. Represents the library’s collection and supporting services to campus groups and constituencies as appropriate. Prepares and analyzes collection statistics and trends and communicates these through regularly published reports. Assesses the quality of the Library Collection and its capacity to support the research and learning needs of the College’s students, faculty and staff.
1. Collections/Technology:
• Works with Interim Dean to assist in collection management responsibilities
• Maintains library specific software and supports library staff in its use
• Troubleshoots all library systems and electronic resources
Open URL linking
Acquisitions ordering and tracking systems Serials Management Systems
Discovery Layer interface

Assists in preparation of data and analysis of Library services for use in reports – working in collaboration with the Collection Management Team in the collection and analysis of usage statistics

2. Library Liaison:
Subject Specialist (Art/Art History, Performing Arts, and World
• Serves as a member of the liaison team to provide subject-specific instruction, collection development, and research services to meet the needs of students, staff, and faculty in assigned academic and co-curricular departments
• Promotes Library resources and services to assigned academic and co-curricular departments
• Serves as collection development coordinator for assigned liaison areas
• Provides instruction and research consultations for students, staff, and faculty in liaison departments. Provides course-integrated information literacy instruction
• Develops print and online research guides for assigned academic and co-curricular departments
3. Reference Service:
• Serves as a member of the Reference/Research Services Team
• Provides research advice and assistance in all modes of delivery to SMC students, faculty, and staff, as well as non-College users
• Fulfills day, night, and weekend desk hours as scheduled
• Actively participates in Reference Team meetings
4. Other Duties as Assigned.

Experience and Qualifications

REQUIRED: ALA-accredited MLS
PREFERRED: second subject Master’s
1. Minimum 7 years professional Librarian experience required. Position will be appointed at the Associate Librarian rank. (SMC library and do not have tenured status.)
2. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively coordinating efforts of others across departmental lines and successful experience working in a team environment.
3. Substantial knowledge of publishing marketplace and trends, including awareness ofNISO standards and emerging standards and recommended practices.
4. Demonstrated successful experience as a subject selector and experience and knowledge of collection development processes required.
5. Successful track record of administering and allocating complex, multi-disciplinary budgets.
6. Demonstrated understanding of and experience with collection development budget allocation models and best practices.
7. Proven success at supervising and managing diverse staff with time-dependent, highly detailed and technical responsibilities.
8. Significant experience coordinating professional staff effectively without direct supervisory responsibility.
9. Technical experience using national bibliographic utilities required.
10. Experience working with library consortia and vendors for the purchase of electronic resources, including license agreement negotiation.
11. Substantial experience with major integrated library systems required, preference given to candidates with experience with Innovative Sierra.
12. Desired experience supervising technical staff who manage, develop and troubleshoot highly technical systems including hardware and software, such as integrated systems incorporating acquisitions and serials control modules.
13. Prefer experience with acquisitions processes including vendor selection, establishment of funds tracking; periodicals and electronic resources tools including Open URL, ERM’s, Serials List management.
14. Desired experience providing reference and instruction to a variety of users.
15. Excellent organization, written and communication skills are essential.
1. Proven abilities in problem-solving and troubleshooting complex integrated library systems including systems that work across multiple vendors such as integrated library systems, vendor purchasing systems, invoicing systems, and Discovery layer products.
2. Subject expertise in areas in which the college teaches undergraduate or graduate courses prefen-ed.

Supplemental Information

Application Instructions: Please apply online at
Include a cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications and are prepared to support the mission of the College

  1. A resume
  2. The name and contact information for three (3) professional references.
  3. In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent authorizing a broader inquiry which may include reference checks, a motor vehicle check, and a third party background check.

Saint Mary’s is an equal employment opportunity employer. We support inclusive excellence and are committed to creating a safe and welcoming community for all.
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