Collections & Acquisitions Librarian

Website California State University, Dominguez Hills

The successful candidate will serve two roles: as the unit lead for the work and staff in the Collections, Access, and Processing Department (CAPS) and as a member of the Reference, Instruction, & Outreach Services (RIOS) librarian team directing the collection management work of subject liaison librarians. The position will have the following core responsibilities:

  • Direct and oversee the work of Library Services Specialist staff and/or student workers in the Collections, Acquisitions, and Processing (CAPS) unit;
  • Collaborate with Open Educational Resources (OER) librarian on managing purchases for the Affordable Learning $olutions (AL$) program;
  • Collaborate with the Digital Initiatives Librarian on CSU-wide open access initiatives and cataloging of CSUDH theses and dissertations;
  • Communicate effectively with the Electronic Resources Librarian regarding new electronic acquisitions in order to ensure access;
  • Coordinate the process of subject liaison librarian selection and deselection, including providing training as needed and overseeing the creation and maintenance of approval and demand-driven-acquisition profiles;
  • Work with vendors and consortia to identify products, arrange trials, and negotiate licenses for resources;
  • Monitor library acquisitions budgets and provide recommendations to the Dean of the Library on collections spending;
  • Participate in departmental efforts in information literacy, including student learning outcomes assessment and teaching in the general education program;
  • Effectively provide research help through general reference services that include instant message chat, phone, email, in-person, and individual research consultations;
  • Participate in department outreach to new students and other university community populations as part of the RIOS team;
  • Engage in scholarship and service to the university and profession

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