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Resources & Development Position, Sacred Heart University Library, Fairfield, CT

About Sacred Heart University: Sacred Heart University, the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its main campus in Fairfield, Conn., located less than 60 miles from Manhattan and approximately 150 miles from Boston. With its five miles of shoreline, marinas, parks, open space and plenty of shopping and fine dining, Fairfield is consistently recognized as a top community in the Northeast in which to live.

In 2018 the town earned an A+ in a 'report card' by Niche on "Best Places to Live" in Connecticut. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland. It comprises more than 300 acres of land, including an 18-hole golf course and the former global headquarters of General Electric. Rooted in the 2000- year-old Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, Sacred Heart embraces a vision for social justice and educates students in mind, body and spirit to prepare them personally and professionally to make a difference in the global community.

More than 8,500 students attend the University's six colleges: Arts & Sciences; Health Professions; Nursing; the Jack Welch College of Business; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; and St. Vincent's College. Consistently recognized for excellence, The Princeton Review includes SHU in its guides, Best 382 Colleges-2018 Edition, "Best in the Northeast" and Best 267 Business Schools-2018 Edition. It also placed SHU on its lists for "Best College Theater" and "Most Engaged in Community Service," each of which comprises only 20 U.S. schools. U.S.News & World Report ranks SHU in its Best Colleges 2018 guidebook and calls SHU the fourth "Most Innovative School" in the North. The Chronicle of Higher Education also names SHU one of the fastest-growing Roman Catholic universities in its 2016 almanac.

Sacred Heart has a Division I athletics program. www.sacredheart.edu

Job Description: This position manages a dynamic, innovative and collaborative collection development program, ensuring that library print and digital resources meet the ever-changing needs of the diverse academic community at SHU, including assessing and analyzing patterns and levels of digital and tangible resource usage. This position also serves as a liaison to faculty in assigned subject areas, which involves meeting with faculty regarding curriculum needs, answering questions, and teaching information literacy.

Duties include:

Scholarly Resources: Participates in Library-wide planning and administration of all digital and print resource development and analysis; Develops plans for tangible and digital resource collection, collation, and assessment; Manages all functions integral to the development of library collections in all available formats; Organizes the resource development and assessment process for faculty and librarian liaisons and leads the liaison program; Establishes and revises the tangible and digital resource development budgets in collaboration with Director of Library Information and Budget; Uses statistical and analytic information to monitor and assess usage of digital and tangible resources; Assesses and manages all incoming gift books and other items, in collaboration with the University Librarian and University Advancement; Integrates Open Access resources into library resource management, including evaluation of quality, currency, and length of retention; Maintains professional contacts and stays abreast with developments in acquisitions and resources development, and copyright law and compliance by attending conferences and remaining up-to-date with the professional literature.

Faculty and Subject Liaison: Organizes and manages librarians' assignment and collaboration with departments, programs, and subjects; Assures regular contact and collaboration with faculty members in selected subject areas, most of which will be in the College of Arts and Sciences; Participates in the creation and maintenance of diverse learning objects for selected subject areas and applications with other librarians; Participates with other library professionals in providing reference and instructional services.

Other: Maintains professional contacts and stays abreast with developments in acquisitions and resources development, and copyright law and compliance by attending conferences and remaining up-to-date with the professional literature. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements: MLS from an ALA accredited library school; Experience in resource or collection development; Knowledge of contemporary collection development principles, and assessment and resource management and assessment applications; Excellent communication skills; Ability to work with faculty and library staff in a peer-to-peer organization; Second master's degree in a substantive area preferred.

Additional Information: Extensive use of computer and web applications.

Application Instructions: Please apply online, faxes and emails will not be accepted. A cover letter is appreciated. Sacred Heart University, rooted in the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and the Liberal Arts, embraces a vision for social justice, educates students in mind, body, and spirit to prepare them personally and professionally to make a difference in the global community.

Sacred Heart University aspires to achieve prominence through innovative teaching and learning while cultivating a campus community that is recognized as caring and creative.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Sacred Heart University encourages qualified members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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