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Collection Development Librarian, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Collection Development Librarian, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Library Assistant/Associate Professor



The University of Vermont Bailey/Howe Library seeks an innovative, collaborative and versatile professional for the position of Collection Development Librarian. One of the fundamental responsibilities of the Collection Development Librarian is to assess curricular needs across the university and support effective teaching and research with the most appropriate information resources. This position reports to the Director of Collection Management Services and works closely with subject liaisons at Bailey/Howe Library and selection librarians at Dana Medical Library and Special Collections/University Archives.


The successful candidate will have a firm grasp of current scholarly content available via electronic and print options while also focusing on discovery and access beyond ownership: open access initiatives, institutional repositories and data mining initiatives. Knowledge of the scholarly communication landscape and standard criteria for measuring resource use and impact is essential. This position requires the ability to work with campus partners to demonstrate the value of the library's collections to academic departments in an era of increasing demand for accountability. The Collection Development Librarian will join the University Libraries during an exciting period of transition to a new collections model that focuses on interdisciplinary research and incorporates the expertise of subject librarians and faculty.



Manages the selection, assessment and disposition of resources in all formats. Oversees user focused collections including patron driven and evidence based acquisitions. Performs collection analysis to determine effectiveness in meeting campus community needs.  Coordinates activities of the Collections Team to prioritize new resource requests and renewals.


Leads collection development activities including assessment, selection, and deselection of print, nonprint, electronic resources, and gifts in all subject areas. Manages the approval plan. Manages staffing resources in coordination with the E-Resources/Acquisitions Librarian. Collaborates with subject liaisons, faculty, academic departments and programs to ensure that UVM library collections are robust and discoverable. May serve as a liaison to subject areas, if assigned. Engages in scholarly activities and service to the library, the university and the library profession.


To Apply:

For further information about this position, refer to job posting #F1143PO or to apply on-line with a cover letter and curriculum vitae, please visit our website at:; telephone 802-656-3150. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than Friday, October 26, 2018.


The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

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