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Collections Strategies and Services Librarian, Keene State College, Keene, NH

The Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking a Collections Strategies and Services Librarian (CSS), a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. The CSS librarian provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for Mason Library's physical and digital collections in established and emerging formats and media. As a tenure-track position, it also includes responsibilities in teaching, service, and scholarship. Position has a start date of August 2019.

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The CSS librarian develops and implements collection policies and processes, sets priorities for collection evolution and direction, and works with library colleagues to coordinate access to resources and create collections assessment cycles that are evidence-based and user-focused. The CSSlibrarian identifies and develops opportunities for students and faculty to utilize library collections in teaching and learning. The CSS librarian is an active collaborator with key campus partners in promoting the effective and meaningful use of Mason Library collections that support the curricula and mission of the college.


Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing collection policies and processes.• Oversight and coordination of acquisitions budgets with the library dean.
  • Selection, management, and assessment of collections through purchase, subscription, donation, OER, or open access. Communication and negotiations with vendors.
  • Coordination with library systems, technical and access services, and acquisitions on all aspects of collection management.
  • Participation in ongoing development of the campus institutional repository, KSCommons.
  • Outreach to campus colleagues to promote collaboration on collection development and to offer opportunities for integrating library resources into classroom and research settings to support student success and retention.

The CSS librarian will participate in initiatives to develop students' information literacies. In addition, the library faculty deliver a 20-credit minor in Information Studies. The CSS librarian will contribute to teaching courses in the minor and to teaching in the Integrative Studies Program (college general education curriculum). Scholarship and creative endeavors as well as college service are essential components of the position.

Mason Library is located in the middle of the Keene State College Campus. We offer an innovative student Research & Writing Fellows peer support program, primary source literacy curriculum, and Archives which house significant collections. Library faculty and staff are active partners in a variety of Open Education (including OER) initiatives on campus. The library faculty value progressive ideas and collaboration and are committed to student-centered teaching. We are looking for a colleague who is interested in trying new approaches and contributing to a positive and supportive professional environment. Our goals include integrating the philosophies of social justice and diversity in all aspects of our work. We seek a new colleague committed to those values.


At Keene State College, we share an appreciation of diversity, equity and multiculturalism as key elements to academic excellence. We seek faculty with a desire to provide support, mentorship and direction to prepare students to work within diverse communities. One of our aspirations is to develop social change agents with the knowledge, skills and experience to compassionately engage with their future employers, peers and those they serve from diverse backgrounds. Faculty actively engage in collaborative work and service within the department and across the College to advance future-thinking curricular and co-curricular approaches that strengthen our Liberal Education focus and achieve the College's goals for inclusion and excellence as outlined in the College's Strategic Plan.

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online: 

  • Letter of Application 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation*

*Note: You will not be able to upload letters of reference to the job portal when you apply. At the time of application you will be asked to supply the contact information for three references. These references will receive an email asking them to submit a letter of recommendation to your application.

Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the College's discretion. Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by January 22, 2019.

Posting Number: PF0226FY19


Acceptable Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library/information studies degree required by August 1, 2019;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the role of the library's collections, and OER, scholarly communication in supporting research, teaching, and learning;
  • Experience managing complex projects and working collaboratively with stakeholders;
  • Experience gathering and analyzing data; coursework in or experience providing effective information literacy instruction;
  • Experience teaching;
  • Experience providing user-centered services grounded in a commitment to equity and diversity;
  • Demonstrated skill in time management, organization and problem-solving, communication and team work.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using collection management support tools including an ILS, Excel, COUNTER;
  • Experience with collection analysis of print and electronic resources, including open access and OER especially as part of a library collection;
  • Experience with acquisitions budgets, consortial purchasing, and vendor negotiations;
  • Experience teaching undergraduate students.


Salary is in accordance with the prevailing Collective Bargaining Agreement; rank minimum for Fall 2019 is $69,840 for Assistant Professors. Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package.

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.



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