DATE ENTERED: July 7, 2017
POSITION: Collection Development Librarian
LOCATION: Arlington Public Library, Arlington, VA
APPLY BY:  July 20, 2017

SALARY: $55,660.80 – $89,107.20 Annually

POSITION INFORMATION: The Adult Services Collection Development Librarian works in coordination with the Collection Development Manager to manage the centralized adult collection development program for the library system, and ensures that collection directions and decisions are coordinated across genres, collections, and formats.  Collection Development is part of a Materials Management Division that centrally reviews, selects, acquires, catalogs, and processes all materials for a system that includes a Central Library and seven branches. The selected candidate will participate actively in library adult services teams and support front-line staff by providing relief at the adult services reference desk.

Duties include:  

  • Selecting system-wide adult library materials in print and electronic formats in English and other languages within the appropriated budget allotments;
  • Evaluating adult collections and recommending collection development policy and procedures;
  • Planning and managing adult collection development initiatives and collection maintenance activities;
  • Training staff in the use of collection development and management tools, policies, and procedures;
  • Analyzing system statistical data and applying it to collection decisions to meet collection goals;
  • Collaborating with public services staff on collection management;
  • Providing programming support for system-wide initiatives; and
  • Developing and maintaining effective community partnerships.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, plus two years’ professional experience providing library services with at least one year in collection related work.

Preference may be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: managing a centralized collection development process; experience with a variety of vendor selection databases and/or online acquisitions systems; selecting library materials in Spanish and/or other non-English languages.

Online application required: