DATE ENTERED: March 9, 2023
POSITION: Collections Strategist & Assessment Coordinator

LOCATION: Virginia Tech University Libraries, Blacksburg, VA
APPLY BY:  Review of applications begins 4/4/23

Collections Strategist & Assessment Coordinator

A/P Faculty Lecturer full-time appointment 

Job Description:

The Collections Strategist and Assessment Coordinator’s primary role is to assess the Libraries’
research collections, whether owned, subscribed to, shared, open, or otherwise made available
to the scholarly community at Virginia Tech and the community at large, in accordance with the
university’s land-grant mission. Reporting to the Director of Collections and Technical Services
and working in close collaboration with liaison librarians, the Head of Library Data Analytics, and other library units, the Collections Strategist and Assessment Coordinator will play a key role in acquiring, assessing, and promoting collections to support the high-quality research and
academic services on which the university community depends. Additionally, this role serves in
a liaison role to an academic department or unit.
- Develops and recommends strategies to manage the print and electronic collections of the University Libraries and best address current needs and priorities.
- Collects and analyzes usage statistics for annual reporting and collection management decisions.
- Monitors trends and best practices related to scholarly publishing, electronic resource access, discoverability, data harvesting, and usage analysis to enhance library services.
- Leads the development and implementation of local workflows and documentation related to the gathering and analysis of library collection data.
- Works collaboratively with department and other library staff to provide training and support.
- Promotes the library collection and services to the academic community.
- Provides support for inquiries related to collections data.


Required Qualifications:  

-ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent
-Demonstrated understanding of academic library collection analysis
-Demonstrated experience using assessment and evaluation methodologies and tools
-Excellent interpersonal, organizational, problem-solving, and time-management skills
-Excellent communication skills, especially when presenting data
-Experience using data visualization tools and techniques to communicate results
-Expertise in relevant software applications, such as Excel or statistical analysis software
-Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications:

- Advanced coursework or professional development activities related to assessment or
evaluation models in academic libraries
- Demonstrated successful supervisory or project management experience
- Experience with SQL query language
- Familiarity with data tools such as OpenRefine, Tableau, Trifacta, etc.
- Experience with library management systems/integrated library systems
-Familiarity with library collection tools such as Unsub and Celus
- Knowledge of COUNTER and SUSHI harvesting protocol

Employment Conditions:

Must have criminal background check
How to apply for this job: Applications must be submitted online at
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Employee Category:  A/P Faculty Lecturer regular full-time appointment,  $60,000 minimum dependent on education and qualifications
Department: Library
Work Location: Blacksburg, VA

Review Date:  April 4, 2023