Scholarly Resources Librarian—Search Extended

Scholarly Resources Librarian—Search Extended
Pepperdine University Libraries, based in Malibu, CA overlooking the Pacific Ocean, seeks an enthusiastic and experienced leader to manage a collaborative collection development program that supports teaching and learning. With a materials budget of over $1.3 million, this position advises the purchase of both electronic and print resources, engages students and faculty, and joins a team of forward-thinking librarians. This position works closely with the Instructional Design Librarian andreports to the Associate University Librarian for Information Resources, Collections, and Scholarly Communication.

Responsibilities: The Scholarly Resources Librarian coordinates librarians in collaborative collection development activities including assessment, selection, resource trials, de-selection, and outreach to faculty; monitors long-term collection development commitments such as approval plans, serial subscriptions, patron-driven acquisitions, and electronic purchases vs. leasing programs; negotiates licenses and contracts; develops good working relationships with vendors and consortia; communicates effectively with technical services and systems regarding acquisitions and access issues; manages the production and analysis of statistics relating to collections and their use, as well as comparative analysis with peer institutions; monitors trends in collection development in academic libraries; implements best practices to achieve library collection goals and objectives; and serves as a library liaison in assigned subject areas which includes teaching information literacy classes.


Salary and Rank: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. This is a full-time, ranked librarian position with generous insurance benefits and employer-funded retirement options.

Qualifications:  Required: A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school; at least three years of relevant experience in an academic library showing progressive responsibility in the area of collection development including management of materials budgets, vendor contracts, and licenses; the ability to lead and work within a collaborative environment; excellent analytical, organizational, and oral and written communication skills; proficiency with spreadsheets and analytical tools; excellent presentation and negotiation skills.

To apply: Please apply at and attach a letter of application, a resume, and the names and contact information for three references. Pepperdine University is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law.

Pepperdine University is an independent, medium-sized university enrolling approximately 7,700 students in five colleges and schools. Seaver College, the School of Law, the Graduate School of Education and Psychology, the Graziadio School of Business and Management, and the School of Public Policy are located on the University’s 830-acre campus overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu. Courses are taught in Malibu, at four graduate campuses in Southern California, permanent program facilities in Washington, D.C., and at international campuses in Germany, England, Italy, Switzerland, Argentina, and China.

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