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Collection Development & Digital Resources Management Librarian
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seeks applications and nominations for the position of Collection Development & Digital Resources Management Librarian. This is a tenure-track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director and Dean of the Harrell Health Sciences Library (HHSL). The Librarian for Collection Development & Digital Resource Management is responsible for the evaluation, promotion, and management of all library collections. This position works closely with other librarians and basic sciences and clinical faculty at the Penn State College of Medicine and the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center to support the educational, research, and patient care missions of the institution. This position provides support for the acquisition, processing, and cataloging of library materials in partnership with University Libraries Acquisitions Services and Cataloging and Metadata Services units. The Collection Development & Digital Resource Management Librarian collaborates across University Libraries to manage print and electronic resource subscriptions, negotiate joint licenses, and administer the HHSL collections budget. It provides supervision of the Collection Access and Support Services Librarian. The position provides reference services and functions as a faculty departmental liaison to the Psychiatry, Comparative Medicine, Rheumatology, and Medical Humanities Departments. Penn State Harrell Health Sciences Library: Research and Learning Commons houses a small archive for the College of Medicine that this position manages. The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State's commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries' diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity.
This position requires an MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program (or equivalent); 3 years' experience as a liaison librarian providing instruction, reference, and research support; strong knowledge of print and digital information resources; proven budget management experience; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and collaboratively; and shows a strong commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion.
Preferred qualifications include experience in a health sciences library; experience working in collection development, acquisitions and cataloging; experience supervising staff and or faculty; experience working with an archive and demonstrated experience with current technologies such as online meeting systems, ILS systems, Microsoft products and specialized library research software.
Penn State Health/Penn State College of Medicine: Penn State College of Medicine confers the doctor of medicine degree and the Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree, and in conjunction with Penn States Graduate School, offers doctor of philosophy degrees in anatomy, bioinformatics and genomics, biomedical sciences, biostatistics, epidemiology, and neuroscience as well as a Ph.D in Public Health. The College of Medicine also offers Master of Science degrees in anatomy, laboratory animal medicine, public health sciences, homeland security, and neuroscience. The Penn State, Hershey campus is located in Hershey, PA a suburban community approximately twelve miles from Harrisburg, the state capital. The fourth largest employer in Central Pennsylvania, Penn State Health and the Penn State College of Medicine provide jobs for more than 10,000 area residents. For more information, see Facts and Statistics. Hershey Foods Corporation, also headquartered in Hershey, is Central Pennsylvanias second largest industry. Hershey is within a 3 hour drive of New York, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia.
Salary is commensurate with a candidate's qualifications, education, and experience. In addition to a competitive salary, full-time employees also receive a comprehensive benefits program, generous paid time off, and tuition discount for employees and eligible family members. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of four professional references (including email addresses). Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.