UNIVERSITY OF ROEHAMPTON

Collection Development Librarian

Location
London (GB)
Posted
06 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
05 May 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Collection Development Librarian 
Job reference   RU00651 
Job category/type  Non-Academic/Support 
Department: Library, Technology and Media Services
Full time, 35 hours per week

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Liaising closely with colleagues in Library Services to lead collection development practices that are user driven and evidence based.
  • Coordinate data collection activities across library services and other departments to inform strategic priorities.
  • Lead in data analysis to facilitate evidence based decision-making using collection management tools.
  • Make recommendations for collection development based on usage and engagement indicators for our collections.
  • Coordinate physical and digital collections collection management schedule e.g. de-selection of materials, subscription reviews in consultation with others in Library Services.
  • Provide timely information to support liaison and consultation activities lead by Academic Engagement team in consultation with the team leader.
  • Develop collection and usage profiles for academic departments or programmes; link these to collection development systems and processes.
  • Be responsible for providing line management, e.g. induction, probation, appraisals, training and development, regular face to face communications with direct reports.
  • Contribute and provide expert advice for the evaluation and development of new services, resources and technologies to enhance collections and collection management activities.
  • Attend and contribute to meetings, briefings, and committees; lead projects and working groups within remit.
  • Undertake any other duties as may reasonably be required by the line manager or other senior colleagues.