Collection Development Librarian (Youth Materials) | St. Charles City-County Library

Posted on Apr 22, 2022

Collection Development Librarian (Youth Materials)

Full Time

General Administrative Office, St. Peters, MO

The St. Charles City-County Library is seeking a Librarian who is a strategic shopper and passionate reader to select materials for the youth collections in all of our eleven locations, plus bookmobile.  From board books for toddlers to young adult literature and everything in between, the Collection Development Librarian will find, share, and promote materials for our library’s young customers.

You will be working in a dynamic full-time position, collaborating with the Collection Services Department, and librarians and staff at locations large and small.  Team players only!  We want staff to engage the community and consider their wants, but also closely monitor what they actually use and respond to their needs.  You will develop new collections, evaluate current collections, and brainstorm promotion and merchandising for all of it!  If this sounds like a dream come true, please apply.

Requirements:

  • Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited program required.
  • One (1) year related experience in preferably in collection services.
  • Public Library experience preferred.

We offer a full benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance, retirement plan, deferred compensation (457) plan, FSA and generous time off. Starting salary is $47,358.

Our eleven library branches serve all residents of St. Charles County by providing a robust collection of materials, many classes and events, and superior customer experiences.  Every day we get to live our mission: to inspire, to inform, and to enhance connections across St. Charles County. The future looks bright - join us!

We appreciate your interest in the Library District, but due to the high volume of responses we may only be able to contact those applicants that we wish to interview.

The St. Charles City-County Library is committed to diversity and inclusion.  The Library provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or military status.

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Please see the following job description for more information.

Description Number:            185
Position Title:                        Collection Development Librarian
Salary Grade:                        18
FLSA Classification:             Exempt
Reports To:                            Director of Collection Services
Revision Date:                       05.31.2018

Position Summary:

The Collection Development Librarian has responsibility for collection development functions including selecting, overseeing and systematic weeding of the collection for all branch locations. The Collection Development Librarian works cooperatively with library managers and community members to identify the needs of the staff and public and develops plans to meet those needs. Assignments are given in broad terms of general objectives and the work is performed with independent judgement and initiative.

Essential Functions:

  1. Works with the Collection Services Group, District Managers, and other Public Service staff to respond to the needs of the customers.
  2. Coordinate the development of a balanced collection for the District.
  3. Monitor collection usage; identify high usage items that may need to be replaced; identify items for withdrawal or removal; organize systematic weeding projects for the District.
  4. Evaluate and respond to customer purchase suggestions.
  5. Coordinate gift materials and recommend inclusion in District collections.
  6. Recommend policies and procedures that impact the collection
  7. Work closely with District staff to promote usage of our collections
  8. Communicate effectively with all branches and departments on collection development issues.
  9. Attend administrative meetings or Board meetings, as needed.
  10. Participate in community outreach events, as needed.

Duties:

  1. Under the direction of the Director of Collection Services, assist with developing the annual materials budget.
  2. Purchase materials that meet customer needs while adhering to the SCCCLD collection guidelines and the approved materials budget lines.
  3. Stay current on the popular reading and research needs of library customers.
  4. Actively monitor collection development and readers advisory trends.
  5. Track data and trends through various statistics, programs, and software in order to understand community’s collection needs.
  6. Work collaboratively with staff members to solve problems within collection development.
  7. Participate on special project teams focused on system-wide goals and programs.
  8. Participate in professional development and continuing education activities, including  ongoing review of professional literature.
  9. Carry out duties in accordance with the District’s Code of Ethics.

Skills:

  1. Knowledge of collection management software and vendor websites
  2. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  3. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, Google tools or other general office software.
  4. Strong technology skills, including the ability to learn new and changing technologies and to problem solve using a variety of software and systems.
  5. Ability to create and present basic training sessions on collection development for staff.
  6. Ability to interact pleasantly and positively with customers and staff, and work effectively as part of a team.

Essential Physical Abilities - Accomplished with or without reasonable accommodation.

  1. Ability to sit for long periods of time.
  2. Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing to communicate well with staff and customers.
  3. Sufficient vision to review a wide variety of library materials, written correspondence, reports and related materials in both electronic and hard copy form.
  4. Sufficient personal mobility to attend meetings at various locations within the District.

Education and Experience:

  1. Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited program required.
  2. One (1) year related experience in preferably in collection services.
  3. Public Library experience preferred.

The job description is not intended to be all-inclusive.  Employees may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the Library.

Requirements

Education and Experience

  1. Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited program required.
  2. One (1) year related experience in preferably in collection services.
  3. Public Library experience preferred.

Salary

$47,358 per year

Location

St. Charles City-County Library
77 Boone Hills Drive
St. Peters, MO 63376
United States

How to apply

For immediate consideration, submit a cover letter and resume along with completed SCCCL Application by priority deadline of Monday, May 2, 2022. 

Application materials can be emailed to jobs@stchlibrary.org

or mailed to

SCCCL
Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 529
St. Peters, MO 63376.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

We appreciate your interest in the Library District, but due to the high volume of responses we may only be able to contact those applicants that we wish to interview.

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