Collection Development and Management Librarian - Tenure-Track

California State University-Fullerton


California State University Fullerton (CSUF) Pollak Library is seeking an energetic librarian who is innovative, technologically adept, and service oriented, with a background in collection development and management. The Collection Development and Management Librarian works in close collaboration with colleagues from across Library units in developing, evaluating, and assessing the Library’s collections in all formats. The Librarian will offer leadership and expertise in refining and repositioning collections in the context of emerging trends and the evolving learning, teaching, and research needs of the diverse CSUF community. As Pollak Library embarks on a new strategic plan and reorganization, the Collection Development and Management Librarian will have the opportunity to participate in the development of new structures and methods.

Librarians at CSUF have faculty status and are expected to meet promotion and tenure requirements, including scholarly and professional activities.



Chairs the Collection Development Team, working with colleagues from across the library to evaluate the collection needs of users, monitor collection use and need for adjustments, review product renewals and proposals, and discuss other collections-related issues.

Coordinates the process of subject librarian selection and deselection, including providing training as needed and overseeing the maintenance of approval and demand-driven-acquisition profiles.

Allocates and monitors the general collection materials budget.

Oversees deselection projects.

Serves as primary contact for collection evaluation activities such as proposals for new programs, department program reviews, accreditation reports, and internal assessments.

With the Electronic Resources and Acquisitions Librarians, reviews licenses and participates in the licensing workflow.

Coordinates the Library’s material gifts program, supervising 1-2 student assistants.

Provides leadership in the application of new technologies related to collection development and management.

Represents the Library on appropriate CSUF and CSU system committees or teams that promote collaboration among libraries in purchasing and sharing library materials and other resources.

Serves on department, Library, and University committees.



Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA- accredited institution or equivalent institution by the time of appointment.

Experience maintaining and developing collections in an academic or research library, including monitoring the general collection materials budget.

Strong leadership skills and the ability to work both independently and collegially on a team in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.

Well-developed analytical, organizational, and communications skills (oral, written, and interpersonal).

Evidence of interest in professional and scholarly activities.

Ability to interact effectively in a multicultural environment with co-workers, library users, and the wider campus community.



Experience with developing, managing, and maintaining approval and/or demand-driven-acquisitions plans.

Experience assessing electronic resource usage and performing product comparisons.

Experience with developing, managing, and sharing collections in a consortial environment.

Experience working with vendors and content providers, such as subscription agents, electronic resource providers, and publishers.

Awareness of accessibility requirements for websites and digital sources.

Awareness of the potential impact of emerging international movements (e.g., OA2020, Plan S, Controlled Digital Lending) on local and shared Collection Management and Development.

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Assistant professor / lecturer


North America

Fullerton , United States


United States



Assistant professor / lecturer

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