Collection Development Librarian

Florida International University is a comprehensive university offering 340 majors in 188 degree programs in 23 colleges and schools, with innovative bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs across all disciplines including medicine, public health, law, journalism, hospitality, and architecture. FIU is Carnegie-designated as both a research university with high research activity and a community-engaged university. Located in the heart of the dynamic south Florida urban region, our multiple campuses serve over 50,000 students, placing FIU among the ten largest universities in the nation. Our annual research expenditures in excess of $100 million and our deep commitment to engagement have made FIU the go-to solutions center for issues ranging from local to global. FIU leads the nation in granting bachelor’s degrees, including in the STEM fields, to minority students and is first in awarding STEM master’s degrees to Hispanics. Our students, faculty, and staff reflect Miami’s diverse population, earning FIU the designation of Hispanic-Serving Institution. At FIU, we are proud to be ‘Worlds Ahead’! For more information about FIU, visit

Collection Development Librarian

Florida International University

The Steven & Dorothea Green Library at Florida International University seeks a collaborative, flexible, enthusiastic, innovative, and service-oriented librarian for the position of Collection Development Librarian. 

The Collection Development Librarian will play a key role in both the assessment of the FIU Libraries’ collection strategies and the maintenance of the collection itself.  The incumbent will participate in the compilation and reporting of statistical data for ongoing assessments of the library collection, assist in the selection and de-selection of library materials, and collaborate with subject liaisons to promote library collections.  The Collection Development Librarian works cooperatively with faculty and staff in all departments across the library to provide access to information, including but not limited to Acquisitions, Access Services, Information & Research Services, Serials, and Cataloging. The position reports to the Collection Development Officer.

As a library faculty member, the Collection Development Librarian is expected to participate in professional development, research, and service activities in order to meet the Libraries’ and University’s requirements for promotion.

Job Responsibilities

·         Incorporates data from a variety of sources (interlibrary loan, information library system (ILS), patron-driven acquisitions (PDA) program, etc.) and provides relevant statistical data and metrics to support collection analysis and development decisions. 

·         Assists the Collection Development Officer in the selection, de-selection, and assessment of the Libraries' collections and users' needs.

·         Coordinates the Libraries' gift materials program, which may include reviewing and processing incoming donations.

·         Assists in future transitions toward new library systems (e.g. Discovery, ERM or ILS) and procedures for acquiring and accessing learning resources, including PDAs.  Also participates in the development of policies for purchasing specialized resources, such as DVD’s and streaming media.

·         Works collaboratively across library departments to support library collections’ initiatives and streamline workflows accordingly.

·         Assists in the supervision of student workers, including monitoring OPS budgets and submitting departmental reports.

·         Serves the library, institution, and profession through participation in meetings, committee work, and research or other scholarly activities.

Required Qualifications:               

  • ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science.
  • Minimum 3 years of  relevant experience.
  • Extensive experience using Excel or Access for managing statistical data and generating reports.
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in collection management and acquisitions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in multiple formats.
  • Demonstrated professional behavior and excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team and problem solve creatively.

Desired Qualifications:

·         Work experience in collection development, acquisitions, or serials management.

·         Experience with library management systems, such as ExLibris’ Aleph.

·         Experience or working knowledge of rights management, copyright, and licensing trends.

·         Experience with developing and managing projects.

·         Experience in an academic library.

·         Supervisory experience

Non-tenured faculty status; rank and salary are competitive based on qualifications and experience.

About the Libraries:

For information about the FIU Libraries, please visit

Review of Applications:

Continues until the position is filled.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 507361 at  and must attach (a cover letter, a resume, and the names and contact information for 3 professional references) in a single pdf file.  All inquiries should be directed to Kawanna Bright, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, at To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by March 31, 2013. Review will continue until position is filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer.

Rev. 12/13/2012