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Collection Management Librarian
Fordham University in New York, New York
Date Posted 05/19/2022
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Collection Management Librarian

Law School Library, Lincoln Center

Fordham University

Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City. Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools.

  • Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
  • We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents
  • A generous immediate employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
  • As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
  • As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.
  • University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Position Summary

The Collection Management Librarian leads efforts to identify, select, and provide access to electronic information sources as well as managing print serials and continuations and supervising support staff. This position also includes some reference responsibilities including library liaison assignments and reference desk coverage.

Essential Functions

  • Coordinates the selection, acquisition, de-selection, and other aspects of collection development for the library, including co-chairing bi-weekly Acquisitions committee meetings.
  • Works with the Deputy Director, faculty, law school centers and institutes, and library staff to develop, expand, and enhance the library’s collection.
  • Leads interdepartmental library efforts to identify, select, and provide access to electronic resources, including collaboration with the University libraries and consortia.
  • Manages library online resources including setting up database trials, negotiating purchasing & licensing agreements, managing license compliance issue, and evaluating usage statistics.
  • Manages all aspects of serials and continuations activities, including the supervision of three full-time support staff.
  • Administers the serials and electronic resources module of the integrated library system.
  • Develops, maintains, and oversees vendor relations
  • Helps to develop and coordinate policies and procedures for the Technical Services department.
  • Provides reference assistance to law students, faculty, and administrators at the reference desk.
  • Serves as a library liaison to a limited number of law school faculty.
  • Teaches introductory legal research in a required first-year research course and may participate in teaching advanced legal research courses.
  • Develops an interest and proficiency in new and emerging law and library technologies.
  • Serves as the federal depository program designated contact.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Ability to work some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.

Required Qualifications

  • M.L.S. or equivalent from an A.L.A, accredited library school.
  • J.D. from an A.B.A. accredited law school or equivalent non-U.S. law degree.
  • 1 year experience in an academic/law library is preferred; will train as necessary.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective analytical and organization skills.
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces Inc. systems and Serials Solutions preferred
  • Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with OCLC and MARC formats and knowledge of legal publishing industry.
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces Inc. systems and Serials Solutions.



APPLY HERE: https://careers.fordham.edu/postings/3006


Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.

Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.

Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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