ACQflash: Job Posting; Collection Management Librarian; Enoch Pratt Free Library; Baltimore, MD

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ENOCH PRATT FREE LIBRARY invites applications for the position of:
Librarian Supervisor I, Collection Management

SALARY:               Depends on Qualifications
OPENING DATE:               12/04/14
CLOSING DATE:                 01/30/15 11:59 PM


The Pratt Library is accepting applications for a Librarian Supervisor I, Selection Unit Supervisor for the Collection Management Department.

The Collection Management Department is scheduled to move off-site early 2015 due to a renovation of the Central Library. The successful candidate for this position will possess patience, vision, flexibility, and a sense of humor to guide the Selection Unit through the renovation process and beyond.

The Selection Unit Supervisor selects materials in all formats and age groups, and coordinates the work of 5 librarians who choose resources for the Central Library, 22 branch libraries, and 2 bookmobiles.

This position reports to the Manager of the Collection Management Department, who oversees Selection, Acquisitions, Technical Services, and Preservation.

The Central Library serves as the State Library Resource Center (SLRC), as well as the downtown branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library system, and the selection of resources reflects and supports the mission of both.

The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department/division.

Anticipate the needs and interests of a diverse user population to provide timely delivery of quality information resources to library branches and departments.
Supervise professional and support staff in the day-to-day operations of the Selection Unit, including training, mentoring, goal setting, evaluation, and the maintenance of related personnel records.

Monitor the expenditure of a $3 million materials budget and recommend allocation of funds in collaboration with CMD Manager.

Review and analyze Collection Assessment and Replacement Schedules to address resource needs and respond to branch and department feedback.
Assist branch and department staff with selection, evaluation, weeding, opening day collections, and other collection-related project work. Help train library staff in collection development practices and processes.
Collaborate with selectors to identify and implement new models of responsive and efficient collection development.

Conduct regular meetings of the Selection Unit, consulting with department head to determine priorities and accomplish goals.

Work closely and effectively with other unit heads to ensure timely and accurate purchasing, receipt, processing, and distribution of materials. Mediate on behalf of the unit to assess and resolve collection-related problems as needed.

Recommend strategies, policies, and procedures to improve collection development, and facilitate collaboration between CMD and other library departments.
Coordinate with Institutional Advancement staff to oversee the responsible and timely expenditure and reporting of grants and gift funds.
Along with department head and/or selectors, meet with publisher and vendor representatives to review, recommend, and evaluate library products and services.

Participate in departmental planning and goal setting in support of the library's strategic plans. Serve on library committees and demonstrates interest and engagement in library activities.
Track publishing trends and community interests, and seek out best practices for building relevant library collections and facilitating their use.
Maintain skills and knowledge through continuing education opportunities and participation in local, regional, and/or national professional activities.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university. Five years of librarian experience. Three years of supervisory experience. Familiar with MARC records and library integrated systems.

Desired Qualifications

Familiar with SirsiDynix. Project management experience. Experience in a public library and/or urban setting serving a diverse user population. Experience with web-based bibliographic and acquisitions tools, such as Baker & Taylor's Title Source and Ingram's iPage. Genuine curiosity and a commitment to lifelong learning, with a broad range of interests and reading background

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Demonstrated ability and enthusiasm for existing & emerging technologies. Familiarity with MARC records and integrated library systems (SirsiDynix preferred). Knowledge of current trends in print, non-print, and electronic resource publishing, access, and acquisition. Understanding of the reading interests and demands of adults, young adults, and children. Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully, verbally and in writing, with customers and colleagues. Ability to meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities.


Must be eligible to for MD Librarian Certification within 90 days of hire.
Drug & Alcohol Testing
Those under final consideration for appointment will be required to submit to drug and alcohol testing.

Position of Trust

Those under final consideration for appointment will be required to authorize the release of and successfully complete a criminal conviction check.

Enoch Pratt Free Central Library Renovation
We are excited to announce a major renovation of the Central Library beginning in mid-2015. The library building will remain open throughout the renovation and continue to provide full service to patrons. For more information on the renovation, see



Kathleen D'Angelo, M.S.L.S.
Collection Management Department Manager
Enoch Pratt Free Library/Maryland State Library Resource Center
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD  21201
(410) 396-5471 (phone)
(410) 396-4441 (fax)

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