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Head of Library Collections and Electronic Resources - AdventHealth University - Orlando, FL

JOB SUMMARY

AdventHealth University, a Seventh-day Adventist institution located in Orlando, FL, specializes in the education of professionals in healthcare. Service-oriented and guided by the values of nurture, excellence, spirituality, and stewardship, the University seeks to develop leaders who will practice healthcare as a ministry. 
 
Head of Library Collections and Electronic Resources is a full-time non-tenure faculty librarian position reporting to the Library Director. The Head of Library Collections and Electronic Resources is a self-directed, user-oriented health sciences librarian who possesses the expertise, organization skills, and management skills to lead the library team in building collections that supports the teaching, research, and mission of the University. The primary role of the Head of Library Collections and Electronic Resources is to develop and maintain the libraries physical and electronic collections, including special and archival collections. The collections include health sciences collections, general education collections, and collections to support the mission of the University.  
 
The Head of Library Collections and Electronic Resources oversees each phase of building and maintaining collections of resources. This librarian in this position will identify vendors, trial electronic resources, negotiate terms and prices, make print and electronic resources discoverable online, troubleshoot access issues, evaluate resources via usage statistics, relevance, and other factors to determine whether to keep or remove them, and manage the deselection and withdrawal processes. 
 
As part of a small, integrated library team, the Head of Library Collections and Electronic Resources also works with other library staff to provide individual and group instruction (including guest lectures in classes) on library research skills in concert with other librarians and serves as a liaison to university departments. The Head of Library Collections and Electronic Resources actively participates in outstanding customer service, models the AHU Service standards, and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

• Effectively manages collection development/management functions and operations, assuring the high quality and ongoing excellence of library collections.  This process involves creating budgets, policies, procedures, priorities, and goals, as well as coordinating workflows, staffing, training, and special projects.
 
• Conducts environmental scans and assesses the collections needs, using data and other analyses, of the AdventHealth University community; creates and implements plans to select and deselect materials regularly.
 
• Provides leadership in the recommendation and application of new technologies related to collection development/management.
 
• Coordinates with vendors and the Head of Cataloging to acquire bibliographic records meeting appropriate standards for library resources.
 
• Ensures that resources are discoverable via the library’s discovery layer and other web platforms and works with the Digital Services Librarian to troubleshoot access issues.
 
• Reviews, negotiates, and obtains license agreements that meet best practices standards and that will provide the highest quality product for the best possible terms.  Works with various library consortia and organizations to participate in group purchasing when advantageous.
 
• Provides collections reports for university accreditation and program reviews.
 
• Ensures that there are current and relevant works by Seventh-day Adventist and other Christian authors to support the curriculum and for personal spiritual development.
 
• Actively participates on committees as assigned, including chair of library collection development meetings.
 
• Performs library research instruction as needed, including group and individual instruction in-person and via chat, phone, e-mail, or online screen-sharing platforms.
 
• Functions as a library liaison to AHU departments, as assigned
 
• Is actively involved in library professional service.
 
• Actively participates in ongoing continuing education, including credentialing in the Association of Health Sciences Professionals (AHIP)
 
• Conducts ongoing engagement in scholarship and research activities appropriate to faculty rank.
 
• Performs other library duties as assigned. 
 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

 REQUIRED:

  • American Library Association-recognized master’s degree in library and information science.
  • Three years of professional library experience in academic or health sciences libraries. 
  • Two years of successful collection development and collection management experience with health sciences resources.

PREFERRED:

  • Five years of professional library experience in academic or health sciences libraries.
  • An additional graduate degree in a health or life sciences field.
  • Two years of experience with health sciences media collection management and development, including licensing and purchase of streaming videos.
  • Experience coordinating access to electronic resources for local and remote users and troubleshooting access issues.
  • Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) credentialing.
 
JOB APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS 
 
Submit an application, CV, and two letters of recommendation from professional references through the AdventHealth Careers website,  https://adventist.taleo.net/careersection/ahs/jobdetail.ftl?job=2101123