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Librarian - University of Valley Forge - Phoenixville, PA


The librarian is responsible for overall library administration, services, and physical facility. The successful candidate will manage the library staff and student workers.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Oversight of Technical and Public Services operations including, cataloging, collection development, electronic resources, and assessment.
  • Establish a vision for resources, facilities, and services of the library to meet the needs of local and remote students, faculty, and staff. 
  • Plan for and implement institutional archives including curation, cataloging, and displays. Develop strategic goals for the library in keeping with the mission of the University.
  • Develop the library budget plan and manage the approved budget. 
  • Develop and implement library policies and procedures to optimize library support for teaching and research. 
  • Develop and maintain beneficial partnerships with relevant library networks and consortia. 
  • Participate in institutional governance through faculty meetings, committee service, and other appropriate means. 
  • Provide information literacy aligned with ACRL standards.
  • Promote library resources, services and facilities to the University community.
  • Ensure statistics are gathered and reported, including (IPEDS), surveys, self-studies, and analyses of library resources, services and facilities
  • Oversight of subscription database services including contract negotiations and adherence.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program 
  • Experience using OCLC services, and knowledge of national cataloging standards
  • Familiarity with SirsiDynix ILS system is preferred.
  • Three to five years of progressive experience in an academic library setting is required.
  • A proven record in working successfully with diverse populations
  • A positive attitude and ability to plan and adapt to change
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with University departments and cross-functional teams
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in use of Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and related applications
  • An openly committed Christian, living a Spirit-filled life (Acts 2:4, Ephesians 5:18ff); affirming a doctrinal position consistent with Assemblies of God beliefs



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