Title: Lead Librarian-Acquisitions
Employee Classification: Professional 52 Wks Non-Unit
Department: Instructional Resources
Salary Range: $70,607.00, Commensurate with experience
Who we are:
We are not-for-profit: St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.
We are a respected employer: For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.
We make an impact in the community: Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students. More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation. STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.
We value Diversity, equity & inclusion: STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.
What you get:
Benefits package [for full-time employees]: STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.
Opportunity to grow: Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.
Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents. Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.
Work/life balance: Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.
Commitment to wellness: STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.
The basics of this position:
Under the direction of the District Dean of Libraries, plans, organizes, and manages one or more centralized functional areas that are key components of the library infrastructure. The scope of responsibility includes all libraries and points of service delivery. The Lead Librarian oversees the virtual library environment and services and assists in long-term assessment and goal planning.
The Lead Librarian, Acquisitions provides leadership in acquisitions, cataloging, and collection management operations, including supervision of associated employees. They manage library purchasing and licensing activities and vendor negotiations. The Lead Librarian, Acquisitions provides leadership in data-driven decision-making and coordinates efforts to demonstrate return-on-investment for library resources. The position collaborates with library faculty, campus library managers, and systems librarians to proactively respond to college teaching and research needs and to ensure access to electronic resources.
What you'll do:
- Plans, implements, and leads projects and services supporting district-wide library operations and resource management.
Develops, recommends, and administers policies, procedures, and processes; monitors compliance.
Manages the administration of the integrated library system and other library-related information systems; oversees the integration of library resources on the web and with the College’s LMS.
Manages procurement activities working in collaboration with internal and external departments. Develops RFPs including the negotiation for vendor contract Terms and Conditions and Service Level Agreements.
Develops and maintains vendor partnerships; manages the execution of library-related contracts and licenses.
Coordinates collection development and management in collaboration with other library staff.
Analyzes a variety of complex data and information; performs statistical analysis and summarizes findings in applicable reports and surveys; performs assessments and usability studies; acts on results to improve services and implementations.
Designs and provides instruction and training on library systems and services; serves as end-user technical support.
Participates as a member of management teams; represents the Libraries in relevant regional and national forums.
Recruits and hires direct reports; manages staff to ensure optimum performance and support of the college objectives with emphasis on employee training and development; effectively utilizes the College performance evaluation system.
May assist with campus library functions to support the needs of students, faculty, and staff.
Serves on college committees and task forces.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Education, experience, and other requirements:
Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program in Library/Information Science, or its equivalent.
Five years experience as a lead in one or more functional areas of technical services.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to lead and work collaboratively in a team and consortia environment; apply effective written and oral communication skills to explain, clarify, analyze, and resolve complex library and consortia issues.