Our mission is to provide an environment where students can develop spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically while pursuing professional expertise integrated with Christian values.
Work Hours/Shift: Full Time / Day
You Will Be Responsible For:
Demonstrates behaviors at AdventHealth University in harmony with AHU’s “Four Words” of Nurture, Excellence, Spirituality, and Stewardship as well as AdventHealth’s Performance Standards of “Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own It.”
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.
What You Will Need:
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE 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.
The Faculty Library Associate Collections is a full-time non-tenure faculty librarian position reporting to the Library Director. The Library Associate Collections 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 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 Library Associate Collections 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 Library Associate Collections also works with other library staff to provide individual and group instruction (including classroom instruction) on library research skills in concert with other librarians and serves as a liaison to university departments. The Library Associate Collections actively participates in outstanding customer service, models the AHU Service standards, and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.
At AdventHealth, Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ is our mission. It calls us to be His hands and feet in helping people feel whole. Our story is one of hope — one that strives to heal and restore the body, mind and spirit. Our more than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in hospitals, physician practices, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers are committed to providing individualized, wholistic care.