81 SPEC Kit 352: Collection Assessment
Outreach Librarian, Biology/Sciences
Cultivates a deep understanding of the resource needs of faculty and students regularly consults with
faculty regarding library resources
Participates in ongoing collection assessment and management activities
Monitors collection development funds in assigned areas
Collaborates with the Data Librarian to provide data management support
Miscellaneous Duties: 10%
Maintains currency with library functions, resources, practices and procedures
Participates in and contributes towards River Campus Libraries and University committees, meetings, and
Maintains professional collaborations with River Campus Libraries colleagues and other campus
Contributes to the profession through active participation in conferences, associations, research, writing,
Performs other duties as assigned
B. Required Qualifications &Competencies
Specific to this position
Post-graduate degree in the field of library and information science from an A.L.A. accredited institution,
or significant expertise supported by substantial library career experience
A degree or significant coursework in the sciences or biological sciences
Knowledge of biology and bioinformatics resources
Expertise and experience in one or more of the following areas: instructional design and delivery
assessment digital scholarship scholarly communication and publishing e-content, including e-books
intellectual property and copyright.
Prefer a minimum of two years’ experience in an academic library environment
Demonstrated success in working with faculty, students, and library colleagues
Working knowledge of various assessment measurement systems
Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills
Self-starter who is comfortable with ambiguity
Competent with a variety of technologies and devices
Outstanding interpersonal skills and abilities and comfortable working in a team environment
Commitment to diversity
River Campus Libraries Requirements:
Strong commitment to building and nurturing positive relationships among users and colleagues with a
proven ability to work in a collaborative environment
Demonstrated assertiveness and diplomacy
Proven willingness to pursue additional education and skills development to complement the learning
environment reflected in a progressive academic setting
Demonstrated organizational skills in a broad range of situations
Collegial and contributory member of the team and of the River Campus Libraries as a whole
User focused and committed to service excellence with all users
Solution focused, identifying synergies and opportunities to benefit users
Professional, organized and prepared
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