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Employment Opportunities at the Gould Library

Collections Strategy and Development Librarian

Carleton College is seeking a Collections Strategy and Development Librarian. This position provides leadership, vision and strategic direction for the Carleton College Library in the development and management of its collections in all established and emerging formats, ensuring that the scope and caliber of library resources support the curriculum and mission of the college. Working collaboratively with library staff, faculty, and consortia partners, the position develops and implements collections policies and strategies and is responsible for acquisitions budgets, overseeing approval plans and collection evaluation.

Carleton College Library is a member of Bridge, a highly collaborative consortium with the St. Olaf College Libraries. As a member of the Bridge Consortium, the Collections Strategy and Development Librarian will work collaboratively and in tandem with peers at the St. Olaf College Libraries.       

This is a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month position, eligible for our generous benefits package.

The successful candidate must possess a Master’s of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited program; five years of progressively responsible professional experience related to collection development in an academic or research library; demonstrated ability to work proactively and effectively with faculty; demonstrated effective leadership in appropriate library management positions.

Carleton College is a residential campus with nearly 2000 students. Best known for its academic excellence and warm, welcoming campus community, Carleton offers 37 majors and 15 concentrations in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Carleton is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse group of faculty and staff.

Carleton is located in the picturesque community of Northfield, Minnesota, approximately forty miles south of the Twin Cities metro. The area provides opportunities for both indoor and outdoor enthusiasts and exposure to a diversity of cultures, interests, and lifestyles.

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Start Date: Summer 2015

Review of applications begins Monday, February 9, 2015.

We accept only online applications.

If you are in need of assistance with the application process, please contact the
Office of Human Resources at 507-222-7629.