Collection Development Librarian

at University of Wyoming Libraries (view profile)
Location 1000 E University Ave., Laramie, Wyoming
Date Posted December 16, 2020
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
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Education Requirements ALA-accredited MLS, MLIS or equivalent
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $52000
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Pay Grade 67 - UWYO Pay Matrix:


Assistant Librarian - Collection Development Librarian - (20003812)


The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities.  We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives.
Assistant Librarian - Collection Development Librarian
The University of Wyoming Libraries invites applicants for a Collection Development Librarian. This position is part of a team that acquires, maintains, and assesses library collections in support of learning, teaching, and research in alignment with the university's and Libraries' strategic directions.
This position reports to the Assistant Dean for Resource Discovery & Management.
  • Collaborate with the collections, acquisitions, electronic resources, discovery teams, and other teams, units, and departments to accomplish goals.
  • Work with university and library colleagues to ensure current collections meet an evolving and growing university's needs, with diverse viewpoints, interests, abilities, and perspectives, and support the university and libraries' strategic plans.
  • Make recommendations for budget allocations and expenditures in all formats.
  • Participate in Open Access publishing and Open Educational Resources initiatives.
  • Participate in the life cycle of collection activities including:
    • Selection, deselection, and evaluation of purchases
    • Renewal or nonrenewal decisions
    • Replacement, preservation, or withdrawal decisions
  • Interact and negotiate with vendors, publishers, and library consortia for selection and evaluation and library resources.
  • Represent the division and libraries on committees as requested.
  • Collaborate on gathering and evaluating data from multiple sources, including usage data, collection and expenditure data, and other data as needed for both decision making and reporting.
  • Train collaborating departmental faculty and staff on procedures as needed.
  • Document policies and procedures to ensure consistent practices.
  • Participate in qualitative and quantitative analyses to support informed recommendations on collection directions.
As a member of the library faculty, the successful candidate is expected to pursue an active and ongoing program of research, service, and professional development. (
UW Libraries are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace and strongly encourage applications from minority candidates, candidates with disabilities, and those with experience working in a multicultural environment. Diversity resources for the University of Wyoming and the community of Laramie can be found at For more information on UW Libraries, please visit



  • ALA-accredited MLS, MLIS or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1-year professional experience in an academic library
  • Demonstrated experience evaluating library resources and making recommendations for acquiring or withdrawing
  • Demonstrated experience with assessment techniques in libraries
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and contribute as a member of a team
  • At least one year of experience supporting or managing collections in an academic library
  • Experience using library systems to manage and provide discovery for resources
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Experience providing instruction, research consultation services, or workshops in an academic setting
Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: cover letter, resume or C.V. and contact information for four work-related references. Please ensure that any applicable documents related to this application are marked RELEVANT in the application process. Incomplete applications may not be considered.
This position will remain open until filled. Applications received by January 15, 2021 will receive full consideration.