Assistant Professor of Acquisitions & Collection Management Librarian


Position Title

Assistant Professor/Acquisitions and Collection Management Librarian




Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

The Collection Management Librarian will maintain and assess library collections in support of learning, teaching, and research in alignment with the library and university’s strategic direction. This position will develop as we meet the changing needs of the JU community.

Essential Job Duties

  • Performs original and copy cataloging of all formats based on current standards, database maintenance, and authority control. Provides best practices and up to date polices in cataloging and metadata.
  • Make recommendations for budget allocations and expenditures in all formats.
  • Participate in the life cycle of collection activities including: Selection, deselection, and evaluation of purchases. Renewal or non-renewal decisions. Replacement, preservation, or withdrawal decisions.
  • Collaborate on gathering and evaluating data from multiple sources, including data, collection and expenditure data, and data as needed for both decision making and reporting.
  • Builds and maintains expert level knowledge of modern acquisitions and collections operations, including acquisitions methods and collection strategies.
  • Actively participates as library liaison to selected divisions for acquisition of materials and provides specialized information services. Attends campus committee meetings, submit reports, and undertake special projects. Communicates and solicits input from faculty.
  • Designs, deploys, and maintains library LibGuides and links to online journal and database subscription and electronic resources.
  • Works with other librarians to promote end-user self-sufficiency. Participates with other librarians in an active library instruction program; helps develop appropriate teaching materials to meet faculty teaching objectives.
  • Provides reference services to students, faculty, and staff to help meet information and research needs in all available formats. Shares in providing reference services on scheduled nights and weekends with other librarians.
  • Participate in the development of library-wide policies, collection development, special projects, procedures, and goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Director of the Library.

Special Skills

  • Experience providing instruction, research consultation services, or workshops in an academic setting.

Work Conditions

  • Primarily indoor office environment.
  • Standard Library coverage hours.
  • Night or weekend hours.
  • Ability to travel as required.

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry equipment and materials weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, and reach.
  • Must be able to use a computer keyboard and other office machines.
  • Must have vision to read in print and on screen.
  • Must have hearing to communicate in person and on the phone.

Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement

  • Broad undergraduate education; master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association.

Minimum Work Experience

  • This is an entry-level academic library position. Minimum 1- year professional experience in an academic library.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of teaching experience. Experience creating documentation and reports and generating statistics to assess collections and /or acquisition plans.

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

All Jacksonville University employees who work on campus must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Documentation will be requested during onboarding. Our full vaccination policy is available online.

To Apply

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a Faculty Employment Application, which is available at /humanresources/docs/faculty-application.pdf. Materials may be submitted to This position will be open until filled.