Collection Analysis Specialist

Fairfax, VA
Salary commensurate with experience and educational background.
Sep 20, 2022
Oct 13, 2022
Full Time
Collection Analysis Specialist The Collections Strategy Department at the George Mason University Libraries is looking for an innovative and collaborative person for the position of Collection Analysis Specialist. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. About the Position:Reporting to the Head, Collections Strategy, this position facilitates the collection development work of the department, with major assignments in monograph (print and ebook) collection analysis & assessment, Curriculum-Driven Acquisitions, and electronic resources management.The Collection Analysis Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Libraries' collection analysis program, with a focus on print and electronic monographs. This work may include, but is not limited to: conducting analyses of existing monograph collections; reporting the outcomes of collection development programs (including approval plans, Patron-Driven Acquisitions, and Curriculum Driven Acquisitions) to subject librarians and other internal stakeholders; evaluating and recommending adjustments to program parameters to maintain collection balance and support for academic programs within the budgeted allocations; analyzing the outcomes of the Libraries' collection development systems and practices for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility; and implementing new approaches to collection development, such as incorporating Open Access materials into our collections.The Collection Analysis Specialist also collaborates with staff in the Access and Resource Management (ARM) division of the libraries to facilitate the movement of electronic resources through the full spectrum of acquisitions, cataloging, marketing, and other processes related to electronic resource management. Required Qualifications:Basic knowledge and understanding of collection development functions in academic libraries;Demonstrated knowledge and use of library systems/services including integrated library systems, online catalogs, and indexes/databases in academic libraries;High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel (minimum skill level: using VLOOKUP, creating pivot tables and related charts);Advanced organizational skills, including ability to manage competing priorities, meet deadlines, and exercise good judgment;Excellent written and oral communication skills;Ability to provide customer service in a diverse, academic environment;Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a diverse, academic environment;Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience; andAcademic library experience.Preferred Qualifications: The following education and/or skill sets are preferred:Experience with Alma integrated library system; andExperience analyzing usage, circulation, and/or similar collections data.

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"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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