The fundamental reason that this classification exists is to develop and manage the library's overall collection which includes selecting, acquiring, cataloging, and processing new material. Major work responsibilities include developing and managing the library system's collection; overseeing or supervising the selection and acquisition of library materials; projecting and monitoring collection spending; planning, overseeing and directing staff activities; and managing the cataloging and processing of new materials. Supervision is exercised over professional, clerical, and para-professional staff. The incumbent has considerable latitude in the application of professional practices in the assigned area of responsibility. The Collection Development Librarian reports to the Assistant Director City-County Library.
Master's degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association. Three years of progressively responsible and recent experience as a collection development librarian. One year of experience supervising library professionals, para-professionals, and clerks.
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.