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Collection Strategies Librarian, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT


The DiMenna-Nyselius Library at Fairfield University has reopened its search for a talented and motivated Collection Strategies Librarian to lead the development, management, and assessment of the Library’s collections. This position plays a critical role in supporting the University’s teaching, learning, and research activities. As the head of the Collection Development and Management Committee (CDMC), the Collection Strategies Librarian will work collaboratively with Faculty Partnership Program librarians to ensure that the Library’s collections are diverse, accessible, and responsive to the evolving needs of the academic community.

The Collection Strategies Librarian will manage the Library’s collections budget and endowment funds, work with vendors, and utilize data analysis to inform collection decisions and assessment reports. Additionally, the successful candidate will work with vendors to license electronic resources, and review and amend licenses for these resources. This position supervises and provides guidance to the Interlibrary Loan Specialist, as well as provides leadership to the interlibrary loan unit.

Overall, the Collections Strategies Librarian will play a key role in shaping the future of the library collections and resource sharing at Fairfield University.

We welcome applications from experienced librarians from all types of libraries, including new library school graduates, to apply and join our team.

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library empowers the members of our community in the development of their whole person, including their intellectual, psychological, spiritual, and professional exploration; their growth as critical thinkers; their endeavors as knowledge creators; and their quest for lifelong fulfillment. Recently, the Library updated its strategic plan to match the University’s ambition to grow in national prominence and reach.  Read more about our strategic plan here:

Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised of approximately 4,603 undergraduate and 1,223 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering ethical and religious values.

Hybrid work schedule opportunity

Candidates applying by April 14, 2023, will be given first consideration.

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in Library & Information Science (MLS or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited program.
  • One or more years working with print and electronic resources.
  • Knowledge of best practices, current trends, and issues in collections management.
  • Knowledge of collections budgets, resource sharing, approval plans, electronic resource management, and collections assessment.
  • Strong commitment to service and an ability to effectively communicate with librarians, faculty, and other stakeholders about collection management topics.
  • Organization, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion with a desire to develop and steward diverse and inclusive collections.
  • Availability for evening and weekend work, as needed, is required.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends as required for meetings and special events.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Second Master’s in subject-specific field.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • One year or more experience working in an academic library.
  • Experience reviewing and amending licenses for electronic resources.
  • Experience and skill utilizing data analysis and metrics.
  • Experience managing budgets.
  • Experience negotiating with vendors and working with consortia, resource sharing, approval plans, electronic resource management, and collections assessment.
  • Experience utilizing data to inform collections decisions.


  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision plans.
  • 403b retirement plans.
  • Tuition remission for employees, spouses and children/dependents.
  • Relocation assistance.
  • Generous vacation and holiday time.
  • Recreational complex membership at an affordable rate.
  • Library privileges.
  • Employee Assistance Program.

To Apply:

To apply, please visit our campus employment job advertisement:

Load a resume or CV first, then upload supporting documents including a cover letter and the contact information for at least three references at the bottom of the third page under the “My Experience” section where it says to upload a Resume/CV. You will be unable to edit your application, so please have all documents available before applying.