Collection Analysis Librarian

Updated: 8 days ago
Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA
Deadline: 19 Sep 2022
Position ID:Duke -DUL -CAL [#22132]
Position Title: 
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map ]
Subject Area: Library
Appl Deadline:2022/09/19 11:59PM (posted 2022/07/19, listed until 2022/09/19)
Position Description:  Apply    
The Collection Analysis Librarian collects and analyzes data on the Duke University Libraries collections, from multiple sources and for multiple uses. They generate reports and perform assessment to support strategic goals, in collaboration with colleagues across the Libraries. This role coordinates, compiles, and documents essential information related to collection development and collections budgets.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 2-3pm EST:
Data Collection, Analysis, and Assessment
  • Collects and analyzes data related to Duke University Libraries collections of varied types and from varied sources, including catalog holdings and circulation (e.g., Aleph and FOLIO), acquisitions systems (e.g., Gobi), and e-resource usage (e.g., vendor-supplied COUNTER statistics), among others.
  • Collaborates with subject librarians and curators, technical services staff, Assessment and User Experience, and others across the Libraries on collections assessment efforts arising from ongoing strategic directions and priorities.
  • Contributes to working groups and project teams to accomplish discrete collection review, management, and development goals, updated each year.
  • Becomes an advanced user of relevant FOLIO modules through training and engagement with FOLIO teams, and participates in FOLIO transition as needed to represent CSD department.
Reporting, Stewardship, and Communication
  • Compiles budget spreadsheets using information from Aleph, SAP, and other systems, and assists department head with budget allocation processes.
  • Creates reports of financial information, acquisitions, holdings, or other information, for purposes including endowment stewardship, satisfying funder requirements, and insurance documentation.
  • Coordinates communication related to collection assessment with internal library stakeholders in Monographic Acquisitions, Continuing Resources Acquisitions, Research and Instructional Services, International and Area Studies, Rubenstein Library, Access and Delivery Services, and others.
  • Maintains documentation of processes and policies related to collection development a nd management.
Displays continuing growth in professional and subject knowledge and takes an active interest in the profession. Growth and interest should be demonstrated through continuing development of professional knowledge and abilities, membership and participation in professional organizations, and service to the library, University, or community in a professional capacity.

Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities



It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning, and a commitment to creating a culture of inclusion that values and respects diversity of perspective, background, and experience.


Required: Masters degree from an ALA-accredited program or relevant advanced academic degree in a subject field which affords training and demonstrated ability appropriate to the position


  • Demonstrated understanding of major principles and issues in research library collection development and management, usually attained through 1+ years of relevant work in academic libraries
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills; ability to work independently and collaboratively; strong attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through tangible outcomes in work history or education
  • Additional years of experience in academic libraries
  • Experience with data/metadata formats and standards used in libraries, such as COUNTER or MARC
  • Experience with acquisitions, cataloging, and/or reporting functionality in integrated library system software, especially Aleph or FOLIO; familiarity with OCLC
  • Experience with data analysis or visualization software, such as OpenRefine or Tableau; experience with web service APIs, scripting, and/or query languages
  • Experience with assessment data in higher education, such as IPEDs; or experience with publication metadata and advanced use of bibliographic databases, such as Scopus
  • Experience with financial accounting principles and/or software, especially SAP
  • Experience with project management
Working Conditions
  • Normal office environment
  • Occasionally works in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible
These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position. This description is subject to change at any time.

Salary and Benefits

Salary and rank dependent on qualifications and experience; the anticipated range is $55,000-$60,000. Comprehensive benefits package includes 20 days vacation, 14 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training.


Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the Perkins Library, Bostock Library, Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Lilly Library, and Music Library, and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke's library holdings of 6.2 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.

Duke is a diverse community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. We recognize that the workplace only truly flourishes with an active presence of different backgrounds and unique abilities. We value the unseen perspective, the unheard voice, and the unnoticed ideas. We hope to give a platform of growth and connection, where employees can be free to produce new ways of thinking to promote inclusion and respect for all. Duke University Libraries encourages an environment where shared goals are reached by exceptional individuals.

Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business. Duke offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes both traditional benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at:


Cover letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references should be submitted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Priority given to applicants who apply by Monday, August 8, 2022.

Applications which are missing any of the components listed above will not be reviewed.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Duke University Libraries have a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.
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