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Collection Development Librarian


37.5 hours a week- Full time – 1 weekend a month



Responsible for providing professional collection development library services related to the evaluation and selection of library materials to meet community needs; performs other Librarian duties as required.

  • Monitors, oversees and facilitates selection and withdrawal of library materials in all formats based on community needs and collection goals; trains new selectors; ensures proper inventory/availability of materials.
  • Collects, analyzes and distributes statistics on the usage of library collections; monitors and generates collection reports and statistics.
  • Evaluates and recommends requested lists of titles for inclusion in collection.
  • Serves as chair of the inter-department collections team.
  • Assists the department manager with formulating collection policies, goals and procedures for recommendation; Provides training for staff regarding selection, acquisition and collection maintenance procedures and related software and systems, ensuring compliance with library standards.
  • Provides reference, reader advisory, and other core library services; assists patrons in the use of library resources regardless of format.
  • Provides information about library events and processes registrations.
  • Instructs patrons on the use of library resources; prepares responses and communicates information to patrons, recommends appropriate materials in accordance with age, requests or interests.
  • Provides bibliographic instruction in all formats.
  • Maintains knowledge of library services to include literature, media, emerging technologies, programming, strategies, etc.
  • Assists with maintenance of the library’s material and some digital collections.
  • Recommends and assists with budgeting for materials and collections.
  • Monitors developments in library services; participates in professional development activities such as self-directed learning, webinars, and meetings.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of the layout and appearance of the library.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of patron records and transactions.
  • Assists with other library functions and disciplines as required.
  • Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the library's service to its patrons by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a team.
  • Represents the organization with dignity, integrity, and a spirit of cooperation in all relationships with staff and the public.


Required Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of:

  • Library policies and procedures.
  • Principles and practices of library science, including reference interviewing and research techniques and sources; public library services and collections; and using digital as well as print collections.
  • Best practices for collection development and maintenance.
  • Community served by the library.
  • Principles and techniques of budget, project, and records management.
  • Library reference sources and subject background for collection development and patron services.
  • Print and electronic collections within the library.
  • Standard office practices and procedures, including filing and the operation of standard office equipment.
  • Cultural trends and familiarity with current trends in library literature.
  • Principles and techniques of effective written materials and documentation.
  • Correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Techniques for working effectively with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

Skill in:

  • Planning, developing, budgeting, implementing and coordinating library services and collections for patrons.
  • Use of resources and technologies as applicable to the delivery of reference and information services.
  • Performing research.
  • Bibliographic instruction.
  • Training others in work processes and procedures.
  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Effective project management.
  • Using initiative and independent judgment within general policy guidelines.
  • Using tact, discretion and prudence in working with those contacted in the course of the work.


Education and Experience:

Master’s Degree in library sciences; AND three (3) years of experience in library collection services.


Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.

  • Illinois Driver’s License


The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mobility to work in a library setting, use standard office equipment and stamina to sit, stand and walk for extended periods of time; strength to lift and carry up to 20 pounds and push carts that weigh up to 100 pounds; agility to bend, reach and climb; vision to read printed materials and computer screens; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. 

Compensation Range:  $47,775 - $62,107 –$76,440

To apply:

Applications can be found at

Electronic applications and resumes may be sent to:

 The St. Charles Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer