Acquisitions and Collection Management Librarian – Assistant Professor

Applications will be accepted until position is filled and should include cover letter, CV, and references. Please apply by 2/15/2021 for full consideration.
Located on the banks of Lake Erie, Toledo Ohio is a family-friendly and culturally and religiously diverse city with a low cost of living. See some Toledo highlights at Founded in 1872, The University of Toledo is one of 14 public universities in Ohio. It currently has an enrollment of approximately 20,600 students (16,200 undergraduate and 4,400 graduate). UToledo is a comprehensive research university comprised of 14 academic colleges and an academic medical center. It offers more than 120 undergraduate majors and more than 150 professional and graduate programs, providing students with a wide array of career paths and specializations. Many of its programs are nationally ranked. UToledo’s 255-acre Main Campus is adjacent to residential neighborhoods, providing a suburban atmosphere while allowing access to cultural and entertainment venues in the city of Toledo. The campus, featuring its iconic bell tower and winding river, is frequently recognized for its beauty. The University’s professional health care programs and medical center are located on the Health Science Campus, about a 15-minute drive from the Main Campus.
Applicants are expected to show potential in professional and scholarly achievement and will be hired at the rank of Assistant Professor with a minimum $66,000 starting salary, depending on qualifications and experience.


The University of Toledo Libraries



  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school or earned doctorate in a relevant field from an accredited university.
  • Experience with collection management.
  • Experience in several of the following areas: budgeting, finance, licensing, and procurement operations.
  • Strong customer service focus.
  • Demonstrated understanding and appreciation of diversity and the importance of inclusion as shown by a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.
  • Demonstrated potential to meet university and library criteria for tenure and promotion, including scholarly presentations and/or publications and service.


  • 3–5 years of experience in academic research libraries.
  • Knowledge of scholarly communication and the research enterprise.
  • Supervisory and managerial experience.
  • Experience working in a consortia environment.
  • Working knowledge of Innovative Interfaces’ Sierra ILS, OCLC, and related systems.


This is a twelve-month tenure-track faculty position based in The University of Toledo Libraries collection services division. This position will be responsible for collection management of physical and electronic monograph formats for The University Libraries, coordinating the acquisition, assessment, selection, and maintenance of resources in all subject areas and for all library collections. Core duties will also include the management of general collection funds and endowments and the maintenance of the physical collection. This position will work closely within The University Libraries and with other campus units to develop, coordinate, and maintain collections and coordinate collections budgets for The University Libraries. This position is also responsible for liaison activities with one or more academic departments. These activities include outreach, research consultation, and collection development. In addition, this position has scholarship and service responsibilities required for fulfilling tenure standards of The University Libraries. These responsibilities include publications, presentations, and various levels of professional service.

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