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Collection Development Analyst & Developer

Date: February 1, 2016
Reports to (Job Title): Head Collection Development
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Department: Library


Main Campus (Dana Porter Library)


35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

The Collection Development Analyst and Developer leads and manages effective and timely processes, methods, and workflows for the assessment and analysis of the Library's print and electronic information resources. The incumbent, in close collaboration with Library colleagues, evaluates and provides leadership for the efficient and effective development, maintenance, and integration of data from Electronic Resources Management (ERM) systems, OpenURL resolvers, and the OCUL Usage Rights Database.

Key Accountabilities:

1. As a member of the Collection Development Department, the Collection Development Analyst and Developer acts as an effective, collaborative, supportive leader by:



2.  As the developer and  rimary technical manager of the Library's ERM and licensing managemenjtoo.!)currently a locally developed tool called Textura):                                                                               ''

3.  As the Collection Development Analyst and Developer, the incumbent oversees, and is responsible for, the harvesting, storage, and analysis of statistics related to the Library's electronic resources by:



the eResources Access Manager

Collaborating with Library colleagues on the analysing and assessing of electronic resources platforms, with particular focus on technical issues

4.  As the Collection Development Analyst and Developer, the incumbent supports the business intelligence needs of the Department and the Library by:

Library analysts

5.  As a critical vendor contact, the incumbent maintains strong vendor relationships by:

6.  As the information resources assessment expert, the incumbent proactively participates to stays informed and up to date by:


(TUG), the Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL), and the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN)

7.  As a supervisor or team lead of casual and student workers:

7.  In conjunction with the Acquisitions Manager, and eResources Access Manager, provides critical support to the Head, collection Development by:


Position Requirements


Bachelor's degree, with a focus on mathematics, statistics, computer science, or equivalent in






MS Word Excel PowerPoint Other
Intermediate Advanced Beginner Acquisitions Module (intermediate), ERM (advanced), SharePoint (intermediate)

Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Internally, communicates with Library staff to present/describe/analyze  information and to obtain decision/action on issues. Externally, communicates with vendors to present/describe information, obtain action on issues, and establish relationships

Level of Responsibility:

Responsible for ensuring the timely and effective management of electronic resources   assessment processes, including the acquisition of data and other metrics, and creation of related documentation. Works closely with other staff to develop and act on recommendations and implement decisions.

Decision-Making Authority:

Responsible for triggering review of electronic resources assessment related processes. Responsible for addressing vendor data performance issues, troubleshooting electronic resources assessment issues, and deciding when to escalate these issues to the Head, Collection Development. Works with department head and others to solve more complex problems.

Physical and Sensory Demands:

Minimal physical requirements. Exposure to conditions typical of a supervisory position

in a fast-paced office environment, with frequent and urgent demands.

Working Environment:

Exposure to conditions associated with urgent, time-sensitive activities, and troubleshooting.