• Full Time
  • Anywhere
  • 60,000 USD / Year

Website University of Central Florida Libraries

Location Name: John C. Hitt Library
County: Orange
Region: Central Florida
ALA accredited Masters required: No

The Opportunity

The University of Central Florida (UCF) Libraries seeks an inquisitive and analytical Collection Strategist to work at the John C. Hitt Library in Orlando, Florida. This position will join the Division of Collection Services & Resource Management (CSRM) providing holistic collection services to support the vibrant UCF community. Reporting directly to the Associate Dean for the CSRM Division, the position will lead the Libraries’ data-informed collection assessments and recommend practices to optimize library collection strategies. We will hire at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian. The successful candidate will be provided with mentoring, professional development, and training in support of their advancement and growth.



  • Design interpretive reports and data visualizations to best communicate the impact of library collections in supporting UCF’s research, teaching, and learning priorities.
  • Lead collection analyses for the UCF academic program reviews, accreditations, and new program proposals in collaboration with subject librarians.
  • Develop consistent assessment plans and benchmarks for collection services.
  • Establish transformative workflows to meet the evolving collection needs of the UCF community.
  • Coordinate effective licensing processes for the library collection contents and applications.
  • Investigate emerging trends in collection initiatives and incorporate them into the Libraries’ collections framework.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an accredited institution at the time of appointment.
  • To be eligible for appointment as Associate Librarian upon hire, the selected candidate must have a demonstrated record of librarianship, scholarship, and service commensurate with an appointment at the rank of Associate Librarian.
  • Experience with a Library Services Platform (LSP).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in evidence-based collection assessments in academic libraries.
  • Proficiency in data visualization.
  • Experience in licensing agreements for library resources.
  • Competency in Ex Libris Alma Analytics.
  • Knowledge of standard practices in harvesting data for library collections.
Multilingual Skills Required: No
Contact Person: Athena Hoeppner
Contact Email: athena@ucf.edu
Contact Phone: 407-823-2564
How to Apply / Instructions:

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website, https://ucflib.fyi/job-collection-strategist.  In addition to the online application, candidates should upload a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a list with contact information for three (3) professional references.


Questions regarding this search should be directed to:  Athena Hoeppner, Search Chair, at athena@ucf.edu.


Special Instructions to the Applicants:

Application review begins 8/15/2024


Assistant Librarian salary begins at $60,000

Associate Librarian salary begins at $70,000


Full details and to apply at: https://ucflib.fyi/job-collection-strategist