Reports to: Library Director
Status: Unranked, Non-tenure faculty
Time commitment: 11-month contract
Start date: September 1, 2021, or as soon as a suitable candidate is discerned.


Fresno Pacific University seeks a full-time Acquisitions/Collection Development Librarian. Reporting to the Library Director, this position coordinates the procurement and receipt of physical and electronic monograph resources and ensures that the library’s collection development policy supports the mission of the university. (11-month contract, payable over 12 months).

Successful candidates with a master’s in library/information science will be hired as faculty (unranked, non-tenure).


This position involves the following duties:

  • Manage activities in acquisition, assessment, selection, and maintenance of monograph resources in all subject areas.
  • Manage and expend acquisitions budget and produce financial reports from the ILS to track monies allocated, encumbered, and expended for different types of collections and subject areas.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with book vendors and electronic service providers.
  • Review current and prospective vendors to assess service and pricing.
  • Remain knowledgeable of current trends in acquisitions, collections, and electronic resource management.
  • Seek opportunities to introduce new methods and technologies to improve service.
  • Assess the existing collection to ensure that it adequately supports the university’s mission.
  • Work with faculty to determine acquisition needs to support instruction and research.
  • Participate in weeding of existing collection.
  • Actively participate in university committees as assigned.
  • Participate in professional growth and development to enhance skills and knowledge, particularly those related to acquisitions management.
  • Seek opportunities to provide service to library-related organizations, the university, and the community at large.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational capabilities, detail orientation, and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to interact with people in a warm, professional manner.
  • Ability to learn new technology.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Commitment to the Christian faith and the University’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning, and involvement in a local church.


  • Experience working in an academic library.


Dependent on qualifications and experience and paid out over 12 months. Full-time benefits include insurance (medical, vision, dental, LTD), retirement (TIAA-CREF), Section 125 options.


A faculty application is available at the link below.

Send a letter of application, a completed faculty application form (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), and transcripts or placement file to:

Kevin Enns-Rempel
Director of Hiebert Library
Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut Avenue, Box 2300
Fresno, CA 93702
OR: email

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University description

Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 4,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 44 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea.

Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, sex, age, or disability. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply.

The university reserves the right to fill positions before the application deadline or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant.