Orolando Duffus

Collections Strategies Librarian

Librarian

Orolando  Duffus
Phone:
713-743-8750
Department:
Collections Strategies & Services

Orolando Duffus

Collections Strategies Librarian

Librarian

About

My responsibilities include:

• Performing collection development and management responsibilities, including building collections in response to emerging research or
teaching priorities, collection evaluation, selection and deselection, and approval plan maintenance
• Liaising with patrons and address requests concerning new resource acquisitions, accreditation and new program reports, access issues, book donations, etc.
• Researching and implementing new collections services and strategies in response to emerging developments in collaboration with the ARS team
• Developing and maintaining positive vendor relationships to discuss new products, facilitate trainings, and manage resource trials
• Participating in the development of strategic policies to guide collections strategies
• Maintaining awareness of current research and teaching priorities of the institution to ensure collections strategies remain current and relevant
• Maintaining awareness of trends in collection management and assessment and adjust collections strategies when appropriate
• Collaborating with colleagues in and out of the library on departmental projects and initiatives and contribute to the advancement of departmental priorities