Friday, December 7, 2007

Serials/Electronic Resources Librarian

American University Library invites applications for a tenure track Serials/Electronic Resources Librarian at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian.

Responsibilities: Seeking a forward thinking Serials/Electronic Resources Librarian to provide vision and leadership for the functions of organization of serials, electronic resources and digital initiatives. Oversee the administrative functions of the acquisitions of serials and the functions of purchasing, licensing, and acquiring access to electronic resources with a $2.1 million budget. Participate in and provide support for digital initiatives to include the American University’s institutional repository (ARC) and the Blackboard Library Site. Manage the services, shelving and collection maintenance for current periodicals, bound periodicals, microfilm, and newspaper collections. Perform administrative and management tasks, including formulating and implementing unit goals, policies and procedures; hiring, training, evaluating, and supervising five full time staff and part time student assistants. Participate in collection development activities. Work closely with other library units. This position provides library instruction or reference service.

Library faculty participate in library governance activities. Library faculty are expected to develop professionally, to contribute to creative and scholarly research, and to participate in campus-wide activities.

Position is responsible to the Assistant University Librarian for Collections Services.

Requirements: ALA accredited M.L.S. Minimum of three years of progressively responsible management and serials experience; experience with MARC formats and other metadata; two years experience with the functions of purchasing, licensing, and acquiring access to electronic resources; experience with budgets and fiscal control; one year experience with the technological aspects of electronic resources; demonstrated experience with the process of digitization of materials. Experience with Voyager preferred. Evidence of flexibility, initiative, ability to work collegially in a team environment, excellent organizational, interpersonal and communications skills. Ability to work across a broad-based constituency and to communicate a positive library image. Potential to meet tenure requirements in performance of primary responsibilities, professional and creative development, and university service. Evidence of potential for scholarship and ongoing professional development. Preferred: Experience with providing library instruction or reference service.

Position available: November 1, 2007.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The American University, incorporated in 1893, offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs, many with international focus, to over 11,000 students. Its proximity to centers of technology, politics, justice, world affairs, communication, science, business, and the art in the Washington, D.C. area enhances the learning environment.

The University Library is a team-based organization serving the University through a collection of over one million volumes, 48,000 sound recordings and videos including an entire music library, nearly 15,000 journals in all subjects, 18 library faculty, 59 full time staff, plus over 160 student assistants, and a budget of over $8 million. The University is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium with a shared Endeavor system that includes an online public catalog.

Send a letter of application, resume, names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to:

Michele Mikkelsen
Director, Administration and Fiscal Affairs
American University Library
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-8046

American University is an AA/EEO university committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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