Friday, April 9, 2010

Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian

Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian
Kraemer Family Library, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

The Kraemer Family Library at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs seeks applications from energetic, innovative librarians for its Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian position. As a member of the Technical Services team, this position is responsible for managing the acquisition, access, maintenance, preservation and records for serials in all formats. Other specific responsibilities include assisting with licensing and consortial agreements, communicating with vendors and publishers with regard to serials issues, maintaining and updating entries in the electronic journal list and link resolver, soliciting, maintaining and distributing use data for electronic resources, monitoring and troubleshooting access issues, compiling statistical reports on serials, and adding information on electronic resources to the III system. This position also includes general reference desk duties four hours per week, bibliographic instruction, collection development and liaison with selected academic departments, participation in library policy formulation, university and professional service, and research and creative work.

The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs was established in 1965. The student population of 8500 consists primarily of commuter students with campus housing available for 900 students. Doctoral degrees are offered in engineering, computer science, psychology, educational leadership, and nursing practice. The campus also has graduate programs in business, public administration, and a variety of arts and sciences areas. The city of Colorado Springs, located at the foot of Pikes Peak, has a population of approximately 500,000 with tourism, high technology, manufacturing, sports and the military ranking as the key industries within the community. Located 70 miles south of Denver, Colorado Springs offers a wide variety of leisure and educational activities including sports, parks, symphony, local theater groups, museums, and several institutions of higher education.

Appointment and Salary: The successful candidate for this position will be appointed as a full-time (12 month) tenure-track faculty member. Depending upon professional experience, demonstrated accomplishments in scholarly activity, creative work and service, initial appointment may be at the Instructor or Assistant Professor level. Starting salary range is $40,000-47,000, depending upon qualifications. Benefits include 15 days of sick leave, 22 days of vacation, 10 paid holidays per year, University group health care plan, group life insurance, and TIAA/CREF retirement/annuity.

Required Education/Experience/Skills (Minimum Qualifications):

*Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school
*Experience, coursework, or demonstrated awareness of the technical procedures of acquiring, licensing, and maintaining electronic resources and serials in all formats
*Flexibility in adapting to change
*Initiative and demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively
*Excellent oral and written communication skills
*Commitment to the teaching/librarianship, research, and service requirements of a tenure-track position

Desired Qualifications:

*Post-MLS library experience in an academic setting, particularly experience with serials or electronic resources
*Experience working with vendors or publishers
*Reference and collection development experience
*Experience working with staff modules of an integrated library system, preferably Innovative Interfaces Inc. (III)
*Experience with a link resolver, preferably Serials Solutions
*Knowledge of or experience working in a consortial environment
*Background in one or more of the natural or physical sciences

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application Process: Review of applications will begin in April and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by Friday, May 14, 2010. Application must be made online at, referring to posting number 809859, and must include a letter of application addressing in detail the specified qualifications for the position, a full resume/vitae, and names with postal addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers for at least three references, including a current or recent supervisor. The position will be available July 1, 2010. Questions may be directed to Jayne Lloyd, Assistant to the Dean, at The full position description can be viewed at The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the U.S. at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment and actively encourages applications from women, persons of color, and members of underrepresented groups. In addition, UCCS is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve this goal, UCCS conducts background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

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