Sunday, June 6, 2010

Electronic Resources Librarian and Assistant Professor

The University of Mississippi Libraries seeks an Electronic Resources Librarian with energy and initiative to provide leadership and effective management of the libraries’ electronic resources. Recent graduates who are interested in managing electronic resources and working in a collaborative environment are encouraged to apply.

Under the direction of the Head of Serials, the candidate will: serve as a liaison to vendors regarding electronic resource technical issues; coordinate vendor demonstrations and trials; provide feedback on technical compatibility with electronic resource infrastructure; manage the technical changes necessary for electronic resource management; maintain the information in our Electronic Resource Management module (Innovative Interfaces); manage the libraries’ link resolver and the integrated proxy (Web Access Management); collect and analyze usage statistics for electronic resources; manage related display of resources in various library systems and website; load the monthly coverage and MARC records from Serial Solutions; maintain current awareness of emerging trends; and serve on both the Electronic Resource Management Team as well as the library-wide collection development team.

Qualifications: ALA accredited master's degree by date of employment; evidence of experience with electronic resources technologies and research-oriented electronic resources; understanding of the principles of link resolvers; demonstrated analytical problem solving skills and initiative; an aptitude for detail-oriented work; strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, service-oriented, and dynamic environment; and a commitment to meet established library criteria for promotion and tenure, including professional service and published research.

The position is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment. Minimum annual salary is $40,000, and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Apply online at Applicants will be asked to include a letter of application, vita, and the names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three current professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Section504/ADA/ADEA employer.

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