Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Electronic Resources Serials Librarian

Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian
Rollins College
Winter Park, FL

Rollins College is looking for a service-oriented librarian eager to help shape a dynamic, forward-looking liberal arts college library through the ongoing organization and support of access to databases and online serials holdings, including knowledgebase maintenance, licensing, and usage analysis.

Under the direction of the Head of Digital Services & Systems, the Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian will work with the Digital Services & Systems department and the rest of the library to manage the Serials Solutions knowledgebase of online and print serials holdings, to compile and analyze usage data from multiple sources, to negotiate contracts and licenses for digital products, and to most effectively present and make accessible electronic resources and serials to the Rollins community. This is a faculty position. The successful candidate will, like all full time librarians at Rollins, participate in reference service, instruction, and liaison with academic departments.

MLS from an ALA-accredited library school, or an equivalent degree. Preferred qualifications include experience with digital serials and electronic resource management systems, ideally the Serials Solutions suite; knowledge of trends in academic library licensing and ability to deal with library vendors; ability to collect, manage, analyze, and communicate numerical information accurately and clearly; and demonstrated knowledge and experience with electronic and web-based resources and systems used in libraries.

The successful candidate will demonstrate most if not all of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities: the abilities to communicate well orally and in writing, to interact with the public effectively and courteously, and to work in a team environment and independently; an appreciation for the liberal arts and the role of the library in higher education; enthusiasm for teaching and experience with information literacy instruction with groups and individuals; and the potential to present, publish, or otherwise contribute to the library profession.

This position is a faculty position. Librarians with faculty status at Rollins College are expected to show a pattern of growth and development in librarianship, teaching, scholarship, and service that is expected to continue throughout their career at Rollins. At Rollins, we value excellence and share a common service philosophy: "Together, we inspire purposeful lives through distinctive, engaged learning and exceptional service."

Regardless of job role and function, we are expected to embrace and model this service philosophy in our day-to-day work and uphold the standards in our service to others.

Please supply a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references with your online faculty application. Cover letters should be addressed to:

Bill Svitavsky
Head of Digital Services & Systems

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please visit

PLEASE NOTE: Rollins College does not accept resumes or applications via email, fax, postal service or hand delivery. In order to be considered for this position, you must access and complete our online application.

Founded in 1885, Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, residential liberal arts college with a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,785 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1. Ninety-four percent of Rollins' 173 full-time faculty hold a Ph.D. or the highest degree in their field. The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from Orlando, one of the nation's most dynamic urban centers. Rollins is Florida's oldest recognized college and for the fifth consecutive year is ranked number one among southern regional universities in U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Colleges."

Rollins has been recognized in the Great Colleges to Work For 2010 rankings released by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The only Florida institution to garner a top 10 distinction, Rollins was listed in the Honor Roll (top 10) for medium-sized (3,000 to 9,999 students) four-year institutions. The Chronicle's Great Colleges to Work For program recognizes small groups of colleges (based on enrollment size) for specific best practices and policies, such as compensation and benefits, faculty administration relations, and confidence in senior leadership. Rollins was recognized in 11 survey categories: overall job satisfaction, teaching environment, facilities and security, employee benefits (tuition reimbursement, 401 and 403, vacation/PTO, disability insurance, life insurance), professional development, fair treatment, and tenure process.

Rollins ranks 6th best in the Orlando Sentinel's 2010 Top 100 Companies for Working Families annual competition. Compiled by the Orlando Sentinel and published in the newspaper's Florida magazine special section, the Top 100 list honors the local companies who are most committed to family-friendly benefits.

Through its mission, Rollins is committed to creating a fully inclusive, just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons of color and other historically under-represented groups are therefore encouraged to apply. The College's equal opportunity policy is inclusive of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and Rollins offers domestic partner benefits.

Rollins offers a competitive salary with outstanding benefits featuring health, life and dental insurance, generous paid time off, generous retirement contribution after one year, and full tuition waiver for employees, spouses and children.

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