Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Assistant Librarian (Electronic Collections Librarian)

Position Title: Assistant Librarian (Electronic Collections Librarian)

Salary:  $36,500

Position Summary:   
Utah State University invites applications for the position of Electronic Collections Librarian. The successful candidate will join a friendly, innovative, and collaborative library team committed to open inquiry and excellent service in a popular, award-winning high-tech library building. Reporting to the Head of Collection Development, this tenure-track position will provide leadership, expertise, and excellent public service in managing the USU Libraries’ electronic collections.     

Utah State University offers an excellent benefits package which includes medical and dental coverage, 14.2% of your annual gross earnings contributed into a retirement program, 22 days vacation and 12 days of sick leave each year, reduced tuition of 50% for employee and dependents, and much more.  The Library provides generous support for professional development and travel.

Utah State University is a multi-campus land-grant institution serving a student population of 29,000. The main campus is situated in the beautiful Cache Valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City and offers an affordable cost of living and a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities with access to many national parks and ski resorts. The university is a place of diverse thought, with first-rate cultural offerings provided by talented members of the university community and visiting artists and researchers.   

Coordinating the selection, acquisition, and management of electronic resources, including:  
  • Selecting resources, conducting trials, negotiating pricing and licenses, managing budgets, developing collection policy
  • Overseeing configuration and integration of various library resource management tools and databases such as SerialsSolutions 360 Link, Innovative Interfaces electronic resource management module, and Swetswise serials management
  • Promoting the use of electronic collections
  • Collecting and analyzing usage data
  • Providing top-level support for electronic resource troubleshooting
  • Planning for long-term preservation of purchased electronic resources
  • Applying knowledge of current issues and trends to improve workflow and resource discovery
  • Training library staff in effectively using the electronic collections
  • Providing general reference and research assistance to library users
  • Performing collection development and instruction for an academic department.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • ALA accredited MLS degree by August 2012
  • Library experience with technical service work, including one of the following: cataloging, systems, collection development, or serial/electronic resources acquisitions management
  • Experience with an integrated library system such as Innovative Interfaces Millennium
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a positive public service attitude
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a dynamic environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to exercise flexibility, initiative, and judgment
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize work
  • Ability to meet established library criteria for promotion and tenure
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in an academic or research library
  • Familiarity with electronic resources and serials management tools such as the III ERM, SerialsSolutions 360 Resource Manager including 360 Link, and/or the III Encore discovery layer
  • Familiarity with subscription vendors such as Swets or EBSCO
  • Familiarity with current issues in collection development and e-resource management
  • Expertise with manipulating data in Excel
  • Experience with budgeting or invoicing
  • Experience teaching or training
  • Experience performing collection development
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience with general reference or library instruction
To apply online go to http://jobs.usu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57058. Review of applications will begin on March 20, 2012.  The position is available on July 1, 2012.

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