Located in the heart of a vibrant, 70-acre lakefront campus setting featuring distinctive Spanish Mediterranean-style architecture and Florida sunshine, the Olin Library serves as a key component in the intellectual life of Rollins College. Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply.
A recipient of the 2013 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, Olin Library is a successful early adopter of technologies such as Summon and Sustainable Collection Services. The collaborative and service-oriented Olin Library has been nationally recognized for its intentional and extensive integration into the campus community as well as academic programs. Applicants are invited to view the Library’s ACRL award application at http://tinyurl.com/olinacrl.
The College is located in Winter Park, Florida, a residential community of 25,000 located in the metro Orlando region. Regarded as Florida’s “premier urban village,” Winter Park provides a lively community featuring some of Florida’s finest parks, gardens, museums, theatres, shops, and restaurants.
As a member of the new Collections & Systems Department, the selected candidate will join a collaborative, respectful, engaged team; will manage access and subscriptions to databases and electronic and print serials, including price quotes and trial access; will manage licensing, contracts, and related data within the institutional knowledgebase, the electronic resource management system, OpenURL link resolver and usage statistics tool (Serials Solutions 360 Suite), in collaboration with the Collections Data Specialist; and will participate in reference service, instruction and liaison with at least one academic department.
This is a tenure-track faculty position. All librarians enjoy faculty status at Rollins College and 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, librarians are expected to embrace and model this service philosophy in day-to-day work and uphold the standards in service to others.
- MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school, or an equivalent degree.
- Preferred Qualifications
- Experience in an academic library and an educational background or work experience that indicates an ability to manage electronic resources and serials.
- Experience with managing electronic resources and serials, including the use of electronic resource management systems.
- Ability to communicate well orally and in writing; ability to interact with the public effectively and courteously.
- Ability to collect, manage, analyze and communicate numerical information accurately and clearly.
- Ability to work in a team environment and independently.
- Ability to manage multiple projects at one time; ability to manage projects through to completion.
- An appreciation for the liberal arts and the role of the library in higher education.
- Knowledge of scholarly publishing and licensing trends in academic libraries; ability to liaise with library vendors.
- Skills in the use of a variety of computer software used in the library; demonstrated knowledge and experience with electronic and web-based resources and systems.
- Ability to manage and lead change in a rapidly developing library environment.
- The potential to present, publish or otherwise contribute to the library profession.
- Enthusiasm for teaching and experience with information literacy instruction with groups and individuals.
To ensure that each application receives the attention and consideration it deserves, we require that all persons interested in this position must complete all of the following steps in our standard application procedure:
(1) Complete our online faculty application
(2) Include a cover letter and resume
(3) Contact information for three references
Cover letters may be addressed to Jonathan H. Harwell, Head of Collections & Systems.
Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply.