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Librarian Position Available: Electronic Resources Librarian

Posted by isulib on August 27, 2014

Indiana State University’s Cunningham Memorial Library has an open Tenure Track Faculty position, Electronic Resources Librarian. Join an exciting campus community. Enrollments are up, we recently completed a successful comprehensive fundraising campaign, and we have been designated a “Best in the Midwest” for the eighth consecutive year by Princeton Review. ISU has a strategic goal to employ and retain highly qualified staff and faculty from underrepresented groups. Our city, a regional hub for commerce, arts, sports, cultural events, and medical services, received the 2010 “Indiana Community of the Year” award in 2010.

 And the Library is at the heart of this exciting campus of more than 12,000 undergraduates and graduates. Our motto is “Your campus living room,” and that is what we strive to be—the gathering place for campus. We offer many resources for our users including more than 1.3 million items in our collection including 140,000 e-books and 71,000 e-journals/databases. Our Special Collections houses the Warren N. and Suzanne B. Cordell Collection of Dictionaries, one of the largest such collections in the world. In addition, we offer many services including the Math and Writing Center and Commuter Lounge as well as excellent reference and instruction services, Interlibrary Loan, and e-Reserves. Offering opportunities to attend unique and rewarding programs, last year the library hosted 122 events that attracted 14,000 attendees. The Library is committed to serving as the academic and research heart of Indiana State University.

 Electronic Resources Librarian – This 12-month, tenure-track position is responsible for all aspects of the Library’s electronic resources, including managing the purchasing, licensing/negotiation, assessment, and archiving of electronic materials from sources external to the University. Responsible for leading library-wide efforts to optimize technologies designed to help publicize e-collections and for providing user-centric services for information access and discovery. Serves as the sole liaison to vendors regarding electronic resource trials, acquisitions, licensing, pricing, and technical issues. The Electronic Resources Librarian works with database providers, vendors, publishers, consortium partners, and other personnel to resolve problems with accessing electronic resources, proactively manages technical changes to preempt resource access problems, and responds to end-users’ issues with electronic resources in a timely manner. This position also maintains accurate data about electronic resources in a variety of systems, such as our link resolver and discovery tool knowledge base (Serials Solutions), Must be intellectually curious with the aptitude to identify and track changes and trends in technology, business models, organizational structures and user culture that may impact the management of electronic resources at the ISU Library. Serves as the Libraries’ internal coordinator regarding the use, creation and dissemination of copyrighted works. Serves as a permanent member of the Library Collection Development Committee and Technology Committee. This position reports directly to the Chair of Library Systems Department.

ISU librarians are expected to participate in university and library governance and to engage in professional activities, including research and publication, in order to attain tenure and promotion. All library faculty are expected to meet promotion and tenure standards.

Indiana State University is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining minority faculty and staff. For more information and/or to apply for this position, please see https://jobs.indstate.edu

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