Job Posting: Collection Development Librarian – Electronic Books

Principal Role
This position, working as part of a collection management team, provides leadership in coordinating the selection, activation, and maintenance of purchased electronic book resources. Reporting to the Head of Collection Management, this position manages the workflows and records needed to ensure access to these resources.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the budget expenditures for the electronic book resources, in consultation with the Head of Collection Development.
  • Manage the selection and assessment of electronic book resources in consultation with appropriate campus faculty and Library faculty and staff.
  • Participate in long-range planning and implementation of goals and objectives for the electronic book collections and the Collection Management Department.
  • Develop and maintain records related to electronic book resources, including updating of vendor records, usage statistics, overlap analysis, and reporting.
  • Provide leadership in the Library’s transition from print to electronic book collections.
  • Coordinate resolution of access problems of electronic book resources with related library and university departments.
  • Work closely with vendors and negotiate licenses for electronic book resources.
  • Collaborate with Information Management and Library Systems staff on the creation and maintenance of holdings and item records for electronic book resources in the library’s web-delivered discovery interfaces.
  • Maintain currency in regional and national initiatives in electronic book resource management, including consortium opportunities, publishing models/projects, and preservation systems.
  • Take shifts at Library Information Desk and participate in the library’s information literacy and liaison programs as assigned.
  • Suggest resources to teaching faculty for possible acquisition.
  • Participate in regularly scheduled departmental or library staff meetings, and in Faculty Senate Committee meetings as committee appointments require.

Availability & Salary
This salaried, benefited, full-time, non-tenured, 12-month, faculty position is offered for a minimum of 40 hours per week. Most scheduled hours are during the weekdays; however, weekend and evening shifts are periodically required. Salary is commensurate with education and experience as determined by formulas established to ensure competitiveness with other major institutions of higher education.

Application Process
Review of applications will begin by the end of September 2010. Liberty University utilizes an online application system. The application gateway is located at https://jobs.liberty.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp. Applications must be completed online and all of the following items must be submitted digitally at the same time as the application: letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, two letters of professional reference, one letter of pastoral reference, and a writing sample of the applicant’s choosing (term paper, article, etc.). Official transcripts of all post-secondary education will also need to be sent to the Associate Dean of the ILRC at the address indicated within the application process.

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