Job Bank 11/1/12

Career Opportunities at Texas A&M; Coastal Carolina University and Berry College, Georgia

 Serials/Electronic Resources Librarian — Texas A&M — Corpus Christi, TX

“The Library at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi has an opening for a Serials/Electronic Resources Librarian. Please read below for more information about the position, as well as the application procedure.

Qualifications: Masters of Library Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited program, with at least two (2) years of experience with serials and electronic resources management in an academic library. At least two (2) years of experience supervising the work of others in a library environment. Demonstrated knowledge of the acquisitions process for serials and electronic resources, particularly experience negotiating electronic resource and e-journal licenses. Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated flexibility with change and tolerance for complexity and ambiguity. Demonstrated strong customer service focus. Demonstrated commitment to maintaining current awareness of trends in technology, scholarly communication, copyright, intellectual property, and standards related to serials and electronic resources. Demonstrated skill in time management: the ability to initiate and complete projects in a timely manner…

The job duties include: (1) Supervises Periodicals Department; (2) provides customer service to patrons of the department; (3) provides Reference Desk services; (4) provides for access to the periodicals collection in all formats and acquiring, creating, and maintaining databases of electronic resources; (5) participates in library instruction; (6) acquires, processes, and maintains the periodicals collection; (4) participates in collection development in other areas; (5) serves on Library/University committees; (6) participates in professional development/scholarly activities; and (7) performs other duties as assigned. This position reports to Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Director of the Library.

To apply, go to https://islanderjobs.tamucc.edu/ and click on “Create Application.” Follow the steps on the web site to create an application account. NOTE: To be considered, all applicants must submit the following documents: (1) vita; (2) cover letter; and (3) the names and contact information, including email addresses, of 5 references. Application packages cannot be changed once they are submitted…”

“Kimbel Library at Coastal Carolina University seeks a …  librarian to manage the library’s electronic resources and related products used to manage electronic resources throughout their life cycle including evaluation, setup, implementation, and troubleshooting.  Reporting to the Head of Library Technology and Systems, this twelve month, tenure-track position at either the assistant or associate level will coordinate the acquisition, evaluation, and maintenance of electronic resources, assess the effectiveness of electronic resources and identify ways to make access more effective and efficient.

The successful candidate will solicit, maintain, and disseminate usage statistics for all licensed online resources, will be responsible for resolving all resource access problems. This position will manage and improve access to the library’s small federal and state depository library collection and will act as liaison to state and federal reporting agencies. This position is expected to negotiate license agreements and contracts and describe and maintain access points to facilitate discovery of the library’s electronic resources and government documents including development and maintenance of library web pages and online resource portals for electronic resources, including database descriptions, links, text and other information to ensure consistent access points and branding across the library’s collection.  The successful candidate will also develop and maintain services for archiving and providing perpetual access to electronic resources and will identify emerging trends and technologies in electronic resource acquisitions and management that have the potential for new and innovative library services…

Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application, a current CV, copies of transcripts; and names and addresses, postal and email, of three current references at: http://jobs.coastal.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  Official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior to any offer of employment.

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Memorial Library, Berry College (GA) seeks a librarian “who can assume a lead role in coordinating the library’s instructional services program and participate in the full spectrum of library services for the college community, including reference, library website content development, and collection development liaison services for selected academic departments. Full-time, 12-month appointment reporting to the Head of Public and Instructional Services. Projected start date is January, 2013. Provide leadership for the development, promotion, implementation, and assessment of campus-wide information literacy initiatives; serve as lead instructor for all components of the library’s instructional services program, including FYE program, course-integrated instruction, workshops, and community services (P-12); provide general reference services through consultations, online reference, phone, e-mail, chat, and on-site referrals from Library Service Desk; create instructional content for a variety of contexts, including but not limited to the LibGuides environment and the library’s web page; serve as collection development liaison to selected academic departments; mentor library student workers within the larger context of the college’s student work experience program; other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Requirements: enthusiasm and passion for meeting the needs of library users; solid understanding of information literacy issues in higher education; high comfort level with emerging instructional technologies and social media; excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills; excellent written and oral communication skills. Salary commensurate with experience. Competitive benefits package including vacation, paid holidays, generous insurance and retirement options, tuition remission, free membership in the college’s state-of-the-art fitness center…

To Apply: Send application letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references to Instructional Services Librarian Search, P.O. Box 495037, Berry College, Mt. Berry, GA 30149, or email application materials to employment@berry.edu.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For further information contact Martha Reynolds (mareynolds@berry.edu, 706-236-1705).

 

 

 

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