[Web4lib] Position: Electronic Resources Librarian at Illinois State Univ

Sandy Roe skroe at ilstu.edu
Fri Jul 21 17:03:38 EDT 2006

> Illinois State University
> Normal, Illinois
> Electronic Resources Librarian
> Milner Library at Illinois State University seeks applicants for this
> newly created, non-tenure track faculty position.  Under the general
> direction of the Division Head for Bibliographic Services and working in
> coordination with Acquisitions/Serials, Collection Development, and
> Systems, the Electronic Resources Librarian participates in the ongoing
> design and development of systems and procedures for managing the
> Library's electronic resources, including the implementation of an
> electronic resource management system; updates and maintains linking
> capabilities for electronic resources including link-resolving software;
> collaborates and works cooperatively with public services staff to ensure
> successful access and use of electronic resources; assists with
> vendor/publisher communication related to trials and licensing; and
> assists with the collection and reporting of statistical data related to
> electronic resources. 
> University and Library:   As Illinois' oldest public university, Illinois
> State University offers an outstanding education to 17,500 undergraduates
> in 37 disciplines, and 2,623 graduate students in diverse master's and
> doctoral programs.  Milner Library supports those programs with a
> service-focused staff of 80, an institutional budget of nearly $8 million,
> and a collection of over 1.6 million volumes.  The electronic resource
> collection includes over 150 databases and 20,000 electronic journals.
> The integrated library system (Endeavor Voyager 6.1), OpenURL link
> resolver (ExLibris SFX), and federated search product (WebFeat) in use at
> the Library are hosted by CARLI (Consortium of Academic and Research
> Libraries in Illinois).  Illinois State is located in Normal, Illinois.
> Qualifications: an ALA accredited graduate level degree by start date,
> demonstrated knowledge of electronic resources, excellent oral and written
> communication skills, as well as a strong customer service orientation,
> and demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively.
> Preferred: relevant experience in an academic or research library,
> experience with technologies used to provide access to databases and
> electronic resources; knowledge and understanding of issues and practices
> related to electronic resources; demonstrated experience working with
> publishers and vendors of electronic resources; experience with Endeavor
> Voyager, an integrated library system; experience with web technology, and
> various report generation and management software products; experience
> with link resolving and metasearch software, e.g. SFX/WebFeat;
> demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities in a
> collaborative environment; and strong public service orientation and
> awareness of the impact of electronic resource access and licensing on
> user needs.
> Salary and Benefits: $42,000 - 24 days vacation, 12 days sick, and 11 paid
> holidays per year.  Additional benefit information can be found at
> http://www.hr.ilstu.edu/benefits/.
> Position Available:  Sept. 1, 2006
> Application Deadline:  Initial review of applications will begin on July
> 31, 2006 and continue until the position is filled.
> To Apply: To assure full consideration, submit a cover letter, resume, and
> three references to skwetze at ilstu.edu or by mail to Electronic Resource
> Librarian Search Committee, Illinois State University, Campus Box 8900
> Milner Library, Normal, IL 61790-8900 by July 31, 2006. This announcement
> is also posted at http://www.library.ilstu.edu/page/1028.
> Illinois State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action
> university encouraging diversity.
> Sandy Roe
> Editor, Cataloging & Classification Quarterly
> Bibliographic Services Librarian
> Milner Library
> Illinois State University
> Normal, IL 61790-8900
> phone: 309-438-5039
> email: skroe at ilstu.edu

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