Revised Position Announcement - Search Re-opened

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TRACK.  Oklahoma State University is a land grant university with an
enrollment of 26,000 students on four campuses offering 44 doctoral degree
programs.  The Library, with holdings of more than 2.6 million volumes and
documents, is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the
Digital Library Services unit is a newly created unit that facilitates
access to electronic information, print materials, and library services to
insure that the information needs of OSU students, faculty, and staff are
met, regardless of their location.  This mission is accomplished through
the use of state of the art technologies, library instruction, and document
delivery services.  The advertised position will be the second professional
position in the unit.  It is anticipated that additional staff will be
allocated to the unit in the near future.  The successful candidate will
report to the Coordinator, Digital Library Services.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Provide assistance to students and faculty accessing
Library resources remotely including helping with telecommunication and
network connections.  Answer reference questions received via email,
website or telephone.   Develop remote access guides and instructional
materials in print and Web formats.  Work with faculty teaching classes to
off-site students to provide appropriate library instruction to those
students and to help faculty develop class assignments using library
resources.  Utilize a variety of technology based methods to deliver
library instruction to off-site students including an introductory library
science class.  Serve as Web Editor of the Library Website. May work three
to four hours per week at one of the Library's Reference Desks.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Required:  ALA-MLS.  Must demonstrate the following:
strong, effective reference and library instruction skills; the ability to
interact with the public in a friendly manner; excellent communication and
organization skills; knowledge of HTML; excellent interpersonal and
collaborative skills; commitment and experience providing user-centered
services; technical knowlege of computers, operating systems, and network
communications; ability to work effectively with faculty, students and
administrators in a service-focused operation.  Desired:  Two years
post-MLS experience providing reference services in an academic or large
public library; active participation in state or national professional
organizations; and experience creating Websites.

SALARY: $31,500 for 11 months.  Salary and academic rank dependent upon
qualifications and prior experience. BENEFITS:  Social security; free
health, accident and life insurance; retirement benefits available under
state system and TIAA/CREF (some restrictions); 11 holidays; 22 days of
sick leave per year.  Opportunity to work towards advanced degree.
DEADLINE: Application review begins on October 18, 1999, and continues
until position is filled.   Anticipated start date: January 10, 2000

APPLICATION:Send cover letter, resume, and names and addresses of three
professional references (including current supervisor) to:  Ms. Jackie
German, Administrative Officer, Edmon Low Library, Oklahoma State
University. Stillwater, OK 74078-1071.  (405) 744-6324.   GOTOBUTTON BM_1_
jlg4962 at  For additional information see the Library's web
page at:

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