Electronic Resources/Documents Librarian: AL

Paula Barnett-Ellis pbarnett at jsucc.jsu.edu
Mon Jul 30 15:51:47 EDT 2001

Electronic Resources/Documents Librarian -
Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor

LOCATION: Houston Cole Library, 700 Pelham Road North, Jacksonville
State University, Jacksonville, AL 36265. Jacksonville State
University's main campus is located at the foothills of the
about 1.5 hours Northeast of Birmingham and 2 hours west of Atlanta,
Jacksonville offers a beautiful, scenic location. JSU has the
charm, beauty and security of a small southern village. Total
is approximately 8,000 students. The Houston Cole Library contains
600,000 titles. The staff is composed of 14 professional librarians
19 paraprofessionals. The facility is divided into eight subject
divisions and uses the Voyager integrated online management system.

DUTIES: The Houston Cole Library is a selective depository for the
Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). With few exceptions, U.S.
Government publications will be furnished to Federal depository
libraries solely in online electronic formats. The Electronic
Resources/Documents Librarian will be responsible for managing the
Government Documents area and coordinating the transition to a total
electronic environment. Primary responsibilities include: providing
expertise for defining and supplying appropriate accesses to the
document collection and other library electronic resources; performing
original cataloging of electronic resources by creating MARC
records and non-MARC metadata records; assisting in the maintenance of
electronic resources and the continual updating and upgrading of web
site content; providing support to library staff and liaisons
changes in the library's electronic environment. As a member of the
library's automated systems team, the Electronic Resources/Documents
Librarian will assist in developing management information reports,
analyzing workflows, maintaining quality control of the electronic
resources, evaluating applications, and providing training for library
staff.  This is a Technical Services position requiring participation
reference services, collection development, University committees, and
professional organizations. The Electronic  Resources/Documents
Librarian reports to the Head of Library Services.

QUALIFICATIONS: An ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent; experience in
electronic resources; working knowledge of AACR2, LCSH, LC
classification, USMARC and non-MARC metadata formats; familiarity with
bibliographic network, preferably OCLC, experience with major
information delivery formats as well as web publications methods and
standards; knowledge of web browser technologies, and excellent
organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; PREFERRED:
Experience in an academic library, integrated library systems
(preferably Voyager), knowledge of electronic library initiatives, and
an understanding of computer networking.
Evidence of ability to meet criteria for tenure.

RANK AND SALARY: Rank and salary are contingent upon qualifications,
experience and needs of the university. Minimum salary for the
Professor rank is $32,288 for the NINE-MONTH contract. Summer contract
options are available. In the event that this tenure-track position is
not filled as tenure-track, applicants may be considered for a
or visiting position for one year.

APPLICATION: Send application (available on our web site at
http://www.jsu.edu or at JSU), resume, copies of transcripts, and
names/addresses/phone numbers of at least three references to
Jacksonville State University, Human Resources, 700 Pelham Road North,
Jacksonville, Alabama 36265. Applicants selected for an interview will
be required to supply official transcripts and current letters of
reference. Reference number 20381. An EO/AA Employer.

QUESTIONS: Contact Sonja McAbee, Head of Library Services
(smcabee at jsucc.jsu.edu or 256-782-5757)

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