[Web4lib] Position Announcement: Georgia Tech

Elizabeth Winter elizabeth.winter at library.gatech.edu
Thu Oct 25 14:17:50 EDT 2007

**Cross-posted.  Apologies for duplication.**

Georgia Institute of Technology Job Opportunity

To view this position announcement online, please visit

*Electronic Collections Coordinator*

The Georgia Tech Library and Information Center invites applications for
an energetic, flexible, knowledgeable, and innovative professional to
join the Collection Development Department as Electronic Collections
Coordinator.  The Collection Development Department, reporting to the
Associate Director for Public Services, is responsible for: allocation
and management of the Library’s materials budget; coordination of the
collection development responsibilities of the 16 subject librarians;
facilitating the migration from print to digital format; development and
implementation of collection policies; development and use of
statistical and other management reports to inform collection decisions;
and participation in cooperative collection development initiatives at
the state, regional and national levels.

The Electronic Collections Coordinator’s primary focus is to oversee the
selection, accessibility and assessment of electronic resources as the
Library moves from print to digital format.  Specific responsibilities
•    Collaborate with the Library’s subject librarians, whose
responsibilities include  reference, instruction and collection
development,  to identify, research and evaluate electronic products and
•    Work collaboratively with publisher and vendor representatives to
research new electronic resources, organize vendor trials and schedule
vendor training opportunities;
•    Responsible for the maintenance of the Library’s list of databases,
including collaborating with other library staff to troubleshoot access
issues, and communicating content and/or interface changes to library staff;
•    Coordinate the compilation and analysis of vendor and internal use
data to manage our electronic collections;
•    Expand and enhance the Collection Development Portal which serves
as an information gateway for the collection activities of the library’s
subject librarians;
•    Collaborate with the Scholarly Communication & Digital Services
Department to  promote campus awareness of scholarly communication issues;
•    Promote electronic resources to the Georgia Tech Community;
•    Provide regularly scheduled reference service at the Information
Services Desk;
•    Assume additional collection development responsibilities as needed;
•    Serve on relevant library, institutional and professional
committees and task forces.

•    ALA-accredited master’s degree in library/information science or
•    Minimum two years of related experience in an academic or research
•    Excellent visual, oral, written and intrapersonal communication skills;
•    Strong analytical skills;
•    Demonstrated ability to use basic desktop applications such as
spreadsheet and database programs;
•    Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a
dynamic, service-oriented, and rapidly changing environment;
•    Experience with and a strong commitment to public service.
•    Knowledge and experience with collection development in an academic
•    Knowledge of current practices and trends in managing electronic
•    Familiarity with emerging electronic resources standards such as
•    Knowledge of trends in scholarly communication, publishing and
academic research;
•    Experience working with vendors;
•    Demonstrated record of ongoing professional development.

*Salary and Benefits*
Appointments will be made at the Librarian I (entry-level) or Librarian
II level.  Appointment level and salary are based on qualifications and
experience.  Minimum salary for Librarian I is $42,000.  Librarians are
members of the General Faculty and are non-tenured.  The benefits
package includes 21 days vacation, 12 paid holidays, 12 days sick leave,
health/dental insurance options and retirement options including
TIAA/CREF.  Relocation allowance is supported by the Price Gilbert, Jr.
Charitable Fund.  Visit the Georgia Tech Human Resources
http://www.ohr.gatech.edu/ page to view the benefits package.

The Georgia Institute of Technology, with nearly 20,000 faculty,
students, and staff and over $350 million per year in research activity,
is one of the nation’s outstanding public universities with nationally
recognized programs in science and engineering.  The Georgia Tech
Library and Information Center, a member of the Association of Research
Libraries, is central to the Institute’s instructional and research
programs.  The Library was awarded the 2007 Association of College and
Research Libraries’ Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.

*Application Process*
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until
the position is filled.  Candidates are urged to apply as soon as
possible to receive full consideration.  Employment is contingent on
proof of the legal right to work in the United States.  Send letter of
application, resume, and names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and phone
numbers of 5 references to:

Sharon Baines, SPHR
HR Officer
Library and Information Center
704 Cherry Street
Atlanta, GA 30332-0900
sharon.baines at library.gatech.edu

Elizabeth L. Winter
Electronic Resources Coordinator
Collection Acquisitions & Management
Library and Information Center
Georgia Institute of Technology
email: elizabeth.winter at library.gatech.edu

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