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Position available - NC - Collections Librarian for Distance LearningServices

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position
of Collections Librarian for Distance Learning Services.  The Libraries'
innovative Distance Learning Services Department develops resources and
services for students and faculty engaged in courses conducted away from
the campus, including a growing number of degree programs in science and
engineering disciplines. The department, composed of three librarians and
a computing consultant, works closely with staff in Collection Management,
Research and Information Services, Access and Delivery Services, and
Digital Library Initiatives in order to accomplish its goals.  The NCSU
Libraries is committed to building collections that are responsive to user
needs and rich in electronic, multimedia, and traditional print resources,
all of which are delivered to the user without limitations of time or


Acts as a principal partner with Collection Management to select and
acquire electronic resources in all disciplines.  Participates in
negotiating license agreements with vendors and publishers for resources
that support the university´┐Żs regular and distance learning curricula.
Contributes to the development of a license management database. Engages
in ongoing research to maintain a deep understanding of the content
features and characteristics of competing information products. Leads and
coordinates faculty outreach for Distance Learning Services. Develops and
maintains relationships with faculty members and students to determine
collection needs and priorities, recommends collection strategies to
faculty, and investigates the conversion of materials to digital formats
when appropriate.  Publicizes and demonstrates digital library collections
and services to the distance learning audience. Analyzes and responds to
needs for multiple copies of print materials, and selects and manages
print materials located in off-campus locations.  Contributes to the
development of the Distance Learning Services web site.  Assists in the
design and delivery of general and discipline-specific instructional
sessions for distance learners and of web-based tutorials and research
resources.  Serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.
Librarians at the NCSU Libraries are expected to be active professionally
and to contribute to developments in the field.  Reports to the Head of
Distance Learning Services.


Required: ALA-accredited MLS.  Three or more years relevant professional
experience, such as experience with electronic resources in an
instructional or service context.  Strong background in collection
management in academic libraries, including experience with vendor
negotiations and content licensing.  Familiarity with major issues and
trends in collection development and scholarly communication, especially
those related to the management and delivery of digital content.
Understanding of the educational mission of a research university and the
changing learning environment.  Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to
communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and personably, orally and in writing,
with clients and colleagues.  Ability to work collaboratively in a team
environment; ability to work independently. Ability to manage multiple
projects and priorities effectively. Demonstrated record of professional

Preferred:  Five years relevant professional experience.  Experience in
distance learning services.

The University and the Libraries

As one of the nation's outstanding land-grant universities, NC State
offers degrees through the Colleges of Agriculture & Life Sciences,
Design, Education, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences, Management,
Natural Resources, Physical & Mathematical Sciences, Textiles, and
Veterinary Medicine. As the largest academic institution in the state, NC
State enrolls more than 28,000 students and offers doctoral degrees in 54
fields of study. The university ranks seventh nationally in research
support from private industry, ninth in the number of patents awarded,
and, among universities without medical schools, fifth in research and
development. NC State is a national leader in networking technologies and
a charter member of the North Carolina Networking Initiative (NCNI), an
Internet2 initiative with the most advanced operational networking system
infrastructure in the nation.

The library system consists of a central library and branch libraries for
design, natural resources, textiles, and veterinary medicine. With a staff
of 302 FTE, the Libraries has over 3 million volumes, acquires more than
37,000 print and electronic serials, and has a total annual budget of more
than $23 million, with approximately $8.5 million allocated to
collections. The NCSU Libraries is the lead server site for NC LIVE (North
Carolina LIbraries for Virtual Education), a multi-type library
initiative, making digital resources accessible to the citizens of North

The NCSU Libraries is a founding member of SOLINET and a member of the
Association of Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, the
Coalition for Networked Information, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic
Resources Coalition, the Council for Library and Information Resources,
and the Center for Research Libraries. Duke University, the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University and North
Carolina State University form the Triangle Research Libraries Network
(TRLN), with combined resources of more than 13 million volumes, and
collections budgets totaling more than $29 million.

Salary and Benefits

The Libraries offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience,
not less than $42,500 for this position with required qualifications and
not less than $45,000 with preferred qualifications. Librarians have
academic status without tenure or rank. Benefits include:  24 days
vacation, 12 days sick leave; comprehensive major medical insurance, and
state, TIAA/CREF or other retirement options. Additional and optional
dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are
available. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of
North Carolina is available. Relocation allowance.

Recruiting Schedule

Position available immediately. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt
and will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates are
encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration.
Confidential pre-interview screenings may be scheduled. To apply, send
cover letter (including title of position), resume, and the names,
addresses, and telephone numbers of four current, professional references
to: Joseph Hester, Personnel Services; Box 7111, NCSU Libraries; Raleigh,
NC 27695-7111

North Carolina State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer

Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application
process should contact Laura Blessing, NCSU Libraries Personnel Services
Office, at (919) 515-3522 or laura_blessing@ncsu.edu

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