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Position available - NC - Collections Librarian for Distance LearningServices
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- From: Linda McCormick <Linda_McCormick@ncsu.edu>
- Date: Sat, 13 Apr 2002 20:18:11 EDT
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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 place. Responsibilities 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�s 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. Qualifications 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 contributions. 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 Carolina. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org For full vacancy announcement, please visit: www.lib.ncsu.edu/personnel/jobs/epa.html
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