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Job posting - e-resources

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E-Resources Librarian
Appalachian State University
Position Title: Instructor or Assistant Professor (E-Resources Librarian)
Department: University Library

The University Library at Appalachian State University seeks a 
creative and energetic E-Resources Librarian to join a 
team-oriented, teaching library. This newly created position is 
part of the Bibliographic Services team of 16 members (6 faculty, 
7 specialists, 3 technicians) which acquires, catalogs, and 
processes library resources in all formats.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Bibliographic 
Services Team members and other library colleagues to create a 
comprehensive approach to the management of electronic resources. 
Our goal is to provide a seamless and transparent digital 
research environment for students and faculty.  This position 
demands leadership abilities and the ability to initiate and 
complete projects in a timely and independent manner.  It also 
requires collaborative work with several teams to oversee the 
Library's electronic resources.

All library faculty are expected to participate in the Library's 
information literacy program both on and off campus and to engage 
in an active program of scholarship, library and professional 
service as outlined in the University's Faculty Handbook and the 
Library's Departmental Personnel Committee Guidelines.  The 
E-Resources Librarian will monitor and explore developments, 
trends, and standards within areas of responsibility.


The successful candidate will:

*Evaluate and improve access to e-resources on- and off-campus: 
troubleshoot access, maintenance, and other performance issues 
related to electronic resources.  Serve as lead for the 
management of access to e-resources.

*Design effective workflows for managing the library's 
e-resources using a shared ILS (III Millennium), e-journal portal 
(EBSCO A-to-Z) and link resolver (WebBridge).

*Analyze and continually improve access to library resources in 
the link resolver.

*Lead continual review of competing products and new methods of 
managing e-resources.

*Work directly with vendors on projects related to access to 

*Ensure that new database, software features and upgrades are 
communicated with colleagues.

*Work collaboratively within the Western North Carolina Library 
Network and University of North Carolina System on e-resources

*Collaborate in provision of library resource usage and data 
tracking for decision-making.

*Participate in library and team planning.

*Supervise, train, and evaluate student employees and staff as 

*Participate in the library's instruction program.

*Engage in an active program of scholarship and professional 
service as outlined in the University's Faculty Handbook and the 
Library's Departmental Personnel Committee Guidelines. 



*ALA-accredited master's degree,

*Demonstrated mastery (through experience or coursework) of 
current e-resources concepts related to trends and practice,

*Excellent written and oral communication skills,

*Leadership abilities,

*The ability to initiate and complete projects in a timely and 
independent manner,

*Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, and

*Potential to meet the library's requirement for scholarship, 
service, and leadership.


*Experience managing e-resources in an academic library.

*Experience managing resources in a link resolver.

*Experience working with III Millennium.

*Working knowledge of metadata in MARC and XML formats.

*Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with diverse 
students, faculty, and staff.

*Second advanced degree.  Rank as an Assistant Professor and 
continued employment beyond the Instructor term requires an 
advanced degree in addition to the ALA-accredited master's 

*Life experiences similar to those of under-represented 
populations at Appalachian. The Library strongly encourages 
applications from members of ethnic and racial groups 
representative of Appalachian's student minorities, principally 
African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and 
Asian Americans.

This twelve-month, tenure track position will be available 
immediately. Entry level candidates are encouraged to apply. 
The position may be filled at the Instructor or Assistant 
Professor rank.  Salary and rank are determined on the basis of 
qualifications and experience.  Minimum salaries for the ranks 
are: Instructor $45,000 and Assistant Professor $50,000.

Review of completed applications will begin November 16, 2009, 
and will continue until the position is filled. Send a complete 
application, including a cover letter addressing the required 
qualifications, a full vita of educational and relevant 
experience, and the name, address, email, and telephone number of 
three to five persons who are knowledgeable about your 
qualifications for this position to: Dr. Mary Reichel, Attn: 
E-Resources Librarian Search, Belk Library and Information 
Commons, 218 College Street, Appalachian State University, Boone, 
NC 28608; or electronically to Sherrye Perry at: 

Appalachian State University is a constituent institution of the 
seventeen-campus University of North Carolina System. Located in 
Boone, North Carolina, the University has over 15,000 students, 
primarily in bachelor's and master's programs. Appalachian has 
both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance 
education programs.  Belk Library and Information Commons is a 
beautifully designed and heavily used facility with over 1 
million visits per year.  It shares a catalog and some services 
with UNC-Asheville and Western Carolina University as part of the 
Western North Carolina Library Network (WNCLN).  Additional 
information about the Library, the University, and the 
surrounding area may be found at http://www.appstate.edu.

Appalachian State University is committed to providing equal 
opportunity in education and employment to all applicants, 
students, and employees. The University does not discriminate in 
access to its educational programs and activities, or with 
respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on 
the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, 
gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, 
disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. The University 
actively promotes diversity among students and employees.