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Job Posting - New York State

Binghamton University Libraries
State University of New York

Electronic Resources and Services Librarian

Binghamton University seeks to fill the position of Electronic Resources
and Services Librarian.  The person in the position leads the Libraries
in the selection and implementation of user-friendly electronic
resources and services and contributes to the team effort to provide
high-quality services.  This is a tenure track position reporting to the
Director of Libraries.

DESCRIPTION:  In coordination with appropriate staff members, this
person will determine goals for electronic services and recommend
policy; select electronic resources and negotiate license agreement with
vendors; represent the Libraries to consortia engaged in the selection
and acquisition of electronic services; work closely with Library
Systems and the Academic Computing units to implement new services;
coordinate the efforts of the Libraries Webteam; participate in
professional development and services activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Required:  MLS from an ALA-accredited institution,
minimum of 5 years post-MLS experience in reference, collection
development, or in acquisitions-related functions in an academic
library.  A strong interest in and knowledge of the use of computer
applications for access to digital information.  Excellent communication
skills.  Demonstrated success in providing leadership in a collaborative
working environment.

Preferred:  Successful experience negotiating licenses associated with
electronic information technologies or other types of contracts.
Experience in the analysis of library collection needs and use.
Experience in the preparation and management of large collection
budgets.  Experience in marketing information services.

Finalists invited for an interview must demonstrate communication skills
and knowledge of electronic services through a presentation to library
faculty, staff, and other members of the university community.

COMPENSATION:  Minimum starting salary $50,000, plus excellent fringe
benefits including TIAA/CREF.

ENVIRONMENT: One of four university centers within the State University
of New York, Binghamton enrolls approximately 12,000 students in
programs leading to bachelors, master's, and doctoral degrees.  The
collections in the Glenn G. Bartle Library and the Science Library
consist of approximately 1.5 million volumes.  Binghamton University is
nationally recognized for its strong academic programs, distinguished
faculty, and talented students.  Fifteen specialized research centers
attract scholars from around the globe to Binghamton's modern campus.
For more information on Binghamton University, visit the website at

APPLICATION:  Send or fax a cover letter (no electronic applications),
current resume, and names, addresses and telephone numbers of three
professional references who may be contacted to:

Mary Ann Sincavage
Assistant to the Director for Personnel Administration
Binghamton University Libraries
State University of New York
P.O. Box 6012
Binghamton, NY  13902-6012

For priority consideration, applications should be received by January
4, 1999.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Binghamton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action