Salary and Terms: Assistant Professor; full-time, nine month* tenure-track position. Salary placement is based on evaluation and experience. Date of appointment is August 2013.
Application Deadline: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by April 1, 2013
Position Description: Responsible for critical pieces of the collection life cycle (selection, acquisitions, licensing, weeding, preservation) specifically, responsible for ordering and receiving all library materials including processing and reconciliation of payments, preparing appropriate reports and statistics, and monitoring the materials budget using the ALEPH Acquisitions and Serials modules. Manages and maintains electronic resources including A-Z list, link resolver, EZ Proxy, and ERM. Manages relationships with vendors, publishers and interface providers, and responsible for monitoring licensing and negotiating with vendors. The librarian is expected to participate in committees and projects within the library and beyond and to be actively engaged in the profession in order to identify emerging trends, practices, and standards that have potential for new and improved collection and e-resources management. The librarian will participate in the librarys instruction program, providing instruction sessions as requested. Shared Reference duties will include some weekend, evening, and summer session hours.
* Masters in Library Science, ALA accredited
* 3 years post MLS experience in an academic library
* Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills
* Instruction experience
* Experience with acquisitions and electronic resources management within ILS acquisitions and serials module
* Experience dealing with vendors
* Experience working with an ERM (electronic resource management system) and linker software
* Experience with MnPALS and Minitex,
* Instruction experience
* Supervisory experience
* Ability to handle multiple priorities and projects
* Demonstrated evidence of initiative and self-direction
* Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills
Application Data: Letter of application addressing position qualifications, vita, and transcripts should be attached to your application. To apply for this position, please complete the online application process at http://www.smsu.edu/Administration/HumanResources/neogov.cfm. Additional information on Southwest Minnesota State University can be found at: www.SMSU.edu Information about the Library may be found at www.smsu.edu/library
Southwest Minnesota State University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and is an equal opportunity educator and employer. The University is committed to affirmative recruitment and encourages applications from women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities. Applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Affirmative Action Office, 507-537-6208. For TTY communications, contact Minnesota Relay Service at 1-800-627-3529. This vacancy notice is available in alternative format upon request.
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