Mississippi State University Libraries is accepting applications for the tenure track position of Assistant Professor/Serials Librarian.


This position is a member of a team of information professionals committed to the development, implementation and management of policies and procedures leading to the successful acquisition, access, preservation and fiscal control of serial resources in all formats. Reports to the Associate Dean for Technical Services.  


Collaborates with the Serials Team Leader in planning, setting goals and monitoring Serials Department work flows concerning the physical processing of print serials (including check-in, claiming, title maintenance and binding); solves complex problems that arise during the processing of serials resources; assists in managing the Serials Department staff’s creation and payment of serial orders and invoices within the Acquisitions module the Libraries’ Sirsi-Dynix integrated library system; assists in maintaining the serials records and data entry within the Serials module of the Libraries ILS system; participates in the training of Serials Department staff and student workers; maintains ongoing contacts with publishers and vendors; assists in the authentication, activation and maintenance of access to e-serials; keeps abreast of current trends, standards and developments in the serials industry regarding vendor-developed services, resources, automated systems and publishing models; participates in appropriate collection development and outreach activities as a library liaison to one or more academic departments; meets library and university requirements for promotion and tenure in the areas of librarianship, research, service and collegiality.  


ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS; familiarity with the serials trade and with current tools and trends in serials access and management; high level of familiarity with computers.  


Job posted on the University website at https://www.jobs.msstate.edu 4932  


Mary Ann Jones, MLIS
Assistant Professor
Coordinator/Electronic Resources Librarian
Mississippi State University Libraries
(662) 325-4619