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Coordinator for Virtual Services, Assistant/Associate Professor, Library, 54013


Job Description or Duties: The Coordinator for Virtual Library Services, manages a unit responsible for the Integrated Library System (currently III, Sierra) Institutional Repository, Workstation Support, Copyright, Electronic Resources, Web Services, Open Educational Resources and Library Marketing.  The Coordinator for Virtual Library Services provides leadership and guidance on information technology issues and oversees the implementation, management, supervision, operations, planning, security and continuity of the technology resources of the Library which provide access to an extensive range of online information resources. Direct areas of responsibility are the Integrated Library System (ILS), Institutional Repository (IR), Workstation Support and Copyright. Supervisory responsibilities include the Librarian responsible for Electronic Resources, Web Services, Open Educational Resources, and Library Marketing; the Managerial Professional for (ILS) and the Workstation Support Specialist. The Coordinator plays a key role in making the Library a campus technology leader. This is a twelve-month, tenure track appointment with assistant or associate professor rank, depending upon experience. The Coordinator for Virtual Library Services reports to the Dean of the Library and, along with the Coordinator for User Services and the Coordinator for Collection Services, is a member of the Library Management Team.


Required Qualifications: ALA-accredited master’s degree or international equivalent in library or information science.

At least two years of relevant experience in an academic library with evidence of broad, in-depth knowledge, skills, and experience with technology. At least two years of experience working with an Integrated Library System. Evidence of successful supervision and management of full time library personnel. Effective interpersonal skills and written communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience with an Institutional Repository. Strong understanding of issues related to Fair Use and Copyright. Experience with or understanding of Web Services in an academic library, Electronic Resource Management and Workstation Support. Experience with or understanding of the issues involved with Open Educational Resources, and academic Library Marketing. Evidence of the ability to concurrently manage multiple projects, administer systems, troubleshoot computing problems, plan and manage change in the library’s computing environment and act as liaison with other information technology professionals. Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with library and campus colleagues. Ability to work independently. Knowledge of cataloging principles and experience with metadata standards, such as MARC and RDA. Experience with one or more of the following: XML/XSLT, Apache, Linux, MySQL, and a programming language such as PHP. Experience with digitizing and editing images, text, video, audio, and other formats and delivering them on the web. Ability to work toward achieving tenure and promotion. Desire to work with a diverse student population. Ability to converse in a second language.


HOW TO APPLY: Application review begins November 2, 2016. For more information and to apply visit For more information about the position contact: Janet Wilke, 308-865-8546. For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8522 or


SALARY AND BENEFITS:  With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate.  Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive.  The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. NuFlex benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care.  The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees.  Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA/CREF and Fidelity.


The University of Nebraska at Kearney, serving over 6,500 students, is one of four University of Nebraska campuses. Established in 1905, the University has a tradition of emphasis in scholarly teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels in a variety of disciplines. Kearney, a progressive city of 31,000, is the educational, medical, cultural, commercial and agricultural center of a large mid-state area.


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