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Positions Available: Web Services Librarian and Electronic Resources Librarian Elizabeth Wavle 27 Feb 2004 14:55 UTC

Web Services Librarian
Electronic Resources Librarian

Ithaca College invites applications for two positions, Web Services
Librarian and Electronic Resources Librarian.  The result of a library
reorganization, these positions have been created in recognition of the
role of technologies in the library’s commitment to user-centered
service development.  Ithaca College is a selective medium-sized
comprehensive college in the beautiful Fingerlakes Region of Central New
York.  The city of Ithaca and surrounding environs offer diverse
cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities in a small college
town setting.

Founded as a school of music, the college has long recognized the value
of combining theory and performance, providing a rigorous education that
blends liberal arts and professional programs.  In the words of its
vision statement, “Ithaca College strives to become the standard of
excellence for residential comprehensive colleges, fostering intellect,
creativity, and character in an active, student-centered learning

The Web Services Librarian will serve as Team Leader of the library’s
Web Group, which is charged with the ongoing design, development, and
evaluation of the library’s web presence.  The team leader will also
provide training and technical support for library initiatives in the
development of web-based tools and resources.  As a member of the
library’s Information Services Team, the incumbent will participate in
faculty outreach and collection development activities.

Required qualifications:  MLS or MIS from an ALA-accredited school and
demonstrated knowledge of the integration of new technologies into the
delivery of user-centered information services; two or more years of
relevant professional experience; experience in design, development, and
management of web sites; demonstrated proficiency with HTML and web
authoring tools; strong public service orientation and experience with
academic library public services; ability to work independently within a
team environment and a changing library and college environment; and
excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

The Electronic Resources Librarian will coordinate and support the
acquisition, processing, and maintenance of electronic resources for the
library.  The incumbent will serve as a link between technical and
public service units in the library, participating in collection
development and cataloging activities for electronic databases and
ejournals, including public domain electronic resources and collections.

Required qualifications:  MLS or MIS from an ALA-accredited school; two
or more years of relevant professional experience; knowledge of OCLC,
AACR2, MARC formats, LCSH and current cataloging standards; familiarity
with standards for access to electronic resources, non-MARC metadata
schemes and related and emerging technologies; successful experience
with AACR2/metadata schemes.  Excellent communication, interpersonal,
organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills; ability and
willingness to work independently within a team environment and a
changing library and college environment.

Complete position descriptions are available on the library’s web site:

Please apply on-line at, search for and select the
position, and attach requested documents. Questions about the on-line
application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607)
274-1207.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will
continue until the positions are filled.  The onsite interview process
will include a presentation related to each position’s responsibilities.

Ithaca College is an equal opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.
Members of underrepresented groups (including people of color, persons
with disabilities, Vietnam veterans and women) are encouraged to apply.