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Job Posting--Electronic Resources Librarian Sandra Shropshire 12 Jun 2006 19:46 UTC


The Idaho State University Eli M. Oboler Library is seeking an
Electronic Resources Librarian. The position is a full time,
tenure-track position, and reports to the Associate University Librarian
for Technical Services. The position performs primary management of the
library’s electronic resources, and performs other duties expected of
all library faculty, including instruction and bibliographic work.
Responsibilities: Performs access, renewal and maintenance duties for
the Library’s electronic resources, and those duties required to
guarantee continuing access to these resources; Participates in initial
license review for electronic resources. Determines permissible use
parameters and makes recommendations on license acceptance; Maintains
linking capabilities and public use information for electronic resources
via the Library’s Integrated Library System and/or its Electronic
Resources Management System consistent with Library policy.; Maintains
the Library’s license and documentation file for its electronic
resources. Recommends policies and/or procedures for improvement,
maintenance, etc. of same.; Works collaboratively with Library Systems
Department staff to establish and maintain access to electronic
resources by all authorized means, including by proxy server.; Manages
resource trials and maintains statistical data related to the use of the
Library’s electronic resources as part of the selection and
evaluation/assessment processes.; Serves as a member of the Library’s
Database Evaluation and Selection Committee (DESC).; Under the general
coordination of the Associate University Librarian, serves as a
bibliographer to designated academic departments and oversees the
selection of materials in assigned subject areas. Assists in collection
development and evaluation; monitors pertinent portions of the
acquisitions budget; works to develop and maintain good relations with
faculty members.; Participates in the Library’s Instruction program by
teaching a minimum of 25 hours per year.; Performs other
responsibilities and duties as assigned by supervisor and the University
Librarian. ; Participates in professional activities, including
university and Library committees and task forces, and attendance at
professional meetings.

Required Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS from an ALA-accredited
program.; Three years professional experience in an academic library.;
Demonstrated experience in the management of electronic resources within
an academic setting, including knowledge of issues and practices related
to the dissemination of electronic information, i.e., copyright and
intellectual property rights.; Demonstrated ability to manage multiple
tasks and to work cooperatively with library staff members.;Excellent
communication skills in both written and oral English.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience managing an Electronic Resources
Management System and in utilizing the staff functions of an Integrated
Library System.; Knowledge of basic cataloging principles.; Experience
working with publishers and vendors of electronic resources.

Minimum Salary: $38,000 to $40,000; 12-month contract. Faculty
appointment, tenure-track. Competitive benefit package.

Applications should include a letter of interest, a resume, and contact
information of five professional references. Position is open until
filled. Review of applications begins July 17, 2006. Complete
application packages should be sent to:
Office of Human Resources
Electronic Resources Librarian Search
Idaho State University
Campus Box 8107
Pocatello, ID 83209-8107
Idaho State University: http// Eli M Oboler Library:
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