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Position: Document Delivery Librarian Wendy Helmstetter (10 Apr 2009 17:05 UTC)

Position: Document Delivery Librarian Wendy Helmstetter 10 Apr 2009 17:05 UTC

Document Delivery Librarian

The Evans Library of Florida Institute of Technology (
invites applications for the position of Document Delivery Librarian
from professionals who have experience in providing rapid access to
resources and materials. This position is a new position added in
response to the growing library needs of online and remote students and

Responsibilities: Florida Institute of Technology, an accredited,
nationally recognized university, offers undergraduate and graduate
degrees in many fields and continues to expand its online learning
programs. Students and faculty in these programs, regardless of their
geographic location, require access to scholarly information resources.
The Document Delivery Librarian will be responsible for providing
information resources to support these programs, and will serve as a
specialist for identifying, acquiring, delivering, and tracking
information and materials required for scholarly research. The
individual will research requests and verify bibliographic information
in licensed and specialized subject databases, WorldCat, federated
search systems, government databases, and the library's online catalog;
provide access to resources and materials held locally, nationally, and
internationally by means of the OCLC WorldCat resource sharing protocol,
electronic delivery, ARIEL document delivery software, commercial
document delivery vendors, and publisher-specific delivery services;
communicate with online, remote, and on-campus constituents regarding
document delivery needs; oversee copyright and licensing requirements;
prepare statistical analyses; manage document delivery accounts and
budgets; conduct needs analyses, assess optimal delivery mechanisms, and
provide best-case cost recommendations for document delivery services.
This individual will provide expertise and leadership related to
emerging scholarly publication business models, as well as for
information discovery and delivery technologies. Other duties will
include resource assessment and evaluation, including e-book
publications, packages and licensing options; liaison responsibilities;
and other projects as assigned.

Qualifications:  Required: ALA-accredited MLS.  Proficiency in database
and online catalog searching, including Boolean, truncation, nesting,
controlled vocabularies; knowledge of Library of Congress, SUDOC and
metadata classification systems; experience with integrated library
system and ARIEL document delivery software; knowledge of scholarly
publication trends, copyright compliance, perpetual access, and
licensing implications; ability to work independently and as a team
member; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Preferred: Two years' experience in an academic library; familiarity
with Sirsi/Dynix ILS; experience with WorldCat, Linda Hall Document
Delivery Service, Ingenta, LOCKSS, and ScienceDirect article delivery
services; experience with e-book products and licensing specifications.

Appointment:   Full-time, 12-month, faculty position.  Florida Tech
offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits.

Application Process: Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and will
be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates are urged to apply
as soon as possible to receive full consideration. Send/email cover
letter outlining qualifications, resume, and three references with
contact information to:

Wendy Helmstetter
Director, Resources and Services
Evans Library
Florida Institute of Technology
150 West University Boulevard
Melbourne, FL 32901