Position Announcement: Elec. Resources Coord, Iowa State Univ. Janet Arcand 18 Aug 1998 16:45 UTC
This is a new job opportunity at Iowa State University. Additional information about our Library may be viewed at: http://www.lib.iastate.edu/ Permission to repost is granted. Notice of Vacancy Electronic Resources Coordinator Iowa State University seeks applications and nominations for the position of Electronic Resources Coordinator. Rank: Assistant Professor Appointment Conditions: Full-time, 12-month faculty position. Faculty are expected to meet promotion and tenure requirements. Responsibilities: Works collaboratively with the Acquisitions Department Head and Collections Officer as well as the Electronic Resources Cataloging Coordinator, bibliographers, and staff in the Information Technology Division to develop goals and strategies to acquire and manage electronic resources. Manages and coordinates the ordering and renewal of electronic resources. Coordinates the analysis of technical specifications, contract criteria and business arrangements. In consultation with the Collections Officer, maintains license agreements and files and assures ready and current access. Collaborates with Cataloging Coordinator to assure public access and record maintenance. Arranges testing of electronic resources and communicates effectively with appropriate staff. Maintains currency in emerging issues in the acquisition of electronic resources and works with library groups considering issues related to electronic resources. Fosters and supports a collaborative approach to problem solving and decision making, with emphases on facilitating and providing resources. Reports to the Head, Acquisitions Department. Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited MLS degree. Experience in acquisitions, collection development or the book or publishing industry and in using Internet accessed resources. Ability to function in a collaborative, service-oriented environment and flexibility in adapting to change. Effective communication skills and ability to meet promotion and tenure standards. Preferred: Experience with cataloging. Knowledge of library trends in electronic resources and issues involved with providing bibliographic access. Knowledge of issues involved in providing access to electronic resources. Salary: $30,000 minimum, depending upon qualifications Benefits: TIAA/CREF, excellent group medical, dental and life insurance, 24 working days vacation and 18 days sick leave per fiscal year. The Library and Iowa State: Iowa State University fosters an environment that promotes the value of diversity and offers a positive opportunity for contribution and growth. Situated on a beautiful campus, the Library actively serves over 25,000 students and supports nationally recognized collections of 2.0 million volumes, 2.3 million microforms and 21,400 current serials. An automated Library system (NOTIS) is in operation, with a planned migration to the HORIZON client/server system in 1998. Library staff totals 174, including 50 professional positions with faculty status. The Library is a member of the Coalition for Networked Information , ARL, CRL, BCR, and OCLC. Ames is a community of approximately 50,000 located 35 miles from Des Moines, the state capital. The city supports quality schools and outstanding cultural attractions and was recently recognized as one of the top ten areas of its size in the country. Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin October 1, 1998 and will continue until an adequate pool is developed. To Apply: Submit letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three references to: Chair, Electronic Resources Coordinator Search Committee, Iowa State University, 302 Parks Library, Ames, Ia 50011-2140. Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.