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Position Announcement: Elec. Resources Coord, Iowa State Univ. Janet Arcand 18 Aug 1998 16:45 UTC

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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.


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

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

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

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.