Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Hayward | Concord | Online - CSU East Bay- Library - Electronic Resources Librarian

  • Working collegially with the library faculty, the Electronic Resources Librarian will develop and manage electronic resource collections, including acquisition, licensing and access; keep current with emerging technologies and developments in electronic products and services; serve as a liaison between library public and technical services to facilitate the effective integration of electronic resources to support the teaching and learning mission of the University; and design effective assessment strategies for electronic resources and services.
  • The appointee to this position will participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including teaching credit courses and other instructional sessions in the library information literacy program; providing instructionally-focused reference services in person and online to undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and staff members of the University during day, evening, and weekend hours; serving as a subject specialist and liaison to disciplinary departments; and participating in faculty governance. Librarians enjoy faculty rank and privileges and are expected to participate in the full range of Library faculty responsibilities and activities expected of a member of the tenure-track.  This is advertised as a 12-month appointment.  Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.
  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • demonstrated knowledge of electronic resource managements trends and practices; demonstrated awareness of industry standards in acquiring and licensing electronic resources;
  • experience with integrated library systems and discovery layers;
  • demonstrated ability to work within a team environment where collaboration and cooperation are essential;
  • ability to work collegially in a diverse, fast-paced environment; demonstrated ability to serve students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds;
  • familiarity with the principles of information literacy;
  • a strong service commitment;
  • demonstrated ability to meet the University Libraries’ tenure and promotion standards.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or experience in the ExLibris Alma/Primo LMS;
  • demonstrated experience with EBSCOadmin, including EDS, Holdings Management, and Full Text Finder;
  • demonstrated experience and ability to manage the lifecycle of licensed electronic resources, troubleshoot and analyze electronic resource access problems;
  • demonstrated knowledge of the technical issues involved in the network delivery of electronic resources;
  • demonstrated knowledge of collection development practices in academic libraries, including oversight of collection budgets;
  • demonstrated ability in planning, managing, and assessing electronic resource collections and resolving electronic resource access issues;
  • knowledge of bibliographic and metadata tools;
  • strong analytical skills, including experience with statistical analysis and modelling;
  • demonstrated ability in planning and implementing projects. It is anticipated that this position will be a library liaison to the College of Business and Economics;
  • therefore, preference will be given to candidates with experience and/or coursework in business, economics, and/or related fields.
RANK AND SALARY: Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience.  Subject to budgetary authorization.

Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  First review date is September 23, 2016, but the position will be considered open until filled.  Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement, a complete and current vita, and three confidential letters of recommendation (names and email addresses of three letter writers submitted to Interfolio).  All applications must be submitted through Interfolio (see "Apply Now for Free," below). 


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