Electronic Resources Librarian (Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia)

Electronic Resources Librarian (Washington & Lee University, Virginia)

Washington and Lee University invites nominations and applications for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian. Within a team environment, the Electronic Resources Librarian provides leadership and direction for the procurement, licensing, management and assessment of the library’s electronic resources. He/she works closely with the Systems Librarian to incorporate new and emerging technologies to facilitate access to library resources. The Electronic Resources Librarian participates fully in the library’s programs and services, which may include responsibility as library liaison to one or more assigned department(s), instruction, reference services and development of the institutional repository. Qualifications: An ALA-accredited MLS degree or its international equivalent with two or more years of experience working in a library, preferably in a college or university setting, is required. Knowledge of the principles and practices related to digital library services. Understanding of issues involved in developing, maintaining, and delivering electronic collections of various types including serials. Prefer experience with electronic serials, licensing, Electronic Resource Management System, and/or cataloging/metadata. Prefer experience with or knowledge of vendors and content providers, including subscription agents, publishers, and library consortia. Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. Minimum salary $42,509. Established in 1749, Washington and Lee is the ninth oldest institution of higher learning in the nation. A private liberal arts university with just under 1800 undergraduates and 400 law students, Washington and Lee is located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The University Library has a current budget of $2.45 million, a staff of 9 librarians and 14 administrative/support staff, approximately 726,000 volumes and roughly 12,000 subscriptions. Additional information about the university and its library services can be found at http://www.wlu.edu and http://library.wlu.edu/. TO APPLY: Candidates will find additional information about duties and qualifications and should apply online using the Faculty Positions link at go.wlu.edu/jobs. Review of applications will begin on May 20, 2011. Washington and Lee University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are strongly urged to apply.

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