Electronic Resources and Serials Management Librarian (Northeastern Illinois University)

Available Spring 2012

POSITION: Electronic Resources and Serials Management Librarian, full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in a collective bargaining unit. Position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Systems, Technical and Access Services.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision benefits, 24 days of vacation and participation in the Illinois State Universities Retirement System.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Coordinate functions and staff in a broad range of activities related to the acquisitions, cataloging and the management of electronic resources, print serials and government documents. Participate in the management of library systems related to electronic resources, serials management and cataloging. Provide leadership in the area of electronic resource and serials management, including licensing and policy development. Serve as an active member of the Technical Services Team in the ongoing assessment of policies and procedures across all technical and web services units. Supervise and train 4.0 FTE technical services staff. Develop collections and serve as a subject specialist for assigned discipline(s). Participation in professional organizations, service in library and university governance, and appropriate research/creative activities are expected and required for tenure.


Required: ALA accredited MLS degree and a second master’s degree. Evidence of relevant experience in e-resource and serials management. Experience with managing, training and developing staff. Demonstrated knowledge of current standards, best practices and emerging trends in technical services. Serials cataloging experience with electronic resources and print serials. Knowledge of acquisitions functions and vendors. Relevant experience with integrated library systems and library automation, including Electronic Resource Management Systems. A high level of computer competency with library systems and office productivity software. Effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to work independently and collaboratively to build consensus and facilitate change.

Preferred: Experience with cataloging and acquisitions functions in the Voyager integrated library system. Additional experience with related systems such as SFX and Serials Solutions 360 Resource Manager. Recent relevant experience managing a technical services unit including technical services policy development and training. Knowledge of government documents, including depository processes and cataloging. Broad general knowledge of emerging trends and development of library automation systems. Academic library experience and related experience working within a consortium.

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY: Northeastern Illinois University is a public, comprehensive, multicultural university located on the north side of Chicago. It has an enrollment of approximately 12,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The Library maintains a collection of over 700,000 volumes, access to 50,000+ electronic resources

and subscriptions to approximately 120 online databases. More information is available at http://library.neiu.edu/aboutthelibrary/jobs.html.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Send a letter of application, resume, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references via email to LibSearch@neiu.edu. Subject line should read “Electronic Resources and Serials Management application”. Review begins February 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

Northeastern Illinois University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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