Instructor of Library Science/Head of Electronic Resources & Serials Department (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

POSITION: Instructor of Library Science/Head of Electronic Resources & Serials Department


This position reports to the Assistant Dean of Technical, Web & IT Services. The
Head of Electronic Resources & Serials Department manages five library
paraprofessionals; coordinates the purchasing, licensing, and access of electronic
resources and print serial publications, including trials, quotes, new orders, annual
academic department subscriptions review, renewals, cancellations, collecting and
analyzing usage data, and troubleshooting; assists with the implementation and
ongoing administration of the Library’s electronic resource management module;
maintains catalog records, an A-Z list, an OpenURL link resolver, and other utilities;

communicates with vendors regarding the library’s print and electronic
subscriptions; assists with the continuing commitments portions of the library’s
acquisitions budget; ensures that staff and student workers have the resources
required to do their work; stays current with trends in serials, electronic access, and scholarly publishing in general. The position is hands on, but also gives work direction, as required, to library assistants and student staff. This position will serve as liaison and collection development librarian for several several academic departments and serve on library and university committees.


MLIS or equivalent degree from an ALA accredited program. Familiarity with serials and/or electronic resources operations in an academic setting; knowledge of integrated library systems, bibliographic utilities, and other tools for information management or bibliographic control such as electronic resource management systems and journal management systems; ability to assess and implement workflows, manage projects, and establish and document departmental policies and procedures. Creativity and vision are essential. Must be service-oriented, self-motivated, and able to work successfully in a collegial environment, both independently and as part of a team. Must possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written, analytical, and organizational skills.


The University Library has a faculty of 18 and a support staff of 34. Additional information about the Library is available at UL Lafayette is located in Acadiana, the region of southwest Louisiana known for its Cajun and Creole heritage. It is one of 8 publicly supported universities in the University of Louisiana system. UL Lafayette consists of 9 degree-granting units- The College of the Arts, Liberal Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, General Studies, Nursing, Science, and the Graduate School. The University has an approximate enrollment of 16,300 students with a faculty of 618 and offers degree programs in 75 disciplines, the master’s degree in 26 disciplines, and the doctorate in 9 disciplines. Additional information about UL Lafayette is available at


Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment with faculty rank, status, and benefits.

STARTING DATE: Negotiable, but anticipated for August 1, 2012.


Letter of application, résumé, and the names and contact information of five references must be received at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette by June 30, 2012, or until position is filled, and should be directed to:

Dr. Charles W. Triche, III
Dean of University Libraries
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
PO Box 40199
Lafayette, Louisiana 70504 or


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