Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian (University of Mary Washington)

The University of Mary Washington is seeking an energetic, innovative person to serve as the Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian. The person in this position is responsible for the day-to-day operations and workflows supporting the acquisition of electronic resources and serials in all formats.

The Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian ensures the correctness of catalog and holdings records and maintains information in the libraries link resolver. The librarian works with Systems personnel to enhance the discovery and use of library resources and to resolve technical issues as they arise. The Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian supervises 1 full-time staff person.

The Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian works collaboratively with the Collection Development Librarian and the subject and reference librarians to build serial and electronic resources collections that support the Universitys curriculum and to shape those collections to match the needs of our users. This librarian monitors trends and emerging issues in serials and electronic resources. The person in this position is responsible for negotiating and monitoring license agreements for new and renewing purchases.

In addition, this librarian serves on the reference desk, including occasional Saturday duty and assists the Special Collection Librarian with digitization and other projects. The librarian serves on library and campus committees and participates in the libraries planning and assessment processes.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master’s program (MLS/MLIS).

Experience working with licensed electronic resources and/or serials in a library environment.

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Familiarity with traditional and electronic information resources, library services best practices and emerging library technologies.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with the VTLS Virtua integrated library system and with Serials Solutions products and services.

Experience supervising library staff and student assistants.

Excellent command of LC classification.

Strong understanding of data collection and use for decision-making purposes .

Knowledge of copyright policies and intellectual property issues in academic institutions.

Evidence of course work, conference attendance, and/or work experience in serials and electronic resources librarianship.

The University of Mary Washington is a public arts and sciences institution in Fredericksburg, Va., that attracts intellectually curious undergraduate and graduate students in search of rigorous academics. With a total enrollment of nearly 5,000 students, UMW offers a supportive campus community that values and instills honor and integrity. Moreover, the university located midway between Richmond, Va., and Washington, D.C. provides a rich array of research, internship, leadership, and recreational opportunities that not only train students for the real world but allow them to interact closely with faculty members.

In addition to its primary location in the heart of historic Fredericksburg, UMW has two other campuses, one in Stafford, which caters to working professionals, and another in Dahlgren, which offers graduate science and engineering programs. There are three colleges: arts and sciences, business, and education all of which produce graduates who are critical thinkers prepared to succeed. UMW also recently developed a Center for Economic Development, which connects faculty and students with regional initiatives and businesses seeking their assistance.

In recent years, the University of Mary Washington has seen its academic reputation garner national recognition in numerous selective guidebooks, including Forbes, the Fiske Guide to Colleges and the Princeton Review’s edition of The Best 376 Colleges. The university also has been recognized in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, U.S. News & World Report, Peterson’s Competitive Colleges and Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges.

The University of Mary Washington accepts only completed online applications. Faxed, mailed, or emailed applications will not be considered. Employment offers are contingent upon the successful completion of criminal background checks. If accommodations are requested either before or at the time of the interview, contact the AA/EEO Officer in Human Resources at 540/654-1046.

Location: Virginia

Employment Level: Administrative

Website: http://www.umw.edu

Application Deadline: June 21, 2012

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