Western Kentucky University seeks applications for the position of Assistant Professor/ Electronic Resources Librarian in the Department of Library Technical Services. This is a ten month, tenure-eligible faculty position beginning on July 1, 2013 reporting to the Head, Department of Library Technical Services with collaborative report to the Head, Library Public Services. For more information about our library, see our web site at: http://www.wku.edu/Library/
Responsibilities include: facilitate the selection, acquisition, maintenance, access and licensing of electronic resources. Develops policies and procedures for managing electronic resources and oversees licensing and compliance, tracking status, access and other technology issues. Prepares statistical reports on usage. Chairs the library-wide committee for electronic resources. Assists with institutional repository and other digital initiatives. Shared responsibilities for reference and instructional services. Performs other related duties as assigned. Research, service, and publication required for promotion and tenure.
Requirements: ALA accredited MLS degree. Experience with managing issues and processes associated with electronic resources. Familiarity with emerging information technologies, and web technologies. Ability to lead digital initiatives in collaboration with librarians, faculty, and administration. Strong organizational skills and the ability to respond efficiently to changing needs and priorities. Able to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a timely manner.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2012 and continue until filled. Salary commensurate with education and experience. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, official transcripts, and contact information (including e-mail addresses) for three professional references to:
Deana Groves, Chair, Search Committee
Department of Library Technical Services
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd. #11067
Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42101-1067
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745-5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.