Assistant Professor/Electronic Resources Librarian – Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

The Mississippi State University Libraries provide their community of users an ongoing, creative, and technologically advanced library program and is currently seeking an Electronic Resources Librarian to serve as a member of a dynamic Technical Services team committed to the successful management of the Libraries’ collection of electronic resources.

Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of Electronic Resources, the essential duties and responsibilities include collaboration with relevant personnel and departments in the management of electronic resources, with an emphasis on cataloging; collaborates with cataloging and participates in cataloging department special projects; activates and authenticates electronic journal access, including the resolution of access problems; assists in maintaining the Electronic Resource Management system; assists with procedures pertaining to the processing of invoices for electronic resources; participates in the license review process for electronic resources; serves on library committees,  including the Electronic Resources Evaluation committee; participates in appropriate collection development activities as a library liaison to one or more academic departments; meets library and university requirements for promotion and tenure in the areas of librarianship, research, service and collegiality.

Minimum Qualifications:  ALA accredited MLS/MLIS; at least two (2) years’ experience in an academic library and knowledge of current trends in the management and access of electronic resources.

Preferred Qualifications:  Additional graduate degree; previous library experience working with electronic resources or cataloging; experience with the acquisition, cataloging, and/or serials modules of the SirsiDynix Workflows integrated library system; experience in serials cataloging (print and electronic) including OCLC Connexion, AACR2, CONSER, and RDA; experience with EBSCO management products; familiarity with link resolvers, ERMS and other library technologies related to e-resource management and access; and experience working with vendors and subscription agents.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  Knowledge of current trends in the management and access of electronic resources; experience with an automated library system; working knowledge of proxy services, ERM tools and the setup and troubleshooting for access to online journals and databases; strong analytical and organizational skills as well as effective interpersonal, collegial and communication skills (both oral and written); ability to set and adjust priorities and workflow in a dynamic and changing environment and accept new challenges in order to realize departmental and library goals; ability to work independently as well as part of a team; ability to carry out professional research and service necessary to meet library and university requirements for promotion and tenure.

Send application packet including a letter of interest, a complete resume or curriculum vita and names/addresses/phone numbers/email addresses of at least three professional references to Ms. Debra Fairbrother, Administrative Assistant to the Dean, Mississippi State University Libraries, P.O. Box 5408, Mississippi State, MS 39762.

Applicants must complete the Personal Data Information form online @ www.jobs.msstate.edu. PARF #7225

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