Assistant Professor of Library Science / Electronic Resources Librarian – Oklahoma City University

Tracking Code: 1349

Job Category: Library Faculty (12 Month)

Job Status: Normal – Int./Ext. Applicants

Number of Positions: 1

Number of Positions Filled: 0

Job ID: 368

Job Description:
Oklahoma City University invites applications for the twelve month, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Library Science / Electronic Resources Librarian in the Dulaney-Browne Library.

The Assistant Professor of Library Science/Electronic Resources Librarian provides library services and instruction to students, faculty, staff, and visitors with a special emphasis in electronic library resources and service delivery (including the integrated library management system and licensed databases) and the management of the library’s serials collection.

TEACHING, SERVICE and SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS:

Electronic Resources

  • Library teaching also involves creative and administrative duties in the individual assignment.
  • Provides leadership and technical support for the library’s electronic resource delivery, including the library web page, online instruction and library access modules, chat reference services, and other initiatives.
  • Manages the library’s Integrated Library System in cooperation with other librarians, campus technology, and the law library staff.
  • Coordinates online collection development and service delivery via the internet and other technologies.
  • Manages the library’s serials collection and services.
  • Manages the library’s binding services and budget including the collection and delivery of thesis before and after they are bound.
  • Provides assistance and training to classroom faculty in the use of technology, especially in library applications and spaces.

General Library Duties
Library teaching also includes encouraging information literacy through direct interaction with students and faculty as individuals and, in the classroom, face to face and using technology, development and modification of instructional materials, collection development, and public relations efforts. Participates in campus and library assessment committees, develops assessment methods for decision making. Provides leadership in information literacy and collection development as liaison to the Meinders School of Business and other departments as assigned.

Scholarship and Professional Growth
Scholarship may be of several types promoting the discovery, integration, application, and teaching of knowledge. Scholarship of discovery pursues new knowledge. Scholarship of integration synthesizes and interprets knowledge to provide perspective. Scholarship of application solves problems for a larger community using knowledge from one’s particular field of expertise. Scholarship of teaching and learning contributes to knowledge about how people learn. Peer evaluation beyond the university’s own campus environment including conference and workshop presentations, traditional publications, and participation in professional discussions and the dissemination of information using new technologies is expected.

Professional growth is guided by a professional development plan that provides for growth in imagination, analytical skill, breadth of interests and competencies, perceptiveness and clarity, intellectually vitality and sharpness, with a focus on continuous improvement of library service, collection development, and instruction.

Service
Service to the campus community includes constructive participation in the university’s governance, collegiality, participation and leadership in campus life beyond the classroom, leadership and service within the library, including search committees, ad hoc committees, and library faculty council.

Service to and/or leadership roles in the professional community includes service or leadership in professional organizations, being nominated for office in professional associations, participating in activities directed toward improvement or enhancement of librarianship, and providing groups in the community with professional expertise.

Other Aspects of Faculty Performance
Collegiality, as well as professional and ethical conduct, enhances teaching, learning and the general reputation of all persons in the academy. Therefore, all faculty members are expected to serve in a collegial fashion and in accordance with professional and ethical principles when dealing with other faculty members, students, administrators, and members of the public.

Every faculty member is guaranteed academic freedom in accordance with the AAUP statement on academic freedom and responsibilities of faculty members.

Supervision Responsibilities
Hires, trains, coordinates work, and conducts performance reviews for serials staff members and student workers.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited program or equivalent

Experience: (Assistant Professor: none, Associate Professor: 3 years)

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and current developments in academic librarianship
  • Knowledge of principles, methods and current developments in electronic resource, database, and serials management
  • Knowledge of web design for libraries
  • Knowledge of emerging trends in instructional technology
  • Knowledge of effective instructional strategies and techniques

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to provide information literacy instruction and library reference assistance in a wide variety of settings to a diverse population
  • Proficient in the use of a wide variety of computer applications for library, management, and instructional applications
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to use content management systems, database management systems, and ftp software
  • Understanding of how relational database systems and integrated library systems work and interact
  • Ability to code HTML, XML, and use cascading style sheets
  • Knowledge of basic UNIX commands

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Occasionally requires standing, lifting, pulling, pushing, carrying and climbing, reaching both high and low. Frequently requires walking and balancing. Constantly requires sitting, repetitious finger and wrist movement, speaking clearly, hearing conversations, hearing (with acuity), seeing near and far with color vision.

WORK CONDITIONS: May include evening and weekend hours.

For further details about this position, and to submit an application, visit our website at http://ocucareers.silkroad.com.  All applications must be submitted and must include a letter of application and unofficial transcripts. Direct questions about the position or the search to Dr. Beth Fleming at befleming@okcu.edu. Oklahoma City University is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the values and goals of diversity.

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