Electronic Resources and Discovery Services Librarian
|Announcement Number||FAC - VA - 17039|
|Quick Link for Internal Postings||http://jobs.montana.edu/postings/7334|
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|Classification Title||Assistant Professor|
|Working Title||Electronic Resources and Discovery Services Librarian|
|Brief Position Overview||
The Electronic Resources and Discovery Services (ERDS) Librarian is a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The ERDS Librarian has primary responsibility for acquisition and maintenance of electronic resources and for providing access to these and other resources through the Library’s Discovery Services, currently Primo from Ex Libris.
|Faculty Tenure Track||Yes|
|Faculty Rank||Assistant Professor|
|Contract Term||Fiscal Year|
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|Union Affiliation||Exempt from Collective Bargaining|
|Salary||$45,000 - 50,000 annually, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications|
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The Montana State University Library invites applicants for Electronic Resources and Discovery Services (ERDS) Librarian, a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.
The ERDS Librarian has primary responsibility for acquisition and maintenance of electronic resources and for providing access to these and other resources through the Library’s Discovery Services, currently Primo from Ex Libris. Additionally, the Montana State University Library recently migrated to Ex Libris’s Alma unified resource management system along with 15 other academic libraries in Montana.
The ERDS Librarian serves as a member of the Collection Development Department and reports to the Head of Collection Development. The ERDS Librarian supervises staff member time in support of ERDS, and will participate in collaborative statewide electronic resource development, help the public troubleshoot access issues, and coordinate across library departments. As a member of the Library faculty, the ERDS Librarian is expected to meet the University’s research and service requirements for promotion and tenure.
Montana State University Library is committed to providing and promoting information resources to ensure student and faculty success. Our librarians are leaders in university affairs as well as within state, regional, and national library communities.
Montana State University values a broad array of experiences and perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally rich campus environment. In support of our campus strategic plan, which values respect for diversity in all its dimensions, we enthusiastically encourage members of traditionally underrepresented groups to apply.
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|Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills||
|Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills||
|The Successful Candidate Will||
|Position Special Requirements/Additional Information||
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Work is predominantly performed in an office and classroom setting.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
The ERDS Librarian is a member of the Collection Development Department which includes 3 faculty and 7.5 staff working in Scholarly Communication, Interlibrary Loan, Electronic Resources & Discover Services, Acquisitions, and Serials. The MSU Library maintains over 230 databases and more than 18,000 serial subscriptions. 1.5 FTE staff in Collection Development report to the ERDS Librarian.
The MSU Library offers research and information resources to the institution’s students and faculty, as well as serving Montana citizens and the State’s business community. It has a full range of library collections and services for students and faculty, including over 140 public computer workstations, printers, scanners, technology-rich group study rooms, and quiet study areas. Knowledgeable and friendly professional librarians and staff provide assistance using the collections, access to online information resources, and instruction for individuals and groups. The MSU Library’s collections support teaching, learning and research at MSU, with particular emphasis in the fields of agriculture, science, health, and technology. The Library holds special collections in the areas of Montana agriculture and ranching, Yellowstone National Park and its ecosystem, Montana history, and trout and salmonid fish.
Posting Detail Information
|Number of Vacancies||1|
|Desired Start Date||Upon completion of a successful search.|
|Position End Date (if temporary)|
|Applications will be:||
Screening of applications will begin on February 22, 2017; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
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