Coordinator for Library Technology Services & e-Resources Librarian/Asst/Assoc Prof

Kearney, Nebraska
Apr 21, 2017
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description or Duties: The Coordinator for Library Technology Services & e-Resources Librarian provides overall leadership and direction for Library Technology. The person coming into this position will supervise staff for Web Services, Workstation, and ER/Serials support, and may initially guide Integrated Library System (ILS) support staff. The Coordinator will work closely with the staff responsible for the Institutional Repository (IR). The Coordinator will work with the Dean and other Library staff to develop an effective and efficient Technology unit supporting Library faculty and staff, the Learning Commons, and local and remote Library users. He/she will also identify and review new and emerging technology resources that may be adopted to enhance service. As e-Resources Librarian, he/she is responsible for the life cycle of Electronic Resources. The Coordinator represents the Library to campus Information Technology Services and plays a key role in helping the Library be a campus technology leader. Along with the Coordinator for User Services and the Coordinator for Collection Services, the person in this position is a member of the Library Management Team. This is a twelve-month, tenure track appointment with assistant or associate professor rank, depending upon experience. The Coordinator reports to the Dean of the Library. Performs other duties related to Library technology as needed to accomplish the goals of the Library and the University. Works hands-on and troubleshoots when necessary. Engages in scholarly and service activity as required for tenure and promotion. Represents the University of Nebraska at Kearney on the Acquisitions Group of the University of Nebraska Consortium of Libraries. Compiles, reports, analyzes and assesses appropriate statistics for areas of responsibility. May provide research help in-person and online to a diverse student population. This may include regularly scheduled evening and weekend duties during the semester. May serve as a liaison to specific departments and provide information skills instruction and collection development support. Represents the Library on appropriate UNK, NU System, state, regional, and national committees. Works to further enhance the Library’s priority, and reputation, for providing outstanding customer service within a welcoming, friendly, and collegial environment. Supports the general recruitment and retention goals of the University. Fulfills other tasks as assigned by the Dean.

Required Qualifications: ALA-accredited master’s degree or international equivalent in Library or Information Science. At least two years of relevant experience in an academic Library with evidence of broad, in-depth knowledge, skills, and experiences with technology. Experience with Electronic Resource Management. Evidence of successful supervision and management of full time Library personnel.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong understanding of ILS functions. Ability to work toward achieving tenure and promotion. Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with library and campus colleagues. Understanding of Web Services, Workstation Support and the IR in an academic library. Effective interpersonal and written communication skills. Evidence of the ability to concurrently manage multiple projects and staff, troubleshoot computing problems, plan and manage change in the library’s computing environment, and act as liaison with other information technology professionals. Ability to work independently.

START DATE:  July 1, 2017 or earlier

HOW TO APPLY: Application review begins May 19, 2017. For more information and to apply visit For more information about the position contact: Susan Mueller, 308-865-8853. For more information about the online application process contact: 308-865-8522 or

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  With contingent offer of employment, the University of Nebraska will conduct an investigation of employment records, educational records, criminal records, and other records to verify the information provided in your application and/or any additional information you have provided is accurate.  Salaries at the University of Nebraska at Kearney are competitive.  The University provides a flexible benefits program at minimal cost to the employee. NuFlex benefit choices include a Medical Plan and Prescription Drug Program, Vision Care, Dental Plan, LTD, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance, Dependent Life Insurance, Long Term Care Insurance, and Reimbursement Accounts for Health and Dependent Care.  The Employee and Dependent Scholarship program is also available to eligible employees.  Basic Retirement Plan options include TIAA/CREF and Fidelity.

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