Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian

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Library Professional AD  

Job Title:

Electronic Resources/Serials Librarian  

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Nature of Work:

Totally responsible for all the processing of Serials and maintenance of the collection and Electronic Resources. Evaluates current print and non-print serials in order to update serials collection. Implements the collection assessment of all electronic collections owed by the libraries.  

Training and Experience:

*ALA accredited MLS Degree and 5 years of library experience 
*Experience in the ALMA Library Integrated System and Technology and ALMA Analytics 
*Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook Express, Excel, Power Point, Publisher and Access 
*Experience in searching electronic databases 
*Proactive interaction between faculty and students 
*Advanced knowledge of library information systems and services; in-dept knowledge of Internet; demonstrated commitment to customer service and ability to work collaboratively 
*Strong interpersonal skills 
*In-depth experience in serials practices 
*Strong technology skills including experience creating web pages 
*Advanced computer skills  

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Illustrative Examples of Work:

*Evaluates current print and non-print serials in order to update serials collection. 
*Responsible for the management of electronic resources, serials, and other ongoing subscriptions services, includes materials of all formats, languages, subjects, etc. 
*Promotes awareness and use of electronic resources. 
*Assists patrons in locating information in the serials collection. 
*Serves as subject bibliographer/liaison with academic departments/divisions and provides bibliographic instruction as needed. 
*Responsible for the acquisition of serials to support current and new programs. 
*Provides leadership for the continuing development of serials automation. 
*Serves as the database administrator for the library's integrated system. 
*Responsible for the information technology infrastructure for the library. 
*Provides leadership in solving problems associated with delivery of electronic resources. 
*Develops and implements goals related to the University's strategic plan, the Academic Affairs goals and library goals that are measurable and specific. 
*Responsible for any open source projects. 
*Participates in the creation of electronic records for the ASU Ram Scholar Repository. 
*Serves as a liaison to academic departments. Locates and creates digital content to support academic instruction. 
*May supervise and train students in the Serials/Electronic Resources department. 
*Performs all functions related to the Library's binding process, including preparing and sending materials to the bindery, reviewing the accuracy and quality of the bindery's work, and then processing volumes returned from the bindery to shelves. 
*Cross-train other personnel in the department on ALMA serials module procedures and processes. 
*In consultation with the Technical Services, Acquisitions Librarian, the Catalog Librarian, the Library Director, develop and implement new and/or revised serials processing procedures. 
*Performs serials-related functions for the handling of Library materials. This function includes the checking-in, routing and processing of newly-received materials, claiming missing and/or damaged materials, binding, and withdrawal of out-of-date or discarded materials using the ALMA integrated library system. 
*Some evening and weekend duties are required. 
*Performs other job-related duties as required.  

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(Screening of applications will begin at date shown and will continue until the position is filled.)

Open Until Filled



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General Operating (State)  

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If Other, please denote the Name of a Grant:


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Commensurate with qualifications and experience  

Physical Demands


Facts About the Institution:

Albany State University is a fully accredited senior unit of the University System of Georgia. Employees receive benefits provided by the University System of Georgia, including, but not limited to, hospital and major medical insurance, group life insurance, participation in the Georgia Teachers' Retirement System, Optional Retirement Plan (Faculty and exempt employees only), Social Security and Tuition Assistance Program after six months of employment. EEO/AA/Non-Discrimination Statement: Albany State University is an equal employment, equal access, equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution which adheres to all federal and state civil rights laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher education. The University is committed to insuring equal opportunity to all students, employees, and applicants for employment or admission without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, physical or mental disabilities, or sexual orientation. It is the policy of Albany State University to comply with all federal laws, including the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 (Title II), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Executive Order (E.O.) 11246, and all subsequent amendments and implementing regulations which prohibit discrimination as above described. In accordance with the requirements above, Albany State University affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, veteran status, disability or national origin in its employment and/or educational programs and activities. Albany State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. The University shall take action, to the extent allowed under state and federal law, to ensure fulfillment of this policy. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy, or to file a complaint regarding violation of this policy, please contact the Albany State University Office of Human Resources, 504 College Drive, Billy C. Black Building, Room 382, Albany, Georgia 31705 Director of Human Resources at 229-430-4623. Students requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Student Disability Services Center, New Student Center, 2nd Floor, Green Zone (Room 2-140), Dr. Stephanie Harris-Jolly, Director of Counseling and Student Disability Services, 229-903-3610.  

Disability Statement:

Applicants who have a disability and who need special services or facilities to apply or to interview should contact Human Resources at 229-430-4623. EEO/AA employer.  

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Required Applicant Documents:

Cover Letter
Unofficial Transcript 1
Unofficial Transcript 2  

Application Types Accepted:

Staff Employment Application  




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Job No: 0600904
Posted: 10/8/2018
Application Due: 12/7/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience