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Serials/ Electronic Resources Librarian


Virginia State University is seeking a professional to provide management and coordination of the serials department in the University Libraries.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

This position reports to the Associate Librarian for Technical Services in the University Libraries and manages the day-to-day operations and workflow supporting the selection, purchasing, licensing, access and maintenance of electronic resources and serials in all formats.  The position also serves as liaison providing collection development support and information literacy instruction to assigned academic departments; manages the scheduling and reference services for the serials information desk to include working an evening and rotating weekend assignment; and oversees the supervision and training of student assistants.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

A Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and considerable experience in all aspects of serials control and management is required.  Evidence of experience working with integrated library systems, electronic resource management and link revolver software; demonstrated experience working with e-resources vendors and negotiating and monitoring license agreements; expert cataloging experience and familiarity with current and emerging standards in library metadata, including MARC21, FRBR, and RDA; excellent communication and analytical skills; supervisory experience; commitment to service; and the ability to work cooperatively and quickly learn and adapt to new technology.

  

Special Instructions to applicants:

Virginia State University only accepts applications through the online Recruitment Management System (RMS) at https://jobs.agencies.virginia.govFaxed, e-mailed, and mailed applications will not be accepted.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interested persons must complete the Commonwealth of Virginia Application for Employment on the online Recruitment Management System and attach a letter of interest, current resume/vita, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if available) of three professional references.

Copies of transcripts and three (3) letters of reference must be submitted either as attachments to the online application or mailed to:

Office of Human Resources
Virginia State University
1 Hayden Drive, Box 9412
Virginia State University, Virginia 23806

Your name and the position number (FA615) must be clearly identifiable on each item submitted. Official transcripts and three (3) letters of reference will be required prior to employment. Selected candidate must pass a criminal history background check, which may include fingerprinting. The selected candidate may be required to complete a Statement of Personal Economic Interest as a condition of employment, if applicable.

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.  WOMEN, MINORITIES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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