Library Administrative Affairs Committee
September 25, 2007
Present: A. Kaiser, A. Comer (ex-officio), E. Symonds, J. Eubanks, G. Garvey (staff representative), E. Lorenzen, R. McGiverin
I. Meeting called to order
II. Typical Duties & Responsibilities for Electronic Resources Librarian
Edit #4: Add, update and maintain journal holdings information in the EBSCO A-Z List, using the EBSCO A-Z administration software (drop #17)
Merge #1 and #7: Communicate and maintain good working relationships with vendors regarding electronic resource technical issues
Remove #11; Replace with “Collaborate with collection development committee to supply statistical data for collection development policies”
Merge #9 and #20: Develop and maintain strong working relationships with various library departments involved in access and service of electronic resources
Remove #3; Replace with “Responds to, investigates, and resolves performance issues related to access and maintenance of electronic resources”
Add “Works with systems department to maintain the library’s federated search tools (WebFeat)”
Remove #15, #17, #18, and #19
Reporting Duties of Electronic Resources: “Reports to the Dean of the Library;works collaboratively with Acquisitions, Reference, and Systems departments.” Also added to long ad.
Motion to accept job description as amended: G. Garvey. Seconded: E. Lorenzen.
Revised Electronic Resources description attached.
III. Charges from Acting Dean
A. Discuss digital/electronic scholarship: institutional repository (DSpace?) for professors’ publications/data; wants to form a working committee open to anyone who’s interested
B. Mentoring- would like library to reinstitute mentoring program (New Employee Orientation Program); which committee would handle this (LFAC)? Be on the lookout for similar programs or initiatives
Meeting adjourned at 12:02 p.m.
INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
DATE: September 2007
DEPARTMENT/UNIT: Electronic Resources
POSITION CODE: FF9964
POSITION TITLE: Electronic Resources Librarian
12-month tenure-track position. Responsible for all aspects of the life cycle of electronic resources, such as coordinating the purchasing, licensing, and archiving of all electronic materials; implementing and managing electronic resource management applications, including Voyager, EBSCO A-Z list, and LinkSource products; setting up trials and pilots as needed; working with systems department to manage WebFeat; keeping abreast of developments in electronic resources; working closely with other library departments; and progressing successfully along the tenure and promotion track and participating fully as a member of the library faculty.
Reports to the Dean of the Library; works collaboratively with the Acquisitions, Reference, and Systems Departments.
Supervises 1 support staff member and one or more student assistants as appropriate.
MINIMAL ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent terminal degree; ability to work independently and in a team environment; effective organizational, interpersonal and communications skills, including ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of individuals, both internal and external to the library; ability to use technology effectively and to adapt to technological and organizational change; evidence of a commitment to service excellence and to serve in professional community outreach roles; proficiency with Excel spreadsheets.
ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Demonstrated ability to initiate, organize and set priorities in a team environment; work experience in a relevant area; experience with BANNER; budgetary experience; background in serials or in systems librarianship.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: