Librarian-Electronic Resources -- Midland College -- Midland, TX

Institution: Midland College
Location: Midland, TX
Category: Admin - Libraries
Posted: 09/20/2019
Type: Full-Time Position
Status: Full Time Work
Location: Main Campus-3600 N. Garfield, Midland, TX

Job Summary
The overall purpose of this job is to coordinate electronic resources and access for the Learning Resource Center (LRC). This position will serve as the systems administrator for the LRC and coordinate technical issues with the Information Technology department.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Recent documented directly related experience with electronic library resources
  • Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of office applications
  • Flexibility and problem-solving ability for both independent work and collaborative projects

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years of electronic resources experience, in an academic or public library setting
  • Knowledge of OpenAthens or similar Single Sign-On authentication system
  • Knowledge of an integrated library system (ILS)
  • Knowledge of Canvas

Essential Functions

  • Manage EBSCO Discovery System (EDS), working with Technical Services Librarian to add content
  • Use a variety of productivity tools (Office 365) to organize and administer electronic resources
  • Assist in maintaining all vendor contacts and keep records of all database licensing agreements
  • Implement best practices with the library's various electronic resource platforms
  • Research and maintain program-specific electronic databases
  • Collect database usage statistics and applicable data
  • Participate in collection development activities with other staff librarians
  • Troubleshoot all desktop and laptop computers printers in library, including all lab equipment
  • Help to lead and market the library's new laptop checkout/charging station policy and program
  • Excellent communication skills with vendors, faculty, students and colleagues
  • Assist in inventorying and pricing computer- and related technology purchases
  • Work the reference desk one evening per week
  • Assist with web reference chat  Coordinate with the Public Services Librarian on user training sessions and instruction
  • Engage in continual professional development activities
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time
  • Frequently moves books or paperwork weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Use of manual dexterity
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation
  • The person in this position frequently communicates with students; must be able to exchange accurate information
  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move from office other locations on campus or within the library to complete job duties

Security Sensitivity
All Midland College positions are security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information. An employment offer is contingent on completion of a satisfactory criminal background investigation.

Min Salary: $44,200 per year
Max Salary: $49,000 per year
Pay Statement
Salary is commensurate with educational qualifications and experience.

Posting Number: P00445S2016Open
Date: 09/19/2019
Position Available: Immediately

Special Instructions to Applicants
All documents must be electronically submitted through the Midland College Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration. Documents that must be submitted online: Completed online application, resume or curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three letters of reference. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted with application. NOTE: Official transcripts sent directly from the institution(s) attended to Midland College Human Resources are required within 30 days of hire.

If a specified closing date is not listed on the posting, there is a required minimum posting period of five business days.

EEO Statement
Midland College does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, age, disability, military status, genetic information, or on any other basis prohibited by law. Additionally, the College does not discriminate against an employee or applicant who acts to oppose such discrimination or participates in the investigation of a complaint related to a discriminatory employment practice. Employment decisions will be made on the basis of each applicant's job qualifications, experience, and abilities.

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Contact: Midland College
Online App. Form: https://midland.peopleadmin.com/postings/5256

Midland College does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, age, disability, military status, genetic information, or on any other basis prohibited by law. Additionally, the College does not discriminate against an employee or applicant who acts to oppose such discrimination or participates in the investigation of a complaint related to a discriminatory employment practice. Employment decisions will be made on the basis of each applicant's job qualifications, experience, and abilities.

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