Serials & Electronic Resources Manager/Librarian III
Tarleton State University
Location: Stephenville, Texas
Internal Number: R-057969
Job Description Summary:
Under the supervision of the Associate Director of Access & Collection Services, the Serials & Electronic Resources Manager oversees the Serials & E-Resources division including but not limited to purchase, receipt, and processing of library materials. As a librarian Holiday, evening and/or weekend duties required.
45% Oversees acquisitions of materials and provides leadership in the assessment, title selection processes, and licensing of digital and print resources by formulating, articulating, and managing the direction, balance, and focus of the libraryâ™s collections to support learning, teaching, and research.
Coordinates aspects of acquisitions and collections development including standing orders, departmental allocations, and the approval plan programs.
Coordinates the documentation, purchasing, licensing, and access of electronic resources and print materials including: quotes, new orders, annual academic department subscriptions review, renewals, cancellations, and troubleshooting.
Communicates with vendors regarding the library's print and electronic subscriptions.
Manages life cycle processes for current subscriptions, including ordering, renewing, and claiming of subscriptions, replacing missing issues, and discontinuations as appropriate.
Assists with the library's print and electronic resources budget.
Reviews use of resources, analyzes potential cancellations, and identifies availability of electronic formats to maximize use of allocated funds and space.
Collects usage and other statistics for required reports and other documents as requested.Â
Evaluates collection and works with librarians and faculty to improve support of academic curricula and programs.Â
Maintains knowledge of current and emerging trends in acquisitions and electronic resources/tools for assessing services and recommends policy and procedure changes as it deals with the library and its functions.Â
40% Oversees all operations of the Serials & E-Resources Department, including serials collections (both print and electronic), periodicals stacks/microform/offsite circulation and maintenance, services, and supervision of staff:Â
Documents and evaluates workflow to ensure a smooth progression of materials to maximize public access to monographs, serials, and electronic resources.Â
Maintains catalog records, an e-resources A-Z list, an OpenURL link resolver (Full Text Finder or similar product), CORAL online electronic resource management system (ERM), and other utilities and discovery tools to ensure appropriate user access.Â
Coordinates activities with the Library Technology Services and the Cataloging & Metadata departments to improve library catalog/database and maximize user access to materials.Â
Organizes the remote storage of periodicals including integrating gifts and older periodicals as needed.Â
Oversees bindery process.Â
Manages collection and evaluation of materials to be included in the Portal to Texas History.Â
Hires, supervises, trains, and evaluates the work of all library staff assigned to the department.Â
15% Professional Librarian: Serve the community using expertise in reference, instruction, liaison, and professional duties.Â
Provide reference services through various communication methods to oncampus and off-campus students and faculty and keep accurate counts.Â
Develops and delivers necessary training for traditional and new reference services.Â
Staff Reference services as assigned.Â
Provide point-of-use instruction and assistance to individuals or groups as needed.Â
Actively solicit, create and teach library instruction to support the universityâ™s curriculum and students in both traditional and online formats.Â
Provide both general and subject-specific bibliographic instruction to classes as requested by faculty members which teach information literacy skills via embedded sessions, bibliographic sessions, video creation and instruction as necessary for student and faculty development.Â
Prepare instructional materials for classes and other groups as needed including but not limited to videos, LibGuides, pathfinders, and programming.Â
Serves as liaison to one or more academic departments, working with faculty to
meet their information needs and the needs of their students.Â
Work with assigned departments and co-workers to enhance the libraryâ™s collections and act as a point of contact for services.
Recommends policy and procedure changes as it deals with the library, instruction, reference, liaising, and services.Â
Actively develop and implement ideas for the promotion of the library to the university community including but not limited to programs, activities, and services.Â
Work within teams and departments to recommend and assess new programs, policies, procedures, and services.Â
Assists in covering library service points as needed.Â
Attend professional meetings and remain abreast of relevant current developments in the fieldÂ
Positively represents Tarleton State University in professional, community, and state organizations.
Maintains professional demeanor and appearance in representing the Library and the University.
Serve on university committees.
Attend meetings of faculty/staff.
Maintains âœopen doorâ to internal and external customers. Other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience:
ALA-accredited masterâ™s degree in library or information science or international equivalent required
Four years of related experience in college or university library; including two years of experience working as a librarian
1-2 years of experience supervising experience preferred
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.Â
Knowledge of automated library systems.Â
Knowledge of basic metadata schemas, digital collection management software, security, and public safety issues.Â
Excellent interpersonal, customer service, presentation, and research skills.Â
Strong verbal and written communication skills.Â
Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.Â
Ability to use basic print and electronic reference tools.Â
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Tarleton State University offers competitive wages, fully covered employee health insurance, comprehensive dental, vision, and life insurance options are also available. Benefits also include paid vacation, paid sick leave, holiday pay, retirement plan, longevity pay and more. The target base annual salary is $45,619.50 and may be negotiable based on funding availability and candidate experience/skillset in relation to the minimum requirements of this position.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a completed application for consideration.
â‹Completed online application
Three professional references with complete contact information
Tarleton State University will be the premier comprehensive regional university in the nation, dedicated to education, service and research. It is committed to being a university of opportunity for all students and believes it has a responsibility to drive regional innovation and job creation for all graduates.
About Tarleton State University
Tarleton’s innovative and transformative approach provides more than knowledge. Through real-world experiences and effective teaching, research, scholarship and service, students gain the know-how for promising careers, no matter their field of study.
Tarleton has evolved into the near-perfect model of size, academic scope and affordability. Founded in 1899 and part of The Texas A&M University System since 1917, it combines the resources of a major public institution — more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, cutting-edge academic facilities, faculty experts — with its own brand of personal attention, history and community to be a first-choice destination for students across North Texas and beyond.
Students can choose to study in one of seven colleges — Agricultural and Environmental, Business ...Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.
The primary campus is in Stephenville, which consistently ranks as one of the best small towns in America. Additional locations are in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and Bryan, complemented by a fully online Global Campus.
Students come to Tarleton from around the world, representing some 30 countries and nearly every state in the U.S., and leave as moral, ethical thinkers with civility and integrity who contribute meaningfully to a global society.
Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.
Students may select areas of study from six colleges: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.
More than 60 bachelor's programs and 30 graduate degrees, featuring doctoral studies in educational leadership, have led more than 13,000 students from 45 states and more than 20 foreign countries to make Tarleton State their collective choice for a college education.
Tarleton's research centers are daily searching for solutions to global problems. For instance, the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research conducts analyses to address environmental issues facing the state and nation, while the Southwest Regional Dairy Center, using an almost $1 million grant, is working on ways to turn animal waste into a viable energy source.
Tarleton's blueprints for a brighter-than-ever future include a new applied sciences building with engineering laboratory space on campus in Stephenville, a new academic building on the university's planned 80-acre Fort Worth campus near Chisolm Trail Parkway, and $24 million in upgrades and improvements to the institution's venerable Memorial Stadium.
Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.