Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian, Towson Univ.

Position Description:

The Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian to begin January 2019.  This faculty librarian will provide leadership and expertise in integrating, organizing and managing the library’s electronic resources and assist the Assistant University Librarian (AUL) for Content Management with all aspects of the e-resources life cycle, including purchasing, licensing, access, and maintenance of all electronic materials.  They will work cooperatively with units across the library to ensure that the library’s subscription databases, e-journals and e-books are discoverable and accessible by patrons.  The successful candidate will serve as a liaison and subject specialist to related disciplines as assigned; plan and teach information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines; design and implement library initiatives to support student success and retention; and participate in overall library assessment initiatives. This faculty librarian will maintain an active research program focused on the role, impact, dynamics and trends of electronic and digital resources in higher education and academic libraries. Librarians are 12-month faculty and are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track.

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution.  Knowledge of the full e-resources life cycle and library and bibliographic standards pertaining to e-resources. Strong commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty and staff.  Additional Master’s degree in an academic discipline offered at Towson University is desirable.

Towson University:

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is one of Baltimore’s largest universities, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

For full job description, requirements, and application process go to: http://www.towson.edu/provost/prospective/openpositions.html

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