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Electronic Resources Librarian

companyBelmont University, Lila D. Bunch Library
locationNashville, TN 37212, USA
PublishedPublished: 10/26/2022
Education
Full Time

The Library & Information Technology Services at Belmont University is seeking applications for a non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning June 1, 2023.

New library school graduates and experienced librarians from all types of libraries are encouraged to apply. If you feel that you don’t meet the preferred qualifications, don’t let a confidence gap stop you from applying. Sometimes a list of preferred qualifications can miss the elements that would most strengthen our team; we value the many different skills which make all of us unique.   

Flexible Work Arrangements available, including remote work up to three days per week, compressed schedule, or flexible schedule. Must live within driving distance of Belmont University's Nashville campus.  Salary starts at $55,000. 

Bunch Library’s values begin with our belief that everyone deserves a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environment where they are treated with respect and dignity. The Library extends its commitment to diversity and equity in employment and especially welcomes applications from women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who contribute to diversification.   

For additional information about the position and to complete the online application, candidates are directed to https://belmont.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=10&id=2518. An electronic version of a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, and a Response to Belmont’s Mission, Vision, and Strategic Path to 2030 must be attached to complete the online application.    

Consistent with applicable civil rights law, the University seeks employees of Christian faith who are committed to the mission of the University. Belmont’s Office of Human Resources will conduct ongoing evaluations of the means by which candidates for employment are sought, to the end that the pool of candidates will include qualified women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals.

Application Process

During the application process, applicants will be asked to attach a response to Belmont University’s Mission, Vision, and Strategic Path to 2030 articulating how the candidate’s knowledge, experience, and beliefs have prepared him/her to contribute to the Belmont community. Candidates will also be asked to give a brief statement of teaching philosophy.

Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled. Applications are accepted on the https://belmont.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=10&id=2518 website. If you feel that you don’t meet these preferred qualifications, don’t let a confidence gap stop you from applying. Sometimes a list of preferred qualifications can miss the elements that would most strengthen our team; we value the many different skills which make all of us unique.

About Belmont and Nashville, Tennessee

Located two miles from thriving downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Belmont University consists of more than 8,800 students who come from every state and 33 countries. Nationally recognized for its innovative approach and commitment to undergraduate teaching, Belmont is a Christ-centered, student-focused community intent on developing diverse leaders of purpose, character, wisdom and a transformational mindset who are eager and equipped to make the world a better place.

In the classroom and beyond, the University aims to empower students, faculty and staff to become radical champions for helping people and communities to flourish. While committed to being global citizens, Belmont also seeks to be a great neighbor, engaging with and serving Nashville and the broader Middle Tennessee region as a trusted community partner.

The University’s location in the heart of the Tennessee’s capital – and Nashville’s growing reputation as one of the nation’s most dynamic, creative and inviting cities – provides the perfect backdrop for an amazing higher education experience in a community known as “the Athens of the South.”

With more than 115 areas of undergraduate study, 41 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees, Belmont University provides an unparalleled environment for students to become all they were created to be. Belmont University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse learning community of committed Christians from all racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Consistent with applicable civil rights law, the University seeks employees of Christian faith who are committed to the mission of the University. Belmont’s Office of Human Resources will conduct ongoing evaluations of the means by which candidates for employment are sought, to the end that the pool of candidates will include qualified women, minorities, veterans and disabled individuals.

Flexible Work Arrangements available, including remote work up to two days per week, compressed schedule, or flexible schedule. Must live within driving distance of Belmont University's Nashville campus.

Job functions:

  1. Manage the lifecycle of electronic resources, including databases, eBooks, and streaming media.
  2. Provide information and data/statistics used in the analysis and evaluation of electronic resources.
  3. Maintain and troubleshoot electronic resource access issues to ensure user access.
  4. Develop and maintain policies, procedures, and other types of documentation pertaining to electronic resources as needed.
  5. Collaborate with library liaisons to identify and launch online resource trials.
  6. Promote electronic resources by creating and maintaining research guides, providing training, and arranging for vendor/publisher presentations for library liaisons.
  7. Serve as liaison to a school or academic department.  
  8. Engage in activities to support the mission and vision of Belmont University and the library.
  9. Participate in departmental and university committee work.
  10. Engage in scholarly activity and professional development.
  11. Advise undeclared students in course selection.
  12. Participate in a local church and the community.
  13. Abide by all relevant university and/or department procedures and policies.
  14. The above statements describe the job’s essential responsibilities and requirements. They are not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be assigned to job incumbents.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Knowledge -

  • Knowledge in the content areas of academic librarianship, including information literacy.
  • Knowledge of library resource management in an academic library setting.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies in academic libraries especially as they relate to resource management.
  • Knowledge of current trends in academic libraries.   

Skills and Abilities -

  • Ability to produce reports and presentations using PC applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.,
  • Strong technical troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  • Must be detail oriented, well organized, and able to prioritize responsibilities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in teams and in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to successfully interact with students, other educators and educational institution representatives, and the general public in a professional manner
  • Ability to develop and manage complex projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Belmont University seeks to attract and retain highly qualified faculty and staff that share the University’s values and will contribute to its mission and vision to be a leader among teaching universities bringing together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced environment and the ability to respond to high-pressure situations. Ability to thrive in an environment of hard work.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Experience:

  • 1-3 years experience with electronic resources management systems and integrated library systems. (Alma experience preferred)
  • Experience in an academic research environment working with faculty and students.

Education: ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science

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