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Library & Archival Professional 3

Company: Evergreen State College
Location: Olympia
Posted on: August 12, 2019

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Position Information?Position TitleLibrary & Archival Professional 3Working TitleElectronic Resources and Assessment LibrarianLocationOlympiaEEO StatementAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or status as a protected veteran. For more information regarding Evergreen?s non-discrimination policies or to report discrimination, please visit the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity webpage at or contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Officer at (360) 867-5371, Room 3102 Library Building, 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia, WA 98505.Union RepresentedNoOvertime EligibleYesMonthly FTE1.0Salary Step (minimum monthly amount)$4,202.00Salary Step (maximum monthly amount)$5,660.00Cyclic PositionNoCyclic Detailsn/aProject PositionNoEnd Daten/aSpecial NoteThis is a full-time, overtime-eligible position on the Olympia Campus of The Evergreen State College.Position PurposeUnder the general direction of the Associate Dean of Library Operations and working closely with Library Faculty, this position manages essential services at a senior level in the library including electronic resource licensing, research desk scheduling, assessing the impact of library services, and solving complex problems.Nature and Scope?Essential Functions? Manage a dynamic portfolio of electronic resources and maintain an accurate knowledge base in support of research and learning.? Identify new electronic resources, communicate changes in content and platforms, and evaluate and assess collections for content, discoverability, and ease of access.? Negotiate licenses and work with vendors and consortia to provide the highest quality electronic resources for teaching and research; advocate for fair terms and pricing, open access, new models of shared access, and content preservation.? Troubleshoot, collaboratively resolve, plan for, and implement electronic resource tasks as a member of Orbis Cascade Alliance teams, standing groups, and project groups, and at times, lead these teams and groups.? Maintain and develop library systems to improve discovery and access.? Troubleshoot access and content-related issues with aggregators, vendors, and publishers.? Plan, design, lead, and implement library-wide assessment activities, enabling strategies for ongoing review, evaluation, and improvement of services.? Design assessment instruments such as surveys, focus groups, interviews, rubrics, balance scorecards, and internal data collection forms; manage multiple approaches to assessment, such as action research, observation, user-centered design, and usability studies.? Provide and coordinate training for colleagues throughout the library in order to expand expertise, knowledge, and skills in assessment.? Promote the integration of assessment and evidence-based decision making related to services, collections, technology, and physical spaces, and position the results of library assessment activities to enhance the Library and its impact.? Develop and coordinate the Research Services desk schedule throughout the year with librarians, staff, and students; ensure desk staffing during open hours.? Provide public research service that welcomes all library users and promotes equity in learning for students from diverse backgrounds and at all skills levels, from entering undergraduates to post-graduates.? Collaborate with campus and regional partners on?OER?and Digital Scholarship initiatives.? Participate in decision-making processes by taking part in and at times, leading library and college committees.?? Hire and supervise student and temporary employees for Research Services and Rare Books.? Train and oversee student workers in special projects that focus on developing use and access to collections and materials.Additional Duties?Knowledge Skills and Abilities? Knowledge of electronic resource content models, emerging formats, acquisition methods, and licensing.? Knowledge and ability to use tools such as link resolvers, proxies, data collection services, discovery services, electronic resource management software, and bibliographic utilities.? Knowledge of electronic resources acquisitions including managing electronic resources budgets and encumbrances and evaluating cost based on use.? Knowledge of electronic resources licensing including issues such as archival rights, perpetual access, and interlibrary loan; and a practical working understanding of copyright and fair use.? Planning and leadership skills, with the ability to function independently, take initiative, and set goals and priorities in a dynamic environment.? Knowledge of current theories, trends, standards, and practices of assessment in academic libraries and experience with assessment instruments such as surveys, focus groups, interviews, and rubrics.? Understands the purposes, values, and theories guiding assessment and evaluation methodologies and activities and has a broad understanding of research literature in the field of assessment and the scope, growth, and role of library assessment.? Recognizes the need to connect library value to university goals and mission through key indicators (learning analytics, library?s role in research activity, quality, and visibility). Distinguishes the difference between library and institutional definitions of assessment.? Monitors and describes current issues related to higher education accountability and regional and professional accreditation that guide higher education assessment.? Demonstrates familiarity with current national assessment initiatives, influential library assessment methods, and relevant library standards around assessment.?? Knowledge of how librarianship can be an integrated part of the curriculum and student work.? Knowledge of and skill with the library reference interview, college research techniques, and public service.? Knowledge of best practices to create a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable library environment that serves a diverse student population.? Ability to work collaboratively and communicate across significant differences, and to mentor student workers to develop these skills.? Skill and ability in researching, data collection and analysis, and reporting.? Ability to work in a team environment and establish effective cooperative relationships, including virtual meetings in the Orbis Cascade Alliance collaborative workforce.? Ability to supervise the work of others.Minimum Qualifications?Desired Qualifications? An?ALA-accredited graduate degree in library/information sciences or a closely related program.? Three or more years of experience working professionally in an academic library.? One or more years of supervisory experience.? Direct experience with electronic resource management and troubleshooting electronic access and subscription-related problems.? Experience in evaluating the effectiveness of collections, programs, processes, and services.? Experience in acquiring and providing access to library collections and services in a consortial environment.? Experience in supporting diverse populations of students and faculty.? Experience working in the Alma?ILS?and Primo Discovery platforms.? Expertise in program/outcomes evaluation, research design, instrument design, and the management, analysis, and reporting of data.Conditions of Employment? Must provide proof of identity and employment eligibility within three days of beginning work.? This position is part of a bargaining unit and covered by a collective bargaining agreement.? Must meet the provisions of Title 300-12?WAC?Certification of Librarians and?RCW?27.04.055 Qualifications of Librarians-Rules-Fees.BenefitsA full state benefits package which includes: paid sick and vacation leave; paid campus holidays; a generous medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. For more information about Evergreen?s excellent employee benefits, please view 62d3fq012p62e3byw8cfgjir90iub5

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