Employment Opportunities

Position:
Virtual Resources Librarian
Department:
Harvey Library
Date Posted:
03/06/2019
Closing Date:
Open Until filled

Description

The Hampton University William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library invites nominations and applications for the position of Virtual Resources Librarian with an anticipated start date ofJuly 1, 2019.


Founded in 1868, Hampton University is a leading historically black university (HBCU) located on the Virginia Peninsula in the City of Hampton. It is a privately endowed, co-educational, nonsectarian institution.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

The position oversees the selection and implementation of electronic databases and other virtual resources for use by the user community. The incumbent will participate in service and program activities that advance the strategic goals of the library. Additional responsibilities include the following:

  1. Review existing databases and select new databases for implementation based on the needs of the institution.
  2. Serve as the vendor liaison for electronic resources in order to conduct electronic database contract negotiations, review license renewals, etc.
  3. Maintain and update records and files to include vendor contacts, pricing, subscription and renewal notes, usage statistics etc.
  4. Maintain web page access to databases and update web page content as necessary.
  5. Manage and update electronic resource management tools and access software.
  6. Perform database administration activities to include custom modifications to interfaces and password management.
  7. Provide reference and instruction services to the user community as scheduled including some evenings and weekends.
  8. Participate in collection development activities in assigned subject areas.
  9. Serve as the library liaison to assigned departments.
  10. Serve as a member of the reference team with shared responsibility for activities including, but not limited to collection development.
  11. Participate in the development and enforcement of policies and procedures that ensure the effective and efficient operation of the library.
  12. Develop and implement new services and programs to meet the needs of the user community in coordination with other librarians.
  13. Serve as an advocate for the library and promote the use of electronic databases by serving on library, university, and regional committees, and by participating in professional development activities.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned in order to advance the strategic goals of the library in connection with the strategic goals of the university.

Qualifications

An ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science is required for this position. Additional qualifications include the following:

  1. Knowledge of issues and trends relative to electronic resources in academic libraries.

  2. Ability to develop and market electronic resources.

  3. Ability to establish effective working relationships with a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff.

  4. Strong commitment to service and teamwork.

  5. Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a Hampton University Application for Employment for faculty, a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation on company letterhead. Applications may be submitted electronically to tina.rollins@hamptonu.eduor mailed to:

Tina D. Rollins- Library Director

William R. and Norma B. Harvey Library

129 William R. Harvey Way

Hampton, VA 23668

*Hampton University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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