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Assistant Professor - Resource Management Librarian

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

- Each applicant must include the names and contact information for three references, one of which must be from your most recent or current employer, with your application materials. Many people add this to the end of the CV. - If you would like to additionally attach Letters of Recommendation to your online application, letters must be dated one year or less from the date of your application. You may attach your letters of recommendation in the "Optional Documents" section under the "Letter of Reference" tab. Letters of recommendation may be sent by email to “facultyapplications@apsu.edu” or hard copy to “Austin Peay State University, Human Resources Dept., PO Box 4507, Clarksville, TN 37044” with your name and desired position clearly indicated after your online application is completed. - If granted an interview, unofficial transcripts will be required of applicants and official transcripts will be required of the selected candidate before the candidate will be offered a position. It is highly recommended that you attach unofficial transcripts in PDF format to your online application in the "Optional Documents" section under the "Unofficial Transcript" tab before finalizing and submitting your application. - You will not be able to attach your letters of recommendation, unofficial transcripts or any other supplemental document(s) nor modify your application after it has been submitted. Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please refer all questions to facultyapplications@apsu.edu Applications taken ONLINE ONLY at http://www.apsu.edu/human-resources IT IS A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR TO MISREPRESENT ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 2012210Faculty
Position Title Assistant Professor
Working Title Assistant Professor - Resource Management Librarian
Pay Rate $66,109-$70,721
Regular/Temporary Regular
If temporary, list duration
Type of Appointment Tenure Track
Contract Period 12 month
Employment Category

Position Summary Information

Position Summary

Austin Peay State University invites applications for a Resource Management Librarian at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a full-time, 12-month tenure-track faculty position reporting to the Director of Library Services.

The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating and supervising operations of the Resource Management unit, consisting of acquisitions, cataloging, serials, government publications, and interlibrary loan. The incumbent will also provide instruction, reference, and liaison services, and will supervise two full-time support staff and a student assistant.

For the fifth consecutive year, Austin Peay State University was named a Great College to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education. The picturesque campus is located in Middle Tennessee near the confluence of the Cumberland and Red Rivers, 50 miles northwest of
Nashville.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

- Perform and/or supervise acquisition of materials, original and copy cataloging, authority control, and online catalog database maintenance. Maintain quality control of bibliographic, authority, and item records in the online catalog.
- Oversee interlibrary loan functions and serials and government publications acquisitions and control.
- Supervise and evaluate unit staff and determine workflow assignments and priorities.
- Provide leadership in planning, developing, implementing, and monitoring of acquisitions and collection development policies and protocols. Develop effective procedures to facilitate collection development activities and collection assessment.
- Participate in the development, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of the library materials budget.
- Develop and maintain relations with information resource vendors, and monitor and assess vendor performance.
- Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments, providing instruction, outreach, and collection development services.
- Teach information literacy instruction sessions for the freshman experience course and in liaison areas.
- Perform all aspects of traditional and electronic reference services, and work occasional evening and weekend shifts on a rotational basis.
- Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- Complete scholarly/creative projects and professional service activities required of faculty for tenure and promotion.

Essential Functions

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Physical Requirements

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Required Minimum Qualifications

- Master’s degree accredited by the American Library Association (or international equivalent).
- Acquisitions and/or collection development experience.
- Experience using an integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces Sierra preferred) for technical services functions.
- Knowledge of OCLC interfaces, MARC formats, Dublin Core, RDA, LC Classification, and LCSH.
- Evidence of commitment to a public service ethic in a learner-centered library environment.
- Effective interpersonal, communication, and problem solving skills.
- Evidence of potential to meet requirements for faculty tenure and promotion.
- A background search will be required of the successful applicant.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Serials, government publications, and/or interlibrary loan experience.
- Reference and teaching experience.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 03/20/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

- Each applicant must include the names and contact information for three references, one of which must be from your most recent or current employer, with your application materials. Many people add this to the end of the CV.

- If you would like to additionally attach Letters of Recommendation to your online application, letters must be dated one year or less from the date of your application. You may attach your letters of recommendation in the “Optional Documents” section under the “Letter of Reference” tab. Letters of recommendation may be sent by email to “facultyapplications@apsu.edu” or hard copy to “Austin Peay State University, Human Resources Dept., PO Box 4507, Clarksville, TN 37044” with your name and desired position clearly indicated after your online application is completed.

- If granted an interview, unofficial transcripts will be required of applicants and official transcripts will be required of the selected candidate before the candidate will be offered a position. It is highly recommended that you attach unofficial transcripts in PDF format to your online application in the “Optional Documents” section under the “Unofficial Transcript” tab before finalizing and submitting your application.

- You will not be able to attach your letters of recommendation, unofficial transcripts or any other supplemental document(s) nor modify your application after it has been submitted.

Applicant review will continue until the position is filled.

Please refer all questions to facultyapplications@apsu.edu

Applications taken ONLINE ONLY at http://www.apsu.edu/human-resources

IT IS A CLASS A MISDEMEANOR TO MISREPRESENT ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a master's degree accredited by the American Library Association or international equivalent?
    • Yes.
    • No.
  2. * Do you have knowledge of OCLC interfaces, MARC formats, Dublin Core, RDA, LC Classification, and LCSH?
    • Yes.
    • No.
  3. * Do you have acquisitions and/or collection development experience?
    • Yes.
    • No.
  4. * Do you have experience using an integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces Sierra preferred) for technical services functions?
    • Yes.
    • No.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3
  5. Other Document