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Electronic Resources Librarian - Belmont University - Nashville, TN


JOB SUMMARY
 

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.

Job responsibilities include managing the lifecycle of electronic resources, providing information and data/statistics used in the analysis and evaluation of electronic resources, maintaining and troubleshooting e-resource access issues, developing policies, promoting e-resources through the creation of research guides, and coordinating training. All library faculty serve as liaisons to one or more academic departments, participate in departmental and university committee work, engage in scholarly activity, and advise undeclared students in course selection. MLS or progress toward a terminal degree is required; teaching experience is strongly preferred.

As all Belmont undergraduates complete an innovative general education program with significant interdisciplinary components, Belmont University is particularly seeking applicants who can demonstrate the interest and ability to work collaboratively.

For additional information about the position and to complete the online application, candidates are directed to https://jobs.belmont.edu. 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.

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 Christ-centered, student-focused university of learning and service.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

The selected candidate for this position will be required to complete a background check satisfactory to the University.
 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the lifecycle of electronic resources, including databases, eBooks, and streaming media.
  • Provide information and data/statistics used in the analysis and evaluation of electronic resources.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot electronic resource access issues to ensure user access.
  • Develop and maintain policies, procedures, and other types of documentation pertaining to electronic resources as needed.
  • Collaborate with library liaisons to identify and launch online resource trials.
  • Promote electronic resources by creating and maintaining research guides, providing training, and arranging for vendor/publisher presentations for library liaisons.
  • Serve as liaison to a school or academic department.
  • Engage in activities to support the mission and vision of Belmont University and the library.
  • Participate in departmental and university committee work.
  • Engage in scholarly activity and professional development.
  • Advise undeclared students in course selection.
  • Participate in a local church and the community.
  • Abide by all relevant university and/or department procedures and policies.
  • 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.


EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

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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