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Electronic Resources Librarian, Marydean Martin Library, NV


The Marydean Martin Library at Nevada State, recipient of the 2020 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries award, invites applications for an Electronic Resources Librarian. Reporting to the Dean of the Marydean Martin Library, the successful candidate will join a dynamic team whose vision is to boldly expand the horizons of the contemporary college library. The Electronic Resources Librarian will work with a broad mandate to think creatively about strategies to maximize the impact of digital content.

Nevada State supports flexible working options as outlined in the recently approved Alternative Work Arrangement Policy. Library faculty currently telecommute two days per week.

About the Marydean Martin Library

As the first all-digital academic library in the state of Nevada, the Marydean Martin Library focuses its effort on improving outcomes for the College’s student population. This is achieved in a highly collaborative, project-based work environment that aims for demonstrable improvements. A recent campus-wide climate survey reported the Library as having the leading academic faculty responses in the following categories:

  • Highest mean level of teamwork (M = 5.8/7)
  • Highest sense of belonging (M = 6.3/7)
  • Highest perceived fulfillment of diversity-related commitments (M = 5.9/7)
  • Lowest levels of inadequate training (M = 1/7)

The Library regularly partners with instructors on culturally responsive course design, enhances the accessibility of course content with open educational resources, and collaborates with instructors to integrate information literacy into the curriculum. The Library also has a deep collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research that has led to research findings indicating that students who engage with library programs and services have improved research assignment grades, semester GPA, academic standing, and one-term retention.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

Nevada State, a four-year Minority Serving public institution with a statewide mission, is dedicated to excellence in teaching and learning and committed to the advancement of a diverse and largely under-served student population. Designated a Hispanic Serving (HSI) and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Institution (AANAPI), Nevada State is a college where teaching and student support are valued above all else.

A majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students, of which 45% are Hispanic, 14% are Asian/Pacific Islander, 9% are Black/African American, 24% are White, and 9% are multiracial.

We celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. In order to strengthen the college and progress its mission, the college dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meeting the evolving needs of Nevada State, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.

We seek applicants who are passionate about working with this promising student population and collaborating with faculty and staff across departments to make a lasting impact in developing our institution and our community.

We encourage you to highlight your background in fostering an inclusive campus culture and supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Budget: collaborates with library team members and campus stakeholders to manage the library collections budget.
  • Selection: maintains knowledge of the scholarly information marketplace. Evaluates and recommends resources for acquisition.
  • Acquisitions: Negotiates pricing with vendors and publishers, ensuring contract compliance and maintaining ongoing electronic resource agreements. Creates and maintains policies and workflows related to electronic resources acquisitions and management.
  • Licensing: Works with the Department of Finance and Business Operations and the Office of the President to provide support for the licensing of electronic resources.
  • Implementation: Works with library vendors and publishers to address initiation, access issues, and cancellation of electronic resources.
  • Discovery: Collaborates with library team members to maintain discoverability and reliable access to electronic resource collections in the library discovery ecosystem, including the library services platform, knowledgebase, access and discovery tools, authentication services and user interfaces, that meet the teaching and learning needs of the community.
  • Assessment: Assesses electronic resources usage by collecting, reporting, and analyzing data to inform collection decisions.
  • Liaison duties: Provides culturally responsive teaching and learning services for students and instructors in designated subject areas.
  • Professional development: Proactively improves knowledge and professional practice through training and continuing education.
  • Promotion and tenure requirements: Create scholarly products; actively participates in professional engagement or service at the library, college, and national level; and meets other Nevada State requirements.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated interest in solving technical challenges.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new skills quickly.
  • Potential to meet Library standards for promotion and tenure.
  • Eligibility to work in the United States without sponsorship (NSC does not sponsor employment-related visas).

Please note: Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications at the time of application in order to be considered for the position.

We welcome applications from entry-level candidates and candidates that are transitioning into electronic resources librarianship from other functional areas. We are committed to supporting the selected candidate with training, mentorship, and funding for conference attendance.

Rank, Salary & Benefits

This is a 12-month, tenure-track, assistant professor level position. Budgeted salary for this position is $64,856.40. Nevada State offers excellent benefits, including 15.25% retirement match, 24 days of vacation, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 11 paid holidays, educational benefits, and two health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.

How to Apply:

Review of applications will begin on September 2, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. For questions about this search, please contact Kelly Lutz, Systems Librarian and Chair of the Search Committee at: [email protected].

If interested, please apply on Workday