Web Services & Electronic Resources Librarian

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Created: December 20, 2013


Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles, California. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education. Offering over 80 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S.News & World Report's Best Colleges for seven years running. The university provides outstanding opportunities for faculty in advancement, professional growth, and Christian ministry. APU seeks faculty who model excellence in their discipline and have a clear and compelling understanding of their faith and Christian commitment.

Location: Darling Library


Full-time faculty position within the university


Electronic/Digital Librarianship



Possible liaison areas include Department of Higher Education in the School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences and Department of Doctoral Studies in the School of Education.
Teaching and collection development in assigned liaison areas.
Serving at the public reference desks.
Working with the Associate Dean in services to Azusa Pacific Online University students.
Electronic Resources:

Supervising electronic resources staff.
Managing the Libraries' electronic resources budget.
Managing the Libraries' link resolver and e-journal knowledge base (currently EBSCO's A-Z, LinkSource, & Usage Consolidation products).
Managing the Libraries' electronic resources management system (currently Sierra's Electronic Resources Management Module, Ebsco A-Z & Usage Consolidation).
Managing purchase and subscription of ebooks using III's Sierra ordering system, YBP Gobi, and from individual aggregator and publisher websites.
Managing database and electronic resource licenses (in consultation with Head of Copyright Services and University General Counsel).
Serving as liaison to vendors for purchase, setup, maintenance, and troubleshooting of electronic resources.
Ensuring accuracy of database information and links on the library website through regular link checking.
Providing technical support for Interlibrary Loan systems (Currently, Sierra's ILL module and ArticleReach).
Providing consultation to the Special Collections Librarian and Director of Graduate Publications regarding digital library systems (currently ContentDM).
Keeping the Libraries' faculty and staff aware of changes to electronic library resources.
Maintaining current awareness of new and emerging electronic resource products and technologies, especially as they impact the delivery of library services.
Works closely with the Head of Print Resources & Bibliographic Services.
Web Services:

Managing content on the Libraries' website, ensuring that information is current, accurate, consistent, and accessible.
Maintaining library faculty profiles in the APU faculty profile system.
Integrating research tools and services into the Libraries' website.
Managing public interfaces for the Libraries' online research tools.
Managing the appearance, availability, and accuracy of external library web services.
Managing the Libraries' social networking presence (currently Facebook and Twitter).
Creating and editing images and graphics for use in the Libraries' online resources and website.
Keeping the Libraries' faculty and staff aware of changes to library web resources.
Maintaining current awareness of new and emerging web technologies, accessibility standards, and user-centered design principles, especially as they impact the delivery of library services.

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor depending upon qualifications and experience


MLS or equivalent from a regional accredited institution with national accreditation with the American Library Association
A second masters or doctorate preferred from a field in education

Experience or internship within an academic library preferred
Experience with electronic library resources management preferred

12 month, 32 unit workload

Mental Demands:

Ability to integrate Christian values in all aspects
Ability to engage in critical thinking and exercise independent judgment
Ability to maintain confidentiality and manage confidential information
Self starter, ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form
Good organizational skills


Published: Friday, December 20, 2013 02:06 UTC

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