Oversee and direct the ordering and receiving of library
material in all formats including books, e-books, periodicals in
print and online form, audiovisual items, and other electronic
Perform and administer expenditure and other financial
reporting for library materials and collection budgets.
Evaluate and select vendors for the purchasing of library
Serve as liaison with the University's Business Office for
purchasing of library materials.
Oversee the licensing process for new and renewing electronic
resources, and work with the proxy server and passwords to ensure
reliable off-campus access.
Prepare and analyze statistical reports relating to library
acquisitions, adequacy of collections, and other technical service
Assist with the preparation of library collection-related
information and other measures of library effectiveness required by
accreditation, state, and federal agencies.
Develop, implement, and assess policies, procedures, and
priorities relating to acquisitions and collection development to
ensure standardized operation and timely, efficient workflow.
Supervise paraprofessionals and student assistants in functions
relating to acquisitions and collection management.
Provide reference service, assistance in the learning commons,
and one-on-one library instruction on a rotating schedule with
Teach courses in information literacy as assigned, and prepare
instructional materials for classes and students as needed.
Serve as an electronically embedded librarian for selected
courses in the curriculum.
Serve as library liaison to one or more academic departments as
Serve on appropriate university, regional, and state-wide
Engage in professional development to enhance skills and remain
abreast of trends and new technologies in library acquisitions,
collection development, and other library-related work.
Some evening and weekend hours may be required as needed.
Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability to changing work
scope and tasks based on need.
Actively works towards building cooperative and collaborative
relationships with peers and internal faculty and staff.
Maintains “open door” to internal and external customers.
Identifies opportunities for improvements to work practices and
offers viable solutions for implementation.
Proactively engages in problem solving related to tasks in this
position with internal and external people.
Routinely practices self-monitoring by assessing self to make
improvements or take corrective action to improve performance.
Completes other tasks as assigned.
• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.• Demonstrated
recent experience with library acquisitions work.• Demonstrated
budget management experience.• Experience with word processing and
database software.• Excellent written, oral, and presentation
communication skills.• Familiarity with integrated library system
software.• Ability to work successfully in a collegial
environment.• Ability to plan and direct activities, handle
multiple projects, and meet deadlines.• Ability to investigate and
embrace new and changing developments in the academic library
environment. QUALIFICATIONS PREFERRED:
• Recent reference service experience in an academic library.•
Experience with library instruction in an academic setting.•
Coursework in business and/or computer science.
• ·Familiarity with OCLC Worldshare Management System.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university
which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an
offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and
universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is
contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and
Please provide contact information for three professional
references on your application.
About Athens State University
Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers
junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates
and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other
institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens
State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and
degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive
and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are
enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a
working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured
in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by OnlineU.org for
four online programs including computer science, accounting,
education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate
degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business.
The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees
with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges:
College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of
Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members
hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on
Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between
Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events
and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism
Society’s “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the Athens
Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers
In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines,
the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a
consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be
contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that
criminal background check.
Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as
an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with
all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination
and affirmative action. Athens State University does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age,
marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression,
pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic
information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or
participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or
concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of
Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens,
AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.