The University Libraries at Appalachian State University seek a Coordinator of the Resource Acquisitions Management (RAM) team. RAM is responsible for monographic and serial acquisitions in all formats, electronic resource management, collections budget management, cataloging in all formats, metadata creation for the Libraries’ digital collections, interlibrary borrowing and document delivery, physical processing, and adding content to the University's institutional repository. The successful candidate will be a creative and analytical thinker and will have experience leading and managing technical services, a record of successful projects, and the ability to manage change and to adapt to new expectations. As part of the Libraries’ middle management group, the RAM Coordinator will work to fulfill the Libraries’ mission and to meet strategic goals. The Libraries seek to recruit and retain faculty and staff from a variety of backgrounds to enrich the social, cultural, and intellectual missions of the University.
Appalachian State University is located in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. The University is committed to promoting sustainability and creating global connections.
University Libraries faculty work in a collegial team-based environment, participate in the University Libraries’ liaison program, and engage in active programs of scholarship and professional service. The Libraries offer strong support for professional development activities, including publishing, presenting, and attending conferences and workshops.
Coordinate the activities of a team of 4 faculty librarians and 11 staff members
Provide leadership and manage change in an evolving technical services environment
Train, support, mentor, and advise team members
Lead team decision-making and problem-solving processes
Facilitate communication and team discussion in development of team planning, goal setting, and assessment
Keep team informed by meeting regularly with faculty and staff
Complete work plans, evaluations, and timesheets for staff under direct supervision
Review, approve, and guide progress on goals for individual faculty to ensure alignment with team and library goals
Conduct annual evaluations of team faculty
Serve as a member of the library leadership group
Collaborate and communicate with administrators and other managers to develop and implement library goals, objectives, policies, and services
Engage in an active program of scholarship and professional service
American Library Association accredited master’s degree or equivalent advanced degree
Minimum five years experience in library technical services
Minimum three years progressively responsible management and supervisory experience
Effectiveness in change and project management
Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
Ability to meet criteria for scholarship and service
A second advanced degree
Experience in academic libraries or understanding of issues in higher education
Commitment to excellent services, teamwork, diversity, and inclusiveness
Strong record of scholarship and service
Commitment to shared governance and the faculty model
This is a twelve-month, tenure track position and may be filled at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank. Salary and rank are determined on the basis of qualifications and experience. Information about tenure, promotion, and other faculty responsibilities is found in the University Faculty Handbook http://facultyhandbook.appstate.edu.
Appalachian State University is a constituent institution of the seventeen-campus University of North Carolina System. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the University has over 18,000 students, primarily in bachelor's and master's programs. Appalachian has both a traditional residential campus and a variety of distance education programs. Belk Library and Information Commons is a beautifully-designed and popular facility with over one million visits per year. It shares a catalog and some services with UNC- Asheville and Western Carolina University as part of the Western North Carolina Library Network (WNCLN). Additional information about the Library, the University, and the surrounding area may be found at http://www.appstate.edu and http://fad.appstate.edu/information-about-appalachian/.
Appalachian State University routinely appears in magazine rankings for "Green Colleges," "Coolest Schools," and similar qualities, along with U.S. News & World Report rankings. The University is especially proud of its ninth-place ranking on the Washington Monthly's "Best Bang for the Buck" rankings 2013, which includes variables such as low net cost, better than expected graduation rate, and low default rate for graduates.
Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Send a complete application comprised of (1) a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, (2) a full C.V. including education and relevant experience, and (3) the name, address, email, and telephone number of three to five references who are knowledgeable about your qualifications for this position to: RAM Coordinator Search Committee, Attn: Sherrye Perry, Belk Library and Information Commons, 218 College Street, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608; or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: RAM Coordinator Search Committee.
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.
Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Paul Orkiszewski, Search Committee Chair, email@example.com, or 828-262-6588.
Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. For more information, please visit http://www.hrs.appstate.edu/employment.
Appalachian State University, located in Boone, North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as engaged global citizens who understand their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow h...olistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. Appalachian enrolls about 18,000 students, has a low faculty-to-student ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. It is one of 16 universities in the University of North Carolina system.