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Assistant Professor/Electronic Resources Librarian

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor/Electronic Resources Librarian.

Position Details
Location Hattiesburg

118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States
Division University Libraries
Position Type Faculty
Employment Status Full Time
Grant Funded No
Salary Range 45,000.00 - 45,000.00
Posting Close Date until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin Friday, October 29, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. A completed application will include a cover letter describing applicant strengths and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable; official transcripts are necessary for hire), and contact information for three professional references.
Job Summary

The University of Southern Mississippi invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor/Electronic Resources Librarian, in the University Libraries to begin in the spring of 2022.

As a member of the Technical Services unit, the Electronic Resources Librarian works collaboratively to innovate the electronic resources lifecycle.  The Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for the management of current and future electronic content.  This includes the preservation, activation, and troubleshooting of resources, metadata maintenance for resources, data analysis and visualization, working with internal and external customers to improve discovery, and developing best practices for resource management.

Minimum Qualifications 
Master's degree in library and/or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from an equivalent program accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  •  Demonstrated experience with ERMS (Electronic Resource Management Systems).
  •  Knowledge of metadata and bibliographic principles.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a diverse population of individuals.

Preferred Qualifications  

  • Experience with ExLibris Alma.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating and enhancing metadata.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the electronic resource lifecycle and management practices.
  • Demonstrated experience with data analysis and data visualization.
  • Demonstrated experience with Excel and Access.
  • Knowledge of accessibility standards for electronic resources.
  • Project management experience and determining processes.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others.  USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.


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