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Thursday, November 1, 2012

P/T (telecommute) - Online Librarian - American Public Univ

Online Librarian (Telecommute)

American Public University System (APUS),
Work from home, USA
Salary: Not Specified

Online Librarian
    •    Reports To: Director of Libraries
    •    Department: Library and Instructional Design
    •    Office Location: Remote
    •    FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
    •    Date Posted: October 25, 2012
    •    Date Closing: Open Until Filled

Synopsis of Position:
This professional position works on a part-time, telecommuting basis. The Online Librarian will not only work in tandem with other librarians under the Director of Libraries, but also on a departmental team with Course Material and Publication Specialists, under the overall direction of the Dean, Online Libraries and Course Materials. Candidates will be weighed for their Web skills and specific subject credentials in support of the University’s academic programs. Work itself focuses on Web-based collection development and the selection of electronic course materials, including the creation of online program and subject portals in active partnerships with Academic Deans, Program Directors, Faculty, and Instructional Developers. In addition, the incumbent will collaborate in providing virtual reference services for students, including taking the lead for a select database, e-book program, or tutorial service. The University is specifically looking for the following specialties:
    •    Business
    •    Information Technology
    •    Intelligence Studies

Essential Functions:
Works in a classroom support role.
    •    Develops a Web-based collection and electronic course material selection in one or more of the University’s Academic programs.
    •    Provides general reference service for University Faculty, students, and staff.
    •    Works collaboratively with Academic Deans, Program Chairs, Faculty, and Instructional Developers.
    •    Constructs portals using HTML-based (HyperText Markup Language) content management systems.
    •    Specializes in one or more of the library’s contracted database, e-book, or student tutorial programs.
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
    •    Must be available to work from a remote, home office location, but desk space is available at the Charles Town, WV facilities.
    •    Must be flexible to work weekends and evenings as directed by the supervisor.
    •    Travel to one annual meeting and training session is required.
    •    Requires a working telephone along with Internet access that is sufficient to address the current campus-teaching platform and online library site.

Required Skills:
    •    Professional library/archival skills with an emphasis on electronic formats.
    •    Ability to interact with students and faculty in a professional and timely manner through electronic media.
    •    Mastery of online searching and site construction in keeping with the products licensed by the online library.
    •    Facility with current online searching methods and emerging Web-based applications.
    •    Working knowledge of educational resources on the deep and open Web.
    •    Proactive, yet diplomatic support of the University’s programs.
    •    Must be able to take initiative and work requiring minimum supervision.

Required Experience:
    •    Master’s degree in Library and Information Science required.
    •    Advanced degrees in subject specialties taught at American Public University System (APUS) encouraged.
    •    Academic, special library experience and background in one or more of the University’s program areas preferred.
    •    Preference is given to candidates who have worked in online information services.
    •    Familiarity with office automation packages and knowledge of Web software preferred.

To Apply: