Position: Electronic Resources Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library – Baltimore, MD
Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv. Full vacancy announcement available here:
The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks an energetic and inquisitive librarian with experience in electronic resources to join our Acquisitions Unit. The Electronic Resources Librarian will manage the life cycle of electronic resources and work collaboratively with units throughout the Library to provide accurate access to electronic content. Under the supervision of the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian, the successful candidate will be a creative problem solver and proactively incorporate new and emerging practices and technology into the electronic resources environment. The Electronic Resources Librarian will be interested in continual learning and the application of expertise developed through work experience and professional development opportunities. The individual must have the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems that occur in an academic library.
· Manages the life cycle of electronic resources in all formats including acquisition, trials, license review, access management, renewal, and cancellations. The Electronic Resources Librarian will also coordinate proxy stanza updates.
· Acts as primary point of communications with vendors, publishers, consortia, public, and library staff for electronic resources.
· Troubleshoots electronic resources and manages access within the discovery service, knowledgebase, and link resolver. The Loyola Notre Dame Library subscribes currently to EBSCO’s EDS suite of services.
· Monitors electronic resources fund expenditures and tracks against budget allocations.
· Leads data gathering and evaluation of pricing, usage, and other metrics to support budget processes and annual reporting requirements.
· Recommends and leads projects to optimize electronic resource acquisitions workflows that ensure efficiency and effectiveness of library operations.
· Advises and collaborates with ILL on issues regarding access and use of electronic content.
· Engages and remains current on library trends. Takes the initiative to make recommendations and investigate emerging opportunities.
· Participates and is an active member of internal/external teams and committees.
· Brings creative and new ideas, recommends new projects and suggests collaborative workflow plans.
· Works with and trains student assistants on projects as assigned.
· Performs liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty.
· Performs other duties as assigned.
• ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science
• Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and trends related to electronic resource management
• Experience managing access to electronic resources
• Experience managing one or more electronic resources technologies (ex. discovery service, knowledgebase, link resolver, ERMS)
• Skill in planning and organizing projects
• Strong analytical skills
• Strong commitment to customer service
• Experience working with an Integrated Library System or a next-generation resource management system
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively
• Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development
• Professional experience supporting electronic resource life cycle activities in an academic library
• Experience evaluating electronic resource use and discovery
• Experience in technical troubleshooting and communicating with vendor technical support operations
• Understanding of the relationships between electronic resources management and coordination needed with other library departments such as Cataloging and Metadata, Interlibrary Loan, and Technology Services.
• Evidence of establishing and maintaining excellent vendor relationships
• Knowledge of copyright and intellectual property issues; awareness of issues surrounding scholarly communication and open access
About the Library:
The Loyola Notre Dame Library subscribes to 160 electronic resources and packages including databases, electronic journals, electronic books, and streaming media. The Library is a member of University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST), Maryland Digital Library (MDL), LYRASIS, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and University Libraries (AJCU) and Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The Library serves two adjacent master’s large universities: Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 6,446 FTE that includes 5,099 FTE at Loyola and 1,347 FTE at Notre Dame.
The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
The Loyola Notre Dame Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age.
Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Electronic Resources Librarian” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org.