Position: Librarian (Electronic Resources Coordinator)
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year
Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.
This position is located in Collection Development Office of Library Services, and reports to the Collection Development Officer. The incumbent of this position serves as Electronic Resources Coordinator and assumes both a leadership and liaison role in working with staff from all areas of the Library to build the collection and to enhance access to electronic resources.
Reviews and analyzes a variety of complicated factors in evaluating existing and emerging electronic resources and their potential addition to the Library’s digital offerings to users. For resources already selected for the Library, gathers and analyzes data on usage, cost and other points in order to make recommendations to management. Develops, coordinates, and/or conducts training programs for staff and users related to electronic resources. Prepares user documentation guides as well as resolves problems regarding user access or online database use. Provides technical expertise for the implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of electronic resources.
Develops new approaches for other experienced librarians to use in solving a variety of problems or in expanding services for the provision of access to electronic resources. Reviews publishing trends in the electronic resources market to identify new resources, sources and technologies not already in the collections. Plans and develops programs to fill in gaps and augment collections to improve services to clientele. Develops and maintains services and guidance for the entire Library to facilitate operations in a number of different locations.
Serves as an expert regarding electronic resources and shares such information with Library staff. Coordinates with staff both within Library Services and in other areas, primarily the Law Library and the Congressional Research Service. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within the library. As a consultant, makes recommendations regarding major changes in program areas. Explains or presents specialized or technical information to individuals or groups with varying backgrounds or levels of experience. Serves as chair of the Electronic Resources Management Group and participates or chairs other Library committees and working groups. Maintains positive relationships with the Library’s electronic resources vendors. Develops and maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations, which may include presenting papers at conferences, seminars, or meetings in librarianship and other relevant fields.
Plans and implements innovative technologies including development of short-range plans for information technology applications, which have agency-wide impact and benefit. Participates in the operations, maintenance and improvements to the Library’s electronic resources management system by representing the interests and needs of a wide variety of users. Monitors trends in emerging technologies and rights management. Keeps current with developments in electronic products and services, including the use of proprietary and open source to manage electronic resources.
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
Knowledge of integrated library systems, library applications, and other information technologies.
Ability to identify, acquire and work with electronic resources in a research library environment.**
Ability to interact collaboratively with others and provide consultation or liaison services in a research library environment.**
Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of collections development in a research library.
Ability to analyze problems and develop solutions to plan and carry out library programs.**
Ability to communicate effectively in writing.
Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.