- LIBR - Library
- TX, USA
- Full Time
Electronic and Continuing Resources Librarian
St. Edward's University is looking for an innovative, knowledgeable person to become our new Electronic and Continuing Resources Librarian. Manage a significant collection of databases, journals (including traditional print serials) and other electronic and continuing resources for a dynamic small university in Austin, Texas. The ECR librarian prepares, implements, and manages the policies, practices, priorities, work-flow, and staff of the Electronic and Continuing Resources Section and also manages the Section's day-to-day operation. This full-time position reports to the library director. Available immediately.
- With current and ongoing knowledge of the publishing industry and the library profession, provide leadership and innovation in the area of electronic and continuing resources, including best practices, best services, and current standards (AACR/RDA, USMARC, ANSI, NISO COUNTER, SUSHI, KBART, PIE-J, SERU, ERMI); and, recommend new technologies and services as they become available.
- Preview, evaluate, acquire, license, authorize, implement, and--when necessary--discontinue electronic resources.
- Maintain and improve access to electronic resources via electronic resource management (ERM) systems, integrated library systems, vendor services and software, knowledgebases, A-to-Z lists, proxy servers, link resolvers, discovery layers; catalog resources and record coverage; maintain e-resource, license, contact information, and accurate representation on the library's website.
- Liaison with material and systems vendors, including demonstrations, trials, negotiations, licensing, acquisitions, training, implementation, maintenance, and usage metrics.
- Liaison with other librarians to enhance the Library's electronic resources.
- Provide coverage assessment, including title and holdings assessment (e.g., overlap) among databases, journal packages, and individual journals.
- Provide usage metrics: collect, evaluate, and distribute.
- Manage traditional print resources: acquire, checkin, claim, catalog, classify, process, renew, bind, cancel, and withdraw.
- Establish and implement section policies, procedures, priorities, and workflow; manage day-to-day activities of the Electronic and Continuing Resources Unit; hire, train, supervise, and evaluate staff.
- Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program.
- Minimum 3 to 5 years applicable experience.
- Experience managing electronic and continuing resources -- including acquisitions, cataloging, holdings, knowledge bases, and linking.
- Demonstrated mastery of current electronic and continuing resources concepts, trends, and practices.
- Demonstrated knowledge of established and emerging national and international standards in resource management, cataloging, acquisitions, or serials.
- With initiative and flexibility, a demonstrated ability to work independently and manage a complex workload in a timely and effective manner with minimum supervision.
- Good planning, analytical, communication, project management, and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of individuals at all levels, a demonstrated strong service orientation, and a demonstrated commitment to professional development.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check.
- Experience managing electronic and continuing resources-- including acquisitions, cataloging, holdings, knowledgebases, and linking --in an academic library.
- Experience working with products and services from Innovative Interfaces, OCLC, EBSCO, or similar vendors; e.g., integrated library systems/library services platforms, ERM systems, link resolvers, proxy servers, knowledgebases, A-to-Z lists, and discovery layers.
- Experience working with vendors and/or providers of electronic and continuing resources.
- Working knowledge of and experience using current national and international cataloging, holdings, and usage metric standards; e.g., AACR/RDA, USMARC, ANSI, NISO COUNTER, SUSHI, KBART, PIE-J, SERU, and ERMI.
- Demonstrated experience using advanced spreadsheet functions and/or databases management programs (e.g., Microsoft Excel and/or Access).
Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience.
How to Apply
Qualified applicants are invited to apply for this position online.
Please attach to the online application your résumé, letter of interest, and a list of three references. Applications without a letter of interest will not be considered.
Review of applications will begin Oct. 1, 2014 and continue until the job is filled.
St. Edward's University is an equal opportunity employer and hires only U.S. citizens and documented workers.
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