The KSU Library System seeks a dynamic, collegial, flexible, experienced, and research-oriented librarian to further the promotion and outreach efforts related to scholarly communication. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in the extensive scholarly communications landscape including digital publishing and preservation, open access platforms, open educational resources, open data, copyright and related intellectual property issues. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are necessary as the librarian will be expected to play an active role in campus-wide and system-wide committees. This position may spend time working at either the Sturgis Library on the Kennesaw Campus, or the Johnson Library on the Marietta Campus.
East Carolina University (ECU) seeks applicants for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian. The successful candidate will be a member of the Library’s Electronic Resources Department and will report to the Head of Electronic Resources. The person in this position will work closely with others in the Electronic Resources Department and the ECU Libraries to effectively manage the Libraries’ expanding electronic resource collections.
In the context of teamwork and mutual support, and reporting to the Group Leader for Resource Description & Digital Initiatives, the Project Librarian for Continuing Resources advances the library’s mission as follows:
- Manages all aspects of ensuring timely access to continuing resources in all formats, including their receipt and cataloging/metadata, using such platforms as SFX, Voyager, CORAL (an open source ERM), and OCLC’s WorldShare Management System Collection Manager.
- Supervises the E-Resources and Serials Associate.
- Coordinates day-to-day troubleshooting of continuing resources access issues using RT by Best Practical (an open source helpdesk ticketing system).
- Provides expertise to the Collections Team in the selection and evaluation of continuing resources.
- Contributes actively to group objectives and priorities.
- Contributes actively to library-wide mission, plans, and objectives.
- May participate in cross-functional library teams.
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Strong commitment to teamwork and collegial relationships, excellent communication skills, and personal flexibility. Engages in outcomes-focused thinking. Desires to continually learn and grow. Committed to modeling these qualities to all library faculty/staff.
- M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalent.
- Broad interests and intellectual curiosity; commitment to the academic success of faculty and students.
- Aptitude, training, and skill in cataloging and metadata. Knowledge of emerging cataloging trends and technologies. Ability to thrive in a technologically focused position.
- Understanding of and interest in broad issues in library discovery platforms, e-resources access and troubleshooting, content providers and publishers, and scholarly communications.
Atkins Library collects and manages thousands of electronic resources. In order to manage all of the electronic resources effectively, the library is implementing an Electronic Resources Management System (ERMS). The fellow will work with the Electronic and Continuing Resources Librarian and the Collection Development Librarian on creating workflows for adding information to the system, help populate the system, and code licenses to determine what information should be included. Through this work they will learn the intricacies of electronic resources management including acquisitions, licensing, and assessment and be prepared to perform this work in a professional capacity upon completion of the fellowship.
Preferred Education/Training, Experience, Skills/Competencies:
- Basic familiarity with the MARC cataloging format and cataloging
- Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- Familiarity with common subscription database collections at an academic library.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Research best practices for electronic resource management.
- Populate ERMS with information about the libraries electronic resources collection.
- Create and update records of resources, licensing, organizations, and usages statistics in ERMS.
- Review, code, and organize the electronic resources license agreements and contracts.
- Gather, manage, and assess electronic resources COUNTER compliant usage statistics.
- Assist in creating workflow for future use of the ERMS and create guides instructing others on the workflow.
- Work collaboratively to coordinate responses to reports of access problems.
About the Program:
The Atkins Fellows program is an eleven-week summer residential fellowship for students at the mid-point of their Library, Archives, or Information Science degree program. It is designed to provide each Fellow who participates with a work experience that is focused on professional-level tasks, with high level of independence and creativity, while also supporting Atkins Library’s mission, goals, and initiatives.
Applications submitted by Tuesday, February 21 will receive first consideration.
For more information and to apply, visit: https://library.uncc.edu/atkinsfellows/positions#resourcesFellow
The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries invites applications from collaborative and innovative candidates for the position of Scholarly Communication Librarian, a tenure-stream position in the University Libraries’ Department of Open and Digital Scholarship Services. The Scholarly Communication Librarian provides leadership in advancing scholarly communication programs that align with library and university priorities and the campus-wide Open Access (OA) policy. This position provides strategic direction for and promotion of CU Scholar, the University’s institutional repository (IR), and actively collaborates with library and campus colleagues on efforts to increase and enhance open content. The Scholarly Communication Librarian conducts outreach efforts and liaises with subject librarians, working groups, and campus partners in order to increase the accessibility and visibility of campus scholarship and to promote an institutional culture that values and rewards openness. The ideal candidate will lead efforts to develop and expand initiatives that provide open and sustainable access to CU Boulder research and will provide expertise on OA, copyright, author rights, and ongoing developments and trends in scholarly communication.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by March 5, 2017, in order to receive full consideration.
The Montana State University Library invites applicants for Electronic Resources and Discovery Services (ERDS) Librarian, a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor.
The ERDS Librarian has primary responsibility for acquisition and maintenance of electronic resources and for providing access to these and other resources through the Library’s Discovery Services, currently Primo from Ex Libris. Additionally, the Montana State University Library recently migrated to Ex Libris’s Alma unified resource management system along with 15 other academic libraries in Montana.
The ERDS Librarian serves as a member of the Collection Development Department and reports to the Head of Collection Development. The ERDS Librarian supervises staff member time in support of ERDS, and will participate in collaborative statewide electronic resource development, help the public troubleshoot access issues, and coordinate across library departments. As a member of the Library faculty, the ERDS Librarian is expected to meet the University’s research and service requirements for promotion and tenure.
Screening of applications will begin on February 22, 2017; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.