Electronic Resources Librarian – Thomas Jefferson Univ (Philadelphia, PA)

Thomas Jefferson University, a health sciences university, invites applications and nominations for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian. The Electronic Resources Librarian ensures local and remote access to electronic resources to TJU faculty, staff and students. Reporting to the Director, Collection Management, the Electronic Resources Librarian is a key member of the department and supervises 3 FTEs. He/she also serves on the Library’s management team.

The Electronic Resources Librarian maintains and updates electronic resource holdings using Serials Solutions or a similar electronic resource management system (ERMS), a proxy server and customized vendor interfaces. He/she will need to effectively troubleshoot access and content-related issues with aggregators, vendors and publishers.

Additionally, the Electronic Resources Librarian oversees the Library’s document delivery services.

Qualifications: Masters degree from an ALA-accredited institution. Three to five years academic library experience in a professional position working in electronic resources and/or serials management required. Strong knowledge of link resolver technology (preferably Serials Solutions) and relational databases a must. Understanding of scholarly publishing, copyright and electronic resource licensing desirable. Must have an understanding of COUNTER compliant usage statistics, be familiar with digital library tools and standards (XML, HTML, OpenURL, DOI, RSS, Library 2.0, etc.), and have an understanding of open access and open source related issues.

Solid experience independently supervising a library service/function required. Experience working on projects and teams will be expected.
Effective oral and written communication skills necessary. Must have a strong commitment to service.

The Scott Memorial Library is a unit of Academic & Instructional Support & Resources (AISR), which is focused on the development and transmission of knowledge resources for the University and its hospitals. AISR develops educational software, manages three public access computer labs, media production services and has responsibility for the learning infrastructure of the University. Please visit JEFFLINE, AISR’s knowledge management resource, at http://jeffline.jefferson.edu for more information.

Located in the center of Philadelphia, Thomas Jefferson University is comprised of: Jefferson Medical College (one of the ten oldest and largest medical colleges in the country), Jefferson College of Graduate Studies (offering masters and doctoral programs in biomedical sciences and public health), and Jefferson College of Health Professions (offering programs in nursing, pharmacy, physical and occupation therapy, and lab sciences). Its main campus includes Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, a major teaching hospital with over 700 residents/fellows and significant clinical research. It is close to important historical and cultural institutions. Thomas Jefferson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary maximum: $60,000. Excellent benefits package.

Please send a letters of nomination or application to:

James Wooten, M.B.A.
Thomas Jefferson University
Scott Memorial Library
1020 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone: 215-503-8848
E-mail: James.Wooten@jefferson.edu

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