Electronic Resources Librarian, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY

Molloy College seeks an Electronic Resources Librarian. The Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for managing the library’s online resources, which include: subscription databases, proxy server/OpenURL management, the library’s CMS presence, a variety of hosted systems/Web 2.0 initiatives and other digital systems and services through which patrons locate information. In addition, the Electronic Resources Librarian monitors and runs frequent analysis on database usage in order to determine if a) the subscription content meets the needs of the curriculum; b) resources are discoverable and utilized by both students and faculty and c) the library’s website presence is easily navigable, fresh and relevant.

The librarian in this role is extremely proficient in academic research strategies, electronic resources and emerging trends. Familiarity with configuring, utilizing and navigating Molloy’s subscription databases as well as the ability to address the research needs of undergraduates, graduates, doctoral students and faculty is a required aspect of the job. Lastly, as an academic librarian there are other standard duties that reference shifts, academic department liaison work, teaching/instruction and collection development.

Reporting to the library director, this is a full time, 12-month, non-tenured position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supports and troubleshoots the daily operation of electronic resource
  • Serves as the technical liaison between the library and numerous third party systems (i.e., database aggregators and other providers of electronic content) as well as the College’s IT department
  • Recommends, implements, supports emerging technologies (e.g. mobile apps, chat etc)
  • Responsible for maintenance of the library’s webpages (contained within a CMS framework)
  • Resolves access to the library’s information resources and other technology issues
  • Creates and historically monitors usage reports
  • Ensures the library’s electronic resources meet the requirements of current and proposed degree programs
  • Provides appropriate documentation that contributes to and supports the accreditation process
  • Monitors a number of listservs to remain current in the field

PERIPHERAL DUTIES

  • Reference shifts as scheduled
  • Serves patrons at all levels, adjusting style and teaching techniques as necessary
  • Advanced bibliographic searching skills, including extensive knowledge of Molloy’s electronic resources e.g., databases, journal and ebook portals
  • Information Literacy instruction (either classroom or one-on-one) as assigned
  • Acts in the capacity of library liaison in assigned subject areas
  • Creation/maintenance of LibGuides in liaison, multi-disciplinary and subject-specialty areas
  • Ability and willingness to represent the Library in College-wide initiatives and committees; promotion of Library collections, services and offerings to the campus community and beyond
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution is required
  • Minimum of two years of experience in an academic library with demonstrated experience in website/database maintenance, design and usability
  • Demonstrated expertise in Web 2.0 technologies
  • Ability to work effectively and creatively in a rapidly changing library and college environment
  • Strong commitment to patron service; ability to work with a diverse patron population
  • Demonstrated expertise in providing reference services to Doctoral level patrons
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, team-oriented setting; sense of humor required
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with library personnel and members of the college community
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Strong commitment to consistently providing information, ideas and opinions in a clear and professional manner
  • Ability to actively listen to others and demonstrate understanding of other points of view
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload and meet deadlines; take initiative to identify and act to resolve problems and lead by example
  • Excellent technological and PC skills

PREFERRED/ DESIREABLE SKILLS:

  • A basic proficiency in HTML, XML, CSS and scripting languages is preferred
  • Experience with XSL, MySQL, PHP or other LAMP technologies is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of LibGuides/SpringShare Products administration
  • Experience with the Voyager OPAC, ProQuest Summon, EZProxy and Serials Solutions 360 Administration
  • An understanding of electronic resources licensing and copyright restrictions
  • Collection management experience, particularly in the areas of database acquisitions
  • Second Master’s Degree

TO APPLY:

Email resume and cover letter to humanresources@molloy.edu

or mail to:

Office of Human Resources, Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11571-5002

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