Electronic Resources Librarian, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

The LSU Libraries is looking for a knowledgeable and innovative professional with an aptitude for organizational leadership and collaborative approaches to problem solving for an Electronic Resources Librarian position. The incumbent will work closely with the Director of Collection Services, the Technology Initiatives team and others in Collection Services.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting new tenure track librarian position, details and a link to the application instructions can be found here:


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Librarian for Digital Impact & Innovation Gordon Library, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) , Worcester, MA

The Gordon Library at WPI is seeking a Librarian for Digital Impact & Innovation to join our new Impact & Innovation department, and help us realize an integrative vision for achieving positive impact on learning and research through library innovation and assessment. As a member of a team of diverse and expert professionals, the Librarian for Digital Impact & Innovation will have a unique opportunity to blend technical skills, user-focused assessment, and innovations in digital scholarship. Their principle responsibilities will include maintaining and enhancing the library’s discovery strategies across multiple web-based platforms, supporting and advising on library metadata strategies and services that assure discoverability of library content and services; and supporting excellence in user experiences of the library’s systems and web site. In collaboration with library research and instruction services, they will also have the opportunity to participate in providing direct consultative or instructional support to students and faculty, with an emphasis on supporting emerging digital scholarship.

Please visit https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/4597 for details of the position’s responsibilities and requirements and to apply.

For full consideration, please apply by July 10, 2017.

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Associate Director for Impact & Innovation Gordon Library, Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Worcester, MA

The Gordon Library at WPI is seeking an Associate Director to lead our new Impact & Innovation department and realize an integrative vision for achieving positive impact on learning and research through library innovation and assessment. Leading a team of diverse professionals, including eight librarians and one staff associate, the Associate Director will lead and coordinate a program of services that bring together high quality information literacy instruction, with expert selection, delivery, and discovery services for scholarly, cultural, and archival resources and services. The department also coordinates library support for WPI’s distinctive strength as a global leader in project-based learning, engaging in continuous assessment and innovation to enhance the library’s impacts on WPI’s strategic goals and mission.

Please visit https://careers.wpi.edu/postings/4599 for details of the position’s responsibilities and requirements and to apply.

For full consideration, please apply by July 10, 2017.

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Electronic Resources and Collections Librarian, Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Library, Chicago, IL

The Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Library Electronic Resources librarian is collaborative, proactive, and service-oriented and applies innovative approaches to electronic resources and collections operations. This new position is responsible for providing leadership for strategic development and management of the life cycle of new and existing electronic resources, discovery tools, and cataloging for all library resources in all formats. The librarian proactively solicits input from faculty students, and staff, adeptly promotes HSL collections and resources, and skillfully responds to Health Sciences campus resource needs. Reporting to the Director, this accomplished professional will join a small and dynamic team of talented librarians and capably manage change in an evolving technological environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage a robust collection of electronic books, article databases, journals and other resources in support of stakeholder needs and University strategic mission
  • Lead cataloging and discovery services operations by setting well-articulated goals in concert with the Library mission. Communicate goals and policy to faculty, staff, and students
  • Maintain timely and accurate metadata about the library’s resources in a variety of systems, such as the Integrated Library System (ILS), the Electronic Resource Management System (ERMS), link resolver, A-Z lists, and discovery tool
  • Manage internal software including EZProxy, Serials Solutions, and Primo/Alma
  • Design and manage collections budget to ensure judicious and timely expenditure of funds
  • Apply usage statistics and other assessment data to identify needs, evaluate current and potential licenses and to support renewals, alternative access options, and withdrawal
  • Provide detailed collection policies that define the scope and level of collections and effectively communicate them to stakeholders
  • Establish and document workflows, processes, and best practices for electronic resources acquisition, licensing, implementation, assessment, and budget
  • Develop and maintain productive and positive relationships with vendors, colleagues, faculty, students and staff

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library science or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree
  • 3 – 5 years of professional library experience with progressive responsibilities in technical service in an academic, research, or health sciences library
  • Proven experience researching, implementing, and assessing electronic tools and resources
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Experience in setting up, providing access to, and troubleshooting issues with electronic resources through database and web page maintenance, cataloging, proxy server, and OpenURL linking
  • Demonstrated expertise with  copy cataloging of print, electronic, and other formatted materials
  • Familiarity with local ILS, OCLC Connexion, and working knowledge of MARC editors
  • Demonstrated knowledge of classification standards (MeSH and LCSH), authority records, and current cataloging rules and standards (e.g., AACR2, RDA, MARC, DACS);
  • Working knowledge of common and emerging metadata standards such as: MARCXML, Dublin Core, MODS, XML, XSLT

Preferred Qualifications

  • Flexibility, initiative, and a sense of humor
  • Proven project management skills
  • Familiarity with biomedical research and experience searching biomedical and other health-related information resources and citation management systems
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in order to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency with at least one programming or scripting language, such as R, Python, Ruby or JavaScript
  • Strong commitment to working in a diverse and collegial atmosphere that offers ample opportunities for innovation and professional growth

Application Instructions

All applications must be submitted online: http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/4740

Relocation assistance will not be provided. Please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three, current letters of reference including one from the present supervisor. The position will remain open until filled.

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Electronic Resources Librarian and Cataloger, Utah State University Libraries, Logan, UT

Utah State University Libraries seeks an  Electronic Resources Librarian and Cataloger (Assistant Librarian). This position is responsible for managing users’ access to the online materials they need for their teaching and research. The Libraries provide a combination of owned, subscribed, on-demand, and Open Access materials through local and consortial arrangements. The Electronic Resources Librarian and Cataloger plays a key role in day-to-day operations by maintaining various points of access to these materials, including through local systems and vendor interfaces. This position also provides leadership for navigating the complex, ever-changing role of the Libraries within the institution. A paraprofessional dedicated to electronic resources supports the work of this position as do a number of collegial and collaborative cross-functional committees. This is a tenure-track position with a scholarship requirement and generous support for presenting at professional conferences.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree by August 2017
  • Experience in an academic or research library
  • Demonstrated ability to gather, analyze, and report data
  • Excellent communication skills including listening, writing, and speaking
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and perform complicated tasks with minimal supervision
  • Commitment to meeting established Library criteria for promotion and tenure

Position Close Date:  Review of applications begins on 7-5-2017

For more information and to apply, visit http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=2484

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Shared Content and Licensing Librarian, PASCAL (Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries) Consortium, Richland County, South Carolina

PASCAL is looking for a team-oriented person with a strong background managing electronic resource licensing, collections development or acquisitions; outstanding analytic, planning and communication skills; and an adventurous spirit.

The Shared Content and Licensing Librarian will play a leading role in planning and implementing collaborative collections initiatives and coordinating consortium-wide licensing activities.  Our goal is to bring greater unity to collections while creating efficiencies in securing content for member libraries.

This is a position in a dynamic environment with rich opportunities for professional growth and making an impact.  You can play an important role in helping to integrate both current and emerging programs as South Carolina re-engineers its statewide electronic library for higher education to respond more powerfully to 21st century academic library imperatives. Learn more about PASCAL:  http://pascalsc.org.

Read the full announcement and information on how to apply: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/sc/job_bulletin.cfm?JobID=1745781

*PLEASE NOTE: One frequently asked question about our positions involves the state’s “job-type” description for PASCAL jobs as “Temporary Grant” positions. This is required for positions that are not funded using state-appropriated funds. PASCAL positions are funded by the membership and the consortium considers this a permanent staff position.

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