Job: Electronic Resources Librarian Position

General Information
Position:
Electronic Resources Librarian Position

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
45,000 - 50,000

Job Category:
Collection Management

ALA:
Position DOES NOT require a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

Description:

The Florida Atlantic University Libraries seek an innovative, flexible, forward-thinking, and motivated individual to join the Collection Management Team as Electronic Resources Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Collection Management, the incumbent will play a lead role in managing the life cycle of the Libraries’ licensed electronic resources, including databases, e-journals, e-books, and streaming videos, that comprise the general electronic collections for the Boca Raton, Jupiter, and HBOI campuses. The librarian serves as the expert on e-resources issues related to licensing, discovery, access, and maintenance.
 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Manage the day-to-day life cycle of electronic resources, including licensing, activation, discovery, access, and maintenance.
  • Manage, review, and negotiate licenses to reach favorable pricing and licensing terms.
  • Activate new acquisitions in the knowledgebase.
  • Maintain linking to electronic resources.
  • Ensure the accuracy of holdings, licensing, and vendor information.
  • Investigate and troubleshoot electronic resources access issues, and provide expert support to ensure ongoing usability and accessibility.
  • Actively collaborate with the Head of Collection Management on current and future electronic resources collection strategies.
  • Develop, document, recommend, and implement new approaches and workflows to the management of e-resources in order to facilitate the seamless delivery of information to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Collect, analyze, and report the usage data of electronic resources to help guide collection development and acquisitions decisions.
  • Collaborate closely with library staff in Access Services, Information Technology Services, Instruction and Engagement Services, Interlibrary Loan, and Medical and Health Sciences Collections & User Services to provide a productive electronic resources environment for library users.
  • Collaborate with consortial partners on statewide and shared collections and effectively manage them and make them available to users.
  • Assist in renewing online journal packages, databases, e-book collections, and streaming media.
  • Train other staff in the department to assist with e-resources management.
  • Work with the Collection Development Librarian in creating collections reports for academic departmental accreditations and program proposals.
  • Serve as a library faculty liaison to one academic department.
  • Serve on library, university, regional, state, and/or professional organization committees.
  • Establish and sustain a program of high quality research and/or creative accomplishments appropriate to electronic resources and collection management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 


Education:

Minimum Qualification: 

 

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science or its equivalent
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • Exceptional communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Experience managing electronic resources in an academic library in one or more of the following areas: reviewing licenses and negotiating with vendors, troubleshooting electronic resources 
    access issues, working with link resolver software, e-resources acquisitions, retrieval and review of usage statistics.
  • Be able to navigate through the complex and ever-changing world of electronic resources and effectively communicate such changes to library colleagues, patrons, and other stakeholders.
  • Possess initiative and flexibility in the approach to work.
  • Ability to prioritize and work both independently or as part of a team with colleagues, faculty, and staff in a rapidly changing and dynamic environment.
  • Broad knowledge of current trends in higher education, academic libraries, the publishing industry, and the changing scholarly communication environment.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, especially Excel.


 Preferred Qualifications

  • Five or more years of experience in an academic library.
  • Two years post master’s professional academic library experience working with electronic resources.
  • Familiarity with EBSCO Discovery Service, Ex Libris Aleph Integrated Library System, OCLC Connexion.
  • Experience implementing and using an electronic resource management system.

 

 


Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
11-14-2019

Application deadline:
12-04-2019

Apply at:
https://library.fau.edu/job/assistant-librarian

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries
  • Institutional Libraries
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
FAU Libraries - Boca Raton Florida

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

Address:
777 Glades Road

Address 2:
Building 3

City:
Boca Raton

Zip:
33431

County:
Palm Beach


Institution Information
Institution Name :
FAU Libraries - Boca Raton Florida

Address:
777 Glades Road

Address 2:
Building 3

City:
Boca Raton

State:
FL

Zip:
33431

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Maris Hayashi

Contact Email:
mhayashi@fau.edu

Contact Phone:
(561) 297-4317

Contact Fax:

How to apply

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position Assistant Librarian on the Office of Human Resources' job website (https://fau.edu/jobs)  by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three references and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.

 

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

 

For more information and to apply, visit https://library.fau.edu/job/assistant-librarian 


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