Summary of the Position
The Reference Librarian for Electronic Resources position reports to the Manager of Reference Services. This position works collaboratively with the Library Technical Services and Library Access Services Departments, as well as the University’s Academic Technology Center and the Information Technology Team. The librarian in this position will be proficient in providing reference service, teaching information literacy skills, conducting one-on-one consultations with students, building liaison relationships with faculty, and coordinating the selection and integration of electronic resources. The successful candidate will participate in professional activity, as well as serve on library and university teams and committees.
1 – Coordinate the selection and integration of electronic resources with input from the Manager of Reference Services and fellow reference librarians.
2 – Plan, organize, and schedule trial subscriptions of electronic resources.
3 – Manage and negotiate license agreements and contract renewals with both internal and external constituents.
4 – Troubleshoot electronic resource access for local and remote users. Provide information and data used in the analysis and evaluation of electronic resources, including usage statistics.
5 – Develop and maintain policies, procedures, and other types of documentation as needed.
6 – Assist library patrons at a busy university reference desk and teach formal instructional classes as part of the Library’s bibliographic instruction program.
7 – Compile bibliographies and online resource guides to provide access to Library resources.
8 – Serve as a departmental liaison to a number of academic departments and/or research centers on campus.
Minimum Qualifications(Education and Experience Requirements)
1 – A Master of Library Science (MLS), Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS).
2 – 3+ years as a professional librarian experience in a university or large public library environment.
3 – Effective communication, interpersonal, organization, analytical, and problem solving skills with an ability to work with a widely diverse group of people.
4 – Ability to work effectively in a team setting and independently in a changing environment and to accept direction from one’s supervisor.
1 – Proficiency with one or more scripting languages and coding HTML/CSS (advanced programming skills desired).
2 – Experience working with an Electronic Resources Management System (EMS). Working knowledge of the library acquisitions process.
3 – Experience migrating library services to the cloud.
4 – Two years’ experience supporting an integrated library system, platforms, and software in an academic library setting is preferred.
5 – Experience in supporting library specific software, e.g. OCLC Connexion, ILLIAD, and library specific hardware.
6 – Experience working in a university library reference department. Experience supporting web based content management systems, including LibGuides and LibAnswers.
7 – Familiarity with library technology standards and protocols such as RDA, FRBR, OAI/PHM.
8 – Familiarity with EZProxy, local and hosted iterations.
9 – Working knowledge of the database technologies such as MySQL and Microsoft Access.
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- 1. Do you possess a minimum of a Master of Library Science (MLS), a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), or a Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS)?
- o Yes
- o No
Documents Needed To Apply
- 1. Resume
- 2. Cover Letter
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