The Electronic Resources Librarian provides expertise and direction relating to the acquisition, management, and discovery of electronic resources. This position is responsible for keeping abreast of emerging trends in content delivery and pricing models. This position works closely with other librarians on collection development for electronic books and serials to ensure a collection that meets the needs of the curriculum at the college. This position works closely with the Acquisitions Librarian to provide timely payment for all electronic books and serials. The Electronic Resources Librarian provides recommendations to the Library Director in the acquisition of new database subscriptions and assists in price negotiations with vendors. This position maintains statistics on the use of electronic resources and provides acquisitions reports on a regularly scheduled basis. Additionally, the Electronic Resource Librarian may be asked to serve on internal library committees or work groups, college committees, and statewide work groups and committees.
- Master's Degree in Library and Information Science (or the equivalent) from an ALA accredited institution
- Minimum of three years of experience working in an academic library
- Minimum of one year working with an electronic resource management system to include vendor negotiations
- Experience in applying the principles and practices related to electronic resources and electronic collections
- Knowledge of electronic resource licensing and the legal framework in which it takes place
- Knowledge of and experience working with metadata particularly in the areas of cataloging, indexing, and classification (descriptive metadata)
- Awareness of emerging practices related to RDA/FRBR
- Understanding of records management necessary for tracking electronic purchases, subscriptions, access, maintenance, and licenses
- Experience providing user training or instruction
- Experience providing direct customer service in a library setting
- Ability to troubleshoot computer hardware and software
- Proficiency with an integrated library system (Koha preferred, but not required)
- Experience using MS Word and Excel
- Able to work on multiple assignments, meet deadlines, and accomplish goals with little supervision
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Ability to work with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and public in a courteous and professional manner. Demonstrated understanding of and sensitivity to individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Ability to appreciate differences and be respectful of those different from them.
- Good problem solving skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment in dealing with a variety of issues and situations
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