Librarian with electronic resource management experience – Baltimore, MD

The Loyola Notre Dame Library https://www.lndl.org/ seeks a flexible, innovative librarian with electronic resource management experience to join our Acquisitions unit. The Discovery and Electronic Resources Librarian will manage the life cycle of electronic resources and work collaboratively with units throughout the Library and with University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) http://usmai.org/ colleagues to provide accurate access to electronic content and improved discoverability for users. Under the supervision of the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian, the successful candidate will be a creative problem solver and proactively incorporate new and emerging practices and technology into the electronic resources environment. The Discovery and Electronic Resources Librarian will be a continuous learner who applies expertise developed through work experience and professional development opportunities.

Position Responsibilities:

●      Manages all electronic resources throughout their life cycle;
●      Maintains discovery service, knowledge base, and link resolver;
●      Troubleshoots and resolves access issues for electronic resources;
●      Establishes relationships with vendors, publishers, consortia, and library staff as primary point of contact for electronic resources;
●      Sustains workflows that prioritize a consistent, high quality experience for users by collaborating across library units to research, test, and implement e-resource enhancements;
●      Actively participates in library-wide initiatives to plan and implement projects and services;
●      Stays abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to electronic resources;
●      Performs liaison duties in assigned subject area(s) to promote services and resources to faculty;
●      Trains and supervises student workers to assist with electronic resources projects and workflows;
●      Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

●      ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science; applicants with degree in hand by June 2019 will be considered;
●      Experience supporting electronic resource life cycle activities;
●      Experience evaluating electronic resource use and discovery;
●      Experience managing one or more electronic resources technologies, e.g., EBSCO discovery service, knowledge base, link resolver, ERMS;
●      Demonstrated knowledge of current issues and trends related to electronic resource management and discovery;
●      Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical analysis including producing reports;
●      Strong commitment to user-focused customer service;
●      Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
●      Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
●      Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

●      Academic library experience;
●      Experience in technical troubleshooting and communicating with vendor technical support operations;
●      Understanding of the relationships between electronic resources management and coordination needed with other library units;
●      Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office;
●      Experience working in a consortium library environment;
●      Demonstrated project management experience;
●      Evidence of establishing and maintaining excellent vendor relationships;
●      Interest and/or experience with usability testing.

About the Library:
The Loyola Notre Dame Library https://www.lndl.org/, located in northern Baltimore City serves Loyola University Maryland http://www.loyola.edu/ and Notre Dame of Maryland University http://www.ndm.edu/. It is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) http://usmai.org/. The library serves as an integral part of the campuses by providing information services and resources to support the academic programs and educational concerns of the two institutions. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities http://www.ajcunet.edu/institutions/, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning. Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a student population of approximately 6,100 FTE.
The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, disability insurance, and TIAA retirement. Librarians also receive support for professional development. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check.
The Loyola Notre Dame Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Discovery and Electronic Resources Librarian” in the subject line to Melissa Laytham, Assistant Director of Collections and Access Services, at cmlaytham@loyola.edu<mailto:cmlaytham@loyola.edu

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