Discovery and Electronic Resources Librarian – Baltimore, MD

The Loyola Notre Dame Library 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) 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.

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.

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