Electronic Resources Librarian- Deerfield, IL

Deerfield, IL
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Created: December 12, 2014


Electronic Resources Librarian


The Rolfing Memorial Library seeks a service-oriented, versatile, and collaborative librarian with a desire to invest in a Christian higher education environment. The Electronic Resources Librarian will manage all aspects of the life cycle of electronic resources, including acquisition, cataloging, licensing, access, evaluation, and maintenance. The ERL supervises part-time serials staff and interacts regularly with library staff, IT staff, and students. This position reports to the Head of Technical Services.


Demonstrate technological expertise regarding access to serials and database collections. Troubleshoot common problems in collaboration with IT staff and vendors (i.e. IP addresses, EZ Proxy, A-to-Z lists, networking technologies). Respond to patron inquiries about availability and access of e-resources. Update relevant library staff, faculty, and students on the status or resolution of problems.

Oversee collection development and assessment for serials and databases. Revise and develop collection development policies for serials and databases to inform future collection decisions. Lead discussions among librarians on acquisitions and weeding. Arrange trials and evaluation of new e-resources.

Manage licensing agreements and ensure compliance. Instruct library staff and patrons on licensing and copyright issues.

Exercise stewardship over the serials and databases budgets. Propose recommendations for changes based upon evaluation of library materials usage and university mission, programs, and student enrollment.

Compile usage statistics using vendor supplied COUNTER reports and other data. Present findings annually to library staff and lead discussion regarding future implications. Compose annual reporting for assessment and accreditation purposes.

Catalog and update bibliographic records for e-resource collections following current CONSER, AACR2, and RDA guidelines.

Successfully hire, train, and supervise part-time serials employee(s). Serials assistant(s) will be responsible for receiving, processing, claiming, and cataloging print serials. In addition, the serials assistant(s) will manage the bindery shipments and periodic repair of print materials.

Provide some reference assistance and/or serve as library liaison for assigned academic departments.

Pursue professional development, such as reading professional literature, attending conferences or webinars, publishing, or participating in regional professional library gatherings.

Other projects as assigned.

MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program

Proficiency and familiarity working with networking technologies, database design, and computing hardware

At least two years of e-resources library experience

Ability to communicate complex information clearly to library and IT staff as well as faculty and students

Knowledge of CONSER, MARC, AACR2, and RDA standards

Excellent analysis and evaluation skills

Demonstrated capacity to effectively train and supervise part-time employees on serials and bindery duties

Desired Qualifications

MS Access and/or computer programming (SQL) experience

Work experience in an academic library setting

Prior knowledge and experience with PC support and set up

Ability to train library staff on technical issues (i.e. MS Access reports, website)

TIU Background

Trinity International University (TIU) is comprised of Trinity College, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and the Trinity Graduate School along with 2 regional centers at South Chicago and Florida, extension programs throughout the Midwest, and Trinity Law School in California (total student FTE of 2,016). The university is located about 22 miles north of Chicago. Trinity’s five core values are Christ centeredness, comprehensive education, community, church connectedness, and cultural engagement. TIU is affiliated with the Evangelical Free Church of America. The successful candidate for this position must support with the university’s mission, values, and statement of faith.

Rolfing Background

The James E. Rolfing Memorial Library contains a circulating collection of 186,000 books, 4,000 ebooks, 50,000 ejournals, 80 databases, and 7,100 media. Rolfing belongs to the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois, which grants the Trinity community access to academic library resources from over 80 libraries. Rolfing has eight full-time library staff, six of which are professional librarians. Our library staff strives to cultivate a community motivated by integrity, creativity, collaboration, and learning.

Salary Range & Benefits

$42,000-$47,000 annual salary, depending upon experience
TIU offers its full-time employees a competitive benefits package, details of which are provided to prospective employees at the time of mutual consideration.

Application Process

To apply, please go to www.tiu.edu/hr/. Click on Job Postings (on the right hand side of the page). Set up a profile in ADP and fill out the application for Electronic Resources Librarian. For additional questions, contact the Head of Technical Services, Rebekah Luken @ rhall@tiu.edu or 847-317-4007.

How to apply


Published: Friday, December 12, 2014 19:30 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:42 UTC