Electronic Resources Librarian

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Created: December 19, 2014


 The Brookens Library at the University of Illinois Springfield seeks an Electronic Resources Librarian who will also serve as an Instructional Services Librarian. This is a Clinical Faculty position with an Academic Professional component for a librarian who possesses the requisite skills, experience, and/or demonstrated knowledge from course work or experience. The Electronic Resources Librarian will facilitate patron discovery and ensure consistent patron access by administering a wide range of library technical and systems services and operations including, but not limited to, the electronic resource management system, integrated library system, proxy server, knowledge base, and openURL resolver. The Electronic Resources Librarian will establish communication and maintain professional relationships with external service providers, including publishers, vendors, consortia, content providers, and technology suppliers, and will collaborate internally with library staff in other departments and with catalogers to provide optimal access to the Library's electronic resource collection. In addition, the Electronic Resources Librarian will serve as an Instructional Services Librarian participating in liaison and outreach, instruction, reference, and collection development. This position will report to the Director of Library Technical Services and Information Systems and will work closely with the Director of Collections & Scholarly Communications.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: MLS or MLIS from an accredited library school and two years of experience in an academic or research library. Experience with an electronic resource management system, an integrated library system, a discovery system, a link resolver, and a proxy server. Knowledge of best practices, current trends, and issues in electronic resources management. Experience with data manipulation using Microsoft Excel and Access. Experience with technology troubleshooting and problem resolution, including electronic subscription access. Ability to work independently and to achieve positive outcomes in a collaborative environment, and to learn and apply new technologies quickly; strong customer service orientation with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with Ex Libris Voyager’s acquisition module; experience with ProQuest’s (Serials Solutions) electronic resource management system; experience with OCLC’s WorldCat Local, Discovery, and Knowledge Base; knowledge of electronic resources standards such as COUNTER; experience with batch uploads and statistical analysis; experience reading license agreements or legal documents; project management skills.

Salary commensurate with experience and credentials.

CAMPUS: Located in the state capital, the University of Illinois Springfield is one of three campuses of the University of Illinois. The UIS campus serves approximately 5,400 students in 21 graduate and 24 undergraduate programs. The academic curriculum of the campus emphasizes a strong liberal arts core, an array of professional programs, extensive opportunities in experiential education, and a broad engagement in public affairs issues of the day. The campus offers many small classes, substantial student-faculty interaction, and a rapidly evolving technology enhanced learning environment. Its diverse student body includes traditional, non-traditional, and international students. Twenty-five percent of majors are in 17 undergraduate and graduate online degree programs and the campus has received several national awards for its implementation of online learning. UIS faculty are committed teachers, active scholars, and professionals in service to society.  You are encouraged to visit the university web page at http://www.uis.edu and the department web page at http://library.uis.edu/.

APPLICATION: To apply, go to https://jobs.uis.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=45905, click the "Apply for Position" button, create or update your profile, complete the online application, and upload cover letter, resume or CV, and unofficial transcripts. Only those applicants who complete the online application and upload all required materials will be considered; incomplete applications will not be evaluated. To maintain the integrity of the search process, applicants are asked to upload their own materials. Formal review of applications will begin January 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.

UIS is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive campus community. Persons with disabilities, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Published: Friday, December 19, 2014 21:51 UTC

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