Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian (Lewis University, Illinois)

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Created: April 29, 2015


Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian

The Lewis University Library invites applications for an Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian to manage the library's electronic/digital content and budgetary process through understanding of both acquisitions in multiple formats and all aspects of electronic resource management (i.e. subscription, licensing, maintenance and support, production and dissemination of statistics).

Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is a vigorous and growing institution located 25 miles SW of Chicago. Lewis University provides students a liberal arts-based and career-focused education, engaging students in the exploration and creation of academic, professional and personal opportunities in a supportive community. As a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition, our approach is values-based and ethically-focused.

Some of the primary responsibilities of this position include managing the library materials budget, monitoring expenditures and compiling reports to ensure the ordering and receipt of university library materials; planning, coordinating, monitoring and analyzing acquisitions of library materials; maintaining online periodical/journal subscriptions; coordinating licensing of electronic resources acquired by the institution, and ensuring timely renewals or cancellations; tracking title changes and the transfer of online subscriptions from one publisher/platform to another or in and out of online packages; and recording receipt of all library materials on a timely basis, including using the appropriate system, and in accordance with standard professional protocols.

The successful candidate for this position will have the following qualifications:
  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution plus 1 to 3 years of academic library experience
  • Experience working with library budgets and electronic resources
  • Familiarity with one or more integrated library systems
  • Software application knowledge and experience, a demonstrated high level of proficiency in the MS Office suite, assessment tools, etc.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility to adapt to new technologies and changes
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Lewis University is an increasingly dynamic institution.  We offer competitive salaries and a complete comprehensive benefits package including generous health care and tuition reimbursement for self, spouse and qualifying dependents.

Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity.  Applicants of a diverse background are highly encouraged to apply.


Published: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 17:18 UTC

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