Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian

Boston, MA
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Created: August 22, 2018


Boston College seeks a knowledgeable and innovative individual for the
position of Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian. The
successful candidate, under the supervision of Head of Resource Acquisition
& Management, establishes and maintains online access to licensed and open
access electronic resources. This position works closely with vendors and
other library staff to provide quality control of e-resources links and
knowledge bases, and ensures consistent access to library
electronic holdings across multiple discovery and access platforms.


- Focus on establishing and maintaining online access to electronic
resources licensed by Boston College Library and open access resources
- Collaborate with Electronic Resources Librarian, Resource Acquisitions
Librarian and other library staff to ensure the smooth development and
implementation of electronic resources workflows
- Participate in planning and implementing new services, and supporting
and improving existing services
- Responsible for ensuring consistency in service quality, best
practices, and procedures
- Work as a team member to resolve problem reports and ensure patron
access to electronic resources is not interrupted
- Serve on committees related to e-resources access, discovery and
delivery, identifying workflows and ensuring that action items are brought
to the attention of appropriate technical services staff
- Serve on the Budget Group and the Finance Group, developing reports
and analysis of financial data as well as providing supports for budget
management and planning
- Stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices related
to e‐resources
- Play an active role in e‐resource related projects and initiatives as


- MLS or Master’s degree in Information Science required.
- 3 years of library technical services experience required, preferably
in an academic library
- Experience with supporting electronic resource lifecycle activities
- Experience with discovery systems, link resolvers, and proxy server
- Experience with collections and budget analysis
- Experience with usability testing
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across departments and
with partner institutions
- Understanding of database issues, and the interoperability needs to
support Alma and Primo
- Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical analysis,
including producing reports and communicating findings
- Familiarity with metadata and cataloging rules for serials and
electronic resources
- Requires a thorough understanding of electronic resources, including
awareness of issues of vendors, consortia, packages, aggregators,
platforms, licensing, pricing models, and financial and statistical
management needs
- Excellent oral and written communication skills

Salary Range: $58,450 to $73,050; salary commensurate with relevant

About Boston College:

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located
six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time
undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31
among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE
faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million,
and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

How to apply


Young Joo Moon
Head of Resource Acquisition & Management
O'Neill Library
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
voice (617) 552-3207
fax (617) 552-1089
email: moonyo@bc.edu


Published: Thursday, August 23, 2018 21:18 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, August 23, 2018 21:18 UTC