Job Posting: EResources Content Manager (George Washington University, DC, USA)

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Created: September 22, 2009


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Electronic Resources Content Manager


Library Assignment: Gelman Library System Primary Location: Gelman Library

The Gelman Library System seeks applications for the position of Electronic Resources Content Manager. The Gelman Library System is looking for an enthusiastic, detail oriented and creative-thinking individual to provide technical development and support for the Library’s electronic content discovery and delivery systems. Gelman Library uses SFX for openURL resolution, MetaLib for federated searching, Serials Solutions 360 Resource Manager for electronic resource management, 360 Counter for electronic resource usage tracking, and Medialab Solutions’ AquaBrowser discovery tool.

The Gelman Library System has responsibility for The George Washington University’s collection of print and electronic resources, consisting of more than two million books and serial publications. It serves as a vital and dynamic resource for University’s campus community. As a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Gelman is among the nation's top-tier academic libraries. By developing and managing first-rate print and electronic collections, implementing forward-looking digitization initiatives, and making major discovery interface improvements, we are leading the way in addressing the changing information needs of a world-class university.

As one of the primary academic resources in the Nation’s capital, The Gelman Library System serves an additional role that is unique among university libraries. The State Department, the White House, and the World Bank are among the institutions located within blocks of Gelman Library. Numerous agencies and organizations rely on Gelman Library for ready access to both historical and contemporary documents. Gelman Library System is a member of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), a group of nine academic libraries in the greater Washington DC area. Gelman Library takes a major role in steering the activities of the consortium.


This position is responsible for the technical content management of all library electronic resources, i.e., electronic books, journals, and databases. The Electronic Resources Content Manager will be the primary contact for members of Collection Development and Content Management in the support of and access to licensed, purchased, and open access electronic resources. He or she will be expected to liaise heavily with Library Public Services, other users, stakeholders and the Library Information Technology team.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to, participating in the planning, development, and management of a broad range of library electronic services such as electronic journals, aggregator databases and other electronic data; participating as a member of a team charged with evaluating and developing user interfaces; maintaining remote access server (EZproxy); managing access to individual electronic serials subscriptions and periodical packages; overall management of the Gelman Library System electronic resources management system (360 Resource Manager), assisting in the design and maintenance of the library web presence; supervising one fulltime staff member, and assisting/supervising other library personnel or student assistants. This position reports to the Director of Content Management.

Basic Qualifications:

1. Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited library program, or a Master’s degree in a related information technology field, such as Computer Science (CS), Management of Information Systems (MIS), or Master of Information Management (MIM).

Two years of professional-level library experience beyond the Master’s degree;


BS/BA degree in an information management related field plus three years experience working with electronic resources in libraries such as link resolver software, federated searching tools, electronic resource management systems, digitization projects

2. Demonstrated mastery (through job experience or advanced coursework) of Information Technology concepts related to electronic resources and digital content management

3. Coursework and/or experience working with XHTML, XML, XSLT, CSS and metadata standards (MARCXXI, MODS, EAD, DC)

Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred:

Evidence of experience with:

new alternatives for managing and accessing electronic resources usage statistics for electronic resources integrated library systems (Voyager preferred) web editing tools like Dreamweaver, and XML tools like XMLSpy or oXygen XML Editor UNIX/Linux and scripting/programming languages, preferably PHP, Perl and JavaScript SFX, MetaLib, AquaBrowser, 360 Resource Manager and 360 Counter

Knowledge of current trends in library management systems

Knowledge of web-based publishing

Familiarity with the mission of memory institutions (Libraries, Archives, Museums) including business processes and policy issues related to digital content

Additional Selection Criteria:

Service orientation and the ability to work in a team environment Demonstrated ability to anticipate customer needs Demonstrated skills in critical thinking and decision-making Excellent oral and written communication skills Strong problem solving and organizational skills Flexibility and eagerness to work in a changing environment Willingness to represent the Library in national, regional and campus organizations and initiatives

Salary and Rank: Commensurate with education and experience.

Review Date: Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure:

Only complete applications will be considered. Please send a letter containing a brief statement of interest and an assessment of skills related to the basic qualification, a curriculum vita, and complete contact information for at least 3 references to:

Emma Mosby Director, Gelman Library System Administrative Services The Gelman Library, Room 201 The George Washington University 2130 H Street, NW, Room 201 Washington, DC 20052

The University and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among librarians and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply for this position.

The George Washington University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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