Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian

Carlisle, PA
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Created: March 6, 2023


Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian, Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA


The Waidner-Spahr Library of Dickinson College seeks an Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian to join our user-focused, creative, and collaborative staff.  The ideal candidate will be flexible and tech-savvy, with strong communication and management skills. The person in this position will provide leadership, vision, and expertise for operations and initiatives that enable eresource access and discovery.  Responsibilities include managing the e-resources life-cycle, managing our discovery systems (primarily Alma-Primo VE), solving access problems for faculty and students, and liaising with IT staff and vendors.  Library staff collaborate frequently within and across library units and participate in shared problem-solving and decision making.  The person in this position needs the ability to work with others, and to see connections and overlap between various library systems and subsystems. This librarian also serves as liaison to a small number of academic departments, teaches information literacy in first year seminars and other classes, and assists with the on-call reference consultation service.  The Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian is a member of the technical services team, reports to the Associate Director of Library Resources & Administration, and directly supervises the Electronic Resources Library Technician.  


The Library staff are highly collegial and actively engaged in the life of the College, scholarship, and the library profession at large.  We provide strong financial support for ongoing learning, professional development, and conference attendance both in-person and virtual.  The College supports the work-life balance needs of staff by offering an excellent benefits package, including College-paid retirement contribution, and an employee wellness program.  Employees enjoy free access to the Kline Fitness Center, remodeled and expanded with all new equipment in 2014; free parking; tuition benefits; a homebuyer program; and more. Work-from-home days are possible for this position, and funding for relocation is available.  Information on benefits is available at:  https://www.dickinson.edu/homepage/1261/benefits


Dickinson College is in the historic borough of Carlisle in Pennsylvania’s Cumberland Valley, part of the Harrisburg-Carlisle metropolitan area.  The area offers an excellent quality of life and easy access to Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Baltimore and other major east coast cities. Downtown Carlisle with its many local restaurants and shops is adjacent to campus. Many outdoor activities are nearby, including state parks and the Appalachian Trail.  More information about Carlisle is available at: https://www.carlislechamber.org/carlisle-area/


This is a 12-month, full-time position available July 1, with an anticipated start in July or early August.  Review of applications will begin March 27, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.  Dickinson College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.  The minimum salary is $52,050, but the starting salary is negotiable based on the successful applicant's qualifications and experience.  


Please review posting details - including required qualifications, preferred qualifications and required application documents - and apply online at: https://jobs.dickinson.edu/postings/6760


Published: Monday, March 6, 2023 19:18 UTC

Last updated: Monday, March 6, 2023 19:18 UTC