Electronic Resources Librarian

Bridgewater, MA
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Salary: 60-70,000
Created: May 21, 2024


The Electronic Resources Librarian will:

• Provide leadership for management of the library’s electronic resources, which includes managing the selection, acquisition, cataloging/preservation, and assessment of resources in all formats.
• Collaborate with the Dean of the Library to manage the annual e-resources materials budget and information resources expenditures.
• Work with publishers and vendors to negotiate and maintain electronic resource licenses and contracts, manage database subscriptions, purchase orders, and electronic licensing agreements; resolve related problems as needed.
• Work with library colleagues to set e-resources policies, workflows, and procedures.
• Collaborate with other librarians to provide expert advice to the library and campus on online information resources.
• Evaluate and recommend e-resources, demonstrations or trial subscriptions for librarian and faculty evaluation.
• Provide training on e-resources for librarians and staff; create LibGuides and research aids in other formats for assigned liaison areas.
• Collaborate with the Emerging Technologies and Systems Librarian to update knowledgebases, proxies, reference linking systems, and discovery interfaces as necessary (EBSCO, EZProxy, etc.).
• Collaborate with the Library Administrative Services Coordinator to ensure that vendor invoices are paid in a timely manner.
• Collect statistics on resource usage in all formats. Collaborate with librarians and library administration to conduct ongoing assessment of collections.
• Serve as a liaison to one or more departments/programs.
• Actively engage in professional development activities as required for promotion and tenure.

Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited program.
• Minimum two years of relevant experience pertaining to the management of e-resources.
• Knowledge of current issues in the e-resources lifecycle, including acquiring, licensing, and managing access to electronic resources.
• Awareness of current developments and trends in electronic resources, with the proven ability to apply such knowledge to local practices.
• Understanding of library metadata standards (MARC21, Dublin Core, RDA, etc.).
• Demonstrated proficiency with automated library systems, usage tools, and vendor management tools.
• Effective communication, interpersonal, and team building skills.
• Commitment to diversity and social justice.
• Evidence of ability to successfully engage in professional activities and disciplinary scholarship to satisfy promotion and tenure requirements for the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) collective bargaining agreement. (http://mscaunion.org/contract/)

Preferred Qualifications
• Second master’s degree. (Required for promotion beyond associate librarian rank.)
• Knowledge of the publishing industry and copyright issues.
• Experience with library management systems, electronic resources management tools such as FOLIO and CORAL.
• Understanding of COUNTER data standards.
• Supervisory experience.
• Supervisory experience in an academic library environment.
• Ability to adapt quickly in a dynamic, evolving library and campus environment.
• Ability to think strategically, set priorities, and manage responsibilities independently.

Closing Date
June 30, 2024

Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:
A minimum of three (3) professional reference entries in space provided on the application form.
Cover Letter
Equity and Inclusion Statement- a personal statement on a candidate’s past efforts to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion. The equity and inclusion statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss scholarship, professional skills, and demonstrable experience that would enhance the university’s efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidates’ application materials.

How to apply


Bridgewater State University
Human Resources and Talent Management
131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 02325
Phone: 508.531.1324


Published: Thursday, May 23, 2024 17:44 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, May 23, 2024 17:44 UTC