Information Resources Management Librarian

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Created: February 15, 2013


The Boston University Pappas Law Library has an opening for the position of Information Resources Management (IRM) Librarian (Grade 74). The Law Library holds an extensive number of print and electronic resources including purchased and licensed serials and electronic books. The collection currently contains approximately 600,000 individual electronic titles and 240,000 print/microform titles. The IRM Librarian will play a key role in the coordination and management of this complex and varied content.  The IRM Librarian will also play a key role in the Library’s continued transition from print to electronic resources.


Reporting to the Associate Director, the IRM Librarian provides leadership, vision, and direction for information resources management. The IRM Librarian monitors trends and best practices in academic library resource management, assists in establishing standards for information resources management, assesses whether standards are being met, and recommends and implements changes to improve patron access to library resources. (40%)

The IRM Librarian coordinates all stages of the life-cycle of acquired information resources: working closely with the Collection Development Librarian to acquire new resources using best practices and state-of –the-art tools, overseeing the efficient and complete deployment of newly acquired information resources, coordinating metadata/cataloging activities to ensure robust patron discovery, directing the use of link resolver, EZproxy and related access tools, partnering with Access Services to resolve access issues identified by staff or patrons, and overseeing the withdrawal of information resources upon de-accession.  (30%)

The IRM Librarian plays a central role in gathering and evaluating all analytics associated with information resources management. (15%)

The IRM Librarian forges strong relationships with staff throughout the Library and University and works to shape and improve access to information resources for Library users. Representing the Law Library in university library committees and at professional conferences and meetings, and maintaining professional networks and collaborative relationships with other libraries, the IRM Librarian remains abreast of changes affecting information resources management and assumes an active role within the field. (15%)


Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library school required, along with 3-5 years working with information resources management combined with a broad understanding of technical services operations.  Academic library experience is required.  A law degree can substitute for a portion of the 3-5 years of library experience.

Project management experience and experience using an integrated library system.  Strong computer literacy and ability to work with a multitude of library systems, databases and software. Previous experience in coordinating information resources management or other technical services tasks.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral).  Ability to work independently and collegially in a complex, diverse, and rapidly changing environment.  Demonstrated ability to analyze issues and problems, evaluate possible solutions, and implement best choices.  Strong organizational and planning skills with ability to prioritize, coordinate, and perform tasks required.


Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits and professional development funding.

To Apply:

Send a letter of application, a resume, and the names of three references to Kelly Lamothe, Office of Human Resources, Boston University, 25 Buick Street, Boston, MA 02215. Please reference tracking code# 8227/B0513* in your cover letter. Applications with the above information may be submitted electronically: Boston University Office of Human Resources.

Please submit applications by March 14, 2013. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Russell Sweet, Associate Director,

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