Electronic Resources Librarian, Data Projects and Partnerships

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Created: February 20, 2013



The NCSU Libraries has a well-earned reputation for creating adventurous library spaces and innovative services that delight today’s students and researchers. The D. H. Hill Library combines the best of tradition and innovation, housing special collections and a beautiful gallery alongside vibrant, experiential spaces such as the Learning Commons and Technology Sandbox. The new James B. Hunt Jr. Library, located on NC State’s Centennial Campus, is an iconic building, a place where people gather to explore new ways to research, learn, experiment, and collaborate. Designed as a working incubator for educational technology, with dynamic video walls, computing and visualization spaces, gaming and media labs, and group collaboration rooms, the Hunt Library provides focused services for the Colleges of Engineering and Textiles, while serving as a second “main library” for the NC State community. If you are a person who would like to provide a new generation of library users with everything they can imagine and more, consider applying for the following position.

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian, Data Projects and Partnerships in the Acquisitions and Discovery department. Established in 2012 through a merger of acquisitions and cataloging, staff in this department collaborate across the library and with the publishing community to support the collections life-cycle including budget management, acquisitions, licensing, e-resource management (ERM), and discovery for materials in all formats. The department creates, transforms, and maintains data, in both MARC and non-MARC schema, to facilitate discovery of high-value library resources. This position reports to the Principal Cataloger.


The Electronic Resources Librarian, Data Projects and Partnerships:

·       Takes a lead role in describing and providing access to print, electronic, and manuscript  resources, with a specialization in the Libraries’ digital repository and user discovery systems.

·       Oversees data operations across the Libraries’ systems.

·       As a member of the Data Projects & Partnerships Unit, manages projects, develops workflows, and trains staff

·       Maintains close working relationships with content providers, vendors, and consortium partners

·       Develops and analyzes statistical and management reports for the department and the Libraries

·       Consults on metadata schema and workflows with staff engaged in repository and digital collections projects across the Libraries

·       Identifies emerging trends and technologies in metadata management that have the potential for new and improved library services

·       Participates in library planning, serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams

NCSU librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field.

Required qualifications:

·       ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree in library or information science

·       Knowledge of trends and practices in metadata creation and library discovery systems.

·       Knowledge of applications of current and emerging technologies as they relate to metadata creation, manipulation, and use

·       Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

·       Outstanding oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills

·       Ability to work creatively and collaboratively in a team environment

·       Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution

Preferred qualifications:

·       Familiarity with trends and practices in serials and electronic resources cataloging

·       Data analytics experience

·       Experience working with non-MARC metadata, including XML-based schemas, especially Dublin Core, EAD/EAC, VRA Core

·       Experience with institutional repository software environments, such as dSpace, DuraCloud, Fedora

The Libraries, the University, and the Area

The NCSU Libraries and its staff have won numerous awards, including the first Association of College and Research Libraries’ Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year, Paraprofessional of the Year, and six Movers and Shakers awards. The library system currently consists of the D. H. Hill Library and branch libraries for design, natural resources, textiles, and veterinary medicine, with the James B. Hunt Jr. Library opening soon. With a staff of 260+ FTE, the Libraries has more than 4.5 million volumes in its collection, acquires more than 66,000 print and electronic serials, and has a total annual budget of over $27 million, with approximately $10 million allocated to collections. The Libraries is the host site for NC LIVE, a multi-type library initiative making digital resources accessible to North Carolina residents.

The NCSU Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, the Council for Library and Information Resources, and the Center for Research Libraries. Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University form the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN), with combined resources exceeding 17 million volumes and collections budgets totaling more than $30 million.

Recognized as one of the nation’s leading universities in science and technology, with strong programs in the humanities and social sciences, NC State offers degrees through the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Design, Education, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management, Natural Resources, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Textiles, and Veterinary Medicine. As the largest academic institution in the state, NC State enrolls more than 34,000 students and offers doctoral degrees in 61 fields of study. The university is ranked third among all public universities (without medical schools) in industry-sponsored research expenditures and has more than 660 active patents. NC State is a national leader in networking technologies and a charter member of the North Carolina Networking Initiative (NCNI), an Internet2 initiative with the most advanced operational networking system infrastructure in the nation.

North Carolina's Research Triangle of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill lies between the mountains of the Blue Ridge and the shores of the Outer Banks lies. One of the nation's premier concentrations of academic, corporate, and public research, the area combines moderate year-round temperatures, rolling hills, championship college athletics, and a rich diversity of cultural events. The Triangle consistently ranks high on lists of desirable American communities. Businessweek rated Raleigh as “the best American city” in 2011, recent rankings by Forbes name the Triangle as the number-one place for business and careers and as the number-two spot for young professionals.

Salary and Benefits

The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include:  24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. More benefits information is available at http://www.ncsu.edu/human_resources/benefits/

Application process and schedule

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable.

Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/. Search in the keyword box by position number 00001570. Complete application, attach cover letter and résumé, and provide contact information for four current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact NCSU Libraries Personnel Services Office (919) 515-3522.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148.

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