Electronic Resources Librarian

Washington, D.C.
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Created: April 10, 2013


Under the general direction of the Head of the Electronic Resources & Serials Unit, this position is responsible for managing and maintaining the complex functions of the Library’s electronic resources, including e-books, and its services. This includes acquisitions, cataloging, technical support, OpenURL technical configurations, management of an Electronic Resources Management System, vendor relations and usage statistics. This position will also contribute to the development and implementation of plans, policies and procedures for the acquisition, management, discovery and technical maintenance of electronic resources, including the evaluation and implementation of new systems and customizing public interfaces of those systems. In addition to these responsibilities, this position will direct and supervise special projects for the Unit; serve on library and university-wide committees and task forces and participate in library-wide initiatives as required; serve as back-up to Systems Librarian for Technical Services and Library Information Technology tasks; and serve as a back-up to the Head of the Electronic Resources and Serials Unit, advising the Library staff on matters pertaining to electronic resources access issues as needed. This position requires a Master’s in Library Science or an equivalent degree, as well as a minimum of two years’ experience working with electronic resources and/or serials in an academic library environment. Minimum qualifications: experience with mainstream Electronic Resources Management systems (e.g. Serials Solutions, Verdi, etc.); experience with electronic resources linking technologies (360Link, openURL) and knowledge bases; experience with electronic resources usage statistics standard (COUNTER), protocol (SUSHI) and WSDL technologies; experience with AACR, MARC and national cataloging standards; experience with LC Classification and LC Subject Headings; experience with a bibliographic utility and an integrated library system, preferably OCLC and III.

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