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Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian, Boston College (Newton)

Boston College seeks a knowledgeable and innovative individual for the position of Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian. The successful candidate, under the supervision of Head of Resource Acquisition & Management, establishes and maintains online access to licensed and open access electronic resources. This position works closely with vendors and other library staff to provide quality control of e-resources links and knowledge bases, and ensures consistent access to library electronic holdings across multiple discovery and access platforms.


·         Focus on establishing and maintaining online access to electronic resources licensed by Boston College Library and open access resources.

·         Collaborate with Electronic Resources Librarian, Resource Acquisitions Librarian and other library staff to ensure the smooth development and implementation of electronic resources workflows.

·         Participate in planning and implementing new services, and supporting and improving existing services.

·         Responsible for ensuring consistency in service quality, best practices, and procedures.

·         Work as a team member to resolve problem reports and ensure patron access to electronic resources is not interrupted. 

·         Serve on committees related to e-resources access, discovery and delivery, identifying workflows and ensuring that action items are brought to the attention of appropriate technical services staff.  

·         Serve on the Budget Group and the Finance Group, developing reports and analysis of financial data as well as providing supports for budget management and planning.

·         Stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to e‐resources.

·         Play an active role in e‐resource related projects and initiatives as assigned.


·         3 years of library technical services experience required, preferably in an academic library

·         Experience with supporting electronic resource lifecycle activities

·         Experience with discovery systems, link resolvers, and proxy server configurations

·         Experience with collections and budget analysis

·         Experience with usability testing

·         Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across departments and with partner institutions

·         Understanding of database issues, and the interoperability needs to support Alma and Primo.

·         Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical analysis, including producing reports and communicating findings

·         Familiarity with metadata and cataloging rules for serials and electronic resources

·         Requires a thorough understanding of electronic resources, including awareness of issues of vendors, consortia, packages, aggregators, platforms, licensing, pricing models, and financial and statistical management needs. 

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills

Full/Part Time

Full Time




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2019-01-04 |  Quick link to this job