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Electronic Resources Librarian, The Boston Conservatory at Berklee (Boston)

Under the general supervision of the Director of Collections Strategy and the Albert Alphin Library, the Electronic Resources Librarian supports the learning and teaching goals of the Berklee community through the life cycle management of electronic resources. Responsibilities include: subscription renewals and maintenance; procurement of access to e-resources, including troubleshooting; licensing support; collecting and analyzing usage statistics and assisting with report preparation; maintaining vendor relations; contributing to ongoing review and documentation of workflows for efficiency and effectiveness with collections management team; staying current with emerging trends and best practices related to e-resources. 

Essential Duties And Responsibilities:

Establish and manage excellent publisher/vendor relationships
Ensure consistent access to the library’s electronic resources by overseeing the library’s electronic resource management systems and associated metadata.
Coordinate acquisition and renewal activities with publishers/vendors and staff
Initiate trials of new products
Manage print and electronic serials subscriptions
Establish and maintain effective workflows with acquisitions, library support systems, and cataloging staff for all electronic resources
Work closely with the instruction staff to understand curriculum needs
Create and maintain electronic resource usage guides
Participate in the ongoing assessment and enhancement of the library’s online resources
Collect and analyze usage data from local and vendor/publisher sources and create reports to support purchase and renewal decisionsCollaborate with Associate Director of Library Systems and Web Development staff in providing technical assistance for ensuring proper functioning of resources
Maintain the applicable electronic resource focused knowledge base systems and keep data current
Assist in ongoing testing of electronic resources
Participate in consortial workshops and organizational meetings
Contribute to the shared oversight of circulation desk activities at the Alphin Library on an as needed basis


Masters degree in Library Information Science from an ALA accredited graduate program and/or an equivalent strong professional experience in related area
Two or more years of experience working in an academic or music library
Experience supporting the management and/or acquisition of electronic resources in an academic or research library
Strong understanding of information technology and/or library systems
Proficiency with technologies and standards used in acquisitions, assessment and e-resource management
Familiarity with supporting off campus-access to licensed resources and the role of access and identity management technologies such as proxy servers and LDAP.
Demonstrated ability to analyze, implement and adapt to evolving technologies.
Demonstrated ability to anticipate user needs and seek ways of providing satisfactory solutions

Full/Part Time

Full Time




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2019-06-25 |  Quick link to this job