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Electronic Resources Librarian, Wheaton College

The Electronic Resources Librarian serves as the library’s serials control professional, providing scholarly information in the form of periodicals, newspapers, microform, electronic journals, newspapers, and databases to the campus community. This position is part of the Library Collections team (Acquisitions, Cataloging, Serials), which focuses on direct services and support to faculty, students, and staff — as well as other library employees.

Responsibilities of the Electronic Resources Librarian include, but are not limited to, the following:

● Manage the library’s e-resources collections, including access, budgeting, analysis, and assessment, and work closely with faculty to ensure that library resources continue to support the curriculum. 
● Promote alternatives to fee-based information resources such as open access publications. 
● Maintain awareness of trends and ongoing developments in areas related to the entire life cycle of e-resources.
● Manage the library acquisitions budget.
● Manage the activation and maintenance of subscribed and freely available collections in the library’s electronic resource management system (WMS); interact with publishers, vendors and aggregators to establish and ensure consistent access to library holdings across multiple platforms.
● Participate in all aspects of serials and e-resource acquisitions including: trials, licensing review, ordering, receipt/activation, access, maintenance, assessment, and renewals/cancellations.
● Investigate consortial offers and other partnerships supporting the provision of scholarly information resources.
● Perform data gathering and evaluation of pricing, usage, and other metrics to support collection development and assessment, budget processes, decision making, and annual reporting requirements.
● Develop and implement proactive workflows and processes to identify electronic access issues before they become problems.
● Work closely with the Metadata & Acquisitions and Systems librarians to ensure effective serial and electronic resource description and access from on and off campus.
● Serve on relevant library and consortia committees as they relates to functional expertise and/or professional development.


● Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program and 3 to 5 years of progressive experience working with serials and e-resources, or equivalent combination of education and related experience in an academic institution.
● Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail and thoroughness; project management experience or aptitude.
● Ability to coordinate complex details, a wide variety of funding sources, and heavy workflow to achieve strategic goals.
● Ability to communicate effectively about technical ideas and issues with non-technical audiences, both verbally and in writing.
● Robust experience in the selection, analysis, and disposition of serials and e-resources in an academic library, including negotiating electronic resource licenses, and intellectual property issues.
● Relevant professional experience in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with faculty, campus partners, vendors, consortia, and publishers.
● Familiarity with copyright, fair use, and other intellectual property issues as they pertain to e-resources and license agreements.
● Excellent communication, analytical, prioritization and problem-solving skills.
● Demonstrated proficiency in commonly used technologies and applications including an integrated library system, electronic resource management system, discovery system, usage tools and advanced functions of Microsoft Office.
● Experience with fund management and budget processes.
● Working knowledge of industry standards related to serials and e-resources (e.g., ISSN, OpenURL, KBART, ERMI, SERU, COUNTER, SUSHI, Z39.50, etc.).
● Knowledge of the emerging trends, technologies, and best practices related to electronic resource management, and the U.S. and foreign scholarly publishing industry, and industry vendor services.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




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2018-03-02 |  Quick link to this job