[Eril-l] Job Opportunity: Electronic Resources Librarian, Hesburgh Libraries, University of Notre Dame

Jessica Morales jmorale9 at nd.edu
Mon Oct 28 06:02:23 PDT 2019

The Hesburgh Libraries of the University of Notre Dame is hiring an
Electronic Resources Librarian!

Come join our team, at one of the greatest places to work
<https://hr.nd.edu/why-nd/>! Notre Dame has inspiring students, wonderful
colleagues, and a beautiful campus. We offer excellent benefits, including
a generous tuition benefit for dependents
<https://hr.nd.edu/benefits/educational-benefits/>, the option to buy season
and lots of other arts <https://performingarts.nd.edu/> & entertainment
<https://events.nd.edu/events/2019/> opportunities. Easy access to Chicago,
Detroit, Indianapolis, and the shores of Lake Michigan.

Have questions about Notre Dame, the Hesburgh Libraries, South Bend, or the
position? Contact me.

Please see the position description below, and apply at
https://apply.interfolio.com/70275. Review of applications will begin
immediately, and the application deadline is *December 10*.

*Jessica Morales*
*Head, Interlibrary Loan and Acquisitions Services*
Hesburgh Libraries

*University of Notre Dame*
418 Hesburgh Library
*t:* 574-631-5333
*e: *jmorale9 at nd.edu



Position Description

The Electronic Resources Librarian provides leadership, knowledge, and
operational management in a team-based environment for license negotiation
& acquisition, access, and technical support of all electronic resources.
As a library member in the Interlibrary Loan & Acquisitions (ILLAS) unit of
the Resource Acquisitions & Discovery (RAD) program, the Electronic
Resources Librarian takes a leadership role toward unit goals and seeks to
uphold service, system standards, and best practices that ensure high
quality patron access to electronic resources and discovery of library

The Electronic Resources Librarian serves as the Hesburgh Libraries'
primary contact with the University’s General Counsel regarding resource
licensing and interpretation, ensuring license terms align with evolving
service needs and campus requirements. This position coordinates the work
of two Serials and Electronic Resource Associates by developing and
implementing sustainable workflows and serving as a resource for guidance.
The Electronic Resources Librarian works closely with the ILLAS unit Head
to execute collection development decisions and collaborates with the
Collections Data Analyst to actively support collection assessment. The
Electronic Resources Librarian exhibits leadership in how best to provide
reliable access in our diverse and evolving discovery landscape, which
includes library management systems, knowledge bases, discovery systems,
central authentication services, EZProxy, and access options which support
a diverse collection.

This Librarian upholds the values of the division, which include a
commitment to innovation, team-based operations, project management, and
continuous improvement.

Primary Responsibilities:


   Review and negotiate license agreements to reach favorable terms,
   including complex negotiations for data sets, APIs, and other emerging
   library resources.

   Provide support for inquiries related to interpretation of license terms.

   Provide training and support in the management for all areas of the
   electronic resources lifecycle.

   Advise on principles of data collection, analysis, and reporting.


   Oversee electronic resources support service and establish proactive
   approaches to mitigate electronic access issues.

   Manage authentication protocols, including maintenance of proxy
   configuration files, and collaborate with members of Discovery and Access
   Systems regarding best approaches for authentication.

   In coordination with Discovery and Access Systems, participates in the
   management and administration of the link resolver.


   Work collaboratively with stakeholders to effectively integrate
   electronic resource tools and services into the larger discovery ecosystem.

   Contribute to the development and implementation of local workflows and
   documentation to support the management of electronic resources, including
   the proper maintenance of license records.

   Monitor trends and best practices related to electronic resource access,
   discoverability, data harvesting, usage analysis, and preservation to
   enhance library services.

   Participate in assessment of the performance of the unit and development
   of improvement plans.

   Work collaboratively with the Electronic Resources Metadata and
   Discovery Librarian to ensure the accuracy of the discovery index,
   knowledge bases, and link resolver holdings.

   As a Library Faculty member in RAD, serves as a leader in support of
   unit to library-wide goals.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Experience:


   MLS degree from ALA-accredited program or non-U.S. equivalent.

   Experience supporting the electronic resources lifecycle.

   Ability to take a leadership role in group activities.

   Knowledge of systems that support electronic resource management,
   access, and discovery.

   Commitment to the Libraries’ values.

   Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

   Evidence of project and time management skills and demonstrated ability
   to set priorities in a time-sensitive environment.
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