[Eril-l] Job Posting: Librarian, Metadata & Electronic Resources

Susan Wiegand swiegand at saintmarys.edu
Tue Apr 18 08:15:00 PDT 2023

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Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN, is seeking a new colleague:
*Librarian, Metadata & Electronic Resources *
*General Information: *https://jobs.saintmarys.edu/
*To apply: *https://jobs.saintmarys.edu/user/new


*Librarian, Metadata & Electronic Resources*

The Cushwa-Leighton Library is seeking a candidate for the position of
Metadata and Electronic Resources Librarian. The incumbent will be part of
a highly collaborative Library team and, as a tenure-track member of the
College faculty, will participate in appropriate committees and task forces
to advance the curricular and research goals of the students and faculty of
the College. In common with all members of the Library team, the Metadata
and Electronic Resources Librarian will work to increase inclusion,
diversity, equity, and awareness in our efforts, services, and scholarship,
and will support outreach efforts especially among members of the Saint
Mary’s community from underrepresented populations. This position reports
to the Library Director.

The incumbent is responsible for managing the life cycle of electronic
resources, including databases, e-books, streaming video, and serials, and
supervising and guiding the work of the Metadata and Electronic Resources
Assistant in support of metadata and e-resources activities. The incumbent
is also responsible for managing serials, including ordering, receiving,
and maintaining serials in electronic formats; for developing and
overseeing assessment strategies and conducting ongoing assessment; and
collaborating on collection development initiatives. Additionally, the
Metadata and Electronic Resources Librarian ensures the appropriate
functioning of library management systems, including the management of
metadata, knowledge base integration, proxy management, and cataloging for
materials in all formats.

Specifically, the incumbent in this position is expected to:

   - Manage the life cycle of electronic resources including databases,
   electronic journals, ebooks, streaming videos and the platforms used to
   access those resources
   - Supervise and mentor the Metadata and Electronic Resources Assistant
   in all activities in support of metadata and electronic resources
   - Take a lead in training and development of workflow, policies,
   procedures, and documentation for e-resource management processes and
   - Work with colleagues to determine needs and prioritize those projects
   for the library
   - Coordinate the activities needed to support user access and discovery
   to e-resources, including advanced troubleshooting. Maintain authentication
   protocols, including IP vendor notification and coordinating with proxy
   service provider. Update and customize interfaces for electronic resource
   access and discovery
   - Maintain the Library’s library management system and support the work
   of staff in its use
   - Catalog and oversee the creation of appropriate metadata for all
   resources available to Library users
   - Assess usage of electronic resources
   - Work with vendors and Library Director in review and approval of
   license agreements
   - Work closely with Library faculty colleagues to develop and oversee
   assessment strategies and conduct ongoing assessment and collaborate on
   collection development initiatives
   - Identify, evaluate, and stay current with emerging trends, resources,
   practices, and standards in electronic resource management, usage
   statistics, data management, access and discovery
   - Research and analyze products and offers, set up product trials,
   coordinate electronic subscription changes and renewals
   - Participate, as part of the Library faculty team, in regular reference
   and instructional activities

As members of the faculty, Librarians at Saint Mary’s College are expected
to participate in research and service in addition to performing their
specific responsibilities. This expectation includes such activities as
participating in and contributing to library and campus-wide committees;
contributing to the profession at consortial, regional, and/or national
level; maintaining a broad awareness of current and emerging issues that
affect electronic resources management; participating in relevant
publishing and presentation opportunities; and pursuing knowledge of
professional trends and developments that can be applied to evolving
research, services and collections.

Required Qualifications:

   - ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent advanced degree
   - Positive, proactive approach to problem-solving
   - Experience managing electronic resources, preferably in an academic
   - Supervisory experience
   - Working knowledge of integrated library systems
   - Working knowledge of digital tools, standards and initiatives, such as
   SUSHI, Open URL, KBART, COUNTER, link resolvers, and EZProxy
   - Ability to adapt to change; to plan, implement and assess projects
   - Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work and interact
   collaboratively and effectively with faculty, students, staff and
   administrators in a culturally diverse environment
   - Ability to think creatively in solving problems
   - Proactive attitude and ability to take initiative, develop, and carry
   out projects as well as manage multiple priorities and deadlines
   - Knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion and awareness literature and
   strategies in the workplace and higher education

Preferred Qualifications:  Demonstrated ability to solve electronic
resource access problems; experience working with e-resources in a
consortium or shared environment; and working knowledge of metadata
standards, best practices, and data management practices.

*Saint Mary's College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In keeping with the
College's mission, Saint Mary's is committed to increasing its diversity at
all levels--students, faculty, and staff--and seeks applications from
candidates who share this commitment.*

Sue Wiegand
Scholarly Communications Librarian | Science Liaison
123 Cushwa-Leighton Library
Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, IN 46556
*Scholarly Communications* is how scientists and scholars communicate
research, scholarship, and creative works.
*Open Knowledge – It’s a wild Open world!*

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