[Eril-l] Job Opportunity: Electronic Resources Librarian, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN

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Please contact libraryjob at saintmarys.edu with any questions and to apply.
Minimum salary: $54,000
Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN, is seeking a new colleague:

*Electronic Resources **Librarian *

The Cushwa-Leighton Library is seeking a candidate for the position of
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 Electronic
Resources Librarian will work to increase inclusion, diversity, equity, and
accessibility in our efforts, services, and scholarship, and will support
outreach efforts especially to members of the Saint Mary’s community from
underrepresented populations. This position reports to the Library Director.

To apply for this position: candidates should submit a cover letter,
resume, and the names and contact information of three professional
references electronically (pdf) to libraryjob at saintmarys.edu. Review of
applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.

General Responsibilities

The Electronic Resources Librarian 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.  Additionally, the 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 maintenance

   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

   Maintain the Library’s library management system and support the work of
   staff in its use

   Oversee the creation of appropriate metadata for all resources available
   to Library users

   Assess usage of electronic resources

   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 working with electronic resources, preferably in an academic

   Familiarity with integrated library systems

   Familiarity with digital tools, standards and initiatives related to the
   management of electronic resources

   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


   Supervisory experience

   Ability to solve electronic resource access problems

   Experience working with e-resources in a consortium or shared environment

   Working knowledge of metadata standards, best practices, and data
   management practices

Salary commensurate with experience and abilities. Minimum salary: $54,000.

Saint Mary’s Cushwa-Leighton Library <https://www.saintmarys.edu/library>
works closely with the students and faculty of the College as they pursue
“a life of intellectual vigor, aesthetic appreciation, religious
sensibility, and social responsibility” as articulated in the Saint Mary’s
Mission Statement. Inspired by the College’s founders, the Sisters of the
Holy Cross, the Library is committed to Saint Mary’s role as a Catholic,
residential, women’s, liberal arts college offering undergraduate degrees
and co-educational graduate programs.

Saint Mary’s College, along with Holy Cross College and the University of
Notre Dame, is adjacent to South Bend, Indiana
<https://www.visitsouthbend.com/>, a thriving community on the Saint Joseph
River - a place with numerous recreational opportunities, a lively
downtown, commuter rail service to Chicago, and affordable housing.

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

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