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Electronic Resources Librarian

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Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Electronic Resources Librarian
Department Library Services - Dept
Employee Group Professional/Technical
Status Full-time
Starting Salary Range High 30k to High 40k
Compensation Details

Excellent benefits package. Click here to view our benefits summary.

Position Summary Information

Position Summary

The Electronic Resources Librarian provides expertise and direction relating to the acquisition, management, and discovery of electronic resources. This position is responsible for keeping abreast of emerging trends in content delivery and pricing models. This position works closely with other librarians on collection development for electronic books and serials to ensure a collection that meets the needs of the curriculum at the college. This position works closely with the Acquisitions Librarian to provide timely payment for all electronic books and serials. The Electronic Resources Librarian provides recommendations to the Library Director in the acquisition of new database subscriptions and assists in price negotiations with vendors. This position maintains statistics on the use of electronic resources and provides acquisitions reports on a regularly scheduled basis. Additionally, the Electronic Resource Librarian may be asked to serve on internal library committees or work groups, college committees, and statewide work groups and committees.

Minimum Requirements

1. Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (or the equivalent) from an ALA accredited institution
2. Minimum of three years of experience working in a library
3. Experience working with an electronic resource management system
4. Experience in applying the principles and practices related to electronic resources and electronic collections
5. Knowledge of electronic resource licensing and the legal framework in which it takes place
6. Knowledge of and experience working with metadata particularly in the areas of cataloging, indexing, and classification (descriptive metadata)
7. Awareness of emerging practices related to RDA/FRBR
8. Understanding of records management necessary for tracking electronic purchases, subscriptions, access, maintenance, and licenses
9. Experience providing user training or instruction
10. Experience providing direct customer service in a library setting
11. Ability to troubleshoot computer hardware and software
12. Proficiency with an integrated library system (Koha preferred, but not required)
13. Experience using MS Word and Excel
14. Able to work on multiple assignments, meet deadlines, and accomplish goals with little supervision
15. Good oral and written communication skills
16. Ability to work with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and public in a courteous and professional manner. Demonstrated understanding of and sensitivity to individuals from diverse cultures and backgrounds. Ability to appreciate differences and be respectful of those different from them.
17. Good problem solving skills and the ability to exercise sound judgment in dealing with a variety of issues and situations

Additional Desirable Qualifications

1. Three years working with electronic resource management
2. Computer programming languages such as SQL
3. Knowledge of integrated library system (ILS) acquisition module functions
4. Ability to create a robust records management system
5. Experience in an academic library
6. Vendor negotiations experience

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

With or without accommodation, the employee in this position must be able to move about the entire
library building and be in a position to manage employees and to assist library patrons. The employee
must be able to operate and constantly use a personal computer, communicate with others in person and
via telephone, and must be able to stand, remain stationary and move actively for long periods of time.

The employee must be able to climb or reach overhead and handle and move heavy volumes, fully loaded
book trucks, and computer equipment.

Work Schedule

Typical work schedule is 40 hours a week, Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm. Some evenings or weekend hours may be required occasionally.

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Additional Information

Degree must be conferred by application deadline.

Visa sponsorship is not available.

The College is unable to assist with travel and/or relocation expenses.

12/17 Re-posted with revised minimum qualifications; previous applicants need not reapply

Application Deadline Posted until sufficient pool
Additional Application Deadline Information

The College reserves the right to extend the application deadline or reopen the search if a sufficient pool is not established. Notice of such a decision will be indicated in the posting.

Equal Opportunity Statement

As an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution, the College encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. The College does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran’s status, age, disability unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform adequately, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Title IX Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC- 2030G), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0024. Title II, ADA, Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Curtice-Mott Complex (CM-1024), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0373. Section 504 Coordinator Contact Information: 1401 E. Court St., Prahl College Center (PCC- 1130), Flint, MI 48503, (810) 762-0191.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn of this position?
    • CareerBuilder website
    • Chronicle of Higher Education website
    • HigherEdJobs website
    • Mott website
    • MI-HERC website
    • MLive website
    • Monster website
    • Professional Association website**
    • Professional Publication website**
    • Other website**
    • Newspaper**
    • Professional Publication**
    • Email notification from Mott Human Resources
    • Notified by current or former Mott employee**
    • Other**
  2. **Please provide specific name of person or source below:

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (or the equivalent) from an ALA accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a minimum of three years of experience working in a library?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience working with an electronic resource management system?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents