Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian

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The Grace Hauenstein Library at Aquinas College seeks a creative, innovative individual to serve as Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian. This is a full-time, twelve month, non-tenure track position.

Position Summary

As a member of the Technical Services team, the Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian position is responsible for overseeing and maintaining the library’s electronic resources, including: assisting with licensing and consortial agreements; communicating with vendors and publishers; monitoring and troubleshooting access issues; and compiling statistical reports on the usage of electronic resources and serials.  Other main responsibilities include managing the acquisition, access, maintenance, preservation and records of serials in all formats. In addition, this position oversees and maintains the library web site. This position also includes general reference desk duties, instruction (one-credit information literacy course as well as one-shot sessions), collection development and liaison duties with selected academic departments, and service on library and college committees.

Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

• Conduct the acquisition, implementation, and maintenance of the library's electronic resources, along with monitoring and troubleshooting access issues for those services.

• Manage the acquisition, check-in, payment, access, preservation, and records for serials in all formats. Communicate with vendors and publishers with regard to all issues related to serials acquisition, access, and subscription maintenance. 

• Maintain, update, and troubleshoot the library web site (hosted on the SpringShare LibGuides platform)

• Teach the library's one-credit (eight weeks) required general education information literacy course, GE203 Question Everything: Research as Inquiry.

• Supervise and train student workers and other staff involved in serials work, as available. 

• Solicit, collect, maintain, compile, and provide statistical reports and information on usage of the library’s electronic resources and serials. Develop assessment strategies and conduct ongoing assessment using a variety of methods to gather and analyze both quantitative and qualitative data to inform electronic resources management decisions and continuously improve library services.

• Develop the collections, provide individual, group, or course-related instruction, serve as department liaison, and assist students and faculty in selected subject area(s). 

• Develop instructional content including instructional tutorials and LibGuides.

• Provide approximately six hours of reference desk coverage each week. 

• Serve on committees, submit reports, and undertake special projects as specified by the Technical Access Services Library Co-Director.

Educational Requirements

  • Required: MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution

Minimum Qualifications

• Excellent interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills. Ability to interact comfortably, tactfully and effectively with diverse internal and external constituencies.

• Experience in, or demonstrated aptitude for, delivering library services, including:  reference, teaching in an academic setting, collection development, outreach to faculty, and working closely with students.

• Strong interest in web design and willingness to develop web skills.

• Dedication to responsive, timely, and proactive service.

• Ability to thrive amidst rapid organizational and technological change.

• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. 

Desired Qualifications

• Post-MLS library experience in an academic setting, particularly experience with serials or electronic resources 

• Experience working with vendors or publishers 

• Experience working with staff modules of an integrated library system

• Experience with web design

A complete application will include a resume/CV and cover letter.  Applications will be accepted until March 16, 2018. The start date for the position is July 1, 2018.


Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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