Work type: Faculty- Librarian
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Library, Library
Reporting to and working collaboratively with the Associate Director for Technical Services, oversees the daily operations of the Serials Unit within Technical Services.
Oversees workflows related to managing the life cycle of the Library’s electronic resources, including but not limited to knowledge and experience working with vendors; understanding various platforms in order to effectively manage access and resolve issues; and collecting and analyzing usage data.
Manages and maintains the Library’s discovery tool (EBSCO Discovery Service) including monitoring trends and best practices and developing efficient workflows to support eresources discoverability.
Oversees the work related to the database maintenance of the Library’s print serials and microfilm collections.
Establishes access to new electronic resources, monitors platform changes, and works to investigate, resolve and communicate access issues in a timely manner.
Assists with developing collection development assessment strategies related to electronic resources.
Participates in library, campus, consortium, and regional/national communities and organizations as appropriate.
Supervises 3 staff (2 directly and 1 indirectly) in serials.
MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution.
Minimum of 3 years post MLS experience working with electronic resources.
Demonstrated experience managing and maintaining discovery services systems.
Demonstrated experience and understanding of best practices for managing electronic resources.
Demonstrated knowledge of electronic resource industry standards, best practices, and protocols such as SUSHI, and COUNTER.
Demonstrated experience with electronic resource management (ERM) systems
Demonstrated knowledge of managing and maintaining print serials and microfilm collections.
Knowledge of integrated library systems.
Knowledge of open URL link resolvers, preferably SFX.
Excellent communication and interpersonal relations skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment.
Experience supervising staff and student assistants.
Demonstrated ability to develop and document procedures.
Demonstrated experience managing multiple priorities
Experience with Ex Libris products.
Experience with EBSCO Discovery Services
Experience working with a print serials collection.
For questions about the position, contact Lynda Aldana (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Screening of Applications Begins: Review of application materials will begin August 20, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
Salary & Benefits: This position is a full time (40 hours/week), 12-month library faculty appointment at anticipated rank of Librarian II. Salary commensurate with experience - minimum salary $63,000. Comprehensive benefits.
The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for reappointment, promotion, and permanent status, as outlined in part 6.6 of the Faculty Handbook - http://provost.umbc.edu/faculty-handbook/.
Hours: Full-time; Monday to Friday with occasional weekends or late nights.
For more information and to apply: https://listings.umbc.edu/cw/en-us/job/493418/eresources-discovery-librarian