[Web4lib] Job Announcement: Electronic Resources Librarian, Golden Gate University Library, San Francisco

Margot Hanson mhanson at ggu.edu
Tue Dec 7 19:44:57 EST 2010

(Please excuse duplicate postings)
Golden Gate University Library, San Francisco, CA
Title:    Electronic Resources Librarian
Department:    University Library
Class:   Full-Time
Position Type:Exempt Staff
Salary:Commensurate with experience. Upon eligibility, employees may
participate in the benefits plans available to employees, such as
medical/dental/vision coverage, 403(b) retirement plan, tuition
remission, paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation.
Post-Date:       2010-12-06
Deadline:         Open until filled.
As a member of the University Library Team, this librarian will: 
●           Coordinate the selection and acquisition of electronic
resources; assist in negotiating cost/funding issues with library
selectors and external partners; manage database trials. 
●           Configure and maintain all library technologies that
support e-resource management. 
●           Solicit, maintain, and disseminate usage statistics for
all licensed online resources. 
●           Track developments of new and changing online services
and resources. 
●           Provide reference and instruction to University students,
faculty, staff, corporate members and alumni onsite and those affiliated
with the University via Cybercampus. 
●           Work with other library staff and faculty to evaluate,
select, and deselect materials in all media. 
●           Participate in library planning, assessment, and
●           Collaborate with other staff in peer training and staff
●           Serve as the library's subject specialist and liaison for
assigned disciplines (to be determined based on candidate's experience
and organizational needs) and maintain effective communication with
faculty in liaison areas. 
Schedule includes evening reference shifts, and one or more weekend
days per month. 
This librarian oversees all University Library electronic resources. As
manager of the library's electronic resources, this librarian works
collegially with others by: 
●           Coordinating the acquisition, evaluation, marketing and
maintenance of electronic resources. 
●           Assessing qualitatively and quantitatively the
effectiveness of electronic resources and identifying ways to make
access to electronic resources more effective and efficient, given the
needs of adult learners located throughout the world, differences in
learning styles and technological opportunities. 
●           Maintaining electronic resources management records that
track vendor contacts, consortium agreements, usage statistics,
licensing terms, and other account and subscription information. 
●           Maintaining effective working relationships with vendors,
publishers and consortium partners on behalf of the library. 
●           Acting as the point person for monitoring and
troubleshooting access issues for the library's electronic resources. 
●           Maintaining documentation of electronic resource policies
and procedures 
Reference Services: 
●           Provides reference services to students, faculty, staff,
and corporate members of the library (including Cybercampus and patrons
at regional sites). Uses reference interactions as opportunities to help
users develop key information literacy skills. 
●           Provides face-to-face and online research instruction to
classes in liaison departments and to other classes as needed. Maintains
effective communication with faculty in assigned subject areas. 
●           Orients patrons and prospective students to the range of
print and online resources available. 
●           When on duty at reference desk on evenings and weekends,
oversees library assistants and student workers in handling questions of
policies, complaints, difficult patrons, and security issues. 
Collection Development: 
●           Works with other library staff members and faculty in
assigned subject areas to evaluate, select, and deselect materials in
all relevant media. 
Planning, Assessment, and Evaluation: 
●           Participates in University Library planning, assessment,
and evaluation. 
●           Participates in preparation of University Library
●           Participates in assessment of needs for computer and
other library equipment. 
Staff Development: 
●           Collaborates with staff in peer training and other staff
development needs. 
●           Participates in relevant listservs for new resources,
ideas, solutions, and recommendations. 
●           Assists in cataloging library resources, as needed. 
●           Participates in a variety of outreach activities, some of
which occur on evenings and weekends. 
●           Completes special projects as assigned by the Director. 
●           Other related duties as assigned. 
Education and/or Experience: 
●           Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library and
information science program. 
●           One year of post-graduate professional experience
managing a library's electronic resources. 
●           Demonstrated ability to use spreadsheet and database
programs to manage a significant data resource; experience with and
knowledge about the management of usage statistics for electronic
●           Demonstrated knowledge of OpenURL link resolvers. 
●           Experience with reviewing and processing licenses. 
●           Experience working with the cataloging or acquisitions
module of the Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Integrated Library System. 
●           Excellent oral and written communication skills,
including proficiency with English grammar and spelling. 
●           Demonstrated aptitude for detail oriented work, including
strong analytic and problem solving skills. 
●           Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills;
ability to work both independently and as a team member on a variety of
simultaneous projects. 
●           Ability to communicate with, and relate to, an ethnically
and culturally diverse campus community. 
●           One year of experience providing reference service in a
library setting. 
Preferred Qualifications: 
●           Two years of post-graduate professional experience
managing a library's electronic resources. 
●           Demonstrated knowledge of issues related to serials
acquisitions, cataloging, electronic resources management, or other
technical services functions. 
●           Experience managing EBSCO LinkSource link resolver. 
●           Demonstrated knowledge of issues related to contract and
license interpretation, and of issues related to fair use, perpetual
access, and other use rights. 
●           Experience with the variations of electronic resources,
licensing, packages, platforms, aggregators, and vendors. 
●           One year of experience providing reference and
instruction in an academic library to a diverse clientele of adult
undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. 
●           Knowledge of business reference and experience providing
reference support to business students and others in
professional-practice education. 
●           Experience providing reference support to patrons in
distant locations, via e-mail, telephone and instant messaging. 
●           Knowledge of and interest in cataloging library
●           Familiarity with information literacy concepts. 
●           One year of experience as liaison to faculty, identifying
collection development needs, locating and evaluating resources to meet
those needs, in light of organizational objectives resources, and other
●           Experience assisting others with Internet resources and
computer technology. 
The ideal candidate will also possess the following: 
●           Project management experience. 
●           Knowledge of best practices, standards, issues and trends
relevant to web and information technology in academic libraries;
flexible and open to incorporating new developments in web technology
appropriate to adoption in the academic library environment. 
●           Basic-level proficiency with Unix/Linux, regular
expressions, and web standards and technologies, including aptitude for
installing and maintaining open source web applications on LAMP
architecture (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP). 
Golden Gate University, founded in 1901, is an Equal Opportunity
Employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, people of
color, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQI community.

Margot Hanson
Web Services Librarian
Golden Gate University

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