Position Opening at Coastal Carolina University: Electronic Resources Librarian

John Felts jfelts at COASTAL.EDU
Wed Nov 19 14:10:40 EST 2014

Assistant/Associate Librarian - Electronic Resources Librarian

Kimbel Library at Coastal Carolina University seeks a creative, innovative, service-oriented librarian to manage the library's electronic resources and related products that are used to manage electronic resources throughout their life cycle including evaluation, setup, implementation, and troubleshooting.  Reporting to the Head of Library Technology and Systems, this twelve month, tenure-track position at either the assistant or associate level will coordinate the acquisition, evaluation, and maintenance of electronic resources, assess the effectiveness of electronic resources and identify ways to make access more effective and efficient.

The Electronic Resources Librarian serves as the primary liaison to vendors regarding electronic resource trials, acquisitions and licensing, pricing, and technical issues.  This position works with database providers, vendors, publishers, consortium partners, and other personnel to resolve problems with accessing electronic resources, proactively manage technical changes to preempt resource access problems, and responds to end-users' issues with electronic resources in a timely manner.  This position is also responsible for maintaining very accurate usage data in a variety of systems such as our link resolver, usage consolidation tool, and discovery platform knowledge base (EBSCO's EDS).  Must be intellectually curious with the aptitude to identify and track changes and trends in technology, business models, organization structures and user culture that may impact the management of electronic resources at Kimbel Library.  This position will be a bibliographer for electronic resources, keeping abreast of new resources and recommending these resources for the curriculum, and will ultimately become responsible for the entirety of collection management responsibilities as they relate to electronic resources.

Required: MLS degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution;   Demonstrated professional experience working with electronic resources;  Evidence of flexibility, innovative thinking, and demonstrated excellence in organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills;  Knowledge of the electronic product market, publishing issues, pricing models, and serials issues;  Experience with an integrated library system, preferably Innovative Interfaces, Inc.;  Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external parties and diverse constituencies, including faculty and staff, cross-department committees and teams, and patrons;  Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office, including Outlook and Excel;  Ability and interest in fulfilling tenure and promotion requirements for job performance, scholarship, professional development, and service.

Preferred: 2-3 years demonstrated experience working with electronic resources;  Experience with EBSCO Usage Consolidation Tool, Usage Loading Service, and knowledge of SUSHI/ COUNTER statistics harvesting initiative and usage report standards; Knowledge of ILLiad, HTML, CSS3, and Adobe CS Suite, and experience working in various vendors' web-based electronic resources administrative interfaces.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located just nine miles from the Atlantic coast resort of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  Coastal enrolls more than 9,900 students from 45 states and 58 nations. The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master's degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and a Ph.D. degree in Marine Science.

Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application, a current CV, copies of transcripts, and names, phone numbers, and addresses (postal and email), of three current references to: https://jobs.coastal.edu<https://jobs.coastal.edu/>. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior to any offer of employment.

Coastal Carolina University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. CCU is an EO/AA employer.

John Felts
Head of Library Technology and Systems
Kimbel Library
Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954, Conway, SC 29528


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