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Electronic Resources and Collections Librarian

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Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

All applications must be submitted electronically. Relocation assistance will not be provided. Please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three, current letters of reference including one from the present supervisor. The position will remain open until filled.

Position Details 

Position Details

Job Title Electronic Resources and Collections Librarian
Position Title Electronic Resources and Collections Librarian
Position Number
Job Category University Faculty
Job Type Full-Time
FLSA Status Exempt
Campus Maywood-Health Sciences Division
Location Code LIBRARY HSD (06800A)
Department Name LIBRARY HSD
Is this split and/or fully grant funded? No
Duties and Responsibilities

Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Develop and manage a robust collection of electronic books, article databases, journals and other resources in support of stakeholder needs and University strategic mission
• Lead cataloging and discovery services operations by setting well-articulated goals in concert with the Library mission. Communicate goals and policy to faculty, staff, and students
• Maintain timely and accurate metadata about the library’s resources in a variety of systems, such as the Integrated Library System (ILS), the Electronic Resource Management System (ERMS), link resolver, A-Z lists, and discovery tool
• Manage internal software including EZProxy, Serials Solutions, and Primo/Alma
• Design and manage collections budget to ensure judicious and timely expenditure of funds
• Apply usage statistics and other assessment data to identify needs, evaluate current and potential licenses and to support renewals, alternative access options, and withdrawal
• Provide detailed collection policies that define the scope and level of collections and effectively communicate them to stakeholders
• Establish and document workflows, processes, and best practices for electronic resources acquisition, licensing, implementation, assessment, and budget
• Develop and maintain productive and positive relationships with vendors, colleagues, faculty, students and staff
• Serve on the HSL Web Team and collaborate with the HSL Social Media team to promote licensed resources to the Health Sciences campus and Loyola community
• Serve on relevant University committees and represent the library at national and regional meetings
• Staff assigned shifts at a Service Desk where customer service is top priority
• Performs other duties as required
Required Qualifications
• Master’s degree in library science or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree
• 3 – 5 years of professional library experience with progressive responsibilities in technical service in an academic, research, or health sciences library
• Proven experience researching, implementing, and assessing electronic tools and resources
• Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
• Experience in setting up, providing access to, and troubleshooting issues with electronic resources through database and web page maintenance, cataloging, proxy server, and OpenURL linking
• Demonstrated expertise with copy cataloging of print, electronic, and other formatted materials
• Familiarity with local ILS, OCLC Connexion, and working knowledge of MARC editors
• Demonstrated knowledge of classification standards (MeSH and LCSH), authority records, and current cataloging rules and standards (e.g., AACR2, RDA, MARC, DACS);
• Working knowledge of common and emerging metadata standards such as: MARCXML, Dublin Core, MODS, XML, XSLT
• Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively in both collaborative and independent settings
• Ability to work as a team player in maintaining harmonious, cooperative working relationships with administrators, faculty, students, and staff
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to explain complex concepts to a wide range of users in individual and group settings
• Strong interest in the health sciences, the research enterprise and supporting researchers, residents, and the educational journey of tomorrow’s health care professionals and their teachers

Preferred Qualifications
• Flexibility, initiative, and a sense of humor
• Proven project management skills
• Familiarity with biomedical research and experience searching biomedical and other health-related information resources and citation management systems
• Ability to multi-task and prioritize in order to meet deadlines
• Ability to use scripts or tools to extract and manipulate data from a variety of sources , including web services and API’s
• Proficiency with at least one programming or scripting language, such as R, Python, Ruby or JavaScript
• Strong commitment to working in a diverse and collegial atmosphere that offers opportunities for innovation and professional growth
• Respect for the Catholic, Jesuit tradition and enthusiasm for the library mission, values, and vision

Physical Demands Standing, Repetitive Motions
Working Conditions Ventilation, Animals
Minimum Education and/or Work Experience

Master’s degree in library science or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree
3 – 5 years of professional library experience with progressive responsibilities in technical service in an academic, research, or health sciences library

Open Date 06/01/2017
Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

All applications must be submitted electronically. Relocation assistance will not be provided. Please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three, current letters of reference including one from the present supervisor. The position will remain open until filled.

Quick Link for Posting http://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/4740
Job Number

Posting Details

Posting Detail

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 07/10/2017
Position End Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents
  1. Teaching Philosophy
  2. Other Document
  3. Multi Media

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