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Electronic Resources Librarian - Position Open Diane Paldan 11 May 2003 20:35 UTC

Electronic Resources Librarian

The Wayne State University Library System seeks a dynamic, service-oriented
individual to play a key role on its Resource Services team. Electronic
Resources Librarian coordinates all processing activities associated with
electronic resources and ensures continuous access to electronic resources.
Working with other library staff, the Electronic Resources Librarian will
develop and implement an e-resource management database; evaluate /
implement similar functionality in a new ILS; develop and implement a
problem tracking system; register and activate new e-resource titles on
behalf of the WSU libraries; ensure that appropriate bibliographic and other
records for e-resources are included in the ILS; monitor websites, mailing
lists and other sources of information regarding developments, plans and
changes regarding electronic resources; design and utilize statistical and
management reports; educate library staff and library users on issues
associated with electronic resources; participate in the reference and
instructional programs of the WSU Libraries.
Required Qualifications: Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library
and information science program, or equivalent; experience in managing
processing / access issues associated with electronic resources; knowledge
and understanding of electronic publishing; working knowledge of
bibliographic and metadata tools (e.g., MARC / OCLC records, Dublin Core,
EAD, SFX); demonstrated ability to manage technical projects with a large
library setting; demonstrated commitment to customer service and
collaborative approaches; ability to work independently, managing a complex
workload in an on time, effective manner with minimum supervision; strong
organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; ability to work
well as part of a team
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with: SFX and/or SerialsSolutions;
HTML and web editing tools (e.g., Dreamweaver); developing / maintaining
e-resource management tools; serial records. Demonstrated experience using
database management programs (e.g., Microsoft Access); knowledge of trends
in resource connectivity (e.g., XML)
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary and rank: commensurate with education and
experience. Wayne State offers dental and health plan options. TIAA/CREF
or Fidelity, tuition assistance for employees and family members, relocation
assistance and liberal vacation.
A complete position description can be viewed at
Please submit an electronic copy (print copy optional) of a resume and
letter of interest including the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and
e-mail addresses of at least three professional references to: Toi
McWilliams,, Personnel Officer, Wayne State University
Library System, Office of the Dean, 3100 Undergraduate Library, Detroit MI,
48202, (313) 577-0152, fax (313) 577-5525. Applications accepted until
position is filled.
For more information about the Wayne State University Library System, please

Diane Paldan
Serials Librarian
Serials/Preservation Team
Resource Services

159 Science and Engineering Library
Wayne State University
Detroit, MI  48202

(313) 577-0222