Digital resources Librarian Job Opening at Colgate Ian Woodward 29 Mar 2004 18:34 UTC

Digital Resources Librarian

The Colgate University Libraries seek detail oriented applicants for the
position of Digital Resources Librarian. This is a full time, 12 month,
non-tenured position with faculty status. This position reports to the
Head of Collection Development.  Full position description and
additional information:


The Digital Resources Librarian will assumes a leadership role in
working with a cross section of library staff to select, acquire,
implement, and provide access to electronic resources.  Assists the
Serials staff with ongoing maintenance of electronic resources including
ensuring continued access throughout the life of subscriptions, claiming
missing content, resolving access problems, and keeping up with changes
in ejournal subscriptions.  Analyzes publisher and consortial offers.
Reviews licenses with the Head of Collection Development and negotiates
changes as necessary.  Manages license compliance issues and
communicates restrictions to the community.  Organizes, analyzes, and
disseminates statistical reports on use and other variables and reviews
literature for trends that will affect the Colgate Libraries.
Coordinates access to electronic materials including the periodic batch
loading of data from Serials Solutions or other serials management
systems. Provides links between various access systems by registering
our electronic journal subscriptions with various secondary ejournal
publishers. Other duties include serving on the Reference desk (includes
some evening and weekend work), liaison to one or more academic
departments, collection development for designated subjects, and
participation in library and university governance.

Required: ALA -accredited MLS; experience working with serials or
managing electronic resources; basic knowledge of MARC serials format;
strong service orientation; excellent communication skills; demonstrated
ability to work collaboratively in a team environment; proven
organizational, analytical, and problem solving ability; familiarity
with current trends in serials control technology.   Desired: Experience
or recent training in negotiating licenses; proven leadership in matters
relating to electronic access; reference experience; a working knowledge
of HTML, JavaScript, and a scripting language such as ASP, Perl or
Visual Basic.

Review of applications begins on May 26th and will continue until the
position is filled.  Please send a letter of application, resume, and
contact information for three references to:

Digital Res. Librarian Search Committee
Karen Johnston, Office Manager
Everett Needham Case Library
Colgate University
13 Oak Drive
Hamilton, NY  13346

Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff further the
University's educational mission.