Position Announcement - Welch Medical Libary, Johns Hopkins University kad 14 Jan 2008 16:24 UTC




Welch Medical Library is seeking a creative, service-oriented librarian.
The Electronic Resource Librarian is responsible for coordinating the
selection, organization, and presentation of new or updated packages of
electronic databases, e-journals or e-books as a part of a
university-wide collection development effort. A primary role is to
ensure consistent and integrated access to licensed electronic resources
in a technology-intensive learning environment. Monitors and evaluates
usage and ease of access to electronic resources and educates patrons
about limitations of licenses and solves access problems for patrons.
Trains staff; acts as department liaison with other departments,
faculty, and other JHU libraries to ensure quality access. This
individual will serve on numerous library committees within the library
and across university libraries. As committee members, they will be
actively engaged in solving problems and drafting guidelines for future
library services.


ALA-accredited Master of Library Science or equivalent degree required.
Two to three years experience with serials acquisitions and electronic
resources in a large academic or medical library preferred. Familiarity
with bibliographic utilities and integrated library systems is required.
Knowledge of library trends, scholarly communications, and the evolving
role of libraries and their collections.

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a commitment to
customer services required. Demonstrated commitment to using technology
to help advance work goals and to enhance service. Demonstrated ability
to assess needs, assign priorities, flexibility and initiatives in
carrying out assignments in a rapidly changing environment.

E/O/E, M/F/H, A/D


See full job description and apply online at


Refer to requisition number 30740.

The position will remain open until filled.

Chung S. Kim

Associate Director, Digital Library Services

Welch Medical Library

Johns Hopkins University

1900 E. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21205

410.955.4938 (v)