Job Announcement: Electronic Resources Librarian (Philadelphia, PA) Diana Ryan 02 Sep 2008 20:15 UTC

Thomas Jefferson University, a health sciences university, invites
applications and nominations for the position of Electronic Resources
Librarian. The Electronic Resources Librarian ensures local and remote
access to electronic resources to TJU faculty, staff and students. Reporting
to the Director, Collection Management, the Electronic Resources Librarian
is a key member of the department and supervises 3.5 FTEs. He/she also
serves on the Library's management team.

The Electronic Resources Librarian maintains and updates electronic resource
holdings using Serials Solutions or a similar electronic resource management
system (ERMS), a proxy server and customized vendor interfaces. He/she will
need to effectively troubleshoot access and content-related issues with
aggregators, vendors and publishers. Additionally, the Electronic Resources
Librarian oversees the Library's document delivery services.

Qualifications: Masters degree from an ALA-accredited institution. Three to
five years academic library experience in a professional position working in
electronic resources and/or serials management required. Strong knowledge of
link resolver technology (preferably Serials Solutions) and relational
databases a must. Understanding of scholarly publishing, copyright and
electronic resource licensing desirable. Must have an understanding of
COUNTER compliant usage statistics, be familiar with digital library tools
and standards (XML, HTML, OpenURL, DOI, RSS, Library 2.0, etc.), and have an
understanding of open access and open source related issues.

Solid experience independently supervising a library service/function
required. Experience working on projects and teams will be expected.
Effective oral and written communication skills necessary. Must have a
strong commitment to service.

Scott Memorial Library is a unit of Academic & Instructional Support &
Resources (AISR), which is focused on the development and transmission of
knowledge resources for the university and its hospitals. AISR develops
educational software, manages three public access computer labs, media
production services and has responsibility for the learning infrastructure
of the University. Please visit JEFFLINE, AISR's knowledge management
resource, at for more information.

Located in the center of Philadelphia, Thomas Jefferson University is
comprised of: Jefferson Medical College (one of the ten oldest and largest
medical colleges in the country), Jefferson College of Graduate Studies
(offering masters and doctoral programs in biomedical sciences and public
health), and Jefferson College of Health Professions (offering programs in
nursing, pharmacy, physical and occupation therapy, and lab sciences). Its
main campus includes Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, a major teaching
hospital with over 700 residents/fellows and significant clinical research.
It is close to important historical and cultural institutions. Thomas
Jefferson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary minimum: $50,000. Excellent benefits package.

Please send a letters of nomination or application in MS Word to:

James Wooten, MBA
Thomas Jefferson University
Scott Memorial Library
1020 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Telephone: 215-503-8975