Job Posting: Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian at Eastern Michigan University Joseph Badics 10 Dec 2009 19:03 UTC

Position: Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian, Posting #FA1018E, a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor.
Appointment Description:

• Tenure-track faculty position, available September, 2010.
• This position is an 8-month academic year appointment, with an additional Spring or Summer appointment possible.
• Appointment at the Instructor rank requires an ALA-accredited library or information science degree. Appointment at the Assistant Professor rank requires an ALA-accredited library or information service degree and 18 additional graduate credit hours and at least 3 years of professional library experience.

Position Description:
Eastern Michigan University Library is looking for an energetic librarian to fill the position of Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian. Primary responsibilities are to implement and maintain Electronic Resources Management software, maintain the library’s SFX OpenURL link resolver, manage a wide range of licensed electronic resources such as databases, journals, books and reference sources and serve as the functional supervisor of the Periodicals unit. The Periodicals unit includes two support staff members who maintain the library’s electronic, print and microform journal collections, update MARC21 serials holdings records, and provide patron assistance.

This librarian will play the lead role in maximizing patron access to serials and other electronic resources. This person will communicate with internal staff and external service providers to provide optimal access to electronic resources, troubleshoot online applications, resolve access problems, and monitor trends in electronic resource management, recommending new technologies and practices. In addition, this person will also share responsibilities and duties with the Systems Office including activities such as scripting, database updates, as well as gathering, aggregating, and manipulating statistics.

This position will contribute to the overall operation of the Technical Services Department, which is responsible for the functions of acquisitions, materials preparation, cataloging, serials control, interlibrary loan, government documents, and gifts processing.

• ALA-accredited degree in library or information science.
• A commitment to meet established library criteria for promotion and tenure, including professional service and scholarly activity.
• Experience providing access to serials resources, both electronic and print.
• Experience supporting online databases and E-journal packages.
• Experience working with staff modules (Circulation, Acquisitions, etc.) of Voyager or a comparable ILS.
• Successful supervisory experience, preferably in an academic library.
• Excellent problem solving skills; ability to work well under pressure and demonstrated experience handling multiple priorities and/or projects.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment with staff at all levels and with people of diverse backgrounds

• Two years experience as a technical services librarian, preferably in an academic or research library.
• Experience working with vendors and/or providers of electronic resources.
• Experience with OpenURL link resolver software.
• Experience with programming or scripting languages (e.g. Perl, XSL, PHP, etc.)
• Experience with and knowledge of an Electronic Resources Management system.
• Experience with data management software.
• Strong computer skills, including a demonstrated ability to assist library personnel with improving their efficiency in utilizing library software.
• A second graduate degree.

 For complete position descriptions and application instructions, please see: This position will remain open until filled. Applications received by February 1, 2010 will receive first consideration.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae, as well as the name, address, e-mail address, and phone number of three references to:  Posting #FA1018E, Eastern Michigan University, Academic Human Resources, 202 Boone Hall, Ypsilanti, MI  48197.