General Summary The University of Chicago Library seeks an innovative, forward-thinking, and service-oriented individual for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions Services, the Librarian supports the teaching and learning objectives of the University of Chicago through the life cycle management of electronic resources. Responsibilities include: licensing support; subscription renewals and maintenance; provision of access to e-resources, including troubleshooting; collecting and analyzing data and assisting with report preparation; contributing to ongoing review and documentation of workflows for efficiency and effectiveness; staying current with emerging trends and best practices related to e-resources. The position oversees the work of 3 FTE clerical staff and additional student staff; collaborates with staff in Technical Services, Campus and Library IT services, Research, and Access services; plays an integral role in supporting the management of the e-resource lifecycle. The position will have an opportunity to participate in the development and implementation of new resource management functionality in the FOLIO Library Services Platform. The position participates on committees, task forces, and special projects as appropriate.Essential Functions:Plan, coordinate, and manage the day-to-day and overall life cycle of electronic resources provided by the library for the support of teaching, learning, and researchDesign, implement and review workflows and policies around electronic resourcesProvide top-level support for e-resource troubleshooting and problem resolution, including managing access within discovery systems, knowledge bases, and link resolversEngage in professional service activities and contributes to local, national, and international initiatives in support of electronic resources management, including the development of resource management in FOLIO Supervise 3 FTE clerical staff and student staff as availableRequired Qualifications:Library/Information Science degree from an ALA accredited institutionDemonstrates understanding, through experience and/or coursework, of electronic resource life cycle activities and the electronic resource environment, including technical standards such as SUSHI, OpenURL, and COUNTERDemonstrates ability to set priorities, exercise flexibility in meeting objectives, and effectively manage multiple projects and assignmentsExcellent interpersonal, analytical, organizational, and communication skills, including evidence of ability to work collegially and collaboratively within and across organizationsExperience with one or more of the following: electronic resources management systems, license review and negotiation, troubleshooting electronic resource access problems, link resolver software, proxy configurationsPreferred Qualifications:Prior successful work experience in Electronic Resources ManagementPrior supervisory experienceExperience in developing, analyzing, and documenting workflows and proceduresExperience using LMS cataloging and acquisitions modulesAwareness of the relationship between electronic resources management and other library services, such as cataloging/metadata, library discovery systems, and/or acquisition of library resourcesDemonstrated proficiency in data gathering, including usage statistics, and analysis techniques to support assessment activities and statistical analysis
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