Electronic Resources and Scholarly Communication Librarian
Basic Functions: Provide proactive management and support of the Denison Libraries' online collections, with a focus on access. Take lead in maintaining Denison University's extensive online resources, including the continued development of our institutional repository. Support access to electronic resources and library collections through multiple platforms. Establish routine processes and support structures for the college's institutional repository, collaborating with library staff, faculty, and consortial partners to oversee access to our digital collections.
Essential Job Functions: E-Resources Maintenance: Manage and maintain seamless access to e-resources through the discovery layer, catalog, and related systems. Collect, maintain, and analyze usage data for all e-resources. Serve as the initial contact for troubleshooting access issues. Communicate with technical staff and vendors to support uninterrupted access to e-resources. Share usage data with key stakeholders in order to support collection development decisions, library instruction, and reference services. Institutional Repository and other Digital Content: Develop and sustain the library's digital resource platforms, focusing on the availability of student and faculty research. Build, promote and enhance access to the library's digital collections, including partnering with the University Archives and Special Collections. Support ongoing digital preservation initiatives for the institutional repository. Collaboration: Collaborate with library staff who are working with digitization, special collections, metadata, electronic resources, and digital collections. Collaborate with liaison librarians to increase awareness of the Institutional Repository, e-resources, and library digital collections among faculty and other members of the Denison community. Join the team developing preservation policies and strategies for born-digital scholarship, digitized content, and research data. Participate in digital library collaborations with key external partners (e.g. The Five Colleges of Ohio, OhioLINK, etc.). Other: Participate in professional activities of the library and the college by leading or serving on committees, providing training and educational opportunities for staff, and developing and maintaining connections with local, regional, and national professional communities. Participate in the normal activities of librarians, such as general reference work, instruction, and campus involvement. Demonstrate a commitment to fostering an inclusive working and learning environment. Supervise one staff member. Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS, MLIS, or equivalent degree. Experience working with electronic resources. Knowledge of digital repositories, digitization, and metadata. Demonstrated adaptability with changing technologies. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Excellent analytical skills with a positive, proactive, and creative approach to problem-solving. Experience collaborating with others and managing multiple priorities and projects. Demonstrated customer service mindset. Evidence of commitment to professional development.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in an academic library. Experience working with institutional repositories and related systems. Facility with databases and related technologies. Proficiency with data analysis and visualization tools. Project management experience, including successfully managing change. Interest in teaching or training others. Knowledge of the current trends, challenges, and opportunities provided by electronic/digital platforms and an understanding of the research behaviors of today's learners. Knowledge of digital preservation and data curation best practices. Supervisory experience.