Electronic Resources and Collections Librarian

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Position Details

Job TitleElectronic Resources and Collections LibrarianPosition TitleElectronic Resources and Collections LibrarianPosition NumberJob CategoryUniversity FacultyJob TypeFull-TimeFLSA StatusExemptCampusMaywood-Health Sciences CampusLocation CodeLIBRARY HSD (06800A)Department NameLIBRARY HSDIs this split and/or fully grant funded? Duties and Responsibilities

Key Duties and Responsibilities
•Develop and manage a robust collection of electronic books, article databases, journals and other resources in support of stakeholder needs and University strategic mission
•Lead cataloging and discovery services operations by setting well-articulated goals in concert with the Library mission. Communicate goals and policy to faculty, staff, and students
•Maintain timely and accurate metadata about the library’s resources in a variety of systems, such as the Integrated Library System (ILS), the Electronic Resource Management System (ERMS), link resolver, A-Z lists, and discovery tool
•Manage internal software including EZProxy, Serials Solutions, and Primo/Alma
•Design and manage collections budget to ensure judicious and timely expenditure of funds
•Apply usage statistics and other assessment data to identify needs, evaluate current and potential licenses and to support renewals, alternative access options, and withdrawal
•Provide detailed collection policies that define the scope and level of collections and effectively communicate them to stakeholders
•Establish and document workflows, processes, and best practices for electronic resources acquisition, licensing, implementation, assessment, and budget
•Develop and maintain productive and positive relationships with vendors, colleagues, faculty, students and staff
•Serve on the HSL Web Team and collaborate with the HSL Social Media team to promote licensed resources to the Health Sciences campus and Loyola community
•Serve on relevant University committees and represent the library at national and regional meetings
•Staff assigned shifts at a Service Desk where customer service is top priority
•Performs other duties as required

Qualifications

Required Qualifications
•Master’s degree in library science or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree
•3 – 5 years of professional library experience with progressive responsibilities in technical service in an academic, research, or health sciences library
•Proven experience researching, implementing, and assessing electronic tools and resources
•Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
•Experience in setting up, providing access to, and troubleshooting issues with electronic resources through database and web page maintenance, cataloging, proxy server, and OpenURL linking
•Demonstrated expertise with copy cataloging of print, electronic, and other formatted materials
•Familiarity with local ILS, OCLC Connexion, and working knowledge of MARC editors
•Demonstrated knowledge of classification standards (MeSH and LCSH), authority records, and current cataloging rules and standards (e.g., AACR2, RDA, MARC, DACS);
•Working knowledge of common and emerging metadata standards such as: MARCXML, Dublin Core, MODS, XML, XSLT
•Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively in both collaborative and independent settings
•Ability to work as a team player in maintaining harmonious, cooperative working relationships with administrators, faculty, students, and staff
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to explain complex concepts to a wide range of users in individual and group settings
•Strong interest in the health sciences, the research enterprise and supporting researchers, residents, and the educational journey of tomorrow’s health care professionals and their teachers

Preferred Qualifications
•Flexibility, initiative, and a sense of humor
•Proven project management skills
•Familiarity with biomedical research and experience searching biomedical and other health-related information resources and citation management systems
•Ability to multi-task and prioritize in order to meet deadlines
•Ability to use scripts or tools to extract and manipulate data from a variety of sources , including web services and API’s
•Proficiency with at least one programming or scripting language, such as R, Python, Ruby or JavaScript
•Strong commitment to working in a diverse and collegial atmosphere that offers opportunities for innovation and professional growth
•Respect for the Catholic, Jesuit tradition and enthusiasm for the library mission, values, and vision

Growth Potential
This is a non-tenured faculty position. Promotional opportunities are achieved through a rank and promotion process. Academic expression for this position is accomplished through contributions to teaching, publication, research or service to the profession of health sciences librarianship

Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with qualifications based on Loyola University of Chicago pay scales. Loyola University Chicago offers a generous benefit program which may be reviewed online.

Special Instructions
All applications must be submitted electronically. Relocation assistance will not be provided. Please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three, current letters of reference. The position will remain open until filled.

Physical DemandsWorking ConditionsMinimum Education and/or Work Experience

Required Qualifications
•Master’s degree in library science or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree
•3 – 5 years of professional library experience with progressive responsibilities in technical service in an academic, research, or health sciences library
•Proven experience researching, implementing, and assessing electronic tools and resources
•Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
•Experience in setting up, providing access to, and troubleshooting issues with electronic resources through database and web page maintenance, cataloging, proxy server, and OpenURL linking
•Demonstrated expertise with copy cataloging of print, electronic, and other formatted materials
•Familiarity with local ILS, OCLC Connexion, and working knowledge of MARC editors
•Demonstrated knowledge of classification standards (MeSH and LCSH), authority records, and current cataloging rules and standards (e.g., AACR2, RDA, MARC, DACS);
•Working knowledge of common and emerging metadata standards such as: MARCXML, Dublin Core, MODS, XML, XSLT
•Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively in both collaborative and independent settings
•Ability to work as a team player in maintaining harmonious, cooperative working relationships with administrators, faculty, students, and staff
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to explain complex concepts to a wide range of users in individual and group settings
•Strong interest in the health sciences, the research enterprise and supporting researchers, residents, and the educational journey of tomorrow’s health care professionals and their teachers

Preferred Qualifications
•Flexibility, initiative, and a sense of humor
•Proven project management skills
•Familiarity with biomedical research and experience searching biomedical and other health-related information resources and citation management systems
•Ability to multi-task and prioritize in order to meet deadlines
•Ability to use scripts or tools to extract and manipulate data from a variety of sources , including web services and API’s
•Proficiency with at least one programming or scripting language, such as R, Python, Ruby or JavaScript
•Strong commitment to working in a diverse and collegial atmosphere that offers opportunities for innovation and professional growth
•Respect for the Catholic, Jesuit tradition and enthusiasm for the library mission, values, and vision

Open Date07/26/2019Close DateSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsQuick Link for Postinghttp://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/11760Job Number8150246Organizational LocationProvost Health Sciences DivisionPosting Details

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Number of Vacancies1Desired Start DatePosition End DateOpen Until FilledYesApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    Optional Documents
    1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Teaching Statement
    4. Research Statement
    5. Writing Sample
    6. Scholarly Publications
    7. Teaching Evaluations
    8. Other Document
    9. Unofficial Transcripts
    10. Multi Media
    11. Resume
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