Electronic Resources and Reference Librarian
Bard CollegeElectronic Resources and Reference LibrarianEmployer Website: https://apply.interfolio.com/83159
Bard College seeks an Electronic Resources and Reference Librarian. This is a full-time, 12 month per year position reporting to the Director of the Library. This full-time position oversees the allocation and management of the Library’s electronic research databases, streaming media, access and discovery tools, essential components of a broad portfolio that ensures equitable access to research materials. Working in a highly collaborative environment, the Electronic Resources & Reference Librarian partners with colleagues, College IT, faculty and students to choose digital resources that are responsive to the needs of a dynamic curriculum, a wide array of patrons, and a college community with a strong commitment to social justice and the liberal arts. In addition, this position will liaise with first-generation students and the Office of Equity and Inclusion. The successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
Bard College’s main campus is in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., with 1,900 undergraduate students; the College also includes multiple graduate programs. The 1,000-acre campus sits along the Hudson River and offers the Fisher Performing Arts Center, and Hessel Museum of Art, and is the home of the Bard Prison Initiative, the largest college-degree-granting prison education program in the U.S. The Bard Network also includes several Bard High School Early Colleges across the country as well as international campuses and partnerships. The Bard Network is complex and demonstrates Bard’s priorities well in addition to the College’s emphasis on civic engagement.
Bard College is a private institution working in the public interest. Bard faculty and staff lead their students by example, building upon the existing network of boundary-breaking programs focused on rethinking who can and should be included in a liberal arts education.
The Electronic Resources & Reference Librarian will be part of an energetic and creative team of professionals committed to supporting student success. The ERRL will:
- Negotiate with vendors and work with consortia to obtain favorable pricing and terms
- Initiate activation of resources and testing
- Maintain licenses, access, usage statistics analysis and payment reporting
- Create and maintain electronic resources records in III’s Sierra Electronic Resources Management module
- Spearhead open access and Open Educational Resources (OER) initiatives, including the Open Textbook Network
- Work with libraries in Bard’s international network (OSUN)
- Hours at the reference desk
- One-on-one research help
- Instruction for students, staff and faculty
- Outreach and programming both in person and remotely
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITIES:
- Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program is required
- Candidates should be aware of trends, standards, technologies, and other developments in the management of electronic resources, particularly in the area of open-access resources, and copyright issues
- Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of software pertinent to the administrative functions of databases, and familiarity with tools for the analysis of usage data
- Must be able to build relationships with and support a student body that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion
- Must be able to sit for extended periods of time and work in standard office environment
- Must be able to occasionally lift 20 pounds
- Must be able to work occasional weekends and evenings as needed
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.