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Electronic Resources and Scholarly Communications Librarian

Juniata College
Huntingdon, PA

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Electronic Resources and Scholarly Communications Librarian

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Starting at 46,300

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Key Responsibilities :

Juniata College seeks an experienced, flexible, and innovative academic librarian to join our Statton Learning Commons team as the lead librarian on Electronic Resources. As a part of the Statton Learning Commons team, this position will contribute to shaping the Learning Common’s strategic direction, strengthen library services planning and evaluation, and promoting efficient and collaborative workflows across departments, systems, and projects with a focus on meeting the challenges of the 21st century academic library at an evolving and recognized liberal arts college.

The Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for developing and delivering robust and broad access to digital information, providing students, faculty, and staff with a professionally-managed environment in which to locate, publish, curate, and preserve materials including scholarship, research data, teaching resources, and archival records. This position is expected to strategically leverage consortia relationships and also coordinates the library’s open access initiatives, provides support for scholarly research and communications, and collaborates with the Statton Learning Commons team to assist faculty and students with outreach, education, training, and collaborative projects. The Electronic Resources Librarian serves as library liaison to selected academic departments and teaches information literacy at the undergraduate level.

Lead the development, assessment, and administration of electronic resources that further the mission of the college.

  • Manage the life cycle of electronic resources including maintaining relationships with consortia and vendors, setting up trials, submitting invoices for payment, listing resources on the library website, setting up, and troubleshooting access.
  • Maintain user access to databases, online collections, and other electronic resources.
  • Play an active role in the administration of integrated library systems and other technologies that support electronic resources and scholarly communication.
  • Develop and deliver training related to electronic resources and scholarly communication projects and initiatives.
  • Write and maintain documentation of policies and procedures related to electronic resources maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with library consortia that enable resources that strategically benefit Juniata and library services.

Plan, implement, and evaluate innovative, sustainable, and inclusive scholarly communication services, systems, and policies that support open access, preservation, and broad dissemination of college research and scholarly work.

Library liaison to multiple departments, providing targeted library and information literacy support tailored to specific departments – Provides general and virtual information, research and reference services in a variety of formats. Provide research assistance to students and instruction informed by ACRL guidelines for information literacy, create and maintain research guides, tutorials, and other instructional materials, and maintain regular communication with faculty and administrators in assigned departments as a library liaison.
  • Instruction
  • Consultations
  • Library Research Guides
  • Collection Development

In partnership with the Learning Commons team and campus community, develop and implement strategic library initiatives that continuously improve electronic resources within the context of the College’s mission and strategic plan.
  • Assists with annual fiscal year budget development related to electronic resources
  • Formulates and implements library policies that enable faculty, students, and the larger college community to effectively access the information that supports research, teaching, and learning.
  • Work with various constituencies and departments in fund raising and grant opportunities.
  • Review, recommend, and implement of an Institutional Repository.

Provide copyright and other scholarly communication expertise for library initiatives.

Engages in professional development activities as appropriate to meet personal and departmental goals and objectives.

Engages in pertinent ongoing service, research, scholarship, and/or creative activity as related to functions of job, mission of Library and of Juniata College.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Juniata College is committed to cultivating an equity-minded and equity-engaged campus culture, one that is inclusive and supportive of its students, faculty, and staff. We believe that all members of the College community share the responsibility to engage, sustain, and leverage an interconnected learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and a sense of belonging is explicit. Juniata’s strategic mission promotes diversity in every expression, and amplifies the College’s commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and access. We aim to evolve into a more global, equitable and ethical community, where all Juniatians live a life of inclusive belonging needed for becoming leaders who value and embrace human interconnectedness and dignity. Juniata invites and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.AA/EOE

Position Qualifications:

• Graduate degree in library or information science or other appropriate field preferred; 3-5 years of experience in academic or other libraries preferred; Experience providing research/reference services; Teaching experience, whether in a library or other educational setting preferred
• Record of collaboration with faculty and students that demonstrate a deep understanding of information literacy and the scholarly communication process.
• Experience working with consortia and vendors in the piloting, selection, and ongoing use of electronic resources.
• Demonstrated strengths in the identification and use of library related technologies, such as integrated library systems, database management, content management systems (Springshare products), institutional repositories, common operating systems, and multimedia training tools.
• Ability to leverage assessment for continuous improvement.
• Ability to take initiative, work both independently and collaboratively, handle multiple tasks, set priorities, and complete tasks in a timely manner.
• Interest in working in a dynamic environment and a willingness to be flexible and experiment.
• Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving, time management, and communication skills.
• Evidence of a strong and inclusive user service philosophy.
• Knowledge of strategies to improve open access, increase adoption of open educational resources, and educate others on copyright and intellectual property protocols.
• Friendly demeanor with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact in an empathetic and positive manner.
• Ability to quickly learn and apply knowledge to improve procedures and processes.
• Ability to use absolute discretion when dealing with sensitive, confidential materials; familiarity with FERPA a plus.

Supervision Required/Given:

The Electronic Resources and Scholarly Communications Librarian reports directly to the
Director of the Statton Learning Commons.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To promote and sustain the health and safety of our campus community, Juniata College strongly encourages the Covid-19 vaccine and bivalent booster for all Faculty and staff.

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Working at Juniata College 

Juniata College's mission is to provide an engaging personalized educational experience empowering our students to develop the skills, knowledge and values that lead to a fulfilling life of service and ethical leadership in the global community.

Founded in 1876, Juniata is a national liberal arts college located in the scenic Allegheny Mountain region of central Pennsylvania and is the intellectual home for 1,600 students and nearly 14,000 alumni. The College ranks highly in the percentage of graduates that eventually earn doctoral degrees. Juniata integrates international, intercultural and global dimensions into its curriculum and experiential learning opportunities and was awarded the 2012 Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. Juniata is known for the personal attention it gives to students and flexible areas of study (its Program of Emphasis resembles a major but is more flexible, encouraging students to design a program of study and justify their choices. About a third of Juniata students self-design their entire POE.) Each student is assigned two faculty advisers, and the average student-faculty ratio is 13:1.

Juniata is a very strong community where student involvement is paramount. There are no fraternities or sororities. The student clubs and organizations (over 90 currently) have a positive impact on the Juniata community and on the larger community of Huntingdon and the surrounding area.

Juniata College takes positive steps to enhance diversity in both its community and its curriculum. The College commits to this policy not because of legal obligations but because it fully believes that such practices are basic to human dignity. AA/EEO

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