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Job Title: Electronic & Continuing Resources Librarian
Company Name: Wesleyan University
Location: Middletown, CT United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 04/22/2024
Expire Date: 06/22/2024
Job Categories: Other / General
Job Description
Electronic & Continuing Resources Librarian

The Wesleyan University Library is an engaged partner in the academic and intellectual life of the campus. We work collaboratively to educate and promote the best use of information through inventive programming and outstanding collections.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Discovery & Access, the Electronic & Continuing Resources Librarian is responsible for providing leadership and coordination of the overall lifecycle of electronic and continuing resources, including both the day-to-day work surrounding these resources and the conceptualization of how this work is done. The position works closely with colleagues in the acquisitions and cataloging units to carry out resource evaluation, acquisition, renewal, and ongoing maintenance, while also regularly collaborating with colleagues from across the Library to address issues. The position supervises one staff member in the Electronic & Continuing unit.

Provide leadership and expertise in the collaborative development of workflows and policies related to the electronic resource lifecycle, including electronic resource management practices in the integrated library system, facilitating discovery, and resource licensing
Manage workflows and communication related to the configuration and activation of new and renewing electronic resources, manage trials, notify vendors of annual renewals and cancellations, configure authentication via the OpenAthens proxy system, maintain resource-related information in the integrated library system
Troubleshoot issues related to electronic resources and communicate with patrons about their status, and provide training and coordination for other staff in performing this work
Develop and maintain license standards and work processes to guide the Library in maintaining licenses and negotiating with vendors, take part in the reviewing of licenses for all new and renewing resources, and the storing of license-related data in the integrated library system
Engage with partners in the Boston Library Consortium to coordinate workflows and decision-making related to consortially-managed resources
Develop workflows for collecting usage data on both electronic and print continuing resources, and conduct data analysis to support decision-making
Coordinate with library colleagues to optimize discovery of electronic resources through the Library’s discovery system and other venues as appropriate, collaborating to set policies and practices related to resource discovery
Provide data for and participate in the collaborative review and decision-making related to renewing resources
Collaborate in managing the Library’s collections budget, preparing reports and compiling data to support ongoing resource evaluation, and receiving and ensuring payment of invoices
Oversee the acquisitions, renewal, and maintenance of print continuing resources
Stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to electronic resources management
Other duties as assigned

This position is required to work on campus.

(Relocation assistance to CT is available for those who qualify).
Qualifications & Requirements
Minimum Qualifications
Masters degree and at least three years of progressively responsible experience in electronic resource management or a related field or an equivalent combination of education, training, and expertise

Demonstrated experience in managing and using an electronic resource book system

Demonstrated ability to track, analyze, and report data

Demonstrated time management, task prioritization, and organizational skills

Effective communication and interpersonal skills

Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment

Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact collegially with individuals of different backgrounds

Demonstrated experience in contract negotiations

Demonstrated experience in leading teams, including project teams
Preferred Qualifications
Experience with Ex Libris’ Alma integrated library system
Experience with OpenAthens proxy service
Familiarity with open access models as they apply to electronic resources
Experience with analyzing data using MS Excel, Tableau, or similar tools
Experience working with faculty
Experience with direct or indirect supervision
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Company Name: Wesleyan University
Company Description:
Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand. Our student body of approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 200 graduate students is housed on a beautiful 316-acre historic New England campus that offers the comfort of an intimate and collaborative learning environment supported by renowned faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and unique research opportunities. With our distinctive scholar-teacher culture, creative programming, and commitment to interdisciplinary learning, Wesleyan challenges students to explore new ideas and change the world. Our graduates go on to lead and innovate in a wide variety of industries, including government, business, entertainment, and science.
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