Assistant Librarian (Electronic Resources Librarian), Utah State

Website Utah State University Libraries

Utah State University is a multi-campus land-grant institution s

This position manages the Libraries’ collection of electronic resources and works collaboratively with stakeholders throughout the Library, University, and consortia as needed. The Libraries provide a combination of owned, subscribed, on­demand, and Open Access materials through local and consortial arrangements. The Electronic Resources Librarian plays a key role in day-to-day operations by maintaining various points of access to these materials, including through local systems and vendor interfaces. This position provides leadership for navigating the complex, ever­changing role of electronic resources and communicating those changes to the institution. A paraprofessional dedicated to electronic resources supports the work of this position as do a number of collegial and collaborative cross-functional committees. The position reports to the Head of Collection Management & Resource Sharing and is a tenure-track Assistant Librarian position with a scholarship requirement and generous support for presenting at professional conferences.  The Electronic Resources Librarian is a 12-month position with an anticipated start date of May/June, 2019.

Minimum Qualifications:

ALA­accredited MLS degree before hire date
Ability to gather, analyze, and report data
Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills
Excellent communication skills, including listening, writing, and speaking
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and meticulous attention to detail
Ability to work independently and perform complicated tasks with minimal supervision
Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing assignments and needs

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in an academic or research library
Demonstrated technical-support skills
Familiarity with current issues in electronic resources
Experience training or teaching
Familiarity with technical standards and formats relevant to electronic resources such as SUSHI, OpenURL, and COUNTER, link resolvers, proxy authentication, and discovery platforms
Experience working with integrated library systems, such as Innovative Interface’s library system Sierra
Familiarity with or experience administering an electronic resources management system (ERMS)

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