Boston College Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $58,450 to $73,050; salary commensurate with relevant experience.

Boston College seeks a knowledgeable and innovative individual for the position ofElectronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian.The successful candidate, under the supervision of Head of

Resource Acquisition & Management, establishes and maintains online access to licensed and open access electronic resources. This position works closely with vendors and other library staff to provide quality control of e-resources links and knowledge bases, and ensures consistent access to library electronic

holdings across multiple discovery and access platforms.

Responsibilities

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Focus on establishing and maintaining online access to electronic resources licensed by Boston College Library and open access resources.

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Collaborate with Electronic Resources Librarian, Resource Acquisitions Librarian and other

library staff to ensure the smooth development and implementation of electronic resources workflows.

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Participate in planning and implementing new services, and supporting and improving

existing services.

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Responsible for ensuring consistency in service quality, best practices, and procedures.

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Work as a team member to resolve problem reports and ensure patron access to electronic resources is not interrupted.

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Serve on committees related to e-resources access, discovery and delivery, identifying workflows and ensuring that action items are brought to the attention of of appropriate technical services staff.

Serve on the Budget Group and the Finance Group, developing reports and analysis of financial data as well as providing supports for budget management and planning.

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Stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to e‐resources.

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Play an active role in e‐resource related projects and initiatives as assigned.

Requirements

Requirements

3 years of library technical services experience required, preferably in an academic library

Experience with supporting electronic resource lifecycle activities

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Experience with discovery systems, link resolvers, and proxy server configurations

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Experience with collections and budget analysis

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Experience with usability testing

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Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across departments and with partner institutions

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Understanding of database issues, and the interoperability needs to support Alma and Primo.

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Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical analysis, including producing reports and communicating findings

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Familiarity with metadata and cataloging rules for serials and electronic resources

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Requires a thorough understanding of electronic resources, including awareness of issues of vendors, consortia, packages, aggregators, platforms, licensing, pricing models, and financial and statistical management needs.

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Excellent oral and written communication skills

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.