Classified Title: Library Specialist Working Title: Eresources Library Specialist Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OE Starting Salary Range: $33,634 to $46,244 per year Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30am -5pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 02-MD:Mount Washington Campus Department name: 10000074-Technical Services Personnel area: Libraries
The position carries out responsibilities as part of a University team to provide responsive, effective, and evolving coordination of the life cycle of electronic resources management. The position focuses on ordering, licensing, activation, renewal and problem solving for electronic resources available to the academic community. The position works closely with collection development, public services, library IT, and Technical Services colleagues across the JHU University libraries. The position reports to Acquisitions Coordinator.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Assist in acquiring and reviewing licenses for electronic resources and establishing compliance
Place orders for electronic resources with vendors and publishers using a variety of tools
Establish trials for prospective purchases
Help identify and respond to patron access and connection problems to currently licensed eresources
Communicate and collaborate with library staff and vendors in resolving orders, licenses, and invoice questions
Create and maintain accurate online records in the Libraries Integrated Library System (ILS), the Electronic Resources Management System (ERM), the library’s link resolver, as well as local spreadsheets, databases, and paper files
Assist with other technical services responsibilities as time permits
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
High school diploma and 3 years experience.
Additional education can substitute for experience.
Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
Experience reading contracts or library serials acquisitions experience preferred.
Familiarity with a Western European language.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to use a PC for searching and input
Accurate proofreading skills
Excellent problem solving and communication skills
Attention to detail
Strong organizational as well as interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently, in teams, as well as collaboratively with colleagues within and across departments
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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