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Position Announcement: Electronic Resources and Digital Scholarship Librarian

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Mark Sullivan <[log in to unmask]>

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Wed, 20 Jul 2011 16:08:11 -0400

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SUNY Geneseo seeks a service-oriented, versatile and dynamic librarian to provide leadership for 
organizing and accessing digital collections, serials, and providing knowledgebase maintenance, 
licensing, and usage analysis of resources. This librarian will also play an integral role in 
shaping and implementing the Library’s vision to support the creation of and access to scholarly 
research and publishing.

The Electronic Resources and Digital Scholarship Librarian provides leadership and technical expertise:

• Plays a central role in developing digital collections and the provision of digital scholarship 
services, including the implementation and operation of tools to support e-research, teaching and 
learning, scholarly communications, and planning the development of a Digital Media Lab.
• Effectively uses project management skills to work with faculty on projects and to collaborate 
across the library, CIT, Office of Sponsored Research, and others to provide innovative and 
effective service to digital scholarship projects.
• Leads, coordinates and manages the examination, review, and disposition of new electronic resource 
opportunities; oversees the selection, acquisition, payment, and activation of electronic resources 
including license review and negotiation; and coordinates vendor communications or evaluations, 
including demos and trials.
• Monitors and maintains the electronic resources budget in consultation with the Head of Technical 
Services
• Manages serials and database evaluations by compiling and analyzing usage data from multiple 
sources, including ILS and vendor COUNTER reports to make selection and deselection recommendations
• Establishes, maintains and troubleshoots access to electronic resources.
• Catalogs and manages online resources and print serials holdings, including the coordination and 
design of metadata quality control for all digital projects and collections.
• Recommends priorities, policies, and procedures for the identification, creation, conversion and 
preservation of digital content.
• Participates in original cataloging of all formats and metadata creation activities in the library;
• Applies current methods of organizing serials, electronic resources, and investigating and 
applying new methods for organizing information resources using established and emerging 
bibliographic control mechanisms and metadata standards;
• Develops standards and procedures for authority control work; creates authority records for names, 
series, subjects and documents authority decisions as needed;
• Additional duties; develops and coordinates usability studies related to digital collections; 
participates in grant proposal writing and budget planning for digital collections; assists with 
training and instruction regarding the creation and use of digital collections; keeps essential 
records and statistics and prepares reports as necessary;
• Participates in the Library’s liaison program, which may include the selection of information 
resources and instructional activities.


Qualifications:

• Master's degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an 
ALA-approved foreign equivalent;
• Experience with MARC bibliographic and authorities formats and cataloging and classification 
standards;
• Experience with OCLC Connexion;
• Knowledge of non-MARC metadata schemes and evolving standards;
• Experience with the concepts and software/hardware applications used in organizing and presenting 
digital information; demonstrated ability to prioritize, plan, coordinate, and implement multiple 
projects;
• Strong commitment to enhancing service through teamwork and responsiveness to faculty, students, 
and colleagues;
• Demonstrated problem-solving and workflow-analysis skills, as well as an aptitude for complex, 
analytical work with attention to detail and organization;
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and project management skills;
• Commitment to providing high-quality public service within a flexible and continually evolving 
academic library environment;


Preferred:
• Experience with the Ex Libris ALEPH integrated library system;
• Experience with MS Office including Access; with an understanding of SQL
• Experience with digital serials, knowledgebases (especially Serials Solutions) and electronic 
resource management systems (ERM);
• A strong commitment to scholarly communication;
• Experience with a journal publishing system, such as OJS



Position is 12-month, full-time, Senior Assistant Librarian. Initial 2 yr. contract. Salary 
commensurate with qualifications/experience. Comprehensive benefits package. Preferred start date: 
August 22, 2011.



Apply online at https://jobs.geneseo.edu and submit a letter of application, resume, 
name/title/contact information of 3 professional references. Applications will be accepted until 
position is filled. Review begins July 15. 2011. All applicants are subject to drug and criminal 
background checks

-- 
____________________________________
Mark Sullivan
Chair, Library ITS Department
Systems Administrator for Milne Library
1 College Circle
SUNY Geneseo
Geneseo, NY 14454
(585) 245-5698

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