Lillian Goldman Law Library
New Haven, CT
Rank: Librarian 1-3 (Grade 23-25)
Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work
Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in
New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston
and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural
resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory
theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of
Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
The Lillian Goldman Law Library:
In support of Yale Law School's outstanding legal scholarship and lawyer
training, the Lillian Goldman Law Library is dedicated to acquiring and
preserving a superb collection of resources in all formats, furnishing access
to information wherever it exists, providing the most highly competent
assistance to use information resources, and maintaining a welcoming,
comfortable facility. The Lillian Goldman Law Library provides services which
exceed the expectations of users by its leadership in the innovative use of
technology and the continuing development of its most highly valued asset, its
staff. To learn more about the Lillian Goldman Law Library and its collections
and services, visit www.law.yale.edu/library .
The Lillian Goldman Law Library is located within the heart of the Yale Law
School complex, providing the Law School community with ready access to one of
the world's finest collections of printed legal materials. These collections
are complemented by access to a growing array of online sources as well as the
strong interdisciplinary collections housed nearby at more than twenty other
campus libraries, including Sterling Memorial Library and Beinecke Rare Book
and Manuscript Library. Utilizing these resources combined with our excellent,
service-oriented staff, we strive daily to be the best academic law library in
Under the general direction of the Associate Librarian for Technical Services,
the Librarian for Digital Resources works independently and uses professional
judgment to oversee the lifecycle of all Law Library electronic resource
purchases and subscriptions, from trials to payments, including renewals and
cancellations. Works closely with colleagues and contractors to design,
develop and maintain a unified research tool incorporating print, licensed,
and locally developed content for the Law Library's researchers. Troubleshoots
advanced problem reports. Liaises with Law Library departments and committees
regarding electronic resources management and represents the Law Library on
University Library committees related to electronic resources.
1. The Librarian 1 is the beginning rank and is expected to demonstrate
excellence in meeting the position responsibilities, as defined by the job
description and annual goals.
2. Begin to fulfill the criteria for service to the library, university,
3. Begin to fulfill the criteria for professional contributions.
4. For a complete description of the position and department, please see the
1. Working independently and using professional judgment, manages the
lifecycle of e-journals, packages of e-resources, and other electronic
content, purchased or subscribed to by the Law Library.
Maintains and manages productive vendor relationships with producers and
providers of e-resources. Addresses authorization and authentication issues
for e-resources including planning for new systems.
2. Creates records and maintains e-journal coverage information in vendor and
local systems. Maintains and manages productive vendor
relationships with producers and providers of bibliographic records for
e-journals, packages of e-resources and other electronic
content. Manages bibliographic records for e-journals and
other electronic content. Creates new load tables as
required. Monitors quality of records from vendors and
develops and manages database maintenance projects as necessary to integrate
records with MORRIS database.
3. Coordinates with Associate Librarian for Collections & Access to insure
licenses conform to Yale University and Law School
guidelines. Maintains licensing details in ERM and other
Law Library databases. Sets up and monitors usage
statistics gathered through ERM or collected directly from
vendors. Troubleshoots advanced problem reports including
access and billing issues. Communicates with
vendors/publishers to expedite and sustain access to electronic resources.
4. Coordinates with reference librarians and selectors to monitor trials of
electronic resource, renewals, and plans for discontinuation of
resources. Coordinates with Librarian for Acquisitions and
Continuing Resources to manage the relationship between print and online
subscriptions to e-journals. Creates bibliographic data for
e-resources not included in vendor supplied metadata sets.
5. In the absence of the Librarian for Acquisitions and Continuing Resources,
supervises key acquisitions processes and personnel. Will
be cross-trained in other technical services functions as required.
6. Represents the Law Library on University Library committees related to
electronic resources. Participates in library planning
committees and task forces and engages in campus, regional, and national
professional organizations and collaborative activities.
Expected to be professionally active and represents the Library and the
University in the academic, scholarly, and professional
7. May be required to assist in disaster recovery efforts.
Required Education & Experience:
Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association
accredited Library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a
related discipline may be required or substituted for an MLS. Appointment to
this rank is limited to two years at which time it is expected that the
individual will develop necessary requirements to meet expectations of
performance at the Librarian 2 level.
Required Skills and Abilities:
1. Appointment to the rank of Librarian 2 requires a minimum of two years of
professional experience; Appointment to the rank of Librarian 3 requires at
least five years of professional experience; and demonstrated professional
accomplishments appropriate to the rank.
2. Demonstrated ability in working with print or electronic serials control
and an electronic resource management tool. Demonstrated ability to
troubleshoot e-resources access issues.
3. Demonstrated ability to work in an electronic publishing environment and in
handling scholarly communication issues. Familiarity with MARC and basic
understanding of authority control.
4. Strong computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office
applications and an integrated library system, and the ability and willingness
to learn new applications.
5. Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated analytical
and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and
in a team environment. Ability to exercise appropriate professional judgment
with collegiality, flexibility, and accuracy and attention to detail.
Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills:
1. J.D. and/or public services experience in an academic law library; two
years of experience supporting electronic resource activities.
2. Reading knowledge of a foreign language besides English.
3. Experience working with Innovative's ERM and ILS.
Knowledge of SQL; one or more programming/scripting
language; Drupal or other CMS.
4. Experience managing/working with contract or temp workers.
Salary and Benefits:
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of
a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale
University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and
true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide
variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and
educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational
facilities, and much more.
Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact
information of three professional references should be sent by creating an
account and applying online at www.yale.edu/jobs for immediate consideration -
the STARS req ID for this position is 20382BR. Please be
sure to reference #20382BR in your cover letter.
Background Check Requirements:
All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment
background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and
credit checks based on the position description and job
requirements. Please visit
www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information
on the background check requirements and process.
Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and
students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of
underrepresented minority groups.
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