The Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for ensuring access to commercial and public information resources needed for research and teaching at LSU by managing the Libraries' electronic resources and serving as liaison to vendors with the Director of Collection Services. This librarian works with Director of Collections Services and the Director of Copyright Policy and Education on licensing, and will direct a team in collecting usage data for the Libraries.
Oversees the process of electronic resources life cycle management including activation, maintaining access, and monitoring changes of electronic resources for the library; Collaborates with the Director of Collection Services, staff in Collection Services and Technology Initiatives in choosing, developing and administering an Electronic Resource Management System (ERM) for managing electronic resources; With Director of Collection Services, serves as liaison to vendors; Maintains awareness of trends and developments in e-resource acquisitions and management, and transfers this knowledge to staff across the organization; Works with Technology Initiatives staff to ensure that e-resources are properly managed through the proxy server for user authentication; Fosters a collaborative team-based approach to resolving access-related issues submitted through the Library’s Help Ticket system.
Directs a team gathering collection usage data used in annual ARL statistics report and IPEDs report; Plays a leadership role in developing tools, measures, and techniques to identify, prioritize, design, and implement the assessment of library-wide activities and to communicate this to the Dean, the library and the public; Provides assistance in collecting, organizing, and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, including ad hoc analyses and special requests; Provides consultation and technical assistance in using and interpreting data; Provides assistance in developing and administering assessment surveys and user studies; Provides assistance with developing new services and projects.
Assists Copyright Librarian and Director of Collection Services in the license review, creation and renewal process for electronic resources by participating in vendor negotiations as needed; Applies knowledge of copyright and intellectual property principles to ensure that rights of library users are protected; Performs other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean for Public and Collection Services of LSU Libraries.
Works to meet promotion and tenure requirements for research and service.
Master’s (MLIS, MLS) degree from an ALA-accredited program or a master's degree with commensurate experience. 3 years working in a library setting. Familiarity with the electronic product market and with electronic resources life cycle; knowledge of standards including, but not limited to, COUNTER, SUSHI, MARC, ISSN, etc.; Demonstrated experience working with statistical analysis tools and usage data to conduct data analysis.
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