Librarian for Digital Resources

Lillian Goldman Law Library

Yale University

New Haven, CT

Rank: Librarian 1-3 (Grade 23-25)

Please note: Position may open to external applications after February 20,

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 .

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
the world.

Position Focus:

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.

Principal Responsibilities:

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, and/or community.

3. Begin to fulfill the criteria for
professional contributions.

4. For a complete description of the
position and department, please see the department URL.

Position Responsibilities:

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 community.

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 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 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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