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.
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 connect problems to current 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
The Sheridan Libraries and University Museums are strongly committed to diversity. A strategic goal of the Libraries and Museums is to work toward achieving diversity when recruiting new staff and promoting existing staff. The Libraries and Museums prize initiative, creativity, professionalism, and teamwork. For information on the Sheridan Libraries, visit www.library.jhu.edu. For information on Evergreen Museum and Library and Homewood Museum, visit www.museums.jhu.edu.
High School Diploma or GED required. Three years of related experience required. BA or BS with 1-2 years related library experience preferred (additional education may be substituted for required experience).
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Familiarity with a Western European language; 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.
Experience reading contracts or library serials acquisitions experience preferred.
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