Position Summary: The Robert W. Van Houten Library at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) seeks a creative, collaborative, and service-oriented librarian to support and contribute to the intellectual core of the university. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Digital Services, the Electronic Resources Librarian (ERL) manages the life cycle of the online resources by administering the Electronic Resources Management (ERM) system efficiently. The ERL is also responsible for managing the library’s website by ensuring reliable and effective access of the online library services to enhance and expand its virtual web-presence. The ERL will take the lead to administer, optimize and integrate the discovery services and the website. The ERL will work collaboratively with internal units and external groups to provide and resolve access issues related to online resources and website, and adapt to changing environments and priorities. The ERL will stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to online resources, web development, and related user service issues.
Essential Functions: 1. Work with the University Library administration, University legal office and vendors/publishers to formalize license agreements. 2. Review and negotiate favorable pricing and licensing terms with publishers and vendors. 3. Participate in budget management for library resources and distribute departmental allotments for serials via a formula. 4. Collect, analyze and provide meaningful interpretation of usage data to support purchases, renewals and cancellations and present findings to stake holders. 5. Act as liaison between the library and customers including vendors and University IT staff to manage and troubleshoot ERM, link resolvers, discovery services, CMS, and proxy servers. 6. Coordinate the development, management, and assessment of the library’s web presence, including design and usability testing efforts. 7. Develop and provide support for web-based products and services. 8. Monitor trends, investigate, and implement technologies to improve access and discovery and recommend enhancements to the library systems and services. 9. Ensure consistency in service quality, best practices and procedures. 10. Coordinate timely resolutions of electronic resources access problems. 11. Collaborate effectively across library departments on issues related to online resources and services. 12. Supervise the functional operations of acquisitions of print journals such as the check-in and binding processes. 13. Provide leadership and guidance to staff in the library’s Interlibrary Loan department.
Prerequisite Qualifications: 1. ALA-accredited Masters of Library Science (MLS)/Masters of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) or equivalent. 2. Minimum of two years of professional librarian experience working in a library setting (academic preferred). 3. Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills with abilities to take initiative, manage a variety of tasks and multiple priorities to meet deadlines and manage change. 4. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment. 5. Excellent oral and written communication skills. 6. Experience working with Electronic Resources Management System (ERMS), discovery services, and content management system (LibGuides). 7. Knowledge of industry standards related to e-resources and serials, e.g., ISSN, Open URL, COUNTER, SUSHI, MARC, etc. 8. Knowledge of library data analytics for decision making. 9. Knowledge of Interlibrary Loan services and resource sharing programs such as RapidILL and ILLiad. 10. Experience working with integrated library systems (preferred Voyager). 11. Basic proficiency in HTML, CSS, and XML in website design and development. At the university's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be accepted where the candidate can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the university an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.