The Electronic Resources Specialist works independently within the Electronic Resources Management unit to provide support for discoverability and access for all of the library’s electronic resources, including journals, databases, e-books, and aggregator collections via the library’s Electronic Resources Management System, EZ Proxy server, and LibGuides. The position also supports Collection Managers with e-resources including trials, acquisitions, cancellations, manages the Summon interface as well as the internal electronic workflow system, and works with the Electronic Resources Management Unit to troubleshoot end-user access issues.
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
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Bachelor’s degree and/or the equivalent in education, training and experience working in libraries or organizations with a public service focus.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing programs, and the Internet
Basic understanding of information technology systems, including networks and Internet browsers
Initiative and desire to learn
Availability on weekends
Experience with library resources, systems, and services, specifically library databases and electronic journal collections, link resolvers, ERMS, and library information technology
Internal Number: 5286
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