Major Duties: - In consultation with the Head of Technical Services and in partnership with others coordinate and supervise electronic resources life cycle management including acquisition, access, administration, evaluation and renewal/deselection. - Maintain accurate electronic resource records, including license and access terms, within the libraries management system.- Develop, generate, and analyze reports for evaluation, management, budget, planning, and accreditation purposes.- Coordinate the integration and interoperability of electronic resources and holdings data in a variety of systems such as Alma's resource management knowledge base, Primo Central Index, databases A-Z list, EZproxy, Lib-Guides, and Google Scholar. - Foster a collaborative team-based approach to problem-solving. Resolve access-related problems with users, Technical Services staff, Libraries and campus IT staff, and vendors as appropriate. - Participate in collaborative interdepartmental planning, decision-making and problem-solving relating to electronic information provision.- Assess and evaluate potential purchases, communicating directly with vendors as necessary about implementation, licensing restrictions, and compatibility with existing systems and platform interfaces.- Develop high proficiency working with Ex Libris' Alma resources management system and its Primo user interface to utilize these systems effectively and take appropriate advantage of enhancements. - Develop and maintain knowledge of trends and best practices in electronic resources and serials management. - Supervise, train, and evaluate electronic resources staff.- Meet faculty tenure requirements and expectations including scholarship, campus and professional service and participation in shared governance.
Minimum Qualifications: - Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent international degree- One year of academic library or related experience- Demonstrated post-MLS library experience working with technologies specifically involving electronic resources and/or related technical services.- Demonstrated organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills- Alma certification or ability to become certified in Alma within 12 months of hire - Primo certification or ability to become certified in Primo within 12 months of hire- Proficiency with major office software such as Microsoft Office or Libre Office- Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills- Flexible working style and the ability to work collaboratively- Ability to take a user-centered approach in providing access to electronic resources.
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic progr...ams to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.