Acquisitions and E-Resources Librarian - Simmons College
Colleges of the Fenway
May 2, 2017
Full-time - Experienced
As a member of the Library's Discovery Services team, the Acquisitions and E-resources Librarian will coordinate the procurement of electronic and physical materials in all formats and manage access to electronic content. They will establish and maintain relationships with vendors and participate in negotiation of pricing and license terms. They will support the work of the Head of Discovery Services in managing and developing the Library's collections and administering the Library's collections budgets. They will also supervise the work activities of library assistants, student workers, and interns.Key Work Activities:AcquisitionsManage the acquisition of electronic and physical materials in all formats, including monographs, audiovisual media, serials, and databases;Coordinate the timely processing and ordering of purchase requests, including user requests, library staff selections, and course reserves requests;Coordinate the ordering of materials via a variety of means, including firm orders, subscriptions, standing orders, approval plans, patron-driven acquisitions, and demand-driven acquisitions;Ensure the receipt of purchased and licensed materials and submit claims;Work with the Head of Discovery Services and the Administrative Assistant to ensure timely payment of vendors via a variety of means, including invoices, credit cards, blanket purchase orders, and deposit accounts;Monitor collections budgets and track and report on expenditures and acquisitions;Establish and maintain relationships with vendors, publishers, and consortia and work with the Head of Discovery Services in negotiating pricing and license terms;Participate in the ongoing development of, and ensure compliance with, collections policies;Manage acquisitions functions in the integrated library system (currently Millennium) and vendor interfaces such as EBSCOnet, EBSCO Content Manager, GOBI, and OASIS.E-resourcesEnsure the activation and accessibility of purchased, licensed, and open access e-resources;Coordinate the troubleshooting and resolution of e-resources access issues, including communication with library staff, vendors, and users;Coordinate trials, webinars, demonstrations, and vendor meetings and work with the Head of Discovery Services and Liaison Librarians to evaluate potential e-resource subscriptions and purchases;Compile usage statistics, participate in the review of subscriptions, and coordinate renewals and cancellations;Maintain compliance with, and manage records of, license agreements;Work with the Discovery and Metadata Librarian to ensure discoverability of e-resources;Manage e-resources functions using the e-resources management system (currently CORAL), proxy server (currently EZProxy), knowledge bases (currently EBSCO and OCLC) and other EBSCO systems, including Holdings Management, Full Text Finder, and Usage Consolidation.Discovery ServicesEmploy technologies and systems to optimize workflow and ensure the functioning of the department's infrastructure;Ensure the provision of user focused technical services in support of customer service to Library colleagues and patrons;Investigate, recommend and support department-specific technologies, including implementation of new products and services, and upgrades to existing applications;Create and maintain documentation of practices and procedures;Supervise, evaluate and coordinate the work of library assistants;Oversee the hiring, training, scheduling and supervision of student workers;Provide information and training to Library staff as appropriate;Ensure ongoing collaboration, coordination and communication with Library User Services and Administrative Services.Delivery of Library Services to the Simmons Community Participate as appropriate on College-wide committees and Library standing committees and workgroups;Model and foster a strong customer service attitude among all staff;Proactively promote awareness and use of the Library's collections and services, and pursue opportunities that engage and inform the community.Professional Development and ServiceMaintain current knowledge of library resources, services and issues with strong emphasis on their application to Simmons Library;Participate in relevant professional organizations;Contribute to the profession through activities such as publications, presentations, and taking leadership roles in professional organizations.Qualifications: RequiredMaster's degree from an ALA-accredited program in Library & Information ScienceExperience with library acquisitions and e-resources management, including liaising with vendorsAbility to coordinate work, model professional behavior, and offer feedback to paraprofessionalsStrong analytical and organizational skillsDemonstrated ability to work both independently as well as part of a teamAbility to monitor and incorporate industry trends and practices into workAptitude for innovationCommitment to excellent customer service PreferredMinimum of 2 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in an academic libraryExperience working with library acquisition systems, particularly Millennium, and e-resources systems, particularly EBSCOOutstanding written and oral communication skillsInstructions to Applicants: Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.As a College committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.
The six educational institutions that make up Colleges of the Fenway view diversity as a key component in the growth of our students' educational experience as well as our ongoing journey as professionals charged with maintaining the world class status of our institutions. By drawing from a wide cultural palette, we ensure that we have access to the full range of talent available. Through our resp...ect for the vast array of backgrounds we create an environment that will help that talent grow. It is within an environment of respect that we are able to build and work toward our goals. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that values mutual respect. All Colleges of the Fenway members have policies and practices designed to safeguard our healthy environment as well as provide the support and access needed to do so.The Colleges of the Fenway are located in the heart of Boston?s academic, scientific and cultural communities and is within walking distance from landmarks such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, Symphony Hall and world renowned medical institutions.Jobs at Emmanuel College: http://emmanuel.edu/About_Emmanuel/Employment.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Art and Design: http://www.massart.edu/About_MassArt/Careers.htmlJobs at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: http://www.mcphs.edu/about-mcphs/careers-at-mcphsJobs at Simmons College: http://simmons.edu/overview/about/jobs/Jobs at Wentworth Institute of Technology: https://jobs.wit.edu/Jobs at Wheelock College: http://wheelock.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/205WHM1/index.jsp