Electronic and Continuing Resources Librarian, University of San Diego

Posting #: 4196
Position Status: Faculty, Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Faculty, Copley Library

Position Title & Department:

Electronic and Continuing Resources Librarian

Department Description:

The Helen K. and James S. Copley Library, located on the west end of the campus, currently houses over 350,000 print volumes, 100,000 ejournals, 1,000 print subscriptions, 200 databases, and 425,000 ebooks in many languages.

University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

The University of San Diego’s (USD) Copley Library welcomes applications for Electronic and Continuing Resources Librarian. This 12-month tenure-track faculty position serves onsite in Copley’s newly renovated library.

The University of San Diego’s Copley Library seeks an energetic and enthusiastic individual for a 12-month tenure-track Electronic and Continuing Resources Librarian position. Reporting to the Dean of the University Library and working under the direction of the Head of Collections, Access, and Discovery, the Electronic and Continuing Resources Librarian is responsible for the acquisitions and management of print serials and electronic resources, including databases, journals, and ebooks for Copley Library. The librarian prepares e-resources and print serials workflow documentation and procedures, and trains and supervises two staff positions. The Electronic and Continuing Resources Librarian serves as liaison to one academic department.

The Electronic and Continuing Resources Librarian manages e-resources and print serials cataloging and holdings records for Copley Library and serves as the library’s main resource for bibliographic access related to e-resources/print serials issues. The librarian works with all liaison faculty in identifying, negotiating terms, and ordering journals and databases for USD Faculty. The librarian gathers and disseminates statistical and other value-related data regarding e-resources, print serials, and annual statistical surveys for library faculty and administration. The Electronic and Continuing Resources Librarian works with the Head of Collections, Access, and Discovery and the Library Budget Manager on matters related to acquisitions and budget management of electronic resources and print serials. The Electronic and Continuing Resources Librarian will stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices in the field. This librarian will collaborate on other services and new initiatives with the Copley Library faculty, as well as serve on library and university committees.

The Electronic and Continuing Resources Librarian has faculty status and builds a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill the library requirements for reappointment, tenure, and promotion, including participating in e-resources and serials related professional organizations.

Job Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited MLS or MLIS is required.
  • Ability to work fully onsite at the University of San Diego campus
  • Experience with relevant library software, including holdings management and proxy authentication
  • Ability to analyze data and prepare statistical reports in multiple formats
  • Experience communicating with vendors
  • Experience facilitating technical changes that may affect user access to e-resources
  • Experience with procuring, licensing, and managing e-resources and print serials
  • Experience with the processes of ordering, receiving, and payment to vendors
  • Experience with budgetary tracking principles
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment or individually; able to lead as well as execute collaborative projects
  • Knowledge of copyright related to e-resources and serials
  • Record of active membership in professional associations and scholarship (presentations and publications) to meet reappointment, tenure, and promotion criteria

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years or more of related experience in an academic library
  • Supervisory experience
  • Ability to collaborate and work with library faculty and staff and faculty in academic departments
  • Experience with Innovative Sierra, EBSCO, OCLC EZProxy, and SUSHI
  • Experience with LibGuides and other SpringShare products
  • Familiarity with cataloging and classification standards and tools.
  • Experience with consortia
  • Knowledge of new scholarly publishing models
  • Experience teaching information literacy classes and workshops
  • Experience serving as a liaison to an academic department

Posting Salary:

Commensurate with experience; Minimum salary $77,000; Excellent Benefits

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website USD: Human Resources and https://www.sandiego.edu/provost/administration/recruitment-and-relocation.php to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. The University assists with moving expenses.

Tenure-track faculty benefits include:

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Insurance
  • Retirement plan 403(b) (immediately vested)
  • 24 paid vacation days as well as holidays
  • Tuition Remission available to you, your spouse, or a dependent
  • Rent assistance for the first year
  • Faculty home buying program
  • Moving expenses covered (up to $5,000)
  • Access to Faculty Research Grant funds
  • One day per week devoted to research
  • One day per week work remotely
  • Conference/travel money
  • New faculty orientation stipend
  • Access to wellness resources, including on-campus fitness centers

Special Application Instructions:

Click here to complete our online application and, for full consideration, please upload the following documents (please do not send any additional materials).

  1. Letter of application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Names, addresses and telephone numbers of four professional references (colleagues, liaison faculty, and previous supervisors)

Questions can be directed to Dr. Theresa S. Byrd, Dean of the University Library, (619) 260-2370, tsbyrd@sandiego.edu

If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at jobs@sandiego.edu and reference job posting #4085.

Additional Details

Princeton Review ranked the University of San Diego #6 most beautiful college campus in the nation. The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Student enrollment 9,041 undergraduate, paralegal, graduate and law students. The university is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community. Candidates from underrepresented and underserved groups are encouraged to apply.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit www.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

This search will be open until filled.