Library Assistant III – Electronic Resources, Loyola Marymount University

Loyola Marymount University has an opening for an Electronic Resources Assistant in the William H. Hannon Library. This staff position will report to the Head of Acquisitions and Collection Development providing accurate and timely access to records for all formats of electronic resources in the library’s electronic resource management system (ERMS) and library catalog.

Responsibilities include: maintaining records in library and vendor systems to reflect library’s ownership and access by continuously adding, loading, modifying, and deleting records in an accurate and timely manner; designing and developing systems-based approaches to the management of electronic resources data; performing ongoing quality control processes for incumbent’s own work and the work of others in the department related to electronic resources; and, creating accurate procedural documentation of all these processes. The incumbent acts as first point of contact for electronic resource access issues and will troubleshoot problems with electronic resources, working individually or with others to solve problems in-house when possible and with library vendors when necessary.  The Electronic Resources assistant will also act as a resource for staff questions about electronic resource records and workflows and manage electronic resource statistics, including collaborating to develop and maintain systems to make statistics readily accessible to library staff. Finally, the position will serve as backup to other department staff in most other functions, including book and continuation ordering and receiving, record processing, and paying and managing invoices.

Loyola Marymount University shares in a rich intellectual heritage fostered by the Jesuit and Marymount educational traditions, founded on social justice and ethical values. Governed by an independent Board of Trustees, LMU cherishes its Catholic identity while at the same time welcoming people from diverse social, religious, and cultural backgrounds. LMU is in Los Angeles, near the Pacific Ocean, offering a dynamic cultural environment.

We seek candidates who typically possess a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent technical training in library operations, especially library acquisitions, serials, cataloging, or systems, with a minimum 3 years work experience in a library setting.  Courses in library science would be helpful. Experience with electronic books and/or serials, the publishing industry, and computer systems are desirable.  The successful candidate should have a demonstrated knowledge in a range of electronic resources standards, formats, and systems, included, but not limited to: MARC, Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), Innovative’s Sierra, OCLC Connexion, Serials Solutions. The successful candidate should have the ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision, organize materials and maintain careful attention to detail, use sound judgment, analyze information, evaluate situations and recommend solutions to their supervisor in order to complete workload and resolve problems. The candidate should possess the ability to perform with frequent interruptions and distractions, appropriately prioritizing tasks in the face of changing priorities and fluctuating workloads. Careful attention to detail is required, and the candidate should have strong written and oral communication skills to work effectively with library patrons, staff, and vendors.  Skill with Microsoft Office Suite with advanced Excel competency highly preferred.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package and competitive salary.  For more details regarding this position please visit our website.  Interested candidates may apply by submitting a cover letter and resume online to (reference #0170387).

Equal Opportunity Employer

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