Electronic Resources Librarian – UC Riverside

Electronic Resources Librarian

Assistant Librarian 2 – Associate Librarian 5

$48,504 – $62,220

Organizational Unit
Collection and Scholarly Communications Division

Position Overview: The University of California, Riverside Libraries is seeking an innovative and visionary Electronic Resources Librarian to expand and maintain electronic resources.

Located an hour drive to the east of Los Angeles, an hour drive west of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley, an hour drive east of ocean beaches, an hour and half drive north of San Diego, and an hour drive south of mountain ski resorts, UC Riverside is located in an area of dramatic landscapes and equally rich cultural traditions. The University is a dynamic, aggressively-developing land grant research institution dedicated to preparing its diverse student body to be successful competitors in the world marketplace of ideas. UCR boasts the first new School of Medicine to open on the West Coast in 43 years; a new School of Public Policy; and the Bourns College of Engineering, ranked 10th in the world according to an international ranking organization.

The UCR Libraries is a critical partner in preparing UCR’s students to be globally competitive while simultaneously preparing them for careers in the Inland Empire and beyond. The mission of the UCR Libraries is no less than to bring the world’s information resources to the UCR community and to ensure that UCR students, faculty, and staff have the skills to fully exploit those resources to change the world for the better.

The UCR Libraries is building a team of intensely collaborative, forward-thinking colleagues dedicated to providing excellent services to our students, faculty, and community members in a rapidly evolving information environment. The successful candidate will be technologically sophisticated; committed to problem-solving in local, regional, national, and international arenas; and able to develop innovative solutions to complex problems.

The UCR Libraries is comprised of four facilities housing more than 3,000,000 volumes, 97,000 print and electronic journals, and 2,300,000 microforms. The Libraries provides services to more than 21,000 students and 1,830 faculty and other academics in an institutional environment planning for and experiencing extensive growth. The successful candidate will join an enthusiastic staff of 118.27 FTE librarians and support personnel (including student FTE) in building a research library of excellence within a dynamic and diverse university ranked among the top 50 in the nation. The UCR Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL). Among the unique collections of the UCR Libraries are the world class Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy, the Water Resources Collections & Archives, the Rupert Costo Library of the American Indian, the Tuskegee Airmen Archive, the Paul Chou Collection of Chinese history and culture, the George Brown Papers, and the newly established Inland Empire Memories Initiative. Information about the UCR Libraries is available at https://library.ucr.edu.

The UCR Libraries is an integral part of the University of California library system. With collections totaling 30 million volumes, UC’s more than 100 libraries are surpassed in size on the American continent only by the Library of Congress collection. In addition, UC’s California Digital Library provides the core of the University’s digital collections. CDL also assists UC to share resources and holdings more effectively, and provides leadership in applying technology to the development of library collections and services. Organizationally situated within the UC Office of the President, the CDL operates in close collaboration with all UC campuses and their libraries.

Reporting to the Head of the Collection Services Department, the successful candidate coordinates support for the acquisition, processing, and maintenance of electronic resources throughout their life cycle; troubleshoots problems in accessing electronic resources; and implements new tools, features, and programs that enhance and/or improve electronic resource access and usability.

• Acts as the contact person for UCR’s electronic resources, and communicates with vendors on the maintenance and other technical issues for such resources. Monitors Libraries’ email address for electronic resources. Sets up database trials with vendors. Communicates regularly with library staff and subject specialists regarding new resources, database trials, and access to e-resources.
• Using OCLC Connexion, downloads MARC records as necessary for new electronic resources including databases, ebooks, and serials. Creates and edits bibliographic records, check-in records, and order records according to current cataloging standards and local practice.
• Updates Libraries’ A-Z list and Databases by Subject webpages for e-resources as needed.
• Conducts breach management for all library e-resources when it occurs. Works with publishers, UCR faculty, staff, and/or students to resolve breach issues. Maintains records of all breaches.
• Makes efficient and timely linking of newly acquired e-books in the Libraries’ catalog and in link resolver. Activates PDA e-book purchases from vendors.
• Analyzes site licenses of electronic resources for permitted uses and rights management. Updates bibliographic and order records as necessary with licensing information. Scans licenses and maintains access to current licenses via the Library staff intranet.
• Resolves issues and problems with electronic resources via other library departments, CDL, UC-eLinks, and publishers/vendors.
• Maintains UCR link resolver, and updates it to reflect the library’s holdings of electronic and print resources. Processes monthly knowledge base updates.
• Maintains and gathers usage statistics for e-resources using library website click-throughs, UC-eLinks statistics, CDL ScholarlyStats, and individual vendor sites.
• Serves as subject specialist for one or more subject areas, which includes faculty liaison and outreach, in-depth reference, collection development, instruction, and management of the assigned collections budget allocation.
• Provides weekly reference service at reference desk and conducts bibliographical instruction sessions research in the areas of subject coverage when needed.
• Participates in library-wide activities, administrative committees, special projects and library programs. Represents the UCR Libraries in UC-wide, regional and national forums related to electronic resources and acquisitions.
• Assumes additional responsibilities as needed.

UCR librarians are members of the Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC). Research, publication, and/or service to the University and profession are expected for continuing advancement.

Required Qualifications:
• Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent;
• Recent experience in managing electronic resources;
• Recent experience in providing reference and instruction in the humanities, social sciences, or sciences in academic libraries;
• Excellent organizational skills, and effectiveness in balancing multiple assignments and projects;
• Strong statistical and analytic skills in gathering and processing statistical data;
• Ability to analyze, implement and adapt to evolving technologies;
• Commitment to working in a collegial environment;
• Demonstrated high level of initiative and creativity;
• Effective oral and written communication;
• Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work successfully in an intensely collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including colleagues, administrators, students, faculty, donors, and alumni.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Three or more years of academic library experience;
• One or more years related humanities collection development experience;
• Undergraduate or graduate degree in a humanities discipline;
• Experience using Innovative Interfaces system;
• Experience managing link resolver

Salary and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience within a range of $48,504 – $62,220. Appointment at rank of Assistant Librarian 2 to Associate Librarian 5 depending upon qualifications and experience. Excellent retirement system, health, and vacation benefits.

Application Information:   
Please complete and submit the information requested in APRecruit (cover letter addressing qualifications and experience related to the primary duties of the position, resume/curriculum vitae, and three to five professional references as directed at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00003). The final date to apply is December 2, 2013.
The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer

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