Eresources Library Specialist

Maryland, United States
$33,634 to $46,244 per year
16 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OE 
Starting Salary Range: $33,634 to $46,244 per year
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30am -5pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt ​​​​​​​ 
Location: 02-MD:Mount Washington Campus 
Department name: 10000074-Technical Services 
Personnel area: Libraries

General Summary/Purpose:

The position carries out responsibilities as part of a University team to provide responsive, effective, and evolving coordination of the life cycle of electronic resources management. The position focuses on ordering, licensing, activation, renewal and problem solving for electronic resources available to the academic community. The position works closely with collection development, public services, library IT, and Technical Services colleagues across the JHU University libraries. The position reports to Acquisitions Coordinator.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in acquiring and reviewing licenses for electronic resources and establishing compliance
  • Place orders for electronic resources with vendors and publishers using a variety of tools
  • Establish trials for prospective purchases
  • Help identify and respond to patron access and connection problems to currently licensed eresources
  • Communicate and collaborate with library staff and vendors in resolving orders, licenses, and invoice questions
  • Create and maintain accurate online records in the Libraries Integrated Library System (ILS), the Electronic Resources Management System (ERM), the library’s link resolver, as well as local spreadsheets, databases, and paper files
  • Assist with other technical services responsibilities as time permits

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • High school diploma and 3 years experience.
  • Additional education can substitute for experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
  • Experience reading contracts or library serials acquisitions experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with a Western European language.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excel experience
  • Ability to use a PC for searching and input
  • Accurate proofreading skills
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills
  • Service oriented
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong organizational as well as interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, in teams, as well as collaboratively with colleagues within and across departments

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

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