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Electronic Resources Librarian, Houghton College Library, Caneadea, NY

The Willard J. Houghton Library of Houghton College invites applications for a 10-month full-time faculty Electronic Resources Librarian position. Houghton College is a Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences located in rural western New York. This intimate community consists of 1050 students including undergraduates, adult education, online, and the graduate students of the Greatbatch School of Music.

All librarians share responsibility for the effective and efficient operation of the library and for its continued development and future relevance. The Electronic Resources Librarian provides oversight, vision, leadership, and management for the library's electronic resources.

Core Position Responsibilities:

  • Electronic Resources and Technology
  • Provide overall vision and planning for library systems, electronic resources and internet technologies
  • Manage electronic resources throughout their life cycles including tracking vendor, publisher, license and registration information, consortium memberships and packages, trials, renewals, and upgrades
  • Troubleshoot database access and content related issues with vendors
  • Maintain and populate the ERMS, link resolver, and EZproxy
  • Administer the integrated library system (ILS), currently SIRSI Symphony
  • Offer SIRSI support for library faculty and staff
  • Serve as library webmaster
  • Upload edited MARC for electronic book packages
  • Compile database usage statistics and reports
  • Common Librarian Duties:
  • Offer research help (reference) desk service as scheduled, including occasional evenings and Saturdays
  • Provide instruction in support of the library information literacy program
  • Participate in the selection and development of general, online, and reference resources for the library collection
  • Serve as a liaison to several academic departments by coordinating multiple aspects of collection development, providing discipline-specific reference and instruction, and generating discipline-specific web content

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an ALA (American Library Association) accredited graduate program, preferably emphasizing library technologies
  • A service orientation
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively within a team environment
  • Demonstrated aptitude with information and internet technologies
  • Excellent problem-solving, organizational, and analytical skills and an aptitude for detail-oriented work
  • Experience designing web pages

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior experience carrying out electronic resources management duties in an academic library environment
  • ILS administration and maintenance experience (SirsiDynix preferred)
  • Knowledge of HTML, XML and/or LibGuides
  • Experience providing research assistance in an academic setting
  • Experience teaching library research skills

This vacancy is open until filled. A fall semester start date is preferred. Faculty rank and salary will be determined in accordance with the criteria described in the Faculty Handbook.

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