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Specialist of Electronic Resources, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Brandeis University seeks to hire an E-Resource Specialist to to coordinate daily activities for processing serial publications including electronic and print. The E-Resource Specialist will participate in the management of electronic resources including identifying and resolving problems relating to complex electronic serials and subscriptions. In coordination with the Manager of Electronic Resources assists in the development of comprehensive scholarly communications program.

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates daily activities of serials processing electronic and print journals. This includes serials check-in, claiming, renewals, invoicing, and binding; ensures efficient periodicals processing. Responsible for processing payments of periodical subscriptions; serves as primary contact with subscription vendors.
  • Coordinates projects related to serials processing; serves as a serials resource person for staff throughout Library; identifies and resolves problems relating to receipt of print material and online access issues.
  • Assists in the coordination of annual serial renewals for electronic and print journals subscriptions.
  • Facilitates the transition from print subscription to online format.
  • Writes and maintains documentation of policies and procedures.
  • Assists in the development of a comprehensive scholarly communications program, including presenting information sessions on relevant topics.
  • Promotes alternative publishing models, open access resources, and open educational resources and initiatives.
  • Serves as a resource to subject liaisons as they work with faculty and students.
  • Responsible for collecting and analyzing usage statistics for electronic and print serial resources; maintaining records for electronic serials in Alma; maintaining the quality of serial bibliographic records in the ALMA database.
  • Activates and maintains related data in Alma.
  • Supervises and trains student assistants to check-in print serial publications using the acquisition database, to perform serial binding using the bindery system, and to check online access to electronic serials for broken links.

REQUIRED: College degree; 3 years library experience working with electronic resources and serials including knowledge of aggregators, platforms, packages and vendors; alternative publishing models, experience with automated library systems, link resolvers and binding systems; familiarity with content management systems; E-Resource Management Systems, OpenURL, ezproxy, EbscoNet, good organizational skills with strong attention to detail; supervisory skills; fluency in the English language; ability to work as part of a team.

PREFERRED: Experience with Ex Libris Alma automated library system and ABLE Bindery System; Knowledge of developments in copyright, open access and scholarly communications; Knowledge of other European languages; Knowledge of both PC and Mac applications and ability to troubleshoot common computer and software problems.

NOTE: Responsibilities include lifting and moving of boxes of books and other library materials.

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Closing Statement:
Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible veterans to apply. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other legally protected category.

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