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Sunday, January 17, 2021

F/T - Electronic Rscs Lib, Cold Spring Harbor Lab (NY)


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory - Electronic Resources Librarian

The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Library and Archives seeks a highly motivated, organized, and enthusiastic Electronic Resources Librarian to join our department. This individual will manage delivery and E-subscription services for CSHL library patrons, delivery services including ILL, collection development and circulation. The ideal candidate will be responsible for document delivery services, assist with planning and budget management for electronic subscriptions, and interact with Laboratory scientific staff, publishers, vendors and outside lending libraries.


Responsibilities include:

- Coordinate acquisition and management of electronic resources, including e-journals, e-books, and databases
- Negotiate license terms with vendors and publishers for the Library
- Advise director on collection development for purchase electronic resources (journals and e-books) and databases for researchers at CSHL
- Maintain records and statistical usage of e-subscriptions
- Develop, assist and manage with budget monthly monitoring of library subscription accounts, collection development
- Oversee vendor relations and license agreements.
- Assist in the development and teaching of classes for new and current CSHL staff in the use of the library’s electronic resources

Document Delivery:
- Provide all borrowing and lending services for institution – considerable interaction with CSHL scientific staff and lending libraries
- Review, maintain and upgrade ILL software
- Maintain and analyze records and statistics; generate reports as needed.

Access & Reference Services:
- Provide basic reference assistance to patrons
- Provide online searches, citation verification and other reference services as requested by Laboratory staff
- Assist end-users with searching the online public access catalog and other bibliographic databases (Pubmed, Scopus, Web of Science, Science Direct, etc.)


Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.


- 1-2 years working in a library with electronic collections required
- Experience working in an academic or medical library preferred
- Experience in reference, collection development preferred


- Strong computer proficiency and knowledge of computer applications including library databases, ILL software and automation.
- Strong communication skills are required to interact with others at all levels within and outside the CSHL community.
- Excellent organization, time-management, and priority-setting skills
- Ability to manage numerous paper and electronic files, understand and apply complex rules and regulations, including licensing procedures.
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to communicate professionally and effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
- Facility with numbers, ability to understand basic accounting principles and analytical ability with library budgets.
- Ability to analyze and solve problems.
- Ability to understand and use multiple online systems, and be fluent with standard office desktop applications


Interested candidates should apply for this position via the CSHL website at:


Position Number: 00502-E


We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.


This is an excellent opportunity for those living in or around New York City. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory offers a free hourly shuttle from the train station as well as the option to use pre-tax dollars to cover commuting costs associated with the train. The shuttle only takes five minutes to arrive to campus from the Syosset train station.


Founded in 1890, CSHL has helped shape contemporary biomedical research and education with today’s research endeavors encompassing cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. CSHL is a private, not-for-profit institution in New York and has been home to eight Nobel Prize winners. Today, CSHL’s multidisciplinary scientific community is bolstered by more than 600 researchers and its Scientific Meetings & Courses Program, which hosts more than 9,000 scientists from around the world each year on its campus.


For more information about CSHL, please visit us at


CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.


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