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Thursday, March 19, 2009

F/T - Electronic Resources Systems Librarian - CUNY Central Office


Central Office

Title: Electronic Resources Systems Librarian (Higher Education Associate)

Location/Department: Academic Affairs - Office of Library Services

Position Detail: Managerial/Professional

FLSA Status: Exempt

Compensation: Commensurate qualifications and experience

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Notice Number: MP15993

Closing Date: 4/3/2009

Reporting to the Director for Library Systems and working in a service-oriented team environment, the Electronic Resources Systems Librarian provides system-wide leadership and management of the acquisition, licensing and maintenance of the University's cooperative electronic resources; leads the development and implementation of CUNY’s electronic resource management system; and oversees the loading of bibliographic, authority and other records into the library database.

Other responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Partners with CUNY’s Office of General Counsel to oversee the development and maintenance of guidelines for standard license terms.
- Researches and analyzes statistics and management reports regarding the usage of electronic resources.
- Ensures that appropriate bibliographic, authority, and other types of electronic resources records are included and accessible in the integrated library system.
- Develops and manages procedures related to quality assurance for and tracking of batch loaded cataloging data.
- Surveys and educates library staff/users on issues associated with e-resources.
- Participates in the design, development, and implementation of an electronic resources problem tracking system.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.

A Bachelor’s Degree and six (6) years of related experience are required. A MLS or MLIS Degree from an ALA-accredited institution strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have knowledge and understanding of electronic publishing including experience with all aspects of electronic resource licensing, plus have experience with integrated library systems (Ex Libris, ALEPH preferred) and bibliographic utilities (OCLC preferred); a working knowledge of bibliographic and metadata tools (e.g., MARC format/OCLC bibliographic and authority records); as well as trends in resource connectivity (e.g., SFX and XML). Must possess excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, especially skills in building and sustaining interpersonal relations and managing change; plus must have familiarity with collaborative online communication tools. Must be detail-oriented and have strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple
competing priorities within set deadlines. Must have the ability to work effectively, collaboratively, and creatively as both an individual contributor and team member in a fast-paced team-oriented environment with people with various levels of technology experience.

Visit the online application processing website. Please submit a resume and cover letter with your online application.

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