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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Serials & Media Librarian, Molloy College (NY)

Molloy College in Rockville Centre, NY is seeking a Serials & Media Librarian.


The Serials & Media Librarian manages the selection/deselection, activation and maintenance of print and electronic journals, as well as physical media. Critical skills include demonstrated knowledge of electronic resource management, proxy servers, open URL and the ability to troubleshoot linking and availability of journals subscribed to outside of a database or streaming media environment. Additionally, demonstrated knowledge is required for serials and collection development practices in general, including a thorough understanding of publication patterns, serials processing and claims. This is a full-time 12-month position; desired hours are Monday-Friday, 11-7.

The Librarian in this role is also extremely proficient in academic research strategies, electronic resources and emerging trends. Familiarity with configuring, utilizing and navigating Molloy’s subscription journals as well as the ability to service undergraduates, graduates, doctoral students and faculty is a required aspect of the job. Lastly, as an academic librarian there are other assigned duties that include reference shifts, academic department liaison work, teaching/instruction and collection development activities in adherence with the Library’s Collection Development and Deselection Policy.


·         Manage the budget, selection/deselection and assessment of print and electronic periodicals and physical media (e.g., VHS, CDs, DVDs); including long-range planning (i.e., P-to-E Strategy) and implementation of goals and objectives for both collections in an academic environment
·         Coordinate the processing and display of physical media and current print issues of journals, magazines, and newspapers
·         Maintain an electronic resource management (ERM) system.
·         Possess an understanding of electronic resources and video licensing, including copyright and distribution restrictions
·         Troubleshoot access problems associated with electronic serials, particularly in a discovery environment.
·         Work closely with vendors and negotiate licenses for periodicals
·         Coordinate maintenance of holdings and item records for periodicals and physical media.
·         Gather, monitor, and evaluate usage statistics related to physical media, print and electronic serials, including an analysis of overlap held in databases and ILL requests
·         Provide technical instruction and support on new products or platforms as necessary
·         Ensure the serials collection meet the requirements of current and proposed degree programs; provides appropriate documentation that contributes to and supports the accreditation process
·         Monitors appropriate listservs in order to remain current in the field

PERIPHERAL DUTIES: Academic Librarian

·         Reference shifts as scheduled
·         Serves patrons at all levels, adjusting style and teaching techniques as necessary
·         Advanced bibliographic searching skills, including extensive knowledge of Molloy’s electronic resources e.g., databases, journal and ebook portals
·         Information Literacy instruction (either classroom or one-on-one) as assigned
·         Act in the capacity of library liaison in assigned subject areas. Includes communication and coordination with faculty counterparts in collection development and maintenance (e.g., acquisitions, deselection), performing routine maintenance (e.g., lost and missing items, items without barcodes, etc.) as well as preparing supporting documentation for program or accreditation initiatives that fall within the assigned subject areas
·         Creation/maintenance of LibGuides in liaison, multi-disciplinary and subject-specialty areas
·         Ability and willingness to represent the Library in College-wide initiatives and committees; promotion of Library collections, services and offerings to the campus community and beyond
·         Other duties as assigned


·         A Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution
·         Minimum of two years of experience managing electronic resources in an academic library, with focus on electronic serials management
·         Experience with EZproxy, open URL, and other electronic resource management software
·         Demonstrated understanding of current serials and electronic resource management models, practices, and trends within the academic library environment
·         Ability to work effectively and creatively in a rapidly changing library and college environment.
·         Strong commitment to patron service; ability to work with a diverse patron population; demonstrated expertise in providing reference services to Doctoral level patrons
·         Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, team-oriented setting; sense of humor required
·         Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with library personnel and members of the college community
·         Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
·         Strong commitment to consistently providing information, ideas and opinions in a clear and professional manner
·         Ability to actively listen to others and demonstrate understanding of other points of view
·         Ability to organize and prioritize workload and meet deadlines
·         Ability to take initiative to identify and act to resolve problems and lead by example
·         Excellent technological and PC skills


·         Prior experience with Serials Solutions 360, ProQuest Summon, EZProxy Administration and the Voyager ILS is highly desirable
·         A basic understanding of other related technical services roles, including cataloging and acquisitions
·         Prior experience with LibGuides
·         Second master’s degree



The Serials & Media Librarian works under the direct supervision of the Associate Librarian Head of Technical Services



Daily contact requiring courtesy, discretion, and sound judgment; acts in a friendly, polite and professional manner to all constituencies of the Molloy community via multiple access points, which include but are not limited to chat, instant messaging, email, in person and via telephone



Personal computer, Microsoft office; document scanners, Adobe Dreamweaver, proprietary software for CMS, numerous interfaces for database administration and management of subscription content, EzProxy and various other electronic resources (e.g., Springshare, AdobeConnect, Deep Freeze, Libraryh3lp, Canvas etc)



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands and fingers to operate, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally liftand/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


Email resume and cover letter to or mail to:
Office of Human Resources, Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11571-5002

Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.