**This position has been filled. Thank you for your interest in Rivier University!**
ELECTRONIC INFORMATION LIBRARIAN
(35 hours, 52 weeks)
Manage and coordinate the Library’s
electronic information resources and systems, act as vendor liaison for all
manner of electronic resources and services, monitor contracts and licenses,
manage the users’ interactions with library resources including authentication
and seamless access to full text content. Perform all systems administration
functions for the library’s integrated library system (ILS), and manage other
library specific software. Assist library staff with computer issues, and communicate
with the campus Information Technology (IT) Department staff to resolve problems
and to plan and coordinate all manner of electronic information related issues.
Manage the library’s print and electronic serials collections, keep abreast of
new and evolving technologies and make recommendations to library management,
and act as point for special automation projects as required. Participate in
collection development as a library liaison and provide reference services as
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
coordinate, administer, monitor, and evaluate the library’s electronic
information resources and systems: act as vendor liaison for electronic
information; investigate, negotiate, and manage contracts and licenses with
multiple vendors; manage access to data on multiple platforms; manage user
authentication and access to the data; manage the linking of data at the item
level across platforms; and plan for, implement, and maintain state-of-the-art
search tools and interfaces. Bargain for
and implement license terms and fees that are fair and in keeping with industry,
national and professional standards.
- Serve as library systems
administrator: perform regular systems
maintenance functions; perform system and software upgrades; troubleshoot
operating problems; serve as principle liaison with systems vendors, provide
technical assistance to staff in systems use; provide training for library
staff in the use of automated systems; develop and update procedures and
manuals and related system documentation.
- Manage library specific software and
tools in use for reference services, cataloging, and interlibrary loan; assist
library staff with all manner of computer related issues; and communicate with
the campus IT staff to resolve problems.
regularly with the Assistant Director for Technical Services, other Library
staff, and College Information Technology staff to seamlessly integrate
electronic information within the IT environment of the College; troubleshoot
problems; perform various quality control functions to ensure the integrity of
the library’s resources.
professional serials functions: manage and evaluate the library’s print and
electronic serials collections; make recommendations on the content and mix of
print and electronic resources; provide serials records management; ensure
adherence to established professional serials standards; claim issues from the
serials agent as necessary; coordinate check-in and stacks maintenance
performed by support staff; resolve problems; process automated invoices; and
act as liaison with the serial agent.
as subject specialist collection development library liaison for one or more
content areas; confer with faculty to assess needs; make selections in
appropriate formats; and make de-selection decisions as appropriate.
out the collecting and compiling of library statistics pertaining to assigned
functions. Prepare related
some reference desk coverage.
in a limited role in the library instruction program for patrons.
- Assist with special library projects such
as shelf reading, inventories, faculty scholarship events and library
- Participate with other staff on the
library’s presence on social media sites.
- Work with other library staff to update and
edit the library web pages.
and coordinate research & development and special automation projects in
accordance with the needs articulated by Library management: analyze needs and challenges; investigate
options; recommend new automated products & services, coordinate overall
strategy and timetables, plan workflow and operating procedures, and the like.
- Confer with immediate supervisor, other
library staff and various University faculty, staff, and students to plan,
coordinate and evaluate services/projects/systems, exchange information,
resolve problems, and the like. Serve on
University committees as assigned.
- Keep abreast of current developments
and trends in the field. Attend various
professional meetings, webinars, trainings, and conferences
- Participate in other tasks within the Technical
Services Department as necessary.
- An MLS from an ALA
accredited program, a minimum of one to two years of relevant experience, or a
combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and
skills are acquired.
with library systems and/or electronic information management is strongly
preferred. Experience with web 2.0 applications, web editing, web analytics and
computer/IT proficiency or education preferred. Must be self-directed,
well-organized, able to meet deadlines and multiple demands, and have a high
level of commitment to customer service.
- The ability and willingness to support the mission of the
University, in all daily activities.
Review of applications will begin immediately and
continue until the position is filled. Submit a cover letter stating salary
expectations, resume, and the names and numbers of 3 professional references
to: Human Resources, RIVIER UNIVERSITY, 420 South Main Street, Nashua, NH
03060, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No
agencies please. EOE