The Kresge Law Library of the Notre Dame Law School is seeking a Digital Resources Librarian with up-to-date skills in library information technologies to assist in the planning and delivery of library services to Notre Dame Law school students, faculty, and staff. The person in this position will oversee the ERM lifecycle and assist with resolving issues related to electronic resources acquisitions and licensing; electronic access issues; and the implementation, data migration, and ongoing management of electronic resources systems in our ILS. The Electronic Resources Librarian will play a critical role in the development, implementation, and evolution of strategies and workflows relating to the acquisitions and management of electronic resources. For additional information about the Kresge Library, see http://law.nd.edu/library/.
Duties and responsibilities:
Works with the University Library to ensure optimal operation of the shared integrated library system and open source initiatives; supervises, trains and evaluates one support staff member responsible for systems-related work.
Serves as liaison to library staff, patrons, and the ILS vendor regarding system issues.
Provides technical expertise and support to colleagues and serves as liaison between the Public and Technical Services Departments.
Ensures the accurate recording and maintenance of all administrative data for the Library’s electronic resource subscriptions.
Actively collaborates with the Head of TS on current and future electronic resources collection strategies. Providing usage statistics to assist with collection development decision making.
Actively involved in improving the user experience of electronic resources with Hesburgh Librarians and Law Library Research Librarians.
Investigates emerging technologies to improve access and delivery of digital resources and services.
Coordinates and performs access-related problem resolution, responding to user and staff reports, and working with library and vendor staff to resolve the issues identified.
Works closely with the Director and the Head of TS to provide input on budget, fund management, and expenditure projections.
Serves as the Law Library Government Documents Depository Coordinator, developing and managing the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) collection and selection profile.
Other duties as assigned.
The salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a generous benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance; 20 vacation days, and approximately 14 paid holidays; retirement options; tuition benefits for dependents; and access to University events. The Law Library underwrites individual membership in the American Association of Law Libraries and provides liberal support for appropriate conferences and workshops. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to analyze, implement and adapt to evolving technologies.
Demonstrated ability to anticipate user needs and seek ways of providing satisfactory solutions.
Ability to read and synthesize technical documentation and explore solutions independently.
Knowledge of current issues, standards, and technologies related to acquiring, licensing and managing scholarly electronic resources.
Knowledge of infrastructure and data management functions of integrated library systems as they relate to an electronic resources management system.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, and experience and comfort with professional presentations.
Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with colleagues, as well as with vendors and publishers.
Excellent analytical, time management, organizational, and creative problem-solving skills.
Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or other relevant advanced degree.
3 or more years of experience in an academic library, preferably in a law library.
Demonstrated experience supporting the management and/or acquisition of electronic resources in an academic or research library.
Demonstrated experience managing and troubleshooting problems with electronic resource access.
Experience implementing and using an Electronic Resource Management System.
Knowledge of trends and issues with e-resources and a commitment to keeping current with changes, including awareness of issues of vendors, packages, aggregators, platforms, licensing, pricing models, and financial and statistical management needs.
Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and collaboratively.
Ability to use technology in creative ways to address challenges.
Strong project management skills; strong interest in emerging technologies and general trends in librarianship and higher education.
To apply, upload your cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references.
This appointment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Applicants will be asked to identify all felony convictions and/or pending felony charges. Felony convictions do not automatically bar an individual from employment. Each case will be examined separately to determine the appropriateness of employment in the particular position. Failure to be forthcoming or dishonesty with respect to felony disclosures can result in the disqualification of a candidate. The full procedure can be viewed at http://facultyhandbook.nd.edu/university-policies/background-check-procedure-for-prospective-faculty/.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT STATEMENT
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
Internal Number: 49182
About Notre Dame Law School Library
The Kresge Law Library at Notre Dame Law School has a talented staff, quality collection, and splendid physical facility which combine to make the law library one of the law school’s finest assets. The beautiful reading room with its Gothic-themed architecture is filled with natural light and features attractive study spaces. Located on four floors in the superbly-renovated Biolchini Hall of Law, the law library includes seating for 550 – with 150 individual study carrels. There are 26 study rooms for collaborative study. We hope that seated in these comfortable surroundings, assisted by knowledgeable staff, students will be inspired to do their best while preparing for class or conducting extensive research.