Librarian III - Discovery and Electronic Resources Librarian

Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
May 26, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

General summary/purpose:

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine is a world leader in advancing biomedical research, specifically in translational and data sciences, and precision medicine initiatives. With its top-ranked health sciences schools, affiliated hospitals, and health system, Hopkins is committed to setting the standard for excellence in education, clinical care, and global engagement to improve human health. The Welch Medical Library seeks a flexible and innovative librarian to join the Content & Discovery unit. The Discovery and Electronic Resources Librarian to oversees online discovery and access, electronic resources acquisitions, and collection development activities. This position has a deep understanding of the best practices and maintains knowledge of emerging trends in the entire life cycle of e-resources. The position successfully collaborates with library Informationists, Finance teams, the Office of Procurement, and Legal Counsel to acquire and license materials to support all Hopkins affiliated academic health center entities including the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing as well as the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, Suburban Hospital, Sibley Hospital, Kennedy-Krieger Institute, and All Children’s Hospital. The position reports to the Associate Director, Content & Discovery.

Specific duties & responsibilities:

  • Leads the development of acquisition policies, procedures, and workflows
  • Manages discovery and access to collection resources to ensure continuity, viability, and sustainable access, including batch upload/delete MARC record updates and update resource information for proxy server.
  • Managescollection development activities in conjunction with the Associate Director
  • Stewards an annual collections budget for the Welch Library of $4.4 million
  • Manages the acquisition and licensing of electronic resources including renewal of serials and databases, payment and tracking invoices, maintaining of acquisitions data and records, and harvesting and analyzing electronic resource usage
  • Establishes effective business relationships with current and prospective publishers, subscription agents, electronic resources vendors, and consortia
  • Collaborates with other institutional libraries, financial teams, procurement offices, and legal counsel to effectively and efficiently acquire resources
  • Functions as Team Lead for troubleshooting and coordinating access resolution for students, faculty, staff and other users of the library
  • Trains and mentors staff to ensure effective operations and build understanding of evolving practices, trends, and standards
  • Chairs the Electronic Collection Development committee, and interacts regularly with Informationists to assess collections adjustments, cancellations, or additions
  • Functions as primary contact in working with the library’s IT group in support of online access for both on-campus and remote access
  • Enhances expertise in all aspects of e-resource management through participation in workshops, webinars, professional associations / networks and continued awareness of the scholarly research process
  • Collaborates with the Scholarly Communication Informationist to advance scholarly communications reform in ways that promote open, equitable, and sustainable publishing and access models.
  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution. 3 years professional library experience.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience in an academic health environment or medical library as a team lead. Experience with multi-consortia purchasing, negotiating contracts, and license agreements.
  • Understanding of link resolver software, metasearch software, data collection software, and administrative functions of proprietary databases.
  • Experience managing electronic resource cataloguing.
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communications skills as well as strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, flexible, innovative, and solution oriented.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding service.
  • Experience in an academic research or medical library.
  • Experience working successfully in a multi-library organizational structure.
  • Understanding of standards and protocols such as open URL, central authentication services, and electronic data interchange.
  • Library technical services experience with cataloging, serials, or acquisitions.

Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Understanding of link resolvers and COUNTER usage statistics, and administrative functions of proprietary databases. Knowledge of copyright and intellectual property protocols

Remote work will be considered, but preference will be given to candidates who can work onsite.

Please include cover letter and resume with application.

Classified Title:Librarian III
Working Title: Librarian III - Discovery and Electronic Resources Librarian
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD
Starting Salary Range:$59,280 - $81,435
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: 02-MD:Mount Washington Campus
Department name: 10002623-SOM Admin Welch User Svcs and Collects
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office atjhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Important legal information
http://hrnt.jhu.edu/legal.cfm

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