E-resources Librarian

Williams College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 7, 2022

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Williams Libraries seeks an innovative and collaborative e-resources librarian to manage a seamless user experience of our electronic resources, effective collection development, and promote the mission of the College through continued access to the Libraries’ extensive e-resource collections. We seek candidates who are excited to work in a college library that supports students who are broadly diverse with regard to gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, and religion.

Williams, a liberal arts college located in western Massachusetts, has built its reputation on outstanding teaching, scholarship, and academic excellence. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community to support our approximately 2,000 students, and to build an environment where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. The college is deeply committed to its employees. Salaries are competitive; benefits are excellent.

This is a full-time, continuing, appointment reporting to the Head of Collections & Systems.

  • Create and manage descriptive and holdings metadata for e-resources in the library system (currently Ex Libris’ Alma)
  • In consultation with the Systems Librarian and the User Experience Librarian, ensure the discoverability of e-resources in the Libraries’ discovery service
  • Provide leadership and expertise in the acquisition, organization, and lifecycle management of e-resources, including online journals, e-books, databases, and streaming media
  • Analyze data to facilitate effective collection development

  • ALA-accredited MLIS degree, or equivalent advanced degree. We may consider candidates with a relevant degree near completion.
  • 2+ years of experience in a relevant field
  • Knowledge of the organization of library collections and serials publication
  • Commitment to diverse, equitable, and inclusive library collections
  • Ability to prioritize and organize complex workflows
  • Aptitude for critical thinking and problem solving
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented organization
  • Experience with the acquisition, organization, and lifecycle management of e-resources, including online journals, e-books, databases, and streaming media
  • Experience in the Ex Libris Alma system
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends and technologies related to electronic resources and library services
  • Ability to produce reports and presentations
  • Participation with professional associations and conference presentations preferred
This position is eligible for hybrid alternative work arrangements, within the College’s Remote Work Policy and the Libraries framework.

For optimal consideration please submit resume materials before November 29, 2022. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Pay range is from $60,000 to $68,000, commensurate with experience. Job band 2-E. Please visit https://staff-careers.williams.edu/ to apply - all applications will be reviewed by the search committee.

Conditions of Employment

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable. COVID-19 vaccination with booster or approved exemption and compliance with COVID-19 related policies are required as a condition of employment at Williams.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at hr@williams.edu.

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