Under the general supervision of the Director of Collections Strategy and the Albert Alphin Library, the Electronic Resources Librarian supports the learning and teaching goals of the Berklee community through the life cycle management of electronic resources. Responsibilities include: subscription renewals and maintenance; procurement of access to e-resources, including troubleshooting; licensing support; collecting and analyzing usage statistics and assisting with report preparation; maintaining vendor relations; contributing to ongoing review and documentation of workflows for efficiency and effectiveness with collections management team; staying current with emerging trends and best practices related to e-resources.
Essential Duties And Responsibilities:
Establish and manage excellent publisher/vendor relationships
Ensure consistent access to the library's electronic resources by overseeing the library's electronic resource management systems and associated metadata.
Coordinate acquisition and renewal activities with publishers/vendors and staff
Initiate trials of new products
Manage print and electronic serials subscriptions
Establish and maintain effective workflows with acquisitions, library support systems, and cataloging staff for all electronic resources
Work closely with the instruction staff to understand curriculum needs
Create and maintain electronic resource usage guides
Participate in the ongoing assessment and enhancement of the library's online resources
Collect and analyze usage data from local and vendor/publisher sources and create reports to support purchase and renewal decisionsCollaborate with Associate Director of Library Systems and Web Development staff in providing technical assistance for ensuring proper functioning of resources
Maintain the applicable electronic resource focused knowledge base systems and keep data current
Assist in ongoing testing of electronic resources
Participate in consortial workshops and organizational meetings
Contribute to the shared oversight of circulation desk activities at the Alphin Library on an as needed basis
Strong organizational skills & attention to detail
Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, manage, and complete complex projects
Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills
Willingness to take risks and adopt successful experimental approaches
A commitment to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion with respect for people of diverse cultures and backgrounds
Flexibility and a high comfort level with change is a requirement for thriving in Berklee's agile, highly entrepreneurial culture
Masters degree in Library Information Science from an ALA accredited graduate program and/or an equivalent strong professional experience in related area
Two or more years of experience working in an academic or music library
Experience supporting the management and/or acquisition of electronic resources in an academic or research library
Strong understanding of information technology and/or library systems
Proficiency with technologies and standards used in acquisitions, assessment and e-resource management
Familiarity with supporting off campus-access to licensed resources and the role of access and identity management technologies such as proxy servers and LDAP.
Demonstrated ability to analyze, implement and adapt to evolving technologies.
Demonstrated ability to anticipate user needs and seek ways of providing satisfactory solutions
Broad understanding of technical services operations in an academic library
Familiarity with and working experience with reporting languages, such as SQL
Experience working in a consortial environment
Active commitment to and engagement with creative practice and the performing arts. Background in music a strong plus.
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: * Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences. * A resume or CV.
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Employee Type: Staff
Internal Number: R0001654
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.