Electronic Resources Librarian (E-Books)
Working independently and exercising good judgment and discretion, the Electronic Resources Librarian (E-Book) shares leadership in the management of the lifecycle of electronic resources (acquisition, access, administration, support, and evaluation) with a specialization in electronic books. This position reports to the Head of Collection Management.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
- Collaborates with academic units and individual customers to promote and collect feedback concerning the library’s electronic collections.
- Collaborates with vendors in the licensing and trialing of resources, ensuring compliance with University policies and advocating for library interests.
- Interacts with Acquisitions Department regarding expenditures for resources.
- Works with other library departments to ensure discoverability of and access to resources, including proxy access and website visibility.
- Evaluates and interprets statistical information related to cost and use of resources.
- Maintains awareness of issues and trends in electronic books and advises library administration accordingly.
- Takes shifts at Library Customer Service Center and participates in the library’s liaison programs as assigned.
- Participates in regularly scheduled departmental, library, and university meetings.
- Demonstrates the ability to work in and with diverse populations, supporting an equitable and inclusive environment.
- Remains abreast of existing and emerging technologies, processes, products, services, and leading industry performance benchmarks.
- Works effectively as a team member, embracing and fostering LU’s mission.
- MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent
- Commitment to Christian higher education and endorsement of Liberty University’s doctrinal statement
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Experience with integrated library systems
- Ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Office software
- Ability to effectively interpret and use the results of collection analysis tools
- Ability to efficiently set and prioritize goals and tasks
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Commitment to professional development
- Second master’s degree
- Previous academic library experience in acquisitions, collection management, or electronic resources management
Apply at https://jobs.liberty.edu/postings/37991.
About Liberty University and Jerry Falwell Library
Join our team of professional librarians at Liberty University’s Jerry Falwell Library! We have a full-time, faculty Electronic Resources Librarian (E-Books) position available. New graduates are welcome to apply for this position as well as our open staff positions.
Our beautiful campus sprawls over 7,000 acres in Lynchburg, Virginia, near the famous Blue Ridge Mountains and James River, which offer miles of scenic trails and beautiful parks for outdoor enthusiasts. In downtown Lynchburg, walking tours highlight iconic landmarks and monuments that reveal Central Virginia’s rich history. A vibrant arts community and a diverse collection of restaurants and markets complement the culture of the historic city.
The 170,000-square-foot library opened in 2014 with the latest technological advances, including a two-story robotic book retrieval system and a fully equipped technology commons. Featuring Jeffersonian-style architecture, the building was recognized with Library Journal’s Landmark Libraries 2016 Honorable Mention Award for innovative design and spaces. It offers views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a small lake, and the academic lawn. A main focal point in the Esbenshade Atrium is a media wall that is 22 feet wide by 12.5 feet high. It features news and weather as well as university social media and events. Casual seating areas, reading rooms, a spacious café, multiple balconies, and three levels of quiet add to the relaxed, scholarly atmosphere. Our popular group study rooms with writable walls provide opportunities for students to collaborate, while the Active Learning Classroom and telepresence technologies support interactive and virtual learning.
The library supports over 15,000 residential students, more than 2,700 faculty, and a thriving online learning community. Liberty was founded in 1971 by Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr. with a vision of training Champions for Christ. As an R3 doctoral university with over 700 unique programs of study on the undergraduate, master's, and doctoral levels, you have an exciting opportunity to join us in creating a culture of student research and success by helping to ensure ease of discovery and access of our more than 1.6 million electronic and physical resources. In this position, you must be able to work with and provide customer service to diverse populations in compliance with our Non-discrimination Statement (http://www.liberty.edu/financeadmin/financialaid/index.cfm?PID=30442). You must also embrace the library’s core values of faith, service, wisdom, integrity, and community.