Assistant/Associate Librarian – Electronic Resources Librarian – Kimbel Library – Coastal Carolina University

Assistant/Associate Librarian – Electronic Resources Librarian

Kimbel Library at Coastal Carolina University seeks a creative, innovative, service-oriented librarian to manage the library’s electronic resources and related products that are used to manage electronic resources throughout their life cycle including evaluation, setup, implementation, and troubleshooting. Reporting to the Head of Library Technology and Systems, this twelve month, tenure-track position at either the assistant or associate level will coordinate the acquisition, evaluation, and maintenance of electronic resources, assess the effectiveness of electronic resources and identify ways to make access more effective and efficient.

The Electronic Resources Librarian serves as the primary liaison to vendors regarding electronic resource trials, acquisitions and licensing, pricing, and technical issues. This position works with database providers, vendors, publishers, consortium partners, and other personnel to resolve problems with accessing electronic resources, proactively manage technical changes to preempt resource access problems, and responds to end-users’ issues with electronic resources in a timely manner. This position is also responsible for maintaining very accurate usage data in a variety of systems such as our link resolver, usage consolidation tool, and discovery platform knowledge base (EBSCO’s EDS). Must be intellectually curious with the aptitude to identify and track changes and trends in technology, business models, organization structures and user culture that may impact the management of electronic resources at Kimbel Library. This position will be a bibliographer for electronic resources, keeping abreast of new resources and recommending these resources for the curriculum, and will ultimately become responsible for the entirety of collection management responsibilities as they relate to electronic resources.

Required: MLS degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution; Demonstrated professional experience working with electronic resources; Evidence of flexibility, innovative thinking, and demonstrated excellence in organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; Knowledge of the electronic product market, publishing issues, pricing models, and serials issues; Experience with an integrated library system, preferably Innovative Interfaces, Inc.; Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external parties and diverse constituencies, including faculty and staff, cross-department committees and teams, and patrons; Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office, including Outlook and Excel; Ability and interest in fulfilling tenure and promotion requirements for job performance, scholarship, professional development, and service.

Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application, a current CV, copies of transcripts, and names, phone numbers, and addresses (postal and email) of three current references to: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior to any offer of employment.

Coastal Carolina University is building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. CCU is an EO/AA employer.

Barbara Burd, PhD

Dean of Library Services

Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons Coastal Carolina University Conway, SC 29528