Acquisitions Coordinator of E-Resources and Serials, NYPL, New York, NY

The New York Public Library is searching for an Acquisitions Coordinator of E-Resources and Serials to manage the balance between print-to-electronic resources/ materials. E-resource management is becoming increasingly complex, especially as print serials migrate to online versions. Managing the Electronic Resources Module, tracking and interpreting usage data, maintaining link resolving processes, and ensuring records are appropriately cataloged and discoverable are requiring much more time and coordination than in the past. The Acquisitions Coordinator will oversee the Acquisitions teams for Serials and E-Resources, manage projects related to serials and electronic resources, including coordinating vendor and staff activities, formulating and documenting procedures, and staff training. They will manage print serials and electronic resource records, including but not limited to: subscriptions, access set-up and maintenance, and licenses. Th ey will also oversees analysis and statistical reporting of e-resources and serials to help evaluate current and future Electronic Resources purchases.

The successful candidate must have:
-ALA Accredited MLIS
-2-4 years of progressively responsible serials and/or electronic resources experience
-Experience creating, evaluating, revising and maintaining workflows in Serials and Electronic Resources
-Experience supervising, training and motivating staff at varying levels
-Data analysis experience generated by and related to electronic resources
-Knowledge of national standards and emerging trends in serials and/ -electronic resources cataloging and classification policy

Key Technologies:
-Demonstrated experience managing an Electronic Resources and Serials Module required; experience with a Millennium Integrated Library System preferred
-Thorough knowledge of Electronic Resources acquisitions, particularly managing electronic resources, integrated library system (ILS) acquisition module functions, split funds and other accounting situations particular to acquisition of journal packages
-Thorough knowledge of ER licensing
-Experience with bibliographic utilities, metadata standards, and cooperative programs such as CONSER. Familiarity with electronic and serials cataloging principles; awareness of emerging best practices related to RDA/FRBR
-Conceptual and practical knowledge of software such as: Link resolver software, Metasearch software, Data collection software, Discovery services, Serials Management and Electronic Resources Management systems

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About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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