Electronic Resources Librarian – Princeton University – Princeton, NJ

Princeton University seeks an experienced, innovative, and service-oriented professional as Electronic Resources Librarian. Provides vision & expertise in the management & organization of Princeton’s extensive ER collections and has a leadership role in their life-cycle. Assists the Assistant UL for Collection Development in negotiating licenses and working with vendors & consortia to provide the highest quality e-resources for teaching & research. Advocates for fair terms & pricing, open access, new models of shared access, and content preservation. This position chairs the Electronic Resources Operations Group (EROG), team of librarians and staff with responsibilities for ER across the Library in Collection Development, Scholarly Collections Services and Information Technology & Metadata Services (ITIMS). Maintains and communicates awareness of ER emerging issues, ongoing developments and technologies. Works with ER staff in Ivy Plus Libraries on new services & collaborative opportunities. Represents Princeton in regional, national and international professional organizations.

Responsibility for such deep collections demands expertise & collaboration across the library, through all facets and complexities of the ER life-cycle, from acquisition to access, administration, support and evaluation. Works closely with 50+ subject specialists to identify new e-resources, communicate changes in content & platforms, and evaluate & assess collections for content, discoverability and ease of access. Coordinates teams of acquisitions staff who process purchases and subscriptions, and metadata librarians & staff who provide records & indexing for discovery and register resources for EZProxy. Engages with Research Services, Web, UX, and ITIMS to emphasize & facilitate access to e-resources in the Library’s discovery systems. Works with CD and ITIMS staff to generate reports for review & assessment by selectors. Works with Library Communications Office in a strategic partnership to highlight the Library’s e-resources for Princeton users through traditional & social media.

Princeton University Library, one of the world’s leading research libraries, has a dedicated, knowledgeable staff of 300 in a large central library, 9 specialized branches & 3 storage facilities. PUL supports a diverse community of 5300 undergrads, 2900 graduates, 1200 faculty, and many visiting scholars. Holdings include more than 8 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data & images. See: http://library.princeton.edu

Required qualifications

ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library science; minimum 5 years professional experience managing e-resources in an academic research library; thorough ER life-cycle understanding & successful working experience; demonstrated success communicating a vision for ER ; ER licensing knowledge; good program coordination or supervisory experience; excellent communication & interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of colleagues & scholars; strong analytical, organizational & time management skills; exceptional problem-solving skills; emphasis on user-centered approach; ability to work effectively in a service-oriented, rapidly changing environment.

Preferred qualifications

Experience working with vendors & publishers; ERMS experience; good project management skills; data manipulation & assessment experience; ILS and PeopleSoft experience.

Apply

Apply Online: https://puwebp.princeton.edu/AcadHire/apply/application.xhtml?listingId=10341

The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate Librarian rank depending upon qualifications & experience. Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://dof.princeton.edu/academicjobs and must include a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 references with full contact information. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

About John Pell

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

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