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Electronic Resources Librarian (E-Books) - Liberty University - Lynchburg, VA

JOB SUMMARY

The Jerry Falwell 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, masters, 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.

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.
 
JOB 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.

EDUCATIONAL/EXPERIENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

  • 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

JOB APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS 

Use the Liberty University HR Portal to apply: https://jobs.liberty.edu/postings/37991