E-Resources Specialist

Fairfax, VA
Salary commensurate with experience and education, not less than $50,000/yr
Jul 15, 2022
Oct 18, 2022
Analyst, Research
Full Time
E-Resources SpecialistThe George Mason University, Resource Acquisition Units seeks a detail-oriented person for the position of E-Resources Specialist.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Position:This position is responsible for providing acquisition management and coordination of the library's resources, especially in electronic format. Manages the entire complex order and access cycles for these materials - from the request of a new e-resource through ensuring accurate, up-to-date access for faculty and students. Maintains and updates a variety of databases, library systems, and other applications used in e-resource management. Works closely with faculty and staff in Collections Strategy, Digital Technologies and Services and the Subject Teams to ensure all e-resources are acquired and made available in a timely and accurate manner. Participates in licensing negotiations for the Libraries' electronic resources and supports management of negotiated licensing terms for content in library systems. Cultivates integral relationships with vendors and publishers, and interacts with a larger, diverse Mason community including students, faculty, other library staff, and other Mason departments. This position performs highly complex and integral duties that ensure critical continuity of access to scholarly resources and collections.Required Qualifications:Applicants should bring the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to this position:Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent library experience which has provided the candidate with a basic understanding of academic library functions (3+ years preferred);Substantial (3+ years preferred) library/technical services experience in an academic library. Demonstrated experience with electronic resources, serials, or monograph acquisitions in an academic setting;Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, but also as part of a team in a fast-paced, production- and service-oriented environment;Ability to interpret and implement library, university, and Commonwealth procurement policies, procedures, and practices;Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills;Aptitude for accurate and detail-oriented work;Advanced organizational skills, including the ability to manage competing priorities, meet deadlines, and exercise good judgment;Advanced effective interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) to provide customer services in a diverse academic environment including library staff; Mason faculty, students and staff; and many external vendors; andDemonstrated and well-developed service orientation and understanding of functional work and its impact on other library units as well as the user community.Preferred Qualifications:The following education and/or skill sets are preferred:Demonstrated knowledge of integrated library systems, discovery and access systems, bibliographic utilities, such as OCLC Connexion, and related systems and tools;Knowledge of electronic resources management issues, including e-resource licensing;Demonstrated ability in processing multi-format collections and resources; demonstrated ability to train and/or explain current slate of electronic resources; andAbility to manage and foster vendor and publisher relationships.The George Mason University library system, comprised of a large central library and three other distinctive libraries, is located on three campuses in the Northern Virginia-metropolitan Washington, D.C., region. Serving an R1 university, the Mason Libraries pursues an ambitious programmatic agenda in all areas that are key to a 21st century academic research library - innovative technologies and services, expert library faculty and skilled staff members, growing collections, digital scholarship, publishing, modern facilities, and transformational partnerships. For more information, visit us at https://library.gmu.edu.

All applications for this position MUST be submitted online at George Mason's employment page (https://jobs.gmu.edu). Applicants must submit application, cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses (including e-mail), and phone numbers of three current references.Questions should be addressed to Della Patrick (dpatrick@gmu.edu) or Diana Tippett (dtippett@gmu.edu), Office of the Dean of Libraries. Review of applications will begin August 12, 2022.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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