E-Resources Specialist

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jun 10, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
Analyst, Research
Full Time
E-Resources Specialist

The George Mason University, Resource Acquisition Unit is looking for an enthusiastic and 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.

Responsibilities: * Provides 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, MARC record sets, and other applications used in e-resource management; * Works closely with faculty and staff in Collection Strategy, Digital Technologies and Services, and the Subject Teams to ensure that all e-resources are acquired and made available in a timely and accurate manner.

Required Qualifications: * 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; * Strong 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; * Strong 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: * 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; * Demonstrated ability in processing multi-format collections and resources; * Demonstrated ability to train and/or explain current slate of electronic resources.

"For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information."

"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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