Electronic Resources Librarian

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Posted on Tuesday, May 16, 2023

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Posting Details

Position Information
Position Title Electronic Resources Librarian
Position Type Admin/Professional
Full or Part Time Full Time
Position Summary Information
Determines collection strategy, coordinates the library’s collection development process and supports budgetary resources or decisions. Maintains and ensures access to print and electronic resources for faculty, students and staff of NEOMED and the NEOMED Affiliated Hospital Libraries through the online public access catalog (OPAC), discovery service, Integrated Library System (ILS)/Library Services Platform (LSP), Sierra, and other access points. Collaboratively maintains the library system management and ensures that the collection meets the current and future needs of the University.

Northeast Ohio Medical University is an AA/EEO Employer. The university has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free from all forms of discrimination. Women, individuals with disabilities, veterans and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Pay Grade: 8
Starting Salary Range: $52,087 – $57,958
Location: Rootstown, OH

Benefits Offerings Include:
- Hybrid Workplace
- Competitive Health, Vision, Dental
- Flexible Spending Account
- State Retirement with 14% matching
- Excellent Vacation and Sick Time
- 11 Paid Holiday Days
- Wellness Offerings
- Short and Long Term Disability Coverage
- Life Insurance
For additional details visit: https://www.neomed.edu/hr/benefits/
Principal Functional Responsibilities
Collection Development – Monitors and records the use and performance of resources through data collection and analysis to inform collection development strategies, considering OhioLINK resources as a major component of the collection. Prepares library, state, and national reports on the library’s content & usage data. Oversees acquisition of library materials, coordinating with multiple internal stakeholders. Maintains and accurate physical collection inventory and applies deselection policies as needed. Manages vendor relations, contracts, licensing, and price negotiations.

Access & Discovery – Responsible for providing and overseeing integrated access to resources, both electronic and print. Coordinates database maintenance activities, knowledgebases (EBSCO admin), and discovery layers (Full-Text Finder). Provides instruction to library users on library resources (Databases, EDS, OPAC, ILLiad). Troubleshoots e-access problems, working with appropriate IT staff, consortia staff, content vendors and aggregators. Liaison to Hospital Library Affiliates concerning collections, licensing, and content access. Participates in website maintenance and development, spearheading social media engagement.

Finance – Participate in Budget management for current fiscal year expenditures, provide evidence-based estimates for fiscal planning. Guide eResources through vendor payment processes (RFP, Requisition, Purchase Orders, payment). Monitors physical facility and overall library use. Initiate calls for maintenance as needed, gather statistics on library usage. Participate in library space and technology improvement planning and implementation.

IT Help Desk Customer Service – Provide exceptional customer experiences during first-tier technical support for account information (passwords) & security, supported desktop applications (Microsoft 365 suite, Adobe Pro, VPN), computer navigation (Email, calendars, web pages, shared folders), utilizing computer accessories (printing, label makers, keyboard/mouse etc.) and basic hardware issues. Includes thoroughly documenting ticket information and gathering statistical data. Escalate the ticket as needed for higher-level assistance.

Library Circulation & Customer Service – Communicates and enforces library policies while creating a welcoming experience for all library users, connecting them with needed resources, information, and people. Perform the essential circulation work to find items in the collection, check materials out for customer use, and check materials in to complete the transaction. Works with customers to resolve lost, damaged, or fined materials issues. Participates in Interlibrary Lending processes.

Management – Supervises 2 professional staff; 3-6 student assistants, and volunteers, including recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, evaluation, and guiding staff development.

Professional Development – Serves on OhioLINK committees, participates on listservs, and assists in making recommendations to OhioLINK concerning new acquisitions, renewals and policies. Participates in additional professional development to maintain awareness of academic library trends.

Perform other duties as assigned
Education/Degrees: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited institution
Key Skills, Personal Characteristics, and Key Competencies
Key Skills:
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Accuracy in detailed work
  • Able to work independently and as a team member.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Flexible
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Core Competencies
  • Leadership: NEOMED creates positive change by educating and training Ohio’s next generation of health professionals, educators and researchers through experiential learning, high-impact research, strategic partnerships and innovation. By designing an environment where ideas and connections can flourish, NEOMED is transforming health care.
  • Exceptional Experience: By creating a welcoming, supportive and well-resourced environment, NEOMED sets the stage for meaningful interactions among its students, faculty, staff, alumni, partners and community members. The University empowers every individual to participate fully in the campus experience and the community that NEOMED serves.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: NEOMED recognizes, appreciates and celebrates all of the ways-from backgrounds to viewpoints-that people are different. The University’s culture is grounded in respect and thrives on the uniqueness of each individual. NEOMED encourages everyone’s participation by fostering policies and practices that ensure fair and just access, treatment and opportunities for all.
  • People: Talent is NEOMED’s most valuable asset. The University invests in developing its faculty and staff to realize their fullest potential. As it works to attract and retain a diverse workforce and student body, NEOMED embraces opportunity and growth across all levels of the institution.
Preferred Qualifications
Medical Library Association certification. Health science library experience.
Experience or knowledge of scholarly communication. Familiarity with National Library of Medicine (NLM) classification and Medical Subject Headings (MeSH

2 + years of professional library experience including experience in library technical services, collection development, serials, and/or cataloging and online library systems.
Physical Requirements
Must be able to utilize applicable equipment necessary for the job, as well as basic office equipment. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, reach, stoop, kneel, sit; talk; and hear. Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Posting Detail Information
NEOMED EEO Statement
NEOMED is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, status as a parent during pregnancy and immediately after the birth of a child, status as a parent of a young child, status as a foster parent, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable state or federal law. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, NEOMED also affirms its commitment to nondiscrimination in its employment policies and practices. In compliance with Title IX (20 U.S.C Sec. 1681 et seq.), NEOMED prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment.

For concerns regarding discrimination, please contact:
Molly O’Malley
Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion & Title IX Coordinator
Northeast Ohio Medical University, G-212B
4209 St. Rt. 44, PO Box 95, Rootstown, OH 44272
Email: momalley@neomed.edu

NEOMED requests that you provide the voluntary information requested below. It will be kept separate from your application, in a confidential and limited access file, to be used for statistical compilation and analysis for Human Resources record keeping and reporting purposes. Your response will not be used in any way to determine your eligibility for employment. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
Notification of Annual Security Report.
The Northeast Ohio Medical University is committed to assisting all members of the NEOMED community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security report is available on the NEOMED website at https://www.neomed.edu/police/clery-act/annual-report/.
The annual security report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, authority of university police and security officers, crime reporting policies, and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus.

Additionally, the report contains information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by NEOMED; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

If you would like a paper copy of this report, please email police@neomed.edu or call the Department of Public Safety at 330.325.5911 to request a copy.

This information is required by law and is provided by the Northeast Ohio Medical University Department of Public Safety.
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