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East Stroudsburg University is hiring an Electronic Resources Librarian! Located in the beautiful Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, ESU’s proximity to New York City and Philadelphia provides convenient access to internships, careers and social activities. Just minutes from campus are the country’s largest water parks, scenic Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area, Appalachian Trail, and other opportunities for recreational fun. 

As the Electronic Resources Librarian, you will need to think creatively and be comfortable overseeing all digital periodicals, eBooks, and additional electronic resources. You will be an active member of the Kemp Library team and will work closely with the Director to collaborate with vendors, the campus community, library faculty colleagues and staff to ensure uninterrupted access to the Kemp Library’s various electronic resources. You will thrive in this role if you like combining your library science background and extensive material management experience all while troubleshooting or investigating library resources to deliver excellent service to customers. To be successful in this role the applicant must possess outstanding communication skills, a strong working knowledge of integrated library systems, and have an exceptional attention to detail. 

Your normal hours will be Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, but you may have to flex your schedule from time to time based on the needs of the business to be a true Electronic Resources Librarian. There will be 5% travel required for the role. When our team shows up for work, they are energized and motivated to succeed all while being the most crucial piece to keeping the ESU operations humming. 

What Will I Do At ESU? (AKA Essential Duties)

  • Performs all management, coordination, collection development, and troubleshooting for the library’s electronic resources, including but not limited to databases, journals, and eBooks.
  • Working from East Stroudsburg University’s campus, the Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for maintaining the integrated library system (Alma), the discovery layer (Primo), and other electronic subscriptions.
  • Implement, troubleshoot, and maintain consistent and reliable operation, delivery, and access to the library's ILS system, discovery layer, databases, and aggregate electronic resources.
  • Develop and maintain policies, procedures, and other types of documentation on library systems and electronic resources.
  • Build and maintain strong professional relationships with vendors, publishers, and consortia to obtain product information, including preliminary pricing and license terms.
  • Review and negotiate contracts and licenses for electronic resources to get favorable pricing, terms, and conditions.
  • Create and maintain detailed, accurate, and relevant documentation and records (e.g. usage statistics) for electronic resource evaluations and acquisitions.
  • Maintain, update, and assess workflows for electronic resources related tasks.
  • Participate in budgetary oversight by advising on fund allocation.
  • Work in collaboration with library staff, faculty, and students to develop, implement and assess policies, practices, and technologies designed to enhance library resources and services for discovery and sharing.
  • Provide reference and instruction services as needed.
  • Collaborate with librarians and colleagues across the campus on committees and projects to support library services.
  • Performs related work as required.

What We're Looking For (AKA Qualifications)

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited program.
  • At least 2 years of experience configuring, troubleshooting, and managing back-end functionality in an integrated library system, discovery layer, link resolvers, and proxy servers.
  • At least 2 years of experience managing electronic resources lifecycle activities. (quotes, licensing, access, usage tracking, etc.)
  • Experience with MS Office Suite, specifically Word and Excel. LibApps experience is helpful.
  • Strong attention to detail; Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Effective time and project management skills with the ability to work independently and as a member of a collaborative team.
  • Able to think critically and apply critical thinking skills to solve problems independently; make independent decisions that support the needs of the University and its students.
  • Possess the capacity to quickly pivot between work tasks when unplanned events occur that need immediate attention.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and adapt to change.
  • Able to read, write, and comprehend English; able to follow verbal instructions.
  • Experience with Word, Excel, Teams required.

What We Offer

  • Outstanding benefits package including benefits such as medical from date of hire, retirement contributions, employee wellness program, and paid leave
  • Salary: $63,024.22 annually
  • Living by the Warrior Code:
    • Accountable for One's Actions
    • Committed to Self-Growth
    • Willing to Sacrifice for the Greater Good
    • Positive, Honest, and Loyal
    • Respectful of the Environment and Community
    • Dedicated to Empowering Others

Special Instructions to Applicant: 

Applicants are to apply through https://esu.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=1&c=esu and are required to attach a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (official transcripts required before appointment), and contact information including e-mail addresses for three professional references. Final selection will be based on excellence in scholastic achievement, professional activity, a review of the candidate’s vita and a successful interview. A teaching demonstration and portfolio review might be requested. For confidential reference letters submissions and transcripts through an agency, institution and/or an individual please mail directly to askhr@esu.edu or to the HR office at 200 Prospect Street, East Stroudsburg, PA 18301. All candidates must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States and official transcripts at the time of employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

We believe diversity, inclusion and belonging is key for our teams. 
Much like our academic programs, we are proud to foster a workplace that is unique to higher education. As an organization focused on diversity, inclusion and belonging, we are committed to ensuring our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work every day. A unique perspective is critical to solving complex problems and inspiring others.

And yes, legal made us spell this out…
Must be at least 18 years old and be able to read and write English. Employment with ESU is contingent on the selected candidate passing a thorough background check that includes: FBI fingerprinting, PA Child Abuse, and employment. We are proud ESU is an equal opportunity employer. For more information on President Long's 10-point plan, click here: https://www.esu.edu/president/10-action-plan.cfm

The University encourages applications from members of historically under-represented groups, including women, veterans, and persons with disabilities, and is an AA/EEO employer. East Stroudsburg University is interested in hiring employees who have extensive experience with diverse populations. To learn more about diversity at ESU and in our community, visit our website at www.esu.edu/about/offices/diversity_equal_opportunity/index.cfm.

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