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Purdue University Calumet,
Hammond, Indiana

Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 07/17/14
Deadline: 07/31/14

Electronic Resources Librarian

Responsible for taking the leadership role in the negotiation, procurement, licensing, renewal and management of electronic information resources purchased by Purdue Calumet as well as consortia resources. Collaborates with the other librarians in developing licensing policies and workflows.  Serves as a liaison to vendors regarding electronic resource trials, acquisitions, licensing issues; provide feedback about electronic resource infrastructure compatibility; respond to users’ issues with electronic resources in a timely manner; recommend and facilitate improvements to existing tools and workflows. Collect and analyze usage statistics for electronic resources; manage the display and promotion of resources in various library systems and website; participate in assessment of electronic resources.  Responsible for maintaining the knowledgebase and maintaining current awareness of emerging trends and best practices in resource access and discoverability; and serve on the library-wide collection development team.  Creates original and complex derivative (copy) cataloging MARC catalog records for all Purdue Calumet Library’s materials in all formats (monographs, continuing and integrated resources, microforms, non-book, electronic, etc.) into the OCLC WorldCat database and Purdue Calumet’s integrated library system (Alma).  Maintain an effective flow of materials in and out of the unit according to local standards and expectations.  Maintain knowledge base for electronic collections. Provide reference service at help desk (weekend rotation) and also conduct Information Literacy sessions.  Serve as liaison to academic departments for collection development.   Maintain established local standards for quality of work and productivity. Oversee the daily operation of Acquisitions Unit, including supervising 1.0 FTE clerical staff.


  • Master's degree in library science with a specialization in electronic resources from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Two years of experience as an electronic resource manager of linking technology (Open URL resolver) and discovery tools in an academic library
  • Must be available to work night/weekend rotation at reference help desk
  • Must have working knowledge of non-MARC Metadata schema such as Dublin Core, VRA
  • Must have experience with negotiating license agreements for electronic resources and database collections
  • Must have experience managing and promoting an institutional repository with repository management software like DSPACE. Demonstrated ability to collect, analyze, manipulate, and provide meaningful interpretation of data related to serials and electronic resources
  • Must have at least two years of supervisory experience
  • Must have comprehensive familiarity with database and web-based resource management
  • Must have experience with Primo (or similar product), Primo Central, SFX, and institutional repository software
  • Ability to work with vendors and publishers to establish good working relationships that lead to effective solutions for the campus
  • Must have working knowledge of national cataloging standards such as AACR2 and LCSH
  • Must pay excellent attention to accuracy and detail combined with high productivity
  • Must possess strong supervisory skills as well as analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to set and adjust priorities and workflows in a dynamic and changing environment and accept new challenges in order to realize departmental and library goals


  • Two years of original and copy cataloging experience in accordance with national standards
  • Experience with the Ex Libris Library Management System (Alma)


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FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
Retirement Eligibility: Fidelity Contribution Waiting Period

Review of online applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled, with a preferred online application deadline of: July 31, 2014.  Although you are welcome to apply after this date, your resume may or may not be reviewed depending on the outcome of the search.

All offers of employment will be made contingent upon the results of the background check.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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