The University at Buffalo Libraries seek a service-oriented, detail-driven Electronic Resources Systems Librarian (Instructional Support Technician) to join a team of dedicated professionals in the Discovery Services unit who work to provide library users with the resources they need for research, learning and teaching. The Electronic Resources Systems Librarian is responsible for e-book management, including the review and batch loading of records, investigating technical issues in regard to access problems, determining appropriate collections for purchased materials and troubleshooting system functionality issues.
As the Electronic Resources Systems Librarian, your key responsibilities will include:
Batch loading of MARC records into Alma (the University Libraries’ Services Platform) for all e-resources formats acquired by the University Libraries, including government documents.
Managing current titles available through all University Library licensed e-book platforms.
Updating and creating portfolio records in Alma, identifying records and collections in Alma Community Zone (CZ) or when warranted, loading available collections from OCLC Collection Manager.
Keeping collections current using KBART files, spreadsheets, MARC files and other resources.
Providing technical support for electronic resources (databases, journals, and e-books) for the Libraries, ensuring that these collections are available to the University’s research, teaching and learning communities.
Collaborating with the E-Resources Team and other relevant parties to investigate technical issues with Alma/Primo VE including access issues, functionality issues, or lack of appropriate collections for purchased materials.
Reviewing the metadata in available records, comparing available titles with vendor title lists when available, and assessing overall metadata quality.
The activities of the Discovery Services unit are fully automated and require extensive and ongoing use of sophisticated technology. There will be many opportunities to collaborate and consult with fellow Discovery Services team members to help make operations more effective and responsive to the needs of library users.
We invite individuals to apply whose perspectives and experiences will enrich and strengthen our organization. The library serves an increasingly diverse constituency of patrons, and our employees, services, collections, and policies strive to honor and reflect this diversity. We encourage candidates who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment to apply.
Outstanding Benefits Package:
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.
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The University Libraries, SUNY’s largest academic research library, offer an outstanding array of information resources, technologies, services, and people to support academic achievement. The Libraries play a vital role in the academic success of our students, the teaching and research of our faculty, and the intellectual pursuits of our alumni and community members. Our broad selection of digital and print resources, innovative services, and expert staff support scholarly and creative achievements in new and exciting ways.
The University at Buffalo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups in order to build a culturally diverse and pluralistic University community.
A master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited university, or equivalent.
Experience working in an integrated library system (ILS) or library services platform (LSP) and batch processing of MARC records in an ILS/LSP.
Experience with bibliographic concepts used in an academic library, including the MARC record format and Library of Congress subject headings.
Demonstrated technological proficiency, including the ability to understand new technology, adapt to using different systems, platforms and processes, administer systems/software related to library electronic resources management, and a commitment to learning new skills as needed.
Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of constituents, both orally and in written form, while providing a consistently high level of customer service.
Ability to be successful working in an environment that requires a strong attention to detail, a high degree of accuracy, exceptional organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize the workload and manage competing priorities.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Demonstrated commitment to advancing justice, diversity, inclusion, and equity in organizations.
Knowledge of the ExLibris Alma/Primo VE environment, including creation of import profiles in Alma.
Experience with the creation, quality control, and quality assurance of library metadata and with using metadata processing tools such as MarcEdit.
Experience with OCLC Connexion client or Connexion browser and OCLC Collection Manager.
Prior experience with link resolvers, EZProxy or OpenAthens.
Experience with collection analysis tools like Alma Analytics or similar business intelligence platforms.
Experience working with large data spreadsheets and evaluating that data.
Experience training staff and preparing effective training materials and documentation.