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Job Req ID:  11353

Librarian III

Classified Title: Librarian III ​​​​​​​
Working Title:  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD 
Starting Salary Range: $58,695 - $80,628
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5:00 
Employee subgroup: Salaried Exmpt 
Location: 5801 Smith Ave. 
Department name: 10002627-SOM Admin Welch Digital Library Services 
Personnel area: School of Medicine



General Summary


The Access Services and Electronic Resources Coordinator oversees online access, electronic resources acquisitions, and collection development activities for the Welch Medical Library.  This position has a deep understanding of the best practices and emerging trends in access management and collections procurement in academic research libraries.  The position successfully collaborates with library Informationists, Finance teams, the Office of Procurement, and Legal Counsel to acquire and license materials to support all Hopkins affiliated academic health center entities including the Schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing as well as the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, Suburban Hospital, Sibley Hospital, Kennedy-Krieger Institute, and All Children’s Hospital.  The position reports to the Associate Director, Finance and Administration


Duties & Responsibilities


  • Leads the development of acquisition policies, procedures, and workflows
  • Manages access to collection resources to ensure continuity, viability, and sustainable access
  • Coordinates collection development activities in conjunction with the Associate Director
  • Manages an annual collections budget for the Welch Library of $4.4 million
  • Directs the acquisition and licensing of electronic resources
  • Collaborates with other institutional libraries, financial teams, procurement offices, and legal counsel to effectively and efficiently acquire resources
  • Team Lead for coordinating access resolution and electronic resources acquisitions
  • Establishes effective business relationships with current and prospective publishers, subscription agents, electronic resources vendors, and consortia
  • Trains and mentors staff to ensure effective operations and build understanding of evolving practices, trends, and standards
  • Interacts regularly with Informationists to assess collections adjustments, cancellations, or additions
  • Primary link with the library’s IT group in support of online access for both on-campus and remote access 
  • Enhance expertise in all aspects of e-resource management through participation in workshops, webinars, professional associations / networks and continued awareness of the scholarly research process




MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution is required.  3 years of experience in an academic health environment or medical library as a team lead.  Experience with multi-consortial purchasing, negotiating contracts, writing and managing RFP’s.  Understanding of link resolver software, metasearch software, data collection software, and administrative functions of proprietary databases.  Knowledge of copyright and intellectual property protocols. 


Preferred qualifications


Experience working successfully in a multi-library organizational structure.  Working knowledge of at least one Western European or non-Western European language.  Understanding of standards and protocols such as open URL, central authentication services, and electronic data interchange.  Library technical services experience with cataloging, serials, or acquisitions.


Special knowledge, skills, and abilities  


Understanding of link resolver software, metasearch software, data collection software, and administrative functions of proprietary databases. Knowledge of copyright and intellectual property protocols.  Strong interpersonal, written and oral communications skills as well as strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.  


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