Jobs Available at Ithaca College Library

Electronic Resources Librarian

Ithaca College seeks an energetic, forward thinking and service-oriented colleague to join our staff as the Electronic Resources Librarian. This position plays a key role in the library's commitment to creating an organization that is receptive to innovation, recognized for efficient management, and focused on continuous improvement in our services, resources, and facility.

The Electronic Resources Librarian has leadership responsibility for managing electronic resource acquisitions, maintenance, delivery, and evaluation. The ER Librarian participates in initiatives to enhance the discovery and use of library resources to meet user needs. They collaborate with library staff in the enhancement and maintenance of information in the Library’s Unified Resource Management System and other internal and external data management tools. In addition to monitoring trends and emerging issues in electronic resources, this position contributes to the success of public services, participating in content development and research assistance. Responsibilities include the supervision of one staff position.

Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, strives to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age. We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements. We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State's scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger's as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

Required qualifications: MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited school. Familiarity with standards for acquisition, access, and use of electronic resources and emerging technologies. Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Ability to prioritize work to ensure that Library goals are realized in an established timeframe. Preferred qualifications: Experience working with licensed electronic resources in a library environment. Familiarity with linking technology (OpenURL, Z39.50, etc.) and authentication protocols. Familiarity with a URM (unified resource management system), link resolvers, data analysis, and institutional repositories. Familiarity with HTML, MARC/Bibframe, XML, PHP, SPSS or R.

Minimum salary: $54,000

Please apply on-line at, search for and select the position, and attach the requested documents. Questions about the on-line application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-1207. Applications received by March 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Ithaca College is an equal opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Members of underrepresented groups (including people of color, persons with disabilities, veterans and women) are encouraged to apply.

At the Research Help Desk

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Please go to the IC Human Resources site to apply.