Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian -- Baylor University -- Waco, TX

The Baylor University Libraries are accepting applications from individuals with electronic resource management expertise and traditional serials experience to join the Collection Development and Delivery Services (CDDS) unit within the Library Collections, Systems, and Digital Services department. The Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian position reports directly to the Director of CDDS and supervises the newly formed Continuing Resource Management team.

The Continuing Resource Management team is responsible for managing the lifecycle of the libraries’ electronic resources and serials collections, including acquiring and renewing subscriptions, providing on-going access support, and tracking usage. This position will work collaboratively with both the Library’s Collection Development Committee on selection/deselection decisions and with Cataloging and Metadata Services to provide access.

As a supervisor, this position works with staff to investigate, develop, implement, and manage effective workflows for electronic and continuing resources within Ex Libris’ Alma/Primo environment. The position will be responsible for maintaining the A-Z Database list hosted on the Springshare platform and managing remote access to resources through OCLC’s EZProxy. The successful candidate will exhibit a thorough understanding of electronic resource and serials management along with a collaborative spirit and a desire to serve the research needs of the Baylor Community.

The Baylor University Libraries commit to increase diversity and recognize, value, respect, and empower all members of our community. We actively challenge and respond to bias, harassment, and discrimination. We commit to a policy of equal opportunity to resources, services, and spaces for all persons. The library is a place where differences are welcomed, people are nurtured, all perspectives are heard, and every individual feels a sense of belonging (www.baylor.edu/library/mission).

To learn more about the above position, the university library, and Baylor University, please visit the appropriate URL: apply.interfolio.com/104389 or www.baylor.edu/hr/facultypositions. Well-qualified candidates scheduled to receive the required degree within 6 months of hiring date will be considered. Candidate applications should be received by May 16, 2022 for full consideration.

Why Relocate to Waco, TX?

  • Opportunities to do meaningful, impactful work
    • Work with a large and growing set of electronic resources, including databases, e-books, e-journals, streaming media, etc. that support on- and off-campus research, teaching, and learning..
    • Our memberships in the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA), HathiTrust, TexShare, and Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST) facilitate engagement and collaboration with colleagues around the state and the country.
  • Opportunities to grow your career
    • The Baylor Libraries encourage and support professional development opportunities
    • Baylor provides tuition remission for employees who want to further their education with individual courses or an additional master’s degree
  • Work for a private R1 institution
    • With an enrollment of about 21,000, Baylor is big enough to be a major research institution without being overwhelming
    • Baylor is on the honor roll of the "Great Colleges to Work For" from The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Baylor contributes 10.8% (of your salary) towards your retirement, with no match required
  • Work-life balance in a small, centrally located city
    • Waco is a growing, thriving city located 100 miles south of Dallas/Fort Worth,100 miles north of Austin, and 180 miles northwest of Houston
    • Waco provides a comparatively low cost of living
    • If living in Waco, the longest commute time will be 15 minutes
    • No state income tax
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