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Electronic Resources Specialist

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Work Type: Staff Part Time - No benefits (less than 1000 hours)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: University Staff
Department: Collection Strategies and Services - 240100
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Position Summary: The University of Dayton Libraries seeks a part-time (20 hours per week) Electronic Resources Specialist to support electronic resources management, discovery and access. Reporting to the Coordinator of Electronic Resources & Discovery within the Collections Strategies & Services division, the Collections Specialist is responsible for establishing and maintaining access to materials in the library that arrive on a periodic basis, including but not limited to e-journals, e-books, online newspapers, databases, and streaming videos. Work will involve updating knowledgebase holdings, assessing existing holdings for accuracy, maintaining the libraries’ a-z database list, and pulling usage statistics. The Electronic Resource Specialist also provides troubleshooting support for access issues, communicating effectively with vendors, library users, and library staff.
Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree
Experience working in a library, museum, archives, or other cultural heritage organization
Proficiency with Google or Microsoft or similar office tools, including spreadsheets, email and calendar
Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Excellent written communication skills
Excellent organizational skills

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

Experience working with e-resources, including ebooks, ejournals, streaming videos, and databases
Experience using the administrative staff interface of an integrated library system
Experience using the administrative staff interface of an electronic resource knowledgebase, such as EBSCOadmin or Alma
Experience collecting and organizing data
Ability to investigate and resolve access issues, including the ability to analyze and interpret user-provided information
A background in user-centered design

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. The University does not provide work visa sponsorship for this position.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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