Acquisitions & E-Resources Assistant (Hybrid) | DePaul University Library

Posted on Apr 21, 2022

The Highlights

Under the direct supervision of the Acquisitions & E-Resources Librarian, the Acquisitions E-Resources Assistant is responsible for ensuring the library’s online collections are accessible and provides quality internal support for access to electronic resources from both on and off-campus. They are also responsible for maintaining authentication configurations, description, e-resource entitlement holdings, use, and access of electronic resources.  Work in a highly supportive, collegial culture that encourages active participation in meaningful and valuable skills training and professional development. This includes training workshops, committee memberships, and engagement in programs that support the Library’s mission and its Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility goals, while building connections and partnerships across DePaul’s wider academic and user community. Work in a highly supportive, collegial culture that encourages active participation in meaningful and valuable skills training and professional development. This includes training workshops, committee memberships, and engagement in programs that support the Library’s mission and its Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility goals, while building connections and partnerships across DePaul’s wider academic and user community.

Is This You?

E-Resource Management

  • Augments discoverability of e-resources in library cataloging systems.
  • Manages setup and configurations for the library’s electronic resources in authentication systems (EZproxy, OpenAthens), link resolvers, knowledge bases, and library services platform. 
  • Establishes and maintains online access to electronic resources licensed by DePaul University Libraries and open access resources. 
  • Manages and updates entitlements holding information for contents of library’s electronic subscription packages in link resolvers, knowledge bases and/or library service platform.
  • Collaborates with library staff to ensure smooth development & implementation of electronic resources workflows and procedures.
  • Works with Technical Services staff on updates to the A-Z Databases & Resources list on the library’s website.
  • Establishes and documents workflows, processes, and best practices for managing the lifecycle of electronic resources.
  • May augment descriptive metadata and discoverability of e-resources.

E-Resource Troubleshooting

  • Mitigates access disruptions, assesses issues, and oversees internal ticketing for e-resources. 
  • Works with vendors to mitigate access disruptions with electronic resources. 

Harvesting Statistics, Data Collection, and Analysis

  • Generates reports & conducts analyses of electronic resources.
  • Gathers and reports yearly statistics on the library’s electronic inventory and e-resources usage data to campus and outside partners.
  • Manages the harvesting of usage statistics on the library’s e-resources in the library services platform (Alma).

Other

  • Serves on relevant University committees and Library teams, as well as pursues professional development opportunities in regional and national organizations.
  • Hires, trains, and supervises one student assistant to complete electronic and continuing e-resources duties as assigned.
  • Assists in cross training and acts as a resource for staff in other units.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Managerial Responsibilities

  • May supervise one student assistant.

Perks:

  • Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
  • Matching retirement plan up to 10%.
  • Tuition waivers for employees and dependents!
  • Full-Time Benefits

Requirements

Your Education

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Strong experience with Microsoft Access and Excel required.

Preferred Requirements

  • Minimum 1-year experience working with both electronic and continuing resources preferred.
  • Minimum 1-year experience working with library services platforms and bibliographic utilities preferred.
  • Minimum 1-year Understanding and experience working with link resolvers or library authentication preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve technical problems to support library electronic and continuing resources.
  • Ability to interpret bibliographic data preferred.

Other Skills & Abilities Required

  • Must be able to spend extended periods standing.  Sitting, kneeling, crouching, bending, and routinely lifting up to 25 pounds may also be required.  Visual acuity, hand-eye coordination and motor skills sufficient to use a computer, copy machine and other office equipment are required.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work closely with a wide variety of people and tasks.
  • Ability to type/do word processing, with accuracy.
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently with a high level of accuracy.

Location

DePaul University Library
2350 N. Kenmore Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
United States

How to apply

For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter directly to the position’s website.

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