SUNY Geneseo seeks a service-oriented, versatile and dynamic librarian to provide leadership for
organizing and accessing digital collections, serials, and providing knowledgebase maintenance,
licensing, and usage analysis of resources. This librarian will also play an integral role in
shaping and implementing the Library’s vision to support the creation of and access to scholarly
research and publishing.
The Electronic Resources and Digital Scholarship Librarian provides leadership
and technical expertise:
• Plays a central role in developing digital collections and the provision of digital scholarship
services, including the implementation and operation of tools to support e-research, teaching and
learning, scholarly communications, and planning the development of a Digital Media Lab.
• Effectively uses project management skills to work with faculty on projects and to collaborate
across the library, CIT, Office of Sponsored Research, and others to provide innovative and
effective service to digital scholarship projects.
• Leads, coordinates and manages the examination, review, and disposition of new electronic resource
opportunities; oversees the selection, acquisition, payment, and activation of electronic resources
including license review and negotiation; and coordinates vendor communications or evaluations,
including demos and trials.
• Monitors and maintains the electronic resources budget in consultation with the Head of Technical
• Manages serials and database evaluations by compiling and analyzing usage data from multiple
sources, including ILS and vendor COUNTER reports to make selection and deselection recommendations
• Establishes, maintains and troubleshoots access to electronic resources.
• Catalogs and manages online resources and print serials holdings, including the coordination and
design of metadata quality control for all digital projects and collections.
• Recommends priorities, policies, and procedures for the identification, creation, conversion and
preservation of digital content.
• Participates in original cataloging of all formats and metadata creation
activities in the library;
• Applies current methods of organizing serials, electronic resources, and investigating and
applying new methods for organizing information resources using established and emerging
bibliographic control mechanisms and metadata standards;
• Develops standards and procedures for authority control work; creates authority records for names,
series, subjects and documents authority decisions as needed;
• Additional duties; develops and coordinates usability studies related to digital collections;
participates in grant proposal writing and budget planning for digital collections; assists with
training and instruction regarding the creation and use of digital collections; keeps essential
records and statistics and prepares reports as necessary;
• Participates in the Library’s liaison program, which may include the selection of information
resources and instructional activities.
• Master's degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an
ALA-approved foreign equivalent;
• Experience with MARC bibliographic and authorities formats and cataloging and classification
• Experience with OCLC Connexion;
• Knowledge of non-MARC metadata schemes and evolving standards;
• Experience with the concepts and software/hardware applications used in organizing and presenting
digital information; demonstrated ability to prioritize, plan, coordinate, and implement multiple
• Strong commitment to enhancing service through teamwork and responsiveness to faculty, students,
• Demonstrated problem-solving and workflow-analysis skills, as well as an aptitude for complex,
analytical work with attention to detail and organization;
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and project management
• Commitment to providing high-quality public service within a flexible and continually evolving
academic library environment;
• Experience with the Ex Libris ALEPH integrated library system;
• Experience with MS Office including Access; with an understanding of SQL
• Experience with digital serials, knowledgebases (especially Serials Solutions) and electronic
resource management systems (ERM);
• A strong commitment to scholarly communication;
• Experience with a journal publishing system, such as OJS
Position is 12-month, full-time, Senior Assistant Librarian. Initial 2 yr. contract. Salary
commensurate with qualifications/experience. Comprehensive benefits package. Preferred start date:
August 22, 2011.
Apply online at https://jobs.geneseo.edu and submit a letter of application, resume,
name/title/contact information of 3 professional references. Applications will be accepted until
position is filled. Review begins July 15. 2011. All applicants are subject to drug and criminal
Chair, Library ITS Department
Systems Administrator for Milne Library
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454