Electronic Resources & Serials Specialist
Job no: 497384
Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Other, Library & IT, Clerical / Support
Library & Information Technology at Bucknell is a unified organization that has evolved dramatically, shedding over time many of the distinctions that frequently separate University Library and Information Technology departments. Library & Information Technology takes pride in its accomplishments and its important role at Bucknell. Staff members are committed to professionalism, excellence and service through: innovation and creativity; collaboration; diversity and inclusion; integrity; trust and trustworthiness; and communication and transparency.
The Electronic Resources & Serials Specialist’s primary job function is to facilitate maximum accessibility of serials and electronic resources in all formats for those who use both the library's physical collection and its online resources. This position works with the Assistant Director of Collections Strategies and Discovery and the Research Services team and provides support for serials in both print and electronic formats. The incumbent hires, develops, and supervises Student Assistants performing routine tasks and maintains frequent contact with other library staff and vendors. This position supports Library & Information Technology’s academic mission by helping to ensure enhanced and seamless means of discovery of and access to collections in all formats to drive engagement and bring greater value to scholars.
All Library & Information Technology staff members are expected to contribute to Bucknell’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
- Works closely with the Assistant Director of Collection Strategies and Discovery and other staff members to ensure a shared understanding and vision for the development and growth of our library collections
- Performs online ordering, receiving, and claiming for serials and electronic resources
- Manages the lifecycle of our subscriptions in the integrated library system (ILS) acquisitions manager
- Maintains Bucknell’s electronic collections, including ebooks, serials, databases, images, data sets, and streaming video services
- Collaboratively creates agendas, generates usage reports, and tracks and executes decisions of the Collection Development committees
- Communicates effectively with vendors, librarians, campus constituents, and other stakeholders
- Arranges training and coordinates promotions for new and changing platforms
- Collaborates with the Assistant Director of Collection Strategies and Discovery and procurement and budgeting office to ensure sustainability of ongoing budgetary commitments
- Works with IT staff to ensure seamless authentication/integration into Bucknell’s single sign-on environment
- Maintains knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in academic library services and actively identifies relevant initiatives for local implementation
- Hires, trains, and supervises student assistants in completion of maintaining collection
- Performs other tasks as needed
- Three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Ability and enthusiasm for learning new technology tools, applications, etc.
- Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as excellent coordination and organization abilities
- Strong customer service perspective and a commitment to providing high-quality services to the campus community
- Experience with serials and periodicals, and/or academic libraries
- Demonstrated ability to guide, lead, and develop student employees
This position includes periods of active movement and transporting or carrying materials.
This is a full-time staff non-exempt position.
This position may be considered for scheduling flexibility to include hybrid/remote work based on staffing and business needs in compliance with the University's HR and Payroll requirements. This position would be expected to report to campus several times per month (i.e. in person training, team meetings).
This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.
This is a staff non-exempt position with a hiring range of $19.41 to $24.26 (NE10). The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.
Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
- flexible scheduling options determined by role;
- medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
- an outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
- generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)
- full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
- a comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
- a myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card
To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.
Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 60 majors and 70 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,700 undergraduate and 30 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.
Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its undergraduate students. Student life is vibrant with about 200 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletics teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students to community and global service work.
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.
Lewisburg (pop. 5,700) is located in central Pennsylvania and features beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), a variety of restaurants, shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. It is the seat of Union County, which has about 44,000 residents.
The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is within a three-hour drive of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The cost of living is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and outstanding opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School consistently ranks among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.
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