Library Associate I - Electronic Resources Associate
Tarleton State University
May 18, 2018
The Electronic Resources Associate is responsible for ongoing acquisition of library databases and other electronic resources, input and/or maintenance of periodical holdings in national and local online catalogs, and maintenance of subscription lists/reports. Will assist at periodicals service desk as needed. Work requires strong written and verbal communication skills, familiarity with Excel, purchasing procedures, and knowledge of library procedures and guidelines. Work hours: Mon-Fri; 8 AM-5 PM or as work requirements indicate
Responsibilities: 60% Responsible for the annual acquisition of library databases and other electronic resources. Activities include, but are not limited to coordinating library license agreements and subscription renewals with library staff, vendors, A&M Library consortial partners, and others as needed to ensure appropriate acquisition and payment; working closely with university contract administrator, purchasing, and other university personnel as required; maintaining accurate records of status and expenditures for all electronic resources/licenses; and directing inquiries to appropriate library staff. Assists in maintaining timely & accurate subscription lists of electronic resources using Excel spreadsheets and CORAL, the library's Electronic Resource Management (ERM) system. Activities include, but are not limited to developing reports; adding and updating entries; and filing records of subscription renewals, cancellations, and additions. Supports library by pulling and compiling usage statistics from various vendor websites/platforms monthly.
30% Responsible for input and/or maintenance of serial holdings in the local online library catalog (SirsiDynix Symphony) to ensure accurate, up-to-date records. Activities include, but are not limited to maintaining accuracy of URLs and holdings; making additions and performing maintenance of serial title records with customization for Tarleton user access; and developing and maintaining a system of verifying access to online resources.
10% Works as part of Periodicals team and assists at service desk as needed. Maintains familiarity with library resources and services necessary to assist patrons and maintains knowledge of library procedures and guidelines; contributing to Periodicals department documentation including manuals and procedures; and supervising student workers assigned to projects as needed. Participate in committee assignments, staff development programs, and performing other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience. Four years of experience in a public or academic library or archive; or five years of general clerical or office experience, which includes customer experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge and experience with email, spreadsheet, and word processing applications, including basic keyboarding skills.
Basic knowledge of business processes and library resources.
Excellent attention to detail with the ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.
Internal Number: R-006159
About Tarleton State University
With its main campus in Stephenville, an hour southwest of Fort Worth, Tarleton State University offers the value of a Texas A&M University System degree with its own brand of personal attention, individual opportunities, history, tradition and community. Tarleton is a vibrant learning community with nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as a doctorate in education, within five colleges—Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology. Tarleton’s research centers include the renowned Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research and the Southwest Regional Dairy Center. Recent additions to the Stephenville campus consist of a state of the art Nursing Building, and a new $25 million living and learning residence hall for 500 students. Tarleton has extended the reach of state-supported, affordable education by expanding online undergraduate and graduate programs with classes in Waco, Midlothian and the Southwest Metroplex Center in Fort Worth. Tarleton offers a traditional, residential college experience with a lively campus atmosphere, intercollegiate athletics, dozens of student or...ganizations and cultural attractions. Students benefit from the personal attention, warmth and faculty interaction found at smaller, liberal arts institutions.
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