The Electronic Resources & Scholarly Communications Librarian maintains the library’s electronic resources and is responsible for managing the institutional repository as well as expanding outreach activities which promote both library e-resources and services related to open access, Open Educational Resources and library publishing. Electronic resource management responsibilities include but are not limited to coordinating support for the acquisition, processing, and maintenance of electronic resources throughout their life cycle. Scholarly Communications responsibilities include but are not limited to managing updates to the institutional repository including metadata entry, giving presentations, organizing events, maintaining social media, and developing exhibits and/or displays.
Implements and manages products and services designed to organize and deliver information related to electronic content. This includes updating the Serials Solutions knowledge base and any other product or service which may be licensed or acquired.
Troubleshoots issues with electronic resources.
Communicates with outside vendors and consortial partners with special emphasis on our relationship with Colby and Bowdoin colleges.
Manages and analyzes the renewal of various electronic resources and flags low performing resources for the Associate College Librarian for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications.
Manages the institutional repository SCARAB (https://scarab.bates.edu/).
Provides support for the Associate College Librarian for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications by expanding outreach activities that promote both library e-resources and scholarly communications services.
Maintains a social media and library blog presence in addition to actively organizing events, exhibits or displays around scholarly communication topics including but not limited to International Open Access Week, Open Education Week, publishing in the Institutional Repository, etc.
Participates in programs of continuing professional growth; serves on Library, campus, consortial and/or statewide committees; attends meetings and workshops.
Contributes at least a shift a week to the semesterly assigned reference desk hours.
Performs other position-related duties as assigned. - (Essential)
Master’s degree in library science, information science, or comparable combination of education and/or work experience.
1-2 years of experience working in an academic library or equivalent such as a publishing house or digital content management in industry.
Skills and Knowledge
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both in person and virtually using a variety of media and technologies.
Self-motivated approach to problem-solving, detail oriented and ability to multitask.
Knowledge of current standards, best practices and emerging trends in electronic resource management.
Knowledge of copyright, intellectual property, and fair use as they pertain to licensing electronic resources as well as accessibility standards.
Knowledge of the current scholarly communications environment, including open access issues, library publishing, copyright, creative commons licensing, author rights, and institutional repositories.
Strong service orientation and the ability to interact positively with students, faculty, and the public, as well as demonstrated commitment to participating in and building an inclusive, equitable, and diverse campus community.
Strong ability to think and act strategically, and demonstrated success at bringing concepts to realization while meeting deadlines.
Experience using electronic resources tools such as OpenURL resolvers, proxy systems and Serial Solutions or another knowledge base management provider.
Experience with or knowledge of Bepress Digital Commons or another institutional repository platform.
Extensive experience with Excel and/or GoogleSheets.
Experience presenting topics to groups both virtually and in person.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and a commitment to professional development.
Demonstrated commitment to practices in equity, inclusion, access and anti-racism and to serving the needs of a culturally and educationally diverse and inclusive community with diplomacy and tact.
Bates College offers competitive salaries, excellent benefits (health, dental, sick leave, 24 days of vacation, 2 personal days, 12 paid holidays, dependent care subsidy, free parking, access to library and athletic facilities & more) and a supportive, collegial environment in a drug- and smoke-free workplace.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.
Inquiries concerning the college’s policies, compliance with applicable laws, statutes, and regulations (such as Title VII, Title IX, and ADA/Section 504), and complaints may be directed to Gwen Lexow, Title IX Officer, 207-786-6445 or via email at email@example.com.
Bates is internationally recognized as a leading liberal arts college, attracting 2,000 students from across the U.S. and around the world.
Since 1855, Bates has been dedicated to educating the whole person through creative and rigorous scholarship in a collaborative residential community. Committed to opportunity and excellence, Bates has always admitted students without regard to gender, race, religion, or national origin.
Cultivating intellectual discovery and informed civic action, Bates prepares leaders sustained by a love of learning and zeal for responsible stewardship of the wider world. Bates engages the forces — intellectual trends, demographic changes, and technology — that are transforming higher education and the world into which our students graduate.
Bates has highly competitive admissions, graduates over 90 percent of its entering students, and more than half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates employs 200 faculty members and 550 staff.
The college is proud of deep roots in the Lewiston/Auburn community, Maine’s second-largest urban area with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 133-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, an emerging city with an entrepreneurial climate, a lively arts scene, and a dynamic business community. Bates is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 350 miles north of New York City.
Founded in 1855, Bates is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges, with a long history of commitments to principles of human dignity and diversity.Since its inception, Bates has been a coeducational, nonsectarian, residential college with special commitments to academic rigor and to programs and opportunities by qualified learners of all backgrounds. Historically, Bates students and graduates have linked education with service, leadership, and obligations beyond themselves.Bates has highly competitive admission, graduates over 90% of its entering students, and over half of its alumni earn graduate degrees. Bates has 1,700 students, 200 faculty members and 550 staff and administrative employees.The College is proud of its strong involvements in the Lewiston-Auburn communities, Maine’s second largest urban area, with a population of approximately 65,000. Bates is located on a beautiful, 109-acre, traditional New England campus in Lewiston, Maine, a lively small city enjoying an exciting economic and cultural revitalization. With an engaged citizenry, lively arts scene, and historic downtown, this walkable city is 35 miles north of Portland, 140 miles north of Boston, and 340 miles north of New York City.
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