Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Carson (LA area) – CSU, Dominguez Hills – Electronic Resources Assistant (Library Services Specialist II)

Salary: $3,101 - $5,369 monthly
Closing Date: 4/10/17

California State University Dominguez Hills was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise The California State University System. CSU Dominguez Hills is an urban, comprehensive public university that serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of approximately 14,000 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located on a 346-acre site in the South Bay portion of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, CSU Dominguez Hills has a highly pluralistic student body, which includes a significant number of non-traditional, working adult students as well as approximately 2,000 students enrolled in distance learning programs statewide. The University, with its five Academic Colleges, has more than 300 full-time faculty members and is situated in an area characterized by an extraordinary heterogeneity of people, and an extensive array of high technology industries and professional services.

Major Job Duties:
Under the general direction of the Collections Coordinator, the Electronic Resources Assistant facilitates consistent and reliable access to the e-resources provided by the library for the support of teaching, learning, and research. This individual performs a range of activities throughout the life cycle of e-resources, including ordering, activating, customizing, renewing, canceling, and trouble-shooting the library's databases, e-books, e-journals, and other web-based information sources. Additionally, the Electronic Resources Assistant is responsible for gathering statistics and providing reports on e-resource usage and expenditures. The person in this position also assists in the analysis and evaluation of licensing and loan agreements, consortial offers, and new e-resource products and collections technologies.

- General knowledge of library terminology, the Library of Congress Classification system, and key functional library operations.
- Ability to use existing integrated library system and to learn to use a new unified library management system.
- Ability to interpret policies and procedures and to apply them accurately in performing work functions, as well as the ability to evaluate procedures and recommend changes.
- Advanced-level Microsoft Excel skills.
- Demonstrated problem solving and research skills.
- General knowledge of library accounting and budget procedures, including the ability to perform arithmetic operations to track and monitor vendor accounts and budgets.
- Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Ability to develop and document procedures and work-flow.
- Ability to work independently using relevant knowledge to determine the best course of action.
- Ability to work as a team member and to handle multiple concurrent tasks in a competent and professional manner.
- Ability to work with diverse constituencies.

Specialized Materials: The position activities may require the use of the following equipment, machinery, tools, vehicles or office equipment:
PC, library databases, fax machine, integrated library system (currently Millennium)/unified library management system (will be Alma).

Experience and Education:
Required Education: Completion of a high school education or equivalent certification.
Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree.
Required Experience: Two to three years of related library and/or clerical experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Preferred Experience:
Three years of experience in an academic library.
Experience troubleshooting electronic resource access.
Experience collecting and analyzing e-resources usage statistics.
Experience working with an integrated or unified library management system.
Advanced-level Microsoft Excel experience.

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