Job Posting: Electronic Resource Management Librarian, Ryerson University

Posted on CACUL by Jane Schmidt:

Hi everyone – This is a great opportunity for a new grad who is tech savvy and can learn quickly; of course, experience is preferred, but we have a solid training program at the ready. There’s a quick turnaround time to allow for maximum overlap for training in December, so time is of the essence! Please spread the word!! Thanks, Jane

The Ryerson University Library and Archives has an opening for an individual to join our professional staff as an *Electronic Resource Management Librarian*. This is a one-year contract position beginning December 1, 2009.

*The University:*
Ryerson University is situated in downtown Toronto, just steps from the Yonge-Dundas subway and the Eaton Centre. With a Fall 2007 enrolment of approximately 24,000 students, including 1,600 Master’s and PhD students, and the largest Continuing Education program in Canada with 64,000 course registrations annually, Ryerson is a dynamic and growing institution. As an educational institution it had its roots in its “polytechnic” focus on applied learning. While Ryerson
has added a mandate of supporting graduate studies and faculty scholarly, creative and research activities, its strength is still ndergraduate studies and producing graduates with work-readiness.

*The University Library:*
The Library and Archives has a staff of more than eighty-five including twenty-five career status and three contract librarians (one of whom is a librarian-archivist). The collection totals over 500,000 books, 2,500 hard copy serials and an impressive electronic resources collection of over 14,000 full text journals, e-books, and
online databases. The library has many innovative and supportive services, including a strong reference and instruction mandate and presence, with a wide range of compulsory and optional information literacy programs. Reference services are offered in four formats, including real-time Chat virtual reference. For more detailed
information about the vision, mission and core values of the Ryerson University Library and Archives, please go to

*The Organizational Structure:*
The Library operates with three primary team groupings: the Collections Services Team, the Information & Learning Commons Team, and the Borrower Services Team. Each team has several librarians and a number of staff, with some clearly articulated accountabilities and some project based initiatives shared by the Team
and across the teams. All librarians are members of Library Council and play a part in the strategic planning and development of the library to meet the needs of
the Ryerson community. The Library recently completed a new Strategic Plan, Building on Success, and a Technology Plan in response to Shaping the Future: an Academic Plan for Ryerson 2008-2013. The Library is in the initial planning phase for the new Student Learning Centre on Yonge Street at Gould. For more information see

The position of Electronic Resources Management Librarian is a one-year contract position and reports to the Head, Collection Services Team. The successful candidate will be expected to track all changes in electronic resources and ensure that the library’s access points and system information are kept up-to-date and accurate.

Electronic Resource Management Librarian will be responsible for:
• Ensuring relevant acquisition data is mined, entered and maintained in
the ERM system
• Supervising all link maintenance activities (SFX links, weblinks) in
cooperation with relevant staff
• Vendor liaison for all ER management activities (new platforms, title
changes, MARC records)
• Co-chairs the Electronic Resources and Serials Review Committee with
the Electronic Resource Acquisition Librarian
• Participation in Library and University organizations, committees and
task forces as appropriate
• Provision of reference services as part of the scheduled desk
rotation, including online chat and email services
• May include liaison activities for one or more academic departments
including collection development and library instruction. This will
depend on the candidate’s level of experience and ability to handle the
additional workload.

*Qualifications: *
MLS, MLIS, MI or an ALA accredited or ALA recognized graduate degree in Library and Information Science
• Knowledge of serials publishing industry and scholarly communication
• Familiarity with Innovative Interfaces ILS cataloguing, serials and
ERM modules preferred
• Familiarity with the MARC record format for serials and experience with record batch loading preferred
• Experience managing electronic resources at an academic library preferred
• Knowledge or experience with Excel will be an asset
• Ability to collaborate as part of the Library team at all levels
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
• Creativity and strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Ability to learn new technical skills quickly; ability to meet deadlines; strong service-orientation.

Candidates with experience managing electronic resources in an academic library and with Innovative’s integrated library system and Ex Libris’ SFX link resolver are preferred, but */recent library school graduates are encouraged to apply.

*Salary and benefits:*
This position will be a member of the MAC group at the C42 level and subject to the terms and conditions governing the employment of Management and Confidential staff. The starting annual salary is $55,183.

*Deadline for applications:*
Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at 5:00 pm

*Application procedure:*
Interested candidates should quote the position name (Electronic Resources Management Librarian) and address their applications to the Chair, Library Appointments Committee, Ryerson University, LIB 173, 350 Victoria St., Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, or to Anna Tassone at **. Letters of application, accompanied by
a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees should be submitted to the address above. Please note that only candidates being considered for an interview will be contacted.

*Additional comments: *
Ryerson University has an employment equity program and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women. Members of designated groups are encouraged to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Start date for this position is December 1, 2009