DATE ENTERED: May 6, 2022
POSITION:      Electronic Resources Associate
LOCATION:    Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA
APPLY BY:  Screening of applications will begin immediately


Electronic Resources Associate
Randolph-Macon College invites applications for the Electronic Resources Associate. This position manages the McGraw-Page Library’s electronic resources to ensure access from both on- and off-campus. The position will be responsible for compiling usage statistics and running reports to support collection development and other library decision-making tasks. In collaboration with other library staff, the position will also perform a variety of routine digital initiative duties to increase access to specialized collections materials for library patrons and other library departments.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.    Manage the Library’s electronic resources, including but not limited to:

  • Oversee e-resource management to ensure proper indexing and retrieval for databases, serials, e-books, and other resources; manage EZproxy access.
  • Perform routine maintenance as needed and troubleshoot database-related problems.
  • Administer system configuration and customization of the library discovery system according to user needs and management specifications.
  • Manage research database statistics, digital serials and publications finder, and administration of research databases.

2.    Support digital initiatives for Special Collections & Archives:

  • Assist with all daily functions related to the development and maintenance of the digital repository; perform quality control procedures  to ensure accuracy of digital repository content; maintain inventory of all digital assets.
  • Make resources accessible and discoverable through digitization and born-digital records management, as well as assist with digital policy development and implementation.
  • Develop and perform specialized procedures and workflows for digitization of library materials and digital archives handling, including management, metadata creation, storage, preservation, and exhibition.
  • Assist with the promotion and use of digital assets by the College community and public.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise digital initiatives student employees.
  • As part of the newly formed digital initiatives team, creatively contribute to long-term planning for digital initiatives in the library.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with the management of electronic resources such as databases.
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing technological environment; aptitude for discovering, learning and troubleshooting software and hardware.
  • A Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from an accredited college or university, or an Associate’s degree from an accredited community or junior college and two years database management or digital initiatives experience.
  • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to communicate effectively to different types of stakeholders with different knowledge backgrounds; ability to adjust to frequent interruptions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial, team-based environment and maintain positive working relationships.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of technical processing, digitization standards, bibliographic utilities, and local library systems
  • Experience with OCLC WorldShare, EZproxy, e-serials, e-books
  • Working knowledge of tools such as MS Office, Hyku, Omeka, ArchivesSpace, Wordpress, Springshare, Adobe Acrobat
  • An aptitude for online design and/or user experience

Founded in 1830, Randolph-Macon has over 1500 students and is located in Ashland, VA, a residential community 15 miles north of Richmond and 90 miles south of Washington D.C. Randolph-Macon College, an equal opportunity employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Randolph-Macon's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

To apply: Please complete an online application at https://bit.ly/rmc1458 to include uploading a resume, letter of interest, and contact information for three professional references addressed to: Sharon Jackson, Director of Human Resources. Screening of applications will begin immediately.