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Electronic Resources Consultant

Wyoming State Library

Cheyenne, WY

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled

Wages

$27.13 to $30.14 per Hour   Calculate

Location

Cheyenne, WY

Hours

40.00

MLS

Preferred

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience

Preferred

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library

Other

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Job Description

Are you ready for a serious career opportunity with a fun group in a fun place? This Wyoming State Library (WSL) professional position coordinates the access, evaluation, and selection of licensed eResources, learning tools, and other products made available through the GoWYLD resources portal; provides training and support in the use of licensed eResources; curates the GoWYLD LibGuides platform; and provides library development consultation services as library needs arise. This position assists in achieving the mission of the Wyoming State Library: to promote statewide library development, foster library cooperation, and provide reliable information to customers.

Preference will be given to applicants with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS). Preference will also be given to experience in performing reference interviews, state and federal document research, library outreach, and eResources management.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

This Wyoming State Library (WSL) professional position coordinates the access, evaluation, and selection of licensed eResources, learning tools, and other products made available through the GoWYLD resources portal; provides training and support in the use of licensed eResources; curates the GoWYLD LibGuides platform; and provides library development consultation services as library needs arise. This position assists in achieving the mission of the Wyoming State Library: to promote statewide library development, foster library cooperation, and provide reliable information to customers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.

  • Creates documentation and manages information in the GoWYLD portal
  • Coordinates with the WSL Marketing team to promote eResources
  • Uses vendor interfaces to run statistical reports, and update other settings related to
    patron experiences
  • Liaises with the University of Wyoming to monitor the availability of shared resources
  • Provides updates to libraries about known issues and announcements
  • Oversees, organizes, and maintains the GoWYLD LibGuides platform
  • Maintains resource information coverages in Serials Solutions A to Z
  • Works with other WSL staff to maintain, improve, and assist with technical issues for
    access to GoWYLD resources
  • Works with other WSL staff to integrate access to resources in other public interfaces
    such as Aspen Discovery
  • Serves as a consultant to public, school, and academic libraries
  • Acts as liaison to various Wyoming State Library partner organizations
  • Answers both basic and complex reference inquiries
  • Collaborates with other librarians on complex reference inquiries
  • Staff the service desk as needed

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Working for the state of Wyoming provides employees with a range of valuable benefits and offers a fulfilling career path.  Employees enjoy comprehensive healthcare coverage, including medical, dental, and vision plans, ensuring their well-being and that of their families. Additionally, the state offers multiple retirement plans, which provide financial security and stability for employees once their career in public service comes to an end. The state recognizes the importance of personal time and offers generous paid time off and flexible schedule arrangements, allowing employees to recharge, take care of personal matters, and maintain a healthy work-life integration. 

More details at https://ai.wyo.gov/for-job-seekers/benefits

Additional Info & Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:

Bachelor's Degree (typically in Library Science)

Experience:

0-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Library Science)

OR

Education & Experience Substitution:

3-5 years of progressive work experience (typically in Library Science)

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

None

PREFERENCES:

Preference will be given to applicants with a Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS).
Preference will be given to experience in performing reference interviews, state and federal document research, library outreach, and eResources management.

KNOWLEDGE: 

  • Knowledge of library science, including reference services and information management.
  • Knowledge of structure and organization of bibliographic records and databases.
  • Knowledge of principles of resource sharing.
  • Knowledge of data collection and data analysis to inform decision-making.
  • Knowledge of governments and their organization.
  • Knowledge of project management in both individual and team environments.
  • Knowledge of web page design, database development, and product development.
  • Skills in awesome interpersonal relationships with customers, coworkers, and vendors.
  • Skills in effective and tactful oral and written communication.
  • Skills in active listening and active learning, learning strategies, and critical thinking.
  • Ability to evaluate and manage electronic collections.
  • Ability to understand and apply requirements and processes for eResouce licensing.
  • Ability to maintain a great customer service attitude.
  • Ability to vigorously work as a team member.
Posted Sep 12, 2023