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Bard College seeks an Electronic Resources and Reference Librarian. This is
a full-time, 12 month per year position reporting to the Director of the
Library.  This full-time position oversees the allocation and management of
the Library’s electronic research databases, streaming media, access and
discovery tools, essential components of a broad portfolio that ensures
equitable access to research materials. Working in a highly collaborative
environment, the Electronic Resources & Reference Librarian partners with
colleagues, College IT, faculty and students to choose digital resources
that are responsive to the needs of a dynamic curriculum, a wide array of
patrons, and a college community with a strong commitment to social justice
and the liberal arts. In addition, this position will liaise with
first-generation students and the Office of Equity and Inclusion.  The
successful candidate will excel at working in a community that is broadly
diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender,
gender identity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.

Bard College’s main campus is in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., with 1,900
undergraduate students; the College also includes multiple graduate
programs. The 1,000-acre campus sits along the Hudson River and offers the
Fisher Performing Arts Center, and Hessel Museum of Art, and is the home of
the Bard Prison Initiative, the largest college-degree-granting prison
education program in the U.S. The Bard Network also includes several Bard
High School Early Colleges across the country as well as international
campuses and partnerships. The Bard Network is complex and demonstrates
Bard’s priorities well in addition to the College’s emphasis on civic

Bard College is a private institution working in the public interest. Bard
faculty and staff lead their students by example, building upon the
existing network of boundary-breaking programs focused on rethinking who
can and should be included in a liberal arts education.

The Electronic Resources & Reference Librarian will be part of an energetic
and creative team of professionals committed to supporting student success.
The ERRL will:

   - Negotiate with vendors and work with consortia to obtain favorable
   pricing and terms
   - Initiate activation of resources and testing
   - Maintain licenses, access, usage statistics analysis and payment
   - Create and maintain electronic resources records in III’s Sierra
   Electronic Resources Management module
   - Spearhead open access and Open Educational Resources (OER)
   initiatives, including the Open Textbook Network
   - Work with libraries in Bard’s international network (OSUN)

* Other duties include:*

   - Hours at the reference desk
   - One-on-one research help
   - Instruction for students, staff and faculty
   - Outreach and programming both in person and remotely

Participation in library and campus committees, and professional
organizations is encouraged.


   - Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program is required
   - Candidates should be aware of trends, standards, technologies, and
   other developments in the management of electronic resources, particularly
   in the area of open-access resources, and copyright issues
   - Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of software
   pertinent to the administrative functions of databases, and familiarity
   with tools for the analysis of usage data
   - Must be able to build relationships with and support a student body
   that is broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic
   status, gender, gender identity, nationality, sexual orientation, and


   - Must be able to sit for extended periods of time and work in standard
   office environment
   - Must be able to occasionally lift 20 pounds
   - Must be able to work occasional weekends and evenings as needed

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references
through at:

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications
from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or
genetic information.  Bard is committed to providing access, equal
opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment
practices, services, programs, and activities.