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Senior Collections Librarian in New Providence, NJ at ProQuest

Date Posted: 5/16/2018

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ProQuest – Who we are…

The ProQuest Mission: Better research. Better learning, Better insights. ProQuest enables people to change their world. ProQuest supports the efforts of students and researchers across the globe. Providing important research tools and curating treasure troves of content has helped ProQuest to become an industry leader in the Information Services market.


What will I be doing?

As a Sr. Collections Librarian at ProQuest, you will be responsible for creating and maintaining Ebook subscription collections and packages of perpetual titles for academic, college, public and K-12 library customers. As a member of the Books Content team you will have the opportunity to develop product scope statements and collection development plans for library customers around the world. 


In this position, you will also…

• You will select titles to add to existing collections to meet target number of titles and collection scope criteria.  These include the major subscription collections Academic Complete, College Complete, Public Library Complete and Schools and Educators Complete, plus the 10 subject collections that comprise Academic Complete.

• In conjunction with the Director of Content Services and the Product Managers, define and create topical or market segment packages of titles sold under the Perpetual Access model.

• Respond to collection requests sent to the ticket queue. These include requests to respond to RFPs, create custom collections and lists of titles in specialized subject areas for potential sales and provide data about existing collections.

• Act as consultant to Engineering in the creation and maintenance of collection development tools (e.g., FileMaker, Content Management System) and ensure that the data is accurate and in synch across various Ebook Central database systems.  Add fields and adjust the layout of FileMaker database and created import/export scripts as needed.


Qualified Candidates must have…

• Master’s degree in Library Science.

• Advanced expertise in collection development, including familiarity with the various scholarly and trade publishers, and the ability to efficiently and effectively identify titles from PQ’s Ebook Central holdings which are suitable for various markets and subject areas.

• Excellent researching and problem-solving skills, including the ability to analyze, compare, evaluate, reconcile and order data.

• Proficiency in managing publication metadata to defined specifications.

• Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to professionally interact with a diverse blend of personalities to reach resolution and maintain strong relationships.

• Capacity to learn and master new technology and knowledge of Microsoft Office products; strong skills in Excel and Access.

• Working knowledge of a variety of metadata standards (e.g. MARC, ONIX, OAI-PMH, MODS, XML, Dublin Core, AACR2/RDA, etc.), as well as understanding of controlled vocabularies, thesauri, and taxonomies.

• Strong attention to detail and accuracy while handling a high volume as well as a repetitive workload.

• Experience managing customer and vendor relationships with proven customer service focus.


It would be awesome if you also had…

• Fluency in languages other than English

• Previous experience in a customer-facing role.

• Prior experience working in an academic or library setting.

• Familiarity with academic and library content as well as publishers.

• Ability to create presentations using PowerPoint.

• Experience using FileMaker.


Other important information about this position:

• This position will be based in the New Providence, NJ– ProQuest office location. 

• Occasional travel may be required.

• This position requires weekday (Monday – Friday) attendance. 

• Every position requires certain physical capabilities. ProQuest seeks to make reasonable accommodations that enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties when possible.


More to love about becoming a PQ employee!

• We offer professional development opportunities with a significant focus on learning

• We hold fun on-site events

• We have a relaxed dress code

• All of our employees have access to ProQuest research products including e-books, genealogy and academic journals


At ProQuest, we work hard and have fun doing it. If you take pride in working with Ebook subscription collections and would enjoy working in a collaborative environment, please consider joining our talented team!




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