Electronic Resources Specialist, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR

Pacific University seeks an Electronic Resources Specialist. This position delivers leadership in providing access to traditional and emerging electronic collections. In addition to managing the complexity of traditional electronic collections, this position also collaboratively works on special projects to prepare for and create the future of Pacific’s electronic collections.

In the rapidly changing landscape of electronic resources, this position requires flexibility and adaptation to changing technologies, audiences, and outcomes.


  • Reviews, monitors, and advises library community on unusually complex purchasing plans. Maintains subscription vendor relationship.
  • Monitors budget lines, the ongoing commitment of funds, and provides financial reports using the integrated library system.
  • Catalogs and maintains accurate serials records within institutional, national, and international systems.
  • Monitors and responds in a timely manner to title changes, variances, splits, updates and merges to promote discovery and prevent disruptions in access.
  • Oversees vendor administrative accounts and proxy server to ensure access and promote prevention of access outages.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves electronic resource access issues.
  • Ensures receipt of resources and files claims in a timely and productive manner.
  • Gathers, analyzes and delivers statistical data from various sources not limited to vendor sites, the integrated library system and the proxy server.
  • Leads annual projects for collection maintenance such annual renewal, major cancellation, deselection, and vendor transfer.
  • Recruits, hires, trains and supervises student assistants.
  • Contributes to the advancement of the Libraries’ mission through service on local and regional committees.

For more information about the position and application procedures, visit http://www.pacificu.edu/about-us/offices/human-resources/employment/available-positions/1271-electronic-resources-specialist

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Assistant Head of Continuing Resources and Collections, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for this new position of Assistant Head of Continuing Resources and Collections with a primary focus on e-resources and subscription management

Reporting to the Head of Continuing Resources and Collections (CRaC), this position will be responsible for the department areas of acquisition and management of continuing resources, providing leadership and vision for the lifecycle management of the Libraries’ licensed and subscribed content and evolving existing workflows and strategies to move the department forward. This role will lead and coordinate all activities associated with the management of the Libraries’ electronic resources and continuing subscription collections including acquisition, licensing, access, discovery and maintenance. Responsibilities of this position will include:

  • Lead the department’s e-resource and subscription team, consisting of five staff members – 2 Library Faculty (including the incumbent) , 1 Professional Faculty and 2 FTE Classified staff members
  • Managing and coordinating workflows associated with the acquisition and maintenance of serials and e-resources. Redesigning workflows as necessary to enhance efficient and effective access to resources and establishing procedures to document workflows
  • Proactively working with staff to provide goals, expectations, clearly assigned tasks and establishing best practices in concert with division needs and priorities around e-resource and serial acquisition and management
  • Working in a team structure led by the Head of CRac the incumbent will negotiate and execute license agreements and contribute to evolving practices to map license terms, track active, expiring and expired licenses and collate license agreements with associated resources and title lists.
  • In collaboration with the Head of CRaC assist with budget management by providing expenditure projections for licensed and subscribed content, monitor expenditure of the $6.5M+ collections budget, manage serials vendor accounts and provide data as needed to assist in evaluation of resources
  • Establish and maintain communications with external service providers, including publishers, vendors, consortia, content providers, and technology suppliers and collaborate internally with library staff in other departments and Liaison Librarians to provide optimal access to resources for the University community.
  • Serve as a member of the Collection Development Committee to provide expertise on e-resource management and access, and subscription budget planning
  • UNLV Libraries does not have an ERM tool, but is considering moving to a next generation Library Services Platform (LSP). This role will be integral to the implementation of the ERM components of such a system or will be tasked with assessing alternate options if a new LSP is not chosen.

For more information, visit https://www.higheredjobs.com/admin/details.cfm?JobCode=176058566&Title=Assistant%20Head%20of%20Continuing%20Resources%20and%20Collections%20[15330]

To apply, visit https://hrsearch.unlv.edu/, and choose “Assistant Head of Continuing Resources and Collections” from the list of Faculty vacancies.

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Senior Librarian – Digital Resources, Fort Worth Library, Fort Worth, TX

The Fort Worth Library is seeking applicants for the position of Senior Librarian/Digital Resources.

The person selected for this position will be an energetic self-starter who promotes the Library’s customer service goals through effective management of the Library’s digital resources. The qualified candidate will have the ability to understand the Library’s operations and promote the Library’s service mission through customer-oriented digital services and will have a proven track record of working productively with library customers, staff, and vendors to ensure the best possible customer experience.

The Digital Resource Librarian is responsible for the Library’s online public access catalog and related services, the Library’s e-resources, and assigned areas of the print and media collection. This Librarian manages the Library’s new Polaris PowerPAC catalog and ancillary components; selects, manages, promotes and evaluates online databases, e-books, and other e-resources; produces and analyzes statistical reports on OPAC and digital resource usage; manages contracts for e-resources; maintains knowledge of developments, issues, and trends in Web sites, OPACs, and e-resource management; responds to customer queries; troubleshoots and resolves e-resource and OPAC problems for public and staff. This Librarian also evaluates and selects materials in assigned collection areas; manages materials budgets for e-resources and other collection areas; pursues continuous learning in areas of responsibility and growth; and participates in the Division’s business planning and evaluation activities.

For more information and to apply, visit https://careers.fortworthtexas.gov/psc/hcmprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=1380&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

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Scholarly Communications Librarian, Memorial University Libraries, St. John’s, NL

Memorial University is seeking an energetic and resourceful Scholarly Communications Librarian to provide leadership in developing, managing and promoting the Libraries’ scholarly communications and copyright initiatives. The individual should enjoy interacting with people and be committed to a reflective professional practice that identifies needs, creates new solutions, and involves both team and individual working styles. We encourage applications from librarians who are attracted to an evolving workplace that strives to meet changing user needs and the long term requirements of research and scholarship.

Responsibilities include:

  • Creating awareness and promoting scholarly communication issues as they relate to Memorial University Libraries;
  • Developing and supporting Open Access publication initiatives at Memorial University;
    Continuing to build and advance the Memorial University Libraries research repository, including establishing or updating policies and procedures;
  • Providing support for E‐journal hosting initiatives at Memorial University;
  • Providing copyright oversight responsibilities as the Libraries’ campus representative and contact for all units dealing with copyright issues;
  • Representing Memorial Libraries in regards to scholarly communication and copyright initiatives and activities in external forums.

For more information about the position and application procedures, visit http://www.library.mun.ca/media/MUNLibrary/pdf/ScholarlyCommunicationsLibrarian-FinalJobAd.pdf

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Digital Scholarship Librarian (2 positions), Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS

K-State Libraries invite applications and nominations for two Digital Scholarship Librarians. To support the university’s goal of becoming a top-50 public research university by 2025, these positions will work collaboratively to grow the center’s publishing, copyright, and data services;  support the institutional repository, K-State Research Exchange (K-REx), and online publishing imprint, New Prairie Press (NPP); engage campus content providers; and provide education and guidance on digital scholarship. These are forward-thinking, innovative roles for individuals with a desire to excel in a range of cutting-edge digital scholarship initiatives, including building and managing born-digital or digitized content; advocating for open access (OA); and identifying opportunities to support the research and publication lifecycle. We are seeking individuals with knowledge of contemporary digital library standards for all formats.

Main Responsibilities

  • Work independently and collaboratively with colleagues to meet current digital scholarship demands and discover future campus needs related to the creation and dissemination of digital scholarship, engaging library staff experts in projects as appropriate.
  • Initiate, build and nurture excellent relationships with a diverse community within the university, as well as external partners, in support of digital scholarship services.
  • Develop or propose new workflows and tools to support effective, innovative and sustainable digital scholarship. Upon implementation review and evaluate impact of changes.
  • Stay abreast of emerging, innovative trends and technologies, standards, publishing models, digital scholarship developments and related legislative initiatives and evaluate their adaptation to improve the local environment.
  • Through face-to-face and virtual environments, provide outreach, education, workshops, promotion, and consultations to the campus community about copyright/fair use, authors’ rights, K-REx, NPP, publishing, OA, and other digital scholarship topics.

For more information about the position and application procedures, visit http://www.lib.k-state.edu/digital-scholarship-librarian

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Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL

The Lewis University Library invites applications for an Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian to manage the library’s electronic/digital content and budgetary process through understanding of both acquisitions in multiple formats and all aspects of electronic resource management (i.e. subscription, licensing, maintenance and support, production and dissemination of statistics).

Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is a vigorous and growing institution located 25 miles SW of Chicago. Lewis University provides students a liberal arts-based and career-focused education, engaging students in the exploration and creation of academic, professional and personal opportunities in a supportive community. As a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition, our approach is values-based and ethically-focused.

Some of the primary responsibilities of this position include managing the library materials budget, monitoring expenditures and compiling reports to ensure the ordering and receipt of university library materials; planning, coordinating, monitoring and analyzing acquisitions of library materials; maintaining online periodical/journal subscriptions; coordinating licensing of electronic resources acquired by the institution, and ensuring timely renewals or cancellations; tracking title changes and the transfer of online subscriptions from one publisher/platform to another or in and out of online packages; and recording receipt of all library materials on a timely basis, including using the appropriate system, and in accordance with standard professional protocols.

For more information and to apply, visit https://jobs.lewisu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52471

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Electronic Resources Librarian, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

George Mason University Libraries is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented individual for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian. This position oversees the management and strategic direction of the Libraries’ Electronic Resources program, working with staff in the Collection Development Department and Technical Services Group to evaluate, acquire, maintain, and market the Libraries’ e-resources.

For more information and to apply, visit https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/35235

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