Library Sales Manager, Modern Language Association, New York, NY

The Modern LanguageAssociation (MLA) is seeking a library sales manager to develop and sustain relationships with library customers, create data-driven institutional sales strategies, and coordinate with customer service to support customers’ use of our digital subscription product MLA Handbook Plus. 

Reporting to the director of outreach, the library sales manager will work closely with marketing staff and with the office of scholarly communication. As the primary point of contact for institutional subscribers, the library sales manager will contribute to the ongoing development of the product by conveying user feedback to content creators. The ideal candidate will have deep experience with the higher education library market and be enthusiastic about building relationships with librarians to support adoption and use of MLA Handbook Plus.  


  • Manages sales and renewals for library accounts
  • Cultivates new sales through calls, e-mails, and other channels in order to meet revenue targets
  • Uses analytics and other customer data to develop and manage relationships through association CRM
  • Develops, tracks, and follows up with leads
  • Helps develop new lead-generation strategies in collaboration with other marketing staff members
  • Creates sales and usage reports for digital product
  • Responds to queries from customers
  • Attends in-person and virtual conferences and participates in other outreach activities aimed at purchasers and end users
  • Stays up to date on trends in the library market
  • Contributes to other MLA sales and marketing efforts as needed 

Salary Range and Benefits: $62,000 – $73,000 commensurate with experience. The MLA provides generous vacation and sick time, flexible work hours, a 403(b) retirement plan, and individual health and dental plans with no shared premium cost. 

Full Position Description and Instructions for Applying: (scroll to Library Sales Manager)

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Serials & Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian, Duke University Libraries, Durham, NC

The Serials & Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian oversees the acquisition of continuing resources and the management of print serials at Duke University Libraries (DUL). Working in a changing and complex multi-consortia environment, you will participate in the acquisition, licensing, and renewal of print serials and electronic resources. You will also oversee the receipt and management of physical materials acquired by the department, as well as management of their related records in library systems.

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Salary and Benefits: Anticipated hiring range is $58,000 – $65,000, commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes 20 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training.

Priority will be given to applicants received prior to June 7, 2021.

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Library Sales Manager-International, Duke University Press, Durham, NC

Duke University Press seeks a Library Sales Manager to build and maintain strong relationships with diverse, international partners in pursuit of our mission, which is to ensure that our cutting-edge scholarship reaches as wide an audience as possible.

As a not-for-profit academic publisher, we balance our dedication to broad dissemination with the need for financial sustainability. To fully achieve this goal, we need a Sales Manager who can help build relationships and extend our reach on a global basis by selling to academic libraries.

Candidates should have exceptional communication and customer service skills. Experience working with libraries, consortia and sales agents or with other cultures is optimal. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of experience selling scholarly research content to the academic market.

If you’re interested in this opportunity please submit the University-required electronic application, including your resume and cover letter, before close of the position at Noon on Friday, June 4, 2021.

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Salary Range: $43,534 – $69,647

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Electronic Resources Librarian, UAB Libraries, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

UAB Libraries’ seeks a forward-thinking and well-organized librarian to join our team as Electronic Resources Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Resource Acquisitions & Discovery, this position oversees the lifecycle of all electronic resources and participates in licensing, acquisitions, access, administration, statistics, and support.

The Electronic Resources Librarian will implement and administer tools, features, and programs that enhance and improve electronic resource access and usability including the utilization of electronic resource management functions in Alma, the cloud-based library services platform.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the lifecycle of electronic resources including databases, eBooks, eJournals, and streaming media
  • Provide information and data/statistics used in the analysis and evaluation of electronic resources
  • Maintain and troubleshoot electronic resource access issues to ensure user access
  • Develop and maintain policies, procedures, and other types of documentation pertaining to electronic resources as needed
  • Supervise and mentor colleagues within the department as needed
  • Collaborate with research services to identify and launch online resource trials
  • Promote electronic resources by creating and maintaining research guides, providing training, and arranging for vendor/publisher presentations for library liaisons
  • Serve on library and campus committees as appropriate for the position

Rank:  Assistant or Associate Professor depending on qualifications (Non-Tenure Track)

Salary Range: $55,000 to $65,000, depending on rank

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Head of Electronic Resources and Serials, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University Library is seeking a dynamic, motivated, user focused, and collaborative individual to serve as the Head of Electronic Resources & Serials. The Head of Electronic Resources & Serials supervises two full-time staff members, provides leadership in the procurement, assessment, and management of print and electronic continuing resources, including individual and package subscriptions, ebook demand driven acquisitions, and streaming services, and oversee the processing of all invoices paid out of the acquisitions budget. The successful candidate will review all subscriptions and licenses, renew subscriptions as needed, set up trials, conduct regular assessments of all subscriptions, and work with publishers/vendors and major consortia such as SCELC (

The Head of Electronic Resources & Serials will develop and maintain expert knowledge on issues related to electronic resources and electronic resource management (ERM) and work with staff to ensure all invoices are paid on a timely and accurate basis. Additionally, the Head of Electronic Resources & Serials will work closely and collaboratively with subject librarians and the Head of Instruction & Assessment on the ongoing acquisition, purchase, renewal and assessment of electronic resources and serials.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Scholarly Communication, the Head of Electronic Resources & Serials plays a key role in connecting our community to our vast array of electronic resources. This position serves on the Library Management Council, an advisory administrative body made up of the University Librarian, Associate University Librarians, and unit heads.

Potential candidates are invited to attend one of our informational webinars to learn more about the position, library, and University:

May 13, 2021 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm PDT, registration available here.

May 14, 2021 from noon – 1:00 pm PDT, registration available here.

Confidentiality will be ensured, as the attendee list will be hidden. Live captioning will be provided.

Further inquiries may be directed to Lev Rickards, Co-Interim University Librarian (

Full Position Description and Instructions for Applying:

Priority review date for applications is Friday, May 28th.

Salary Range: $66,600 – $125,000; commensurate with experience.

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Humanities Librarian for Collection Management, University Libraries at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

The University Libraries at Appalachian State University seeks a dynamic and experienced individual for the position of Humanities Librarian for Collection Management. We seek to recruit and retain a talented and diverse faculty. Candidates who are members of underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Appalachian State University is located in the beautiful mountains of Boone, North Carolina, 100 miles northwest of Charlotte, 88 miles northeast of Asheville, and 86 miles west of Winston-Salem. The University has over 20,000 students, primarily in bachelor’s and master’s programs, and is a constituent institution of the seventeen-campus University of North Carolina System.

Position Context
At Appalachian, Belk Library and Information Commons serve as the primary information source for academic/research departments and colleges. Library faculty work in a collegial team-based environment, are members of the University faculty, participate in the Library’s instruction program, and engage in active programs of scholarship and professional service. Library faculty communicate with a wide variety of patrons, including students, faculty, staff, researchers, vendors, staff in other libraries, and the general public. Some positions require specialized knowledge in an additional discipline, field, or subject area. Some positions may independently lead, guide, and direct functional areas of a library.

Collection Management Librarian responsibilities include:
Assessment/strategy, budgeting, collection supervision, and outreach/instruction to liaison departments. The librarian’s outlook is holistic and collaborative, examining the overall needs of the university and library while advocating for their assigned departments and programs.

Complete Job Description and To Apply:

Salary: $54,000-$62,000, salary may vary based on the faculty ranking.

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Resource Acquisition Manager, University of Central Oklahoma’s Chambers Library, Edmond, OK

The University of Central Oklahoma’s Chambers Library has an opening for a creative, collaborative, knowledgeable, and highly motivated individual to serve as the Resource Acquisition Manager. This position plays a key role in e-resources negotiation and liaises with university faculty. This unique opportunity comes at a significant time as the library analyzes and redefines resource need and use to better serve users.

Position Overview:

Responsible for procuring and processing online and physical library resources. Provides leadership for Resource Acquisition Department. Provides stewardship in sustaining the library’s acquisitions budget and “in-time” access to all learning resources. Assists with troubleshooting resource access problems. Assists with promoting public awareness and use of resources.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

  • Leads/conducts all negotiations with information providers/vendors to secure the most relevant content at the most cost-effective rates for all resources.
  • Manages licensing and establishing access to electronic resources.
  • Participates in troubleshooting access problems with electronic resources.
  • Oversees the maintenance of vendor contract information in library technology platform.
  • Calculates departmental allocations of annual materials budget according to established criteria.
  • Manages Acquisitions and Serials teams, ordering, payment, and receipt of all resources.
  • Provides training and guidance to the team to ensure the team stays abreast of current trends and best practices.
  • Develops and maintains policies, procedures, and documentation for serials management.
  • Reviews usage statistics and communicates with faculty, students, and librarians to gather feedback, perform collection analysis. Assists and advises on purchase/retention of resources.
  • Participates in continuing education, conference, workshops, seminars, or other activities that enhance professional knowledge.
  • Serves as Collection Development Liaison to university departments/programs.
  • Actively participates in continuing education.
  • Reports to Executive Director of the library.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrated excellent leadership qualities including strong interpersonal and public communication skills.

Salary and Benefits: $50,000

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Head of Special Collections and Archives, Auburn University Libraries, Auburn, AL

Auburn University Libraries seeks an innovative and motivated professional to direct its Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) as Department Head. The Department Head will serve as thought leader and will advocate in developing comprehensive strategies to serve users and to integrate the SC&A further into the mission of the Libraries and the University. The Department Head oversees the portfolios of rare book, archives, records, outreach/engagement, digital scholarship programs, and fundraising. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Head of SC&A will be responsible for administrative and operational oversight of the department as well as developing effective partnerships with academic departments, with repositories across the State and region, and the global community of scholars. Major responsibilities beyond administrative and operational oversight include innovation in policies and procedures, scholarly outreach programming, exhibitions, donor development, and grantsmanship. The Department Head will lead in areas such as digital collections development, curricular integration, user-centered services, diversity and inclusion, and the ongoing professional development of the SC&A’s dedicated team of faculty and staff.

The individual in this position will shape collection development and management priorities to focus on areas of historical strength while also working to build a more diverse and inclusive record of humanity’s cultural and scientific heritage. The Department Head will provide strategic direction for advancing the Libraries’ stewardship role over existing collections, balancing new acquisitions against care for existing collections, as well as for activities related to archival processing, research services, access services, facilities management, fundraising and development, and community outreach. This twelve-month tenure-track faculty position requires professional and scholarly activity as well as service on library and university committees.

Starting salary of $65,000. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience/qualifications. This is a twelve-month tenure-track position. Benefits include 20 days of vacation leave/12 days of sick leave per year; participation in State Teachers’ Retirement System (mandatory); additional voluntary retirement plans available; health/dental/life/disability insurance.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, TN

The University of Tennessee, a research one institution and the flagship institution for the state, is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join the collaborative and innovative Acquisitions & Continuing Resources team at the University Libraries. UTK is located in Knoxville, a vibrant city in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in east Tennessee. The city, population 187,000, is the third largest city in Tennessee. Knoxville’s metro area (population 850,000), and the surrounding region offer a variety of recreational opportunities and affordable cost-of-living.

Reporting to the Head, Acquisitions & Continuing Resources (ACR), the Electronic Resources Librarian works as a member of a collaborative team where innovative thinking and creative problem solving are highly valued. This position leads and manages the Resource Management unit within ACR, which is responsible for managing the lifecycle of the Libraries’ electronic resources and serials, including renewing, licensing, preserving, activation, and troubleshooting. The Electronic Resources Librarian plays a critical role in the development, implementation, and evolution of strategies and workflows relating to the acquisitions and management of electronic resources and serials for successful research and learning. This position requires a thorough understanding of and experience in all aspects of acquiring, evaluating, incorporating, and supporting ongoing access to electronic resources and serials.

Specific Duties

  • Provides direction and expertise related to establishing and maintaining access to electronic resources including coordinating work with database providers, vendors, and publishers to enable access, resolve problems, manage technical changes, and respond to end-users’ issues with electronic resources in a timely manner
  • Guides the Libraries in developing and maintaining awareness of emerging technologies, standards, and technical issues relating to the usage of electronic resources
  • Recommends and implements new initiatives for managing and processing electronic resources
  • Plays a significant role in the accessibility and license negotiation team
  • Coordinates serials renewals through the Libraries’ subscription agent
  • Serves as a member of the interdepartmental collections assessment team by providing qualitative and quantitative data about electronic resources and serials
  • Works collaboratively to resolve complex issues related to access, including breaches of contracts
  • Provides leadership to Acquisitions & Continuing Resources staff through professional development, mentoring, and coaching, and supervises 5 full-time employees in the Resource Management unit
  • Works collaboratively and effectively with various stakeholders within the Libraries, such as a subject liaison and collections advisory groups, as well as the campus community in support of the Libraries’ strategic plan and overall mission

Salary and Benefits

Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with a salary of $52,000.  Faculty rank and status; twelve-month, tenure-track appointment.  Library faculty must meet University requirements for promotion and tenure.

Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state retirement plan (TCRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) (VOYA, TIAA, VALIC) with nonrefundable contributions paid for the employee by the University; optional group health and life insurance plans.  Tuition remission is available for all university employees and partial undergraduate tuition remission is available to dependent children and spouses of UT employees. Start-up funding in the amount of $10,000 allocated over a three-year period; annual support for travel & professional development.

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