Electronic Resources Supervisor (Supervising Librarian), BookOps, New York City, NY


BookOps is the shared technical services collaboration between the Brooklyn Public Library and the New York Public Library. BookOps coordinates the selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing and distribution of library materials for the BookOps member libraries.

Acquisitions is responsible for order verification, invoicing and payment for the Research and Circulating collections of the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Public Library.


Under the direction of the Acquisitions Coordinator of E-Resources and Serials, works with Electronic Resources Coordinator in Selection and BookOps member libraries’ Collection Liaisons on new projects and initiatives to fulfill institutional goals.

  • Supports all activities associated with the acquisitions and management of electronic resources.
  • Coordinates the technical set-up of new acquisitions, prepares trials, and keeps account of renewals for E-Resource materials.
  • Supervises the Acquisitions Staff in timely processing of E-Resource Invoices via the Integrated Library System (ILS).
  • Provides maintenance for any BookOps member libraries knowledge base and electronic resources management system (ERM), whether commercial, homegrown, or open source, as concerns e-journal listings, e-book title lists, link resolvers, and MARC record services.
  • Interfaces with cataloging colleagues to make sure bibliographic records for e-resources are delivered in a timely manner, meet institutional standards, and have accurate technical specifications for patron access.
  • Partners with Serials Supervisor Librarian on maintenance and common issues related to electronic journal subscriptions.
  • Troubleshoots vendor/provider related access issues.
  • Collects usage data for statistical and management reports for the better monitoring of usage and works with E-Resources and Serials Coordinator on the design and presentation of these reports.
  • Works with IT and/or telephone/chat reference groups to provide necessary support to staff and patrons.
  • Assists E-Resources and Serials Coordinator and SimplyE team with ensuring vendor compliance with technical requirements for NYPL’s SimplyE app and other future institutional reading and discovery initiatives.
  • Participates in forums, represents BookOps member libraries at events and monitors and communicates development and trends in downloadable and other E-Resources.
  • Performs related duties as required.

For more information and to apply, visit https://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/9531/electronic-resources-supervisor%2c-%28supervising-librarian%29/job .


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E-Resources Access Librarian, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO

The University of Colorado Denver’s Auraria Library seeks an E-Resources Access Librarian who will lead the Library’s efforts to meet the challenges of accessing and managing electronic resources. This non-tenure track instructor position will focus on streamlining the access and discovery of learning materials to promote new forms of scholarly communication and foster the acquisitions-to-discovery workflow vision of a 21st century academic library. This dynamic, experienced, and service-oriented librarian will be an integral member of the Resource Management Department, which oversees the acquisition, cataloging, metadata, troubleshooting and access to all of Auraria Library’s purchased content.

The E-Resources Access Librarian has primary leadership responsibility for maintaining and troubleshooting access to Auraria Library’s electronic materials. Over 80% of the Library’s $3.6M Learning Materials budget is dedicated to electronic resources. As the purchasing of these resources grows, more and more attention must be paid to their maintenance. In addition, a vast number of Auraria Library’s patrons access the Library’s electronic resources from off-campus. This position is committed to maintaining awareness of trends and ongoing developments in areas related to the entire life cycle of electronic resources. This position collaborates with and represents the interests of Auraria Library to library and campus-wide committees, national organizations, and other institutions as needed. This position directly supervises the E-Resources Cataloging Librarian and one student assistant. This position reports to the Resource Management, Department Head.

For more information about the position and to apply, visit https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=08502 .

Screening Date: This position is open until filled. For full consideration, apply by March 8, 2017.


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Library Electronic Resource Management Coordinator, California State University, Bakersfield, CA

California State University, Bakersfield seeks a productive and effective librarian for Electronic Resource Management Coordinator (ERM).

Reporting directly to the Dean of the Library, the ERM Coordinator will work collaboratively with users, library colleagues, vendors, and CSU Chancellor’s Office personnel to provide, manage, and maintain timely access to all the library’s electronic resources including subscription databases, full-text article links, e-books, and other e-resources; implement and provide easy access to all e-resource usage data and analysis.

For more information about the position and application procedures, visit https://www.csub.edu/facultyaffairs/_files/TT-LIB-Elect-Resource-Mgmt-2017.pdf .

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Scholarly Communications Librarian, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

The KSU Library System seeks a dynamic, collegial, flexible, experienced, and research-oriented librarian to further the promotion and outreach efforts related to scholarly communication. The successful candidate will have a keen interest in the extensive scholarly communications landscape including digital publishing and preservation, open access platforms, open educational resources, open data, copyright and related intellectual property issues. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are necessary as the librarian will be expected to play an active role in campus-wide and system-wide committees. This position may spend time working at either the Sturgis Library on the Kennesaw Campus, or the Johnson Library on the Marietta Campus.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

East Carolina University (ECU) seeks applicants for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian. The successful candidate will be a member of the Library’s Electronic Resources Department and will report to the Head of Electronic Resources.  The person in this position will work closely with others in the Electronic Resources Department and the ECU Libraries to effectively manage the Libraries’ expanding electronic resource collections.

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Temporary Project Librarian for Continuing Resources, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

In the context of teamwork and mutual support, and reporting to the Group Leader for Resource Description & Digital Initiatives, the Project Librarian for Continuing Resources advances the library’s mission as follows:

  • Manages all aspects of ensuring timely access to continuing resources in all formats, including their receipt and cataloging/metadata, using such platforms as SFX, Voyager, CORAL (an open source ERM), and OCLC’s WorldShare Management System Collection Manager.
  • Supervises the E-Resources and Serials Associate.
  • Coordinates day-to-day troubleshooting of continuing resources access issues using RT by Best Practical (an open source helpdesk ticketing system).
  • Provides expertise to the Collections Team in the selection and evaluation of continuing resources.
  • Contributes actively to group objectives and priorities.
  • Contributes actively to library-wide mission, plans, and objectives.
  • May participate in cross-functional library teams.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Strong commitment to teamwork and collegial relationships, excellent communication skills, and personal flexibility. Engages in outcomes-focused thinking. Desires to continually learn and grow. Committed to modeling these qualities to all library faculty/staff.
  • M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalent.
  • Broad interests and intellectual curiosity; commitment to the academic success of faculty and students.
  • Aptitude, training, and skill in cataloging and metadata. Knowledge of emerging cataloging trends and technologies. Ability to thrive in a technologically focused position.
  • Understanding of and interest in broad issues in library discovery platforms, e-resources access and troubleshooting, content providers and publishers, and scholarly communications.

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