Electronic Resources Librarian & Assistant Professor (University of Mississippi Libraries)

The University of Mississippi Libraries seeks an Electronic Resources Librarian with energy and initiative to provide leadership and effective management for the libraries’ electronic resources. Working in a team environment, the incumbent will be responsible for leading library-wide efforts to optimize technologies designed to help publicize the libraries’ collections, and for providing user-centric services for information access and discovery.

Under the direction of the Head of Serials, the incumbent will:

  • Serve as a liaison to vendors regarding electronic resource trials, acquisitions, licensing and technical issues
  • Work with database providers, vendors, publishers and other personnel to resolve digital resources connectivity and access issues
  • Proactively manage technical changes to preempt resource access problems
  • Respond to users’ issues with electronic resources in a timely manner
  • Provide feedback about electronic resource infrastructure compatibility
  • Recommend and facilitate improvements to existing tools and workflows;
  • Maintain accurate data about electronic resources in a variety of systems, such as our link resolver and discovery tool knowledge base (Serials Solutions), our Electronic Resource Management module (Innovative Interfaces), and our A to Z database list
  • Manage the libraries’ integrated proxy (Web Access Management)
  • Manage the promotion of resources in various library systems and website
  • Oversee and analyze usage statistics for electronic resources
  • Participate in assessment of electronic resources
  • Maintain current awareness of emerging trends and best practices in resource access and discoverability
  • Supervise a paraprofessional responsible for maintaining the knowledgebase, for collecting usage statistics, for troubleshooting, and for loading the monthly coverage and MARC records from Serial Solutions
  • Serve on the electronic resource management team and a library-wide collection development team.


  • ALA accredited master’s degree by date of employment
  • Evidence of experience with research-oriented electronic resource technologies
  • Familiarity with the OpenURL standard
  • Experience implementing or using an electronic resources knowledge base management system
  • Demonstrated analytical problem solving skills and initiative
  • An aptitude for detail-oriented work
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, service-oriented, and dynamic environment
  • Interest in facilitating technical skills in others
  • A commitment to meet established library criteria for promotion and tenure, including professional service and published research.

The position is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment. Minimum annual salary is $45,000, and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Apply online at http://jobs.olemiss.edu. Applicants will be asked to include a letter of application, vita, and the names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three current professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Mississippi is located in historic Oxford, a thriving community offering a wide range of literary, musical and cultural activities. For more information about the University and the community, please visit http://www.olemiss.edu/visitors.

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