The Ohio State University Libraries (OSUL) is recruiting a talented and experienced librarian to lead its program for electronic resources acquisition and licensing. As a faculty member in the Acquisitions Department, the successful candidate will leverage their expertise in procuring and integrating electronic resources to manage a diverse, multimillion-dollar portfolio of high-impact content within a complex multi-consortia negotiating environment. The Electronic Resources Officer manages the acquisition and maintenance of continuing online resources, including order and renewal of e-journals, e-books, and other online content along with oversight of waning print serial subscriptions. The position will serve as Electronic Resource Officer for OSUL in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and OhioLINK’s Cooperative Information Resources Management Committee.
The Electronic Resources Officer is responsible for four staff (potentially five) and reports to the Head of Acquisitions. The Librarian works collaboratively with staff in other units focused on collection strategy, information technology, and cataloging to identify, license, and manage ongoing access to electronic resources. This position is a vital contributor to planning, policy-making, and daily operational decision-making within the department. The position will take the lead in liaising with vendors, negotiating licenses, and troubleshooting electronic resources access issues.
For more information about the position and application procedures, visit https://library.osu.edu/about/jobs/faculty