Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

The University of Wyoming seeks applicants for a Scholarly Communication Librarian to join our growing Digital Collections office. The successful candidate will provide energetic leadership for scholarly communication initiatives and will manage the institutional repository (IR).

Responsibilities: Manage the Wyoming Scholars Repository ( including daily operations, adding and editing content, creating policies and procedures, and assessing IR functionality and usage. Work both independently and in collaboration with liaison librarians, university faculty, and the Office of Research to develop and add new content to the IR. Serve as library resource on copyright, fair use and open access issues. Coordinate workshops and training in support of the IR and other scholarly communication topics. Monitor developments in scholarly communication, open access, and related initiatives and communicate their implications to library and university stakeholders. Work closely with Digital Collections staff for IR support and maintenance.

Review of applications will begin on February 29, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

The Z. Smith Reynolds Library invites applications for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian (ERL). This is a 12-month position with Library Faculty status. Reporting to the Head of Collection Management, the successful applicant will take the lead role in assessment and support of ongoing access to electronic information resources as well as publisher/vendor license negotiations. The ERL will manage key e-resource information systems and will produce and disseminate assessment reports.


The successful candidate will:

  • Establish and manage excellent publisher/vendor relationships
  • Review and negotiate license agreements to reach favorable pricing and licensing terms
  • Maintain data in the e-resource management system and discovery layer
  • Remedy access problems and violations or breaches of contract
  • Work closely with members of Resource Services (Collection Management and Technical Services) and subject librarians to coordinate trials, acquire new e-resources and maintain access
  • Collect and analyze usage data from local and vendor/publisher sources and create reports to support decision-making
  • Keep current with and contribute to the profession through publication, committees, or other service
  • Serve as liaison to one or more academic departments

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidates must possess a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or a master’s degree in a related field. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
  • Two years of experience in an academic or research library setting, working with vendors and publishers in acquisitions or e-resource management.
  • Familiarity with copyright, fair use and other intellectual property issues as these pertain to e-resources and license agreements.
  • Excellent communication, analytical, prioritization and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility.
  • Proven ability to work effectively both independently and collaboratively in an organization which embraces innovation.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with negotiating electronic resource licenses.
  • Proficiency in commonly used technologies and applications including an electronic resource management system, a discovery layer and advanced functions of Microsoft Office.
  • Broad understanding of technical services operations in an academic library.

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Manager, Resource Acquisition & Description, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, VA

The University of Virginia Library seeks a Manager to provide leadership and direction to the Resource Acquisition & Description team.  We are looking for creative individuals who are excited by the prospect of working at a forward-looking organization during times of great change.  Known for the strength and variety of its collections and leadership in digital initiatives, the Library embraces respect, integrity, inclusion, innovation and collaboration in our work within the University, with peer institutions, and with the worldwide community.  A staff of 220 manage 11 libraries that serve a vibrant and diverse scholarly community of 15,000 undergraduates, 6,000 graduate students, and 2,000 teaching and research faculty, and visitors from the public and other institutions.

The University of Virginia Library connects users with the resources they need whether purchased, licensed, borrowed or acquired through a network of information resources.  The employee in this position supports that mission by collaborating with colleagues within the Library and the University to ensure the cost effective, efficient and ethical acquisition of resources and descriptive metadata as selected for inclusion in the permanent collection or requested by scholars.  This position manages the teams responsible for ordering, receiving, obtaining metadata and paying for materials in all necessary formats.  In addition to collaborating with colleagues throughout the organization, the employee in this position serves as a primary contact for a wide variety resource and service vendors, and must develop and maintain relationships with University departments responsible for procurement, financial services and audits.  The incumbent is expected to be current with the community of practice for library acquisitions.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

Worcester State University is hiring three full-time, tenure-track librarians (assistant or associate rank) in the coming year. We are looking for creative, innovative, and student-centered candidates for the Electronic Resources Librarian, Access Services Librarian, and Archives and Liaison Librarian positions. Review of applications will begin in February.

Join our team and help us fully realize our vision of a 21st-century library. Apply online through the Worcester State University Human Resources website:

Matt Bejune
Executive Director of the Library
Worcester State University
Office: L 206B

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Digital Resources Librarian Position, Wichita State University Libraries, Wichita, KS

Wichita State University Libraries ( invites applicants for the position of Digital Resources Librarian. This position is focused on the effective implementation and management of electronic resources and associated access technologies. The Digital Resources Librarian coordinates the population, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the electronic resource management system. This librarian will also work with the Coordinator of Digital Resources Acquisition in the processing of orders, renewals, vendor contacts, and license management. Success in this position requires that the librarian have a broad understanding of the principles of digital resources and operations assessment, and the ability to work collegially with diverse members of the university and vendor communities.

Required qualifications: ALA accredited master’s degree; experience/coursework in a library or information management setting with electronic resources or access technologies; knowledge of trends in electronic resource access; excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work successfully in a dynamic collegial environment with diverse populations; and demonstrated potential for meeting the Libraries’ tenure and promotion requirements.

12-month contract; excellent professional development support, vacation and benefits, including TIAA-CREF. Faculty librarians have tenure-eligible appointments with rank. Offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory completion of a criminal background check as required by the Kansas Board of Regents.

Wichita State University does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, political affiliation, status as a veteran, genetic information or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies: Executive Director, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Wichita State University, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita KS 67260-0138; telephone (316) 978-3186. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Board of Regents policy.
Priority review will be given to applications received before January 25, 2016.

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Electronic Resources Librarian at Cornell University Library, Ithaca, NY

Cornell University Library’s (CUL) Acquisitions and E-Resources Licensing Services (AERLS) within Library Technical Services (LTS) is seeking an Electronic Resources Librarian. CUL acquires resources in a wide variety of physical and online formats.

Under the general direction of the Director of AERLS, this position works closely with other staff in the department to perform e-resource license negotiation, maintain complex vendor accounts, and maintain policies and procedures related to e-resource and acquisitions work. Additionally, the position performs daily operations, including management and development of workflows and services in various areas of acquisitions and e-resource management, particularly focusing on streaming media, software, data sets and other emerging and evolving formats. The Electronic Resources Librarian works with selectors, other library staff, and vendor contacts on a daily basis to help effectively manage CUL’s growing collections.

The Electronic Resources Librarian monitors and participates in external developments, standards development and changing needs to further CUL’s initiatives. The position is expected to collaborate in CUL partnerships, such as 2CUL, and plays an active role in professional organizations inside and outside of the CUL community.

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