(20181230) Electronic Resources Librarian

Utah State University Libraries invites applications for a full-time, 12 month, tenure-track position of Electronic Resources Librarian.  


Position Summary: 

This position manages the Libraries’ collection of electronic resources and works collaboratively with stakeholders throughout the Library, University, and consortia as needed. The Libraries provide a combination of owned, subscribed, on­demand, and Open Access materials through local and consortial arrangements. The Electronic Resources Librarian plays a key role in day-to-day operations by maintaining various points of access to these materials, including through local systems and vendor interfaces. This position provides leadership for navigating the complex, ever­changing role of electronic resources and communicating those changes to the institution. A paraprofessional dedicated to electronic resources supports the work of this position as do a number of collegial and collaborative cross-functional committees. The position reports to the Head of Collection Management & Resource Sharing and is a tenure-track Assistant Librarian position with a scholarship requirement and generous support for presenting at professional conferences.  The Electronic Resources Librarian is a 12-month position with an anticipated start date of May/June, 2019. 


  • Coordinates the acquisition and management of electronic resources 

  • Collaborates with the Collection Development Librarian and department liaisons to assess and coordinate renewals and selection of new resources 

  • Provides top-level support for e­resource troubleshooting and ensures ongoing usability and accessibility 

  • Promotes the Libraries’ resources and provides trainings to Library employees 

  • Manages administrative metadata in local and third­party systems and knowledgebases (Innovative ERM, Encore Duet, Serials Solutions, etc.) 

  • Negotiates and tracks licenses 

  • Assists in budget projections 

  • Works scheduled hours at the Research Help Desk 


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • ALA­accredited MLS degree before hire date 

  • Ability to gather, analyze, and report data 

  • Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills 

  • Excellent communication skills, including listening, writing, and speaking 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and meticulous attention to detail 

  • Ability to work independently and perform complicated tasks with minimal supervision 

  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing assignments and needs 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in an academic or research library 

  • Demonstrated technical-support skills 

  • Familiarity with current issues in electronic resources 

  • Experience training or teaching 

  • Familiarity with technical standards and formats relevant to electronic resources such as SUSHI, OpenURL, and COUNTER, link resolvers, proxy authentication, and discovery platforms 

  • Experience working with integrated library systems, such as Innovative Interface’s library system Sierra 

  • Familiarity with or experience administering an electronic resources management system (ERMS) 


Opportunity Type: Full-time w/benefits package 

Advertised Salary: Salary commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits, including an additional annual retirement contribution of 14.2% of salary. 


To apply for this position, please visit the Utah State University Human Resources website at: 

Posted Date: 
12/31/2018 to 01/31/2019