Electronic Resources Librarian — Texas Tech University

Post date: June 03, 2021

TITLE: Associate Librarian – Electronic Resources Librarian (Open Rank)


RESPONSIBILITIES: Tenure track Associate Librarian. Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Resources Management, Collections and Library Systems, the Electronic Resources Librarian (ERL) provides leadership in developing, delivering, maintaining, and assessing the Library's collection of electronic resources by working cooperatively with designated staff. Responsible for implementing and managing electronic resource management applications, including but not limited to Alma, in a collegial and team environment. This includes upgrades in addition to creating and maintaining statistical reports for the Libraries’ electronic resources. The ERL must be able to gain a broad understanding of the TTU Libraries electronic collection and the ability to evaluate that collection as well as any potential purchases, in objective and user-centered ways. The Electronic Resources Librarian must also keep abreast of developments in electronic resources to maintain current awareness of information tools and technology to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff, and community users of Texas Tech University Libraries. The incumbent is also expected to engage in scholarly pursuit and other professional activities in accordance with Texas Tech Library’s standards for promotion and tenure. This person may be asked to serve on library teams. If so, they can expect an average of up to 20% of their work time dedicated to the team. Service duties include program-building, as well as commitment to extra-curricular activities. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.


QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program.

Preferred: Minimum six years professional experience in an academic library, thorough knowledge of electronic resources licensing, library systems ejournal management modules, OpenURL resolvers, data collection systems, and administrative functions of proprietary databases.

Has the ability to collect, analyze, manipulate, and provide meaningful interpretation of data using spreadsheets, data visualization tools and other online assessment tools.

Candidate must have a strong customer service orientation with advanced analytical and problem-solving skills to assess and respond to administrative/management issues and technical challenges. They must be able to work in a team-based environment with all levels of staff.

Candidate must have awareness of technology trends, issues, and accepted practices in areas of responsibility, including a technical aptitude to learn new products and grasp new techniques quickly.

Additionally, must have demonstrated organizational and communication skills. Demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills.

Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable.


SALARY AND BENEFITS: The position is a 12-month appointment with a nationally competitive salary. Librarians and archivists have academic status and are an integral part of the academic teaching and research mission of the University. Comprehensive benefits include choice of retirement programs, including TIAA-CREF; state higher education holidays; developmental leave opportunities; moving allowance; and no state or local income tax.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Texas Tech University (www.ttu.edu) is a tier one research university with an enrollment of over 38,000. Texas Tech recently surpassed the Hispanic student population threshold necessary for designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Texas Tech is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Greater Western Library Alliance, Texshare and is a founding member of Texas Digital Libraries. The University Library (http://library.ttu.edu/) has over 3.7 million volumes and is ranked 54th among ARL Libraries.

Lubbock has a metropolitan population of over 300,000 and is the regional center for education, agriculture, health care, banking, and business. It offers a wide range of academic programs in colleges and schools, including graduate, law, and medicine.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: To apply for this position, please visit the Texas Tech University Personnel site at: http://www.depts.ttu.edu/hr/workattexastech/. Select Faculty. Please fill out the electronic application and attach a cover letter indicating qualifications and interest in the position, current vita, and names and contact information of three professional references. Submission of applications is preferred by July 15, 2021.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and dual-career couples.