Electronic Resources Librarian-- Utah State University

Post date: Jan 02, 2019

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:

  • ALA­ accredited 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: