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Electronic Resources Librarian, (Non-Tenure Track Librarian of Practice IV), Shared User Services

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Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Electronic Resources Librarian, (Non-Tenure Track Librarian of Practice IV), Shared User Services
Department Shared User Services
Salary Commensurate With Experience
Posting Summary

The Rutgers University Libraries seek a skilled, service-oriented, and forward thinking Electronic Resources Librarian to manage and support access to the Libraries’ collection of licensed electronic resources. Reporting to the Discovery Services Librarian, the Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for performing a range of tasks that support the discovery and delivery of electronic resources. Core duties include activating and managing electronic resources in Alma, ensuring the accuracy of holdings, licensing, and vendor information, configuring and testing resources for remote access, investigating and troubleshooting technical and subscription-related access problems, and providing expert support to library users and staff. The Electronic Resources Librarian is also responsible for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data related to the usage of electronic resources in order to guide collection development decisions, library instruction, reference services, and web-based information delivery. Working collaboratively with librarians, technical staff, and vendors, the Electronic Resources Librarian helps develop and implement user-centered strategies to ensure convenient, seamless, and uninterrupted access to electronic resources.

• Manages access to electronic resources, including databases, ejournals, ebooks, and streaming media
• Develops and documents workflows for managing the integration of electronic resources into the Libraries’ discovery environment
• Investigates and troubleshoots access issues involving electronic resources and provides expert support to library users
• Works collaboratively with technical services and collection management staff to ensure the accuracy of descriptive metadata and holdings information for electronic resources within the Alma system architecture
• Manages communications with library users and staff regarding trials, newly acquired resources, platform changes, service disruptions, and cancellations
• Collects, analyzes, and reports data regarding usage of electronic resources to inform library decision-making


Minimum Education and Experience

ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science
• Demonstrated experience with electronic resource management during all stages of the lifecycle, including acquisition, implementation, support, and evaluation
• Demonstrated knowledge of library systems used to provide access to electronic resources and their interoperability, including library management systems, discovery platforms, link resolvers, and proxy servers
• Ability to collect, analyze, and provide meaningful interpretation of electronic resource usage statistics
• Excellent analytical, organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills
• Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, including users, librarians, technical staff, vendors, and consortia partners
• Three or more years of professional experience in an academic library setting
• Demonstrated experience and/or certification in Alma and Primo
• Demonstrated knowledge of industry tools, standards, best practices, and initiatives related to electronic resource management, including ONIX, OpenURL, KBART, ERMI, SERU, COUNTER, and SUSHI
• Proficiency with data analysis and visualization tools
• Evidence of commitment to continuing professional education and development

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

STATUS/BENEFITS: Faculty status with a calendar year appointment. Benefits include retirement plans; life/health insurance; prescription drug, dental, and eyeglass plans; tuition remission; and 22 days of vacation.

LIBRARY PROFILE: Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Chartered in 1766 as Queen’s College, Rutgers is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States, a land-grant university, and a member of the Association of American Universities, the Big Ten, and the CIC. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world. Rutgers includes Rutgers University–New Brunswick, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, Rutgers University–Newark, and Rutgers University–Camden. Rutgers comprises 33 schools and colleges and is home to more than 300 research centers and institutes. The university is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to providing services, solutions, and clinical care that help individuals and the local, national, and global communities where they live.

Rutgers University Libraries are the intellectual center of the university—serving all members of the university community, supporting all disciplines, and playing a key role in advancing student learning and faculty research. The Libraries serve Rutgers–New Brunswick, Rutgers–Newark, Rutgers–Camden, and Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. The Libraries have a highly valued staff of about 300, who are committed to developing innovations in undergraduate support, information control, and digital initiatives. The Libraries operate with a budget of $34 million and have outstanding collections, especially in New Jerseyana and jazz. Collectively, the Libraries’ holdings include more than 4.8 million volumes. The Libraries hold memberships in ARL, CNI, CRL, Lyrasis, Metro, NERL, VALE, SPARC, and the Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions; use SirsiDynix and OCLC as primary bibliographic utilities; and utilize a Fedora-based institutional repository.

Shared User Services is a central public services unit of the Libraries located on the College Avenue Campus of Rutgers–New Brunswick. The offices are accessible by public transit.
For more information about Rutgers University Libraries, please check the Libraries website:


Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other
terms and conditions of employment.

The Libraries are strongly and actively committed to diversity, and seek candidates who will contribute creatively to the University’s multicultural environment.

Posting Details

Posting Number 18FA0074
Posting Open Date 02/23/2018
Posting Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Quick Link to Posting
Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

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