Electronic Resources Coordinator (Assistant Librarian)

at University of Texas Libraries (view profile)
Published October 6, 2022
Location Austin, Texas
Category Academic  
Job Type Full-time  
Apply Here https://utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UTstaff/job/UT-MAIN-CAMPUS/Electronic-Resources-Coordinator_R_00023069
Education Requirements MLS/MLIS or equivalent.
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $50,000 + depending on qualifications
Hourly or Salary? Salary



This position supports and contributes to learning and discovery by managing the life cycle of the University of Texas Libraries' licensed scholarly electronic resources, ensuring continued access through and between all library-supported user gateways.



  • Proactively and accurately manages technical and administrative changes related to electronic resource access. Provides timely, high-quality support to library staff and users by investigating and resolving issues arising from the use of e-resources. Coordinates the review and negotiation process for licenses and the day-to-day e-resources lifecycle workflow in order to ensure seamless access. Establishes and documents workflows, processes, and best practices for e-resources acquisition, licensing, implementation, and maintenance. Manages e-resource related information in Alma, Primo VE, and other ER-related applications including loading records in batch. Works collaboratively with University of Texas Libraries (UTL) Information Technology and e-resources vendors to ensure application security. Collaborates with Content Management staff to maintain accurate descriptive metadata, and holdings. Contributes to a variety of data analysis projects by collecting and analyzing e-resource usage data and cost-use analysis. Undertakes project-based work as required to accommodate wider policy and procedural changes. Works with e-resources vendors to establish and manage product trials. Provides training and instruction for library personnel as well as library users in the use of e-resources.
  • Participates in professional activities and maintains awareness of developments associated with job functions. Serves on committees, task forces, and working groups related to departmental responsibilities. Provides and supports library outreach to various stakeholders through communication and collaboration.


Required Qualifications

  • MLS/MLIS or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the E-resource Life Cycle, including knowledge of the technologies, trends, and challenges within the electronic resources management field.
  • Awareness of the relationship between electronic resources management and other library services, such as acquisitions, cataloging/metadata and discovery systems.
  • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work and problem solve creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member.
  • Experience working with publishers and/or vendors of electronic resources.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to explain complex concepts to a wide range of users in individual and group settings. Outstanding attention to detail and thoroughness.
  • Commitment to a diverse academic community, and an understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.


Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in an academic or research library.
  • Demonstrated commitment to keeping current with changes in the e-resources management field.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with existing education technologies used to provide access to and between e-resources, as well as office productivity software and the ability to adapt to new technologies as they evolve.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of e-resource industry standards, best practices, and protocols, including but not limited to e-resource licensing and usage data standards, e.g., COUNTER, and SUSHI.
  • Capacity to adjust and thrive in an ambiguous, future-oriented environment and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  • Ability to contribute to a thoughtful, expressive environment, with a group of team leaders working together to create a constructive, open-minded, and innovative learning community.
  • Knowledge of metadata standards and best practices.
  • Experience using and/or certification in Ex Libris Alma and Primo VE platforms and other tools such as Springshare products and EZ Proxy.
  • Enthusiasm for delivering high quality service.
  • Familiarity with digital scholarship tools and trends.
  • Experience in leading, supervising, or directing technical staff.


Research indicates that applicants with marginalized identities are hesitant to apply for positions if they do not meet all of the qualifications. We want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleague develop these preferred skills.