Electronic Resources Librarian

at UNC Greensboro University Libraries (view profile)
Location Greensboro, North Carolina
Date Posted April 2, 2020
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
Apply Here https://spartantalent.uncg.edu/postings/16875
Education Requirements Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency Salary commensurate with experience
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Twitter Handle uncglib


UNC Greensboro University Libraries invites applications for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian. This person coordinates acquisition of e-resources and supports access to the Libraries’ owned, licensed, and subscribed online collections to meet the educational and research needs of UNCG students, faculty, and staff.


  • Coordinate acquisition and management of electronic resources, including e-journals, databases, online primary source collections, and streaming media content
  • Participate in maintaining collections in the WorldCat knowledge base
  • Participate as part of a team that continuously analyzes and optimizes e-resource discovery and access mechanisms
  • Gather COUNTER statistics and develop reports to determine usage of resources and support collections decision-making
  • Negotiate license terms with vendors and publishers for the University Libraries and as a member of the negotiating team for the Carolina Consortium
  • Provide troubleshooting with a team to ensure access by the user community to owned and subscribed content
  • Organize and launch online resource trials
  • Promote e-resources by creating and maintaining research guides, providing training, and arranging for vendor/publisher presentations for library liaisons
  • Serve on library and campus committees as appropriate for the position

Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, this tenure-track position will work as part of a department of six librarians and ten staff members in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. In this role, the incumbent will also collaborate with personnel in departments across the University Libraries, including Research, Outreach and Instruction (ROI) and the Libraries’ technology unit (ERIT).

This is a twelve-month tenure-track faculty position. Demonstrated professional achievement including scholarly/creative activity and service is required for reappointment and tenure.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Knowledge of the electronic resource life cycleExperience with contributing to the maintenance of a discovery service and knowledge base
  • Experience with compiling and reporting use statistics
  • Willingness to learn new tools that support e-resource management
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member to solve problems
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of diversity and to serving underrepresented populations
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in an academic library
  • Experience negotiating licenses with publishers and vendors
  • Knowledge and ability to solve patron access problems
  • Experience with acquisition and invoicing of electronic resources