|Published||September 12, 2023|
|Cover Letter Requirements||Required|
|Education Requirements||ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or equivalent advanced degree|
|Minimum Compensation in Local Currency||68,000|
|Hourly or Salary?||Salary|
The NC State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian in the Acquisitions & Discovery department. Acquisitions & Discovery’s 6 librarians and 15 staff are responsible for managing the Libraries’ approximately $12 million collections budget, acquiring materials in all formats, negotiating license agreements and contracts, and describing and maintaining access points to facilitate discovery of the Libraries’ resources. Acquisitions & Discovery librarians have been actively involved in the development of an e-resource management system, E-Matrix, and they contribute to the Libraries’ internationally recognized innovations in content management and discovery.
The Electronic Resources Librarian negotiates licensing for and acquires library materials in all formats, with an emphasis on e-book and streaming video content. They assist in the management of e-resources from a variety of acquisition models, including evidence-based, demand-driven, approval plans, and package purchases. The position develops and documents workflows, processes, and best practices to support e-resource lifecycles within an electronic resource management system (ERMS) environment, and manages discovery and administrative metadata for e-resources, including creating, loading, updating, maintaining, and withdrawing records for e-resources. The incumbent maintains close working relationships with content providers, vendors, and consortial partners in support of e-resource acquisitions and access. They are responsible for triaging and troubleshooting monographic e-resource access problems.
As part of the department’s management team, they will participate in establishing and defining projects, priorities, and goals, and will manage e-resource projects including developing workflows and training staff. They contribute to departmental projects and teams; and they collaborate and work with colleagues across the Libraries to support acquisition, licensing, discovery, and use of e-resources. The position deeply considers how their approach to their daily work reflects and advances the Libraries’ Strategic Plan, creating an environment and community that is welcoming for both patrons and colleagues alike. They participate in library planning and serve on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams. Librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. This position reports to the Associate Head of Acquisitions & Discovery, Monographs.
This position is based in North Carolina. This position is eligible for flexible hours with a hybrid work environment based on departmental and operational needs. This position will require some onsite work.
NC State University promotes an integrated approach to problem solving that transforms lives and provides leadership for social, economic, and technological development across North Carolina and around the world. NC State’s land grant mission of teaching, research and service is dedicated to the service of North Carolina and its people. Applicants are encouraged to review the institution’s mission, vision, and strategic plan, and consider how their background, interests, and experience would enable them to support the university.