ATG Job Bank – Electronic Resources Librarian – University of Alabama at Birmingham

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Position: Electronic Resources Librarian

Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor depending on qualifications

Unit: Technology & Technical Services/Resource Acquisitions and Discovery

Division: UAB Libraries,

Reports to: Head of Resource Acquisitions and Discovery


UAB Libraries’ seeks a forward-thinking and well-organized librarian to join our team as Electronic Resources Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Resource Acquisitions & Discovery, this position oversees the lifecycle of all electronic resources and participates in licensing, acquisitions, access, administration, statistics, and support.

The Electronic Resources Librarian will implement and administer tools, features, and programs that enhance and improve electronic resource access and usability including the utilization of electronic resource management functions in Alma, the cloud-based library services platform.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the lifecycle of electronic resources including databases, eBooks, eJournals, and streaming media
  • Provide information and data/statistics used in the analysis and evaluation of electronic resources
  • Maintain and troubleshoot electronic resource access issues to ensure user access
  • Develop and maintain policies, procedures, and other types of documentation pertaining to electronic resources as needed
  • Supervise and mentor colleagues within the department as needed
  • Collaborate with research services to identify and launch online resource trials
  • Promote electronic 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

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS)
  • Minimum of 3 years professional library experience in electronic reource management in an academic library, including experience with other ER related applications such as link resolvers and proxy server configuration
  • Ability to work across several library departments and adapt to changing environments and workflows
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a flexible and adaptable attitude as well as a strong focus on customer service
  • Ability to work with vendors, campus IT, faculty, staff and students to troubleshoot and resolve electronic resource access issues
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Record of scholarly and professional activity illustrating a desire to advance the profession, especially in the area of technical services
  • 3-5yrs experience managing eResources within the Alma/Primo LMS, including collection and portfolio management, EZproxy configuration, and batch loading procedures
  • Experience creating and enhancing metadata for electronic resources
  • Experience using API, XML, and SQL for external system integrations
  • Experience managing technical support staff in areas relating to electronic resources
  • Experience using visualization software such as tableau to create dashboards for ER usage

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