Library Manager Principal

Lexington, KY
Jul 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The position of Electronic Resources Library Manager oversees the unit responsible for managing licenses, electronic resource access and tracking usage as well as providing support for users. The Electronic Resources Library Manager and their unit are involved in all aspects of electronic resources from trials, activation, maintenance, assessments, renewals, access and cancellations. They regularly collaborate with other librarians to disseminate information about these resources and promote their use. As part of the Acquisitions Department, they work with others in the department to ensure that electronic resources invoices are handled promptly and that all pertinent documentation is sent forward to the Business Office.

Job Title
Library Manager Principal

Requisition Number

Working Title
Electronic Resources Library Manager

Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

This position requires sitting in front of a computer for extended periods of time. May require handling of light weight objects up to 10 pounds.


Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.


Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office suite in particular Excel. Knowledge of databases, queries report building. Basic requirements for this position supervisory experience and license negotiations.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Background in an academic library. Experience with electronic resource licenses, troubleshooting or managing electronic resources for a library or organization, knowledge of acquisitions processes.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What experiences have you had that would apply to handling licenses and negotiations for electronic resources?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Provide an example of where you worked cooperatively with others to achieve both short term & long term goals. How did you address keeping on track & managing the various components of the projects?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • Academic Keys
    • Latinos in Higher Education
    • A colleague, friend, and/or family member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents