Library Head of Electronic Resources and Access Services

Job description

Nebraska Wesleyan University seeks applications for a full-time, Head of Electronic Resources and Access Services in the Cochrane-Woods Library reporting to the Head Librarian.  This position plans, develops, implements, and coordinates all aspects of digital/electronic resource collections and projects.  In addition, the incumbent will manage all aspects of circulation and supervise staff (Library Assistant for Circulation) as a member of the library’s management team.  



Manage full life cycle of Electronic Resources/ Library Technology:

·         Facilitate product trials

·         Maintain vendor relationships, negotiate pricing and licensing

·         Activate new acquisitions in the knowledge base

·         Update and manage EZ Proxy

·         Gather usage statistics

·         Prepare materials for renewal evaluations

·         Ensure access and trouble shoot issues

·         Curate LibGuides database list

·         Manage Integrated Library System- WorldShare Management Services and Discovery

·         Help with the technical aspects of other systems

·         Collaborate with CSIT

·         Website administration


·         Assist in assigned subject area collection development

·         Act as a resource to assigned departments

·         Teach in the library instruction program

·         Provide research assistance as needed

·         Participate as a full member of the faculty, including scholarship and service

Access Services:

·         Ensure all circulation policies are up to date and enforced

·         Supervise the Library Assistant for Circulation


Qualifications and Abilities:

·         An MLIS, MLS, or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program

·         Two years of experience coordinating digital resources (EZ Proxy preferred)

·         One year of experience supervising staff

·         Strong familiarity with administering an integrated library system (WMS preferred)

·         Demonstrated commitment to patron service

·         Demonstrated experience in teaching/instruction or training

·         Ability to work independently and collaboratively with faculty and students


Commitment to Diversity:

Diversity is a core value of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s mission and we embrace it as a source of strength.  Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate how they are able to enhance and embrace this University core value in a diversity statement submitted as part of their application materials. 


Nebraska Wesleyan University provides equal educational and employment opportunities to qualified persons in all areas of university operation without regard to religion or creed, age, genetic information, gender identity and expression, sexual identity and orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, race, or national or ethnic origin, in compliance with state and federal laws, including but not limited to Title XII, Title IX, and the ADA. E-Verify, EOE.  


How to Apply:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, diversity statement, a copy of transcripts for professional degrees and the names of five professional references at the following URL:  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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Job No:
Posted: 1/10/2019
Application Due: 1/26/2019
Work Type:
Salary: DOQ/E