Electronic Resources Librarian

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Position Number:


Functional Title:

Electronic Resources Librarian

Position Type:

Tenure Stream

Position Eclass:

FG - Faculty 12 Mo Leave Earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

A wide range of student and faculty-centered services are the cornerstone of the UNC Greensboro University Libraries’ integral role in the community. As an essential component of education and research at UNC Greensboro, University Libraries offer access to more than four million print and digital items along with innovative programs, support services and expert personnel to assist patrons in achieving their academic and scholarly goals. For additional information, please visit library.uncg.edu and follow UNCG University Libraries on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Position Summary:

Re-Post, Previous Applicants Need Not RE-Apply, Still Under Consideration. Previous applicants who are no longer interested in this position should withdraw their application.

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.

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.

• 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

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution
• Knowledge of the electronic resource life cycle
• Experience 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:

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

Tenure Status:

Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Salary and Benefits:

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure track position. The salary for the position is competitive and is contingent upon the qualifications and experience of the candidate. Standard benefits include state or optional (including TIAA-CREF) retirement plans, state health plan and 24 vacation days per year.

Application Procedures:

Upload an application letter addressing qualifications, along with a current curriculum vita and the names of three recent professional references.

Preference will be given to applications received by May 4, 2020. The position will remain open until filled. The start date is negotiable.

UNCG has a strong commitment to serve its highly diverse community. As such, UNCG welcomes applications from women, underrepresented racial/ethnic minority group members, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who would enrich the University’s mission. UNCG is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Recruitment Range:

Salary commensurate with experience

Org #-Department:

University Libraries - 11601

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For Best Consideration Date:


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Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - 30, Reading - 50, Writing - 30, Talking - 50, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - 25




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Job No:
Posted: 11/18/2020
Application Due: 1/17/2021
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