Electronic Resources Librarian

Miami, Florida
Mar 09, 2021
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu.

Electronic Resources Librarian

Summary of Position

Florida International University Libraries seeks an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and innovative individual to serve as the Electronic Resources Librarian. This position provides leadership and expertise in electronic resources acquisitions and management and assists the Associate Dean for Technical Services with all aspects of the life cycle of e-resources, including purchasing licensing, access, maintenance, and assessment of all electronic materials.

This is a non-tenure track position reporting to the Associate Dean for Technical Services. The position also works collaboratively with the Collection Development Librarian, Acquisitions and Cataloging teams, subject selectors; University Procurement; and external vendors, publishers, and consortia. The librarian will participate in professional and scholarly activity as well as serve on library and university faculty committees.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Manages and negotiates license agreements and contract renewals with both internal and external constituents.

• Manages library collection contracts as a contract manager by utilizing the University software- Total Contract Manager (TCM).

• Manages electronic journal subscriptions and renewals.

• Leads the Serials Team to develop and maintain serials acquisitions and management workflows in Ex Libris Alma to provide effective user-centered e-collection services.

• Supervises the Serials Team a group of 4-5 staff and 1 librarian.

• Provides training and guidance to the team to ensure the team stays abreast of current trends and best practices.

• Develops and maintains policies, procedures, and documentation for serials management.

• Works closely with library consortia to manage shared electronic collections and print serials.

• Participates in departmental and Library projects and initiatives as needed. Scholarship, Service, & Professional Development

• Participates in continuing education, conference, workshops, seminars, or other activities that enhance professional knowledge.

• Contributes to the profession through active participation in professional associations, research, or other scholarly activities

• Serves the library and institution through participation in meetings and committee work.

Required Qualifications:

• Masters of Library Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited program.

• Evidence of relevant experience in negotiating license agreements and e-resource acquisitions and management.

• Demonstrated knowledge of current standards, best practices and emerging trends in electronic resources.

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a flexible and adaptable attitude as well as a focus on customer service

• Effective oral and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

• Minimum of two to five years of recent professional experience in academic library, especially in acquisitions, serials control, electronic resources management, and/or license preparation.

• Experience working with electronic resources tools such as Ex Libris Alma, OpenAthens, knowledgebases, ERM, Consortia Manager.

• Experience reading, managing, and negotiating information license agreements.

• Record of scholarly and professional activity illustrating a desire to advance the profession, especially in the area of technical services

• Evidence of leadership and management skills.


Non-tenured faculty status; rank and salary are competitive based on qualifications and experience.

About the Libraries:

For information about the FIU Libraries, please visit http://library.fiu.edu

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 522945 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by March 16, 2021. Review will continue until position is filled.

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.