Electronic & Continuing Resources Librarian - Wesleyan University I Olin Memorial Library


Location: Brooklyn, NY
Salary: $61,300-$72,300
Employment Term: Full-time
Employer Contact: https://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/10399

Compensation Practices    
Experience is taken into consideration in the determination of salary offers.  For more information visit https://www.wesleyan.edu/hr/handbook/compensation-practices/index.html

Position Details    
The Wesleyan University Library is an engaged partner in the academic and intellectual life of the campus. We work collaboratively to educate and promote the best use of information through inventive programming and outstanding collections.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Discovery & Access, the Electronic & Continuing Resources Librarian is responsible for providing leadership and coordination of the overall lifecycle of electronic and continuing resources, including both the day-to-day work surrounding these resources and the conceptualization of how this work is done. The position works closely with colleagues in the acquisitions and cataloging units to carry out resource evaluation, acquisition, renewal, and ongoing maintenance, while also regularly collaborating with colleagues from across the Library to address issues. The position supervises one staff member in the Electronic & Continuing unit.

  • Provide leadership and expertise in the collaborative development of workflows and policies related to the electronic resource lifecycle, including electronic resource management practices in the integrated library system, facilitating discovery, and resource licensing
  • Manage workflows and communication related to the configuration and activation of new and renewing electronic resources, manage trials, notify vendors of annual renewals and cancellations, configure authentication via the OpenAthens proxy system, maintain resource-related information in the integrated library system
  • Troubleshoot issues related to electronic resources and communicate with patrons about their status, and provide training and coordination for other staff in performing this work
  • Develop and maintain license standards and work processes to guide the Library in maintaining licenses and negotiating with vendors, take part in the reviewing of licenses for all new and renewing resources, and the storing of license-related data in the integrated library system
  • Engage with partners in the Boston Library Consortium to coordinate workflows and decision-making related to consortially-managed resources
  • Develop workflows for collecting usage data on both electronic and print continuing resources, and conduct data analysis to support decision-making
  • Coordinate with library colleagues to optimize discovery of electronic resources through the Library’s discovery system and other venues as appropriate, collaborating to set policies and practices related to resource discovery
  • Provide data for and participate in the collaborative review and decision-making related to renewing resources
  • Collaborate in managing the Library’s collections budget, preparing reports and compiling data to support ongoing resource evaluation, and receiving and ensuring payment of invoices
  • Oversee the acquisitions, renewal, and maintenance of print continuing resources
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to electronic resources management
    Other duties as assigned

This position is required to work on campus.

(Relocation assistance to CT is available for those who qualify).

Minimum Qualifications    

  • Masters degree and at least three years of progressively responsible experience in electronic resource management or a related field or an equivalent combination of education, training, and expertise
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and using an electronic resource book system
  • Demonstrated ability to track, analyze, and report data
  • Demonstrated time management, task prioritization, and organizational skills
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact collegially with individuals of different backgrounds
  • Demonstrated experience in contract negotiations
  • Demonstrated experience in leading teams, including project teams

Preferred Qualifications    

  • Experience with Ex Libris’ Alma integrated library system
  • Experience with OpenAthens proxy service
  • Familiarity with open access models as they apply to electronic resources
  • Experience with analyzing data using MS Excel, Tableau, or similar tools
  • Experience working with faculty
  • Experience with direct or indirect supervision
  • Special Instructions to Applicants    

Position is open until filled. For full consideration please apply by May 21, 2024 when first review of applications will begin.

Additional Information    

All offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.


Wesleyan offers a broad range of employee benefits and development opportunities, including comprehensive group insurance plans, wellness programs and incentives, generous paid time off and retirement plans. We also offer flexible work schedules, employee and dependent tuition programs, as well as access to Wesleyan’s BLS & GLS programs for those who qualify (tuition is waived for up to 2 courses a term; some fees and taxes may apply).

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