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Faculty Position FY16-056

January 19, 2016


Position Title

Electronic Resources Librarian (Assistant or Associate Professor)

Hiring Unit

Library & Information Services

Job Description/Responsibilities

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Library and Information Services, invites applications from dynamic and service-oriented candidates for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian.  The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, innovative collegial, user-focused librarian who will provide leadership in the acquiring and managing of licensed and subscribed content for discovery and access.

As a member of the Library faculty, this position participates in library governance activities, provides expertise regarding innovations and trends relating to the management of electronic resources, contributes to creative and scholarly research, and participates in campus-wide committees.

Reporting to the Director of Technical Services, the incumbent will successfully manage the operations for acquiring, licensing and accessing all electronic resources including trials for prospective purchases. In addition, the incumbent will be responsible for electronic resource data analysis and dissemination. While working closely with the faculty and staff in Technical Services, the Electronic Resources Librarian will also collaborate with the Director of Digital Initiatives, the Director of Research Commons and the subject liaisons in acquiring and managing purchased and open access electronic resources.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and participate in the acquisitions of electronic resources including ordering, invoicing, payment, license agreements and issues related to access/ use and display
  • Establish and maintain communication with vendors, publishers and consortia to understand new products, services, and enhancements to products.
  • Effectively interact with suppliers to resolve acquisitions and access problems. Monitor supplier performance.
  • Provide leadership in developing, documenting, and implementing policies and procedures related to electronic resources.
  • Prepare management reports that support assessment of electronic resources collections.
  • Create and communicate cost analysis of new and renewed purchases of the overall electronic resources strategy of the collections budget and evaluate impacts of the overall electronic resources strategy on the collections budget.
  • Manage user access problems, respond directly to user inquiries and problems, and perform troubleshooting and regular maintenance.
  • Develop and document workflows for the electronic resource access and management program.
  • Participates in writing proposals and securing grants.
  • Serves at the Reference Desk, two-four hours per week.
  • May work as a subject liaison to a department or program if needed.

All LIS faculty and staff are responsible for working collaboratively to achieve University and LIS goals and objectives.

Minimum Qualifications

  • M.L.S from A.L.A accredited library school.
  • Working knowledge of an electronic resource access system and an integrated library system (ILS)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of acquisitions related to electronic resources and familiarity with selection, budgeting, vendors and other current providers.
  • Experience or coursework in licensing and managing access to electronic resources.
  • Experience with and knowledge about the management of usage statistics for electronic resources.
  • Ability to meet and project deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially in a production-oriented environment.
  • Strong service commitment, through teamwork and responsiveness to clients.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  •  2 years of experience in an academic library.
  •  Experience with SFX and Voyager
  •  Familiarity with electronic resource management applications or software
  •  Experience with scholarly communication and library publishing trends

Terms of Appointment

Assistant or Associate Professor, 12-month continuing contract, tenure-track position, beginning August 1, 2016. To successfully achieve tenure, the successful candidate must demonstrate continued achievement in librarianship, scholarship and service in order to meet library and University criteria for tenure and promotion.

Source of Funds



Minimum of $43,000, negotiable dependent upon credentials and experience. Excellent fringe benefits.

Application Process
Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae/resume, transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable for now), and contact information for three current professional references to the address below or email your information to: lscatur@siue.edU

Electronic Resources Librarian Search Committee

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Library and Information Services

Campus Box 1063

Edwardsville, IL 62026-1063 

Application Deadline
Search ongoing; initial consideration of applications will begin on February 16, 2016. Position will remain open until filled.

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check and/or drug screening prior to an offer of employment. 

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran's status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Acts (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, please call 618-650-2190 or email

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