Electronic Resources Librarian (Job 9605)
Case Western Reserve University

Cleveland, Ohio

Posted in Education and Training

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The Kelvin Smith Library (KSL) of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) seeks a creative, collaborative individual to serve as Electronic Resources Librarian. As part of the Acquisitions and Metadata Services team, the Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for the content management, licensing, and discovery of all the library's electronic serials and databases. The Electronic Resources Librarian manages access to the library's electronic resources using the electronic resources management system, discovery service, ILS, link resolver, authentication service, and databases A-Z list, and works with vendors to provide consistent, user-friendly access. The position will also collaborate with other teams at KSL, particularly the Planning, Budgets, and Assessment and Research Services teams, to coordinate the selection, acquisition, and evaluation of electronic resources.


  1. Facilitate selection, acquisition, licensing, and authentication of e-resources. 12%
  2. Work with Acquisitions & Metadata Services team colleagues to process and track payments for e-resources in ILS/ERM (Sierra). 10%
  3. Manage access to all e-resources using the library's discovery service (EBSCO EDS), electronic resource management system (Sierra), link resolver (EBSCO Full Text Finder), authentication service (OpenAthens), and databases A-Z list (Springshare). 25%
  4. Troubleshoot access issues. 7%
  5. Process renewals of print and electronic serials with EBSCO and other vendors. 8%
  6. Establish and maintain effective relationships with vendors. 8%
  7. Analyze and evaluate use of e-resources and develop usage reports. 12%
  8. Engage in professional development and participate on library, consortium, and university committees, teams, task forces, and special projects as deemed necessary or assigned. 10%
  9. Work closely with other team members and KSL staff to foster collaborative initiatives. 6%


  1. Meet or exceed all expectations as outlined in the Librarian Broadband Policy. 1%
  2. Perform other duties as assigned. 1%


Department: The Librarian has regular contact with the Acquisitions & Metadata Services Team Leader to ensure excellent service. The Librarian has moderate contact with staff on all levels of the organization to support the provision of library services. Occasional contact with managers and staff of other units in the library as required by projects.

University: The Librarian has occasional contact with faculty and students. Consult occasionally with other campus librarians to coordinate information management decisions for the provision of library services. Consult with staff throughout the university to develop and implement programs for the delivery of services to students and faculty.

External: Participate in local, regional, and national organizations to maintain a network of informational professionals. Occasional collaboration with colleagues in OhioLINK and other academic libraries. Frequent contact with vendors to support the work of team.

Students: Occasional communication with students to provide assistance and information resources to support their education and research needs.


This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but may supervise non-exempt staff, student employees, and temporary full or part-time workers.


Experience: The initial rank of the Electronic Resources Librarian, Acquisition & Metadata Services, will be based upon the qualifications of the individual with regard to that person's professional knowledge, abilities and skills; contributions to the profession through service and scholarly endeavors; and, professional qualities consistent with university and library values.

Education/Licensing: A Master of Library/Information Science degree.


  1. Job Performance. Able to make decisions on a strategic basis. Can partner effectively with organizational executive management and give enterprise direction to library program staff and customers. An expert in a specific domain and is knowledgeable of (and able to implement in his/her work) best practices. Uses advanced techniques and technology to innovate. A demonstrable record of accomplishments for advancing library goals, the University, and the profession. Able to perform or administer highly complex or specialized duties. Able to write and explain library policies, and regularly employ general management theories and practices.
  2. Professional Knowledge, Abilities and Skills. Possess extensive knowledge, skills and abilities within one's domains of knowledge. Accomplishments are recognized at the University and in the field. Knowledgeable about emerging issues and trends relating to the future direction of the library. Able to articulate effectively the place, role and application of trends on the library. Understand and focus on organizational positioning, strategic alignment, leading teams and staff, change management, and professional leadership. Possess a high level of expertise in research or other professional endeavors within his/her specific area of work.
  3. Professional Contributions. Demonstrate evidence of substantial and sustained professional contributions to the library and to the institution through professional service (e.g., officer or chair of professional organizations or scholarly contribution (e.g., professional publications and presentations) at the state, regional, national or international level).
  4. Professional Qualities. Able to, and willingly offers, to effectively mentor other library staff. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face to face. Ability to meet consistent attendance.
  5. Experience working with an integrated library system, knowledge base, or other electronic resource management system.
  6. Familiarity with best practices for library acquisitions, licensing, and managing electronic resources.
  7. Demonstrate self-motivation and the ability to work creatively, independently, and collaboratively.
  8. Demonstrate excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, computer/technological skills, and project management skills.
  9. Ability to manage a variety of tasks and multiple priorities.
  10. Demonstrate knowledge of the mission, vision, goals, and services of the library, and understand how to incorporate those within her/his own work.
  11. Ability to meet consistent attendance.
  12. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors and customers face to face.


General office/library environment.

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