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Monday, June 13, 2016

[LIBJOBS] Vacancy: Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Tennessee, USA




Electronic Resources Librarian


Appointment Rank: Assistant Professor

Salary: minimum $52,000

Available:  January 1, 2017


The University of Tennessee Libraries is seeking a motivated and service-oriented individual to serve as Electronic Resources Librarian. Reporting to the Head, Acquisitions and Continuing Resources, the successful applicant will work as a member of a collaborative team where innovative thinking and creative problem solving are highly valued. The Electronic Resources Librarian will play a critical role in the development, implementation, and evolution of strategies and workflows relating to the acquisitions and management of electronic resources. This position requires a thorough understanding of and experience in all aspects of acquiring, evaluating, incorporating, and supporting ongoing access to electronic resources.  



·         Provides direction and expertise related to establishing and maintaining access to electronic resources including coordinating work with database providers, vendors, and publishers to enable access, resolve problems, manage technical changes, and respond to end-users’ issues with electronic resources in a timely manner.

·         Guides the libraries in developing and maintaining awareness of emerging technologies, standards, and technical issues relating to the usage of electronic resources.

·         Recommends and implements new initiatives for managing and processing electronic resources.

·         Works with cataloging and systems units to resolve complex issues related to access including breaches of contracts.

·         Works with electronic resources vendors to establish and manage product trials.

·         Coordinates electronic resources product training opportunities for library stakeholders.

·         Serves as a member of the resource and license negotiation team.

·         Provides leadership to Acquisitions and Continuing Resources staff through professional development, mentoring, and coaching, and supervises e-resources staff.

  • Works collaboratively and effectively with various stakeholders within the Libraries, such a subject liaison and collections advisory groups, as well as the campus community in support of the Libraries’ strategic plan and overall mission.
  • Serves the library profession through involvement in professional organizations and through cooperative efforts with other information professionals.
  • Engages in scholarly activity through publications and presentations.



·         Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program.

·         Several years of recent experience in an academic or research library setting, working with electronic resources management.

·         Familiarity with technologies used in acquisitions, assessment and e-resource settings.

·         Knowledge of trends and issues with electronic resources and a commitment to keeping current with changes.

·         Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills.

         Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member. 

         Evidence of leadership and management skills.

·         Experience using electronic resources tools such as OpenURL resolvers, proxy systems and knowledge bases.

  • Evidence of ability to engage in research, publication, and service consonant with the University and the Libraries’ guidelines for tenure and promotion.


·         Experience with ExLibris products.

·         Knowledge of electronic resources and serials cataloging and descriptive standards.

·         Demonstrated experience with Excel, Access, or other data analysis tools.

·         Experience working with and maintaining positive relationships with vendors.

·         Demonstrated record of publication and professional contribution.



The University of Tennessee Libraries serves the flagship campus of the state university system. The UT Libraries supports the teaching, research, and service mission of the university and enhances the academic experience of each student at the Knoxville campus — through outstanding print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and top-notch facilities and technological resources.


The UT Libraries serves as an intellectual, cultural, and social center for the university and community.  We are a national leader in the creation of regionally significant digital collections; in support of open access though our digital repository Trace; and through a rich history of designing innovative spaces and building key partnerships that enhance the teaching/learning enterprise.   The University of Tennessee Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, Lyrasis, and the Center for Research Libraries. The UT Libraries collaborates actively at the state level with the other UT System Libraries as well as the libraries in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.


The University of Tennessee is committed to creating a welcoming environment.  More information about how we continually strive to put our principles of civility and community into action here in Knoxville is available at


Additional information about this position and the UT community is available at



Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state retirement plan or ORP (VOYA/ING, TIAA/CREF, VALIC) with nonrefundable contributions paid for the employee by the University; optional group health and life insurance plans.  Tuition remission is available for all university employees and partial undergraduate tuition remission is available to dependent children and spouses of UT employees.  Faculty rank and status; twelve-month, tenure-track appointment. 


A background check and official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Send cover letter addressing the above qualifications, a current resume or CV, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references to: Elizabeth Greene, Manager, Library Dean’s Office and Human Resources, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000.  Application materials may be sent via email attachment to   Review of applications will begin July 22, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.


All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.


Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.


In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.


Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN  37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498.  Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.


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