Department/Organization 219101 - University Libraries
Rank Assistant Professor
Position Summary The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a collaborative, dynamic librarian to fill the position of Electronic Resources Librarian. Reporting to the Coordinator of Acquisitions and Electronic Resources, the Electronic Resources Librarian ensures optimal and accurate access to subscription resources, including databases, electronic journals, and e-books.
Detailed Position Information The University of Alabama Libraries seeks a collaborative, dynamic librarian to fill the position of Electronic Resources Librarian. Reporting to the Coordinator of Acquisitions and Electronic Resources, the Electronic Resources Librarian ensures optimal and accurate access to subscription resources, including databases, electronic journals, and e-books. The Electronic Resources Librarian supports the development of new methods of subscription and resource acquisition and strives to increase available resources for The University of Alabama community. As a tenure-track faculty librarian in the Resource Acquisition & Discovery unit, this position contributes to the overall management of the area, helping to ensure completion of goals in an efficient manner in support of university and library strategic goals. The successful candidate must have willingness for continual learning, development, and application of additional expertise through work related experiences and professional development opportunities. They must possess the ability to deal with change, ambiguity, and complex problems in an academic setting. This is an excellent opportunity for early career librarians or recent graduates to gain valuable experience managing all aspects of electronic resources management working under knowledgeable faculty librarians, while gaining experience at a flagship R1 institution.
The University of Alabama Libraries is engaged as a beta partner on the FOLIO project. The Electronic Resources Librarian will work as part of the FOLIO project management cycle as modules are developed and tested. University Libraries currently is a Voyager site and uses EBSCO Discovery Service as its discovery layer. Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Managing electronic resources through the establishment of product trials, access management, record maintenance, subscription renewal, and ongoing vendor relations.
Processing invoices in a timely manner.
Activating and managing new and existing e-resources within the knowledgebase of the University Libraries access management systems.
Resolving problems relating to e-resources access in a timely manner.
Collecting and reporting financial and usage statistics in various forms.
Providing information, training, and support to inform colleagues and the campus of new features and interface changes related to e-resource discovery.
Responsibilities of the position evolve as the library environment continues to change.
SALARY/BENEFITS: 12-month tenure track faculty appointment as an Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications and experience. Salary range is $70,000.00 to $80,000.00, commensurate with qualifications, experience, and advanced degrees. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver.
Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
Strong commitment to customer service excellence.
Proven ability to utilize effective communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, students, and staff.
Commitment to conduct research and scholarship consistent with the requirements of a tenure-track faculty appointment.
Experience working with electronic resources in an academic research library setting.
Demonstrated aptitude and experience with relevant information technology, such as integrated library systems, open-URL link resolvers, and Microsoft Office applications, including proficiency with Excel.
Knowledge of current models, practices, and tools used by academic libraries for the acquisition and management of e-resources.
Familiarity with the COUNTER usage data standard
Familiarity with the EBSCO suite of tools, including EBSCOAdmin, EBSCONet, EBSCO Usage Consolidation, EBSCO Collection Manager, EBSCO API, Full Text Finder, GOBI, etc.
Instructions and Required Materials for Application Applications are accepted online only at University Library Jobs Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three references, including one current supervisor. Position open until filled. Applications received by September 15, 2023 are assured of receiving full consideration. Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation. For questions regarding the search, contact Michael Arthur, Senior Associate Dean at email@example.com
About the Division/College/School The University of Alabama Libraries, a system of four separate discipline-related libraries, is proud to support the research enterprise at the University of Alabama via a comprehensive and integrated network of resources, services, and technologies designed to meet the academic and research needs of students, faculty, and staff. We take pride in serving as a hub for innovation, knowledge creation and dissemination, research assistance, and collaborative learning.
Members of the University of Alabama family visited our physical and virtual spaces over 10 million times in 2022. Our print collections span over 6 million volumes, and we offer access to 2.5 million E-Books, 220,000 AV titles, and 98,000 E-Journals via our 685 databases.
University Libraries provides strong mentorship for faculty and staff, with ongoing collaborative opportunities, and administrative support for innovative services and ideas. We provide excellent support for needed technology and conference travel, and we are invested in academic freedom with teaching and research.
Our staff routinely update and maintain cutting edge programs of service in support of our stakeholders. Our faculty librarians have developed a robust instruction program, including a series of research data services and workshops, that consistently performs at the top of the SEC. We are heavily invested in performing the same high value research that our stakeholders produce, and that assists us in our data-driven strategic planning for the future. Our librarians have produced 75 peer reviewed journal articles in Tier 1 journals in the last 2 years.
If working with a talented group of professionals who value service, innovation, and high achievement, earning a nationally competitive starting salary, in a thriving college town, with a low cost of living, close to Birmingham, Atlanta, Nashville, New Orleans, and the Gulf Coast sounds interesting to you, start your application process with us to learn more!
About the University The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.
A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. The University of Alabama has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is among the top doctoral research universities in the United States.
As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.
About Tuscaloosa Tuscaloosa is so much more than a college town.
It's a vibrant community that’s filled with legendary history. Located along the Black Warrior River, the city features a walkable downtown that’s complete with live music, locally owned shops, outdoor spaces to explore and local restaurants to meet every palate. With a geography ranging from suburban to rural, the area offers a variety of housing options along with excellent public and private schools and a wealth of recreational and entertainment options.
With a metro area population of 235,000, the Druid City lies about an hour southwest of Birmingham, in west-central Alabama. It’s within a few hours’ drive of Gulf Coast beaches and major cities like Nashville, New Orleans and Atlanta, making it a great base for growing better acquainted with the South’s finest offerings.
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