Electronic Resources Librarian
University of Maryland, College Park
The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking an Electronic Resources
Librarian. As a member of the Acquisitions Department reporting to the Head of
Acquisitions, the Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for the
procurement, licensing and management of electronic resources purchased
directly by the UM Libraries, and those resources indirectly acquired through
collective licensing via consortia. Responsible for the
administration of new and existing licensing for electronic resources;
maintains a database for tracking electronic resource licenses and licensing
expressions. Researches existing license agreements and
negotiates new licenses, develops and maintains guidelines for standard
licensing terms, monitors subscriptions in relation to existing license
expirations and renewals, reviews the impact of current licensing on post
cancellation archival access, collects usage statistics, registers and
activates new electronic resources, and troubleshoots e-access problems
reported by patrons and other library staff.
Works closely with the Head of Collection Management, the Continuing Resources
Librarian, and the Head of Acquisitions to develop licensing policies and
e-resource management workflows for both owned and demand driven e-resources,
and to support new methods of research, such as working with large datasets
and text/data mining. Consults with University Counsel to
resolve license and contract issues. Works closely with
Metadata Services staff and Digital Systems and Stewardship staff to make sure
electronic content and database resources are both discoverable and accessible
to library users. Also assists the collection development librarians with
renewals and the licensing of new electronic resources.
Participates in inter and intra-departmental initiatives across the Libraries.
Librarians hold faculty status and contribute to the teaching, service and
research mission of the University. As a member of the
Library faculty, has an obligation to remain professionally informed, to
pursue the discovery of new knowledge related to the field of expertise, to
disseminate the results of scholarly work, and to seek opportunities for
professional service at the Libraries, campus, state, or national level.
• Master's degree in library science from a graduate program accredited by the
American Library Association.
• Two years of academic library experience with acquisitions or electronic
resource management, at least one of which must include serial acquisitions
• Experience with integrated library systems or next-generation resource
• Demonstrated ability to manage tasks in response to varying time pressures
with shifting priorities and changing constraints.
• Must be able to take direction as well as provide direction to others.
• Ability to work independently and meet project deadlines.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external
parties and diverse constituencies, including other staff, cross-
departmental/divisional groups, patrons, vendors, and/or library
• Must have excellent analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to communicate clearly,
both orally and in writing.
• Demonstrated ability to pay close attention to details is essential, as is
• Ability to perform workflow analyses and document procedures.
• Three or more years of serial or acquisition experience in an academic or
research library, at least one of which is as a professional
• Experience with e-resource management, e.g., implementing system support for
e-resource workflow, license negotiation, providing and maintaining access to
• Experience with discovery systems and e-resource knowledge base
• Familiarity with cataloging, systems, or collection
• Technical skill such as creating apps, SQL queries, or coding in Python,
For the full position description, please go to [http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr
Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the
University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based
on the successful applicant's experience and relevant credentials. For
additional information, consult the following website:
APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at [https:
//ejobs.umd.edu/postings/24210](https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/24210). No relocation assistance will be provided. You
must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland
Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An
application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of
advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until March
The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of
equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee
or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or
mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status,
genetic information, political affiliation, or gender identity and
expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
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