Excelsior University is seeking an Electronic Resources Management Librarian (ERML). The ERML is flexible and comfortable in an innovative environment that is focused on continuous improvement. The ERML is detail-oriented and can be trusted to meet competing deadlines. The ERML keeps meticulous files and is up to date on electronic resource trends. The ERML is a result oriented, critical thinker who is good at problem solving. The ERML will do what it takes to get the job done and always looking for an opportunity to do better to achieve excellent service. The ERML sees the big picture and the important role curriculum, information literacy, and digital literacy plays in student success. The ERML is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and is someone who always connects the dots.
Excelsior University is a 50+ year old online institution that is grounded in the values of Accessibility and Completion, Equity and Inclusion, Collaboration, Affordability, Trustworthiness, and Excellence. As an institution, we believe in providing access to educational opportunity and that education is our greatest lever for social and economic mobility. We are a student-focused community that is committed to continuous improvement and asks, “how do we become more ‘student ready’ so that we may better serve our students?” We believe that through education we can empower change and make a meaningful impact on the future. Our community works hard in the service of students and supports one another like a family.
At Excelsior University we offer our employees a collaborative environment to work together and inspire ideas that will make an impact. As our external environment changes, our employees are provided the opportunities and tools needed to grow both personally and professionally to remain successful. Excelsior University employees and dependents are offered a wide range of benefits, including but not limited to, flexible work environment, health insurance benefits, retirement benefits, paid time off and educational benefits. This role is ideally based in Albany, NY or the surrounding areas, but remote applicants will be considered.
Master’s degree required in Library and Information Science or Knowledge Management from an ALA-accredited school.
Previous experience required: Minimum of 3 years of experience in an academic library in one or more of the following areas; acquisitions, cataloging, electronic resource maintenance, and support
Proven knowledge and experience with standard library license requirements, terms of service, and accessibility requirements.
Familiarity and /or experience using technology, software, and publishing platforms. May include: EZproxy, Springshare, Pressbooks, and LibreText among others.
Working knowledge of integrated library systems including open URL resolvers, statistical and fund maintenance, proxy servers, reporting functions, and the structure and management of online catalogs.
Proficiency with EBSCO suite of tools preferred.
Proficiency in open access and the different types of article processing charges.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Excel.
Detailed understanding of current models, practices, and tools used by academic libraries for acquisition and management of electronic resources.
Foster strong working relationships with colleagues within the university and others in other academic libraries
Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Works closely with the Scholarly Communications Librarian to promote alternative scholarly communication models and transformational strategies for a sustainable collections budget.
Coordinates with the Library Director to monitor the acquisitions budget.
Oversees the acquisition process of electronic resources through the establishment of product trials, license review, and procurement.
Activates new and manages existing electronic resources in the discovery platform of the University library’s management system.
Oversees the management of licensed databases and electronic resources including journal article packages, electronic book collections, and individual electronic journal and electronic book titles.
Responsible for the registration and activation of electronic resource subscriptions.
Maintains timely and accurate metadata about the library’s resources and performs URL maintenance.
Maintains accurate information on licensed databases through systematic review and updates.
Updates holdings in the integrated library system or library services platform as needed to maintain access to resources from digital libraries.
Troubleshoots electronic resource access issues and works with vendors to resolve technical issues.
Collaborates with the library team to support the acquisition of eBooks and other electronic resources to support OER/textbook affordability activities.
Promotes and improves resource access by updating, customizing, and integrating interfaces for digital resource accessibility and discovery.
Oversees the maintenance of active links to electronic serials, books, and databases in the online catalog to provide seamless access to electronic resources for end-users.
Analyzes and interprets electronic resource usage statistics, such as COUNTER reports and turnaways, in support of stakeholder needs and the library’s strategic mission.
Applies usage statistics and other assessment data to identify needs, evaluate current and potential licenses and to support renewals, alternative access options, and withdrawals.
Makes recommendations to the Library Director regarding the renewal or cancellation of electronic resources based on statistical analysis of usage.
Uses vendor-supplied reports to develop trend analyses of electronic resource usage for data-driven decision-making.
Conducts overlap analysis of electronic resources to minimize duplication of content.
Monitors trends in electronic resource management, analyzing tools and workflows, exploring new models and makes recommendations to change existing tools and workflows.
Continues intellectual and professional growth through involvement in professional associations relevant to the demands of the position.
Liaise with an educational focus area at the university.
Provides reference services.
Actively supports the Excelsior University commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
Performs other duties as assigned to ensure smooth operations of the library.
Possess professional written and oral communication skills.
Excellent organizational, time-management, and analytical skills.
Strong work ethic and commitment to excellent service
Outstanding negotiation skills.
Adept at mastering emergent technologies.
If you have problems with online submission, please call 518-608-8270.
Excelsior University offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes paid time off, retirement, and excellent health insurance. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names of three professional references. Please submit requested information by clicking the Apply Now button on this page.
Excelsior University is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to any legally protected characteristic.