Electronic Resources Librarian

University of Mississippi in Mississippi

Date Posted May 7, 2012
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

Electronic Resources Librarian & Assistant Professor


The University of Mississippi Libraries seeks an Electronic Resources Librarian with energy and initiative to provide leadership and effective management for the libraries electronic resources.  Working in a team environment, the incumbent will be responsible for leading library-wide efforts to optimize technologies designed to help publicize the libraries collections, and for providing user-centric services for information access and discovery.


Under the direction of the Head of Serials, the incumbent will:

  • Serve as a liaison to vendors regarding electronic resource trials, acquisitions, licensing and technical issues
  • Work with database providers, vendors, publishers and other personnel to resolve digital resources connectivity and access issues
  • Proactively manage technical changes to preempt resource access problems
  • Respond to users issues with electronic resources in a timely manner
  • Provide feedback about electronic resource infrastructure compatibility
  • recommend and facilitate improvements to existing tools and workflows;
  • Maintain accurate data about electronic resources in a variety of systems, such as our link resolver and discovery tool knowledge base (Serials Solutions), our Electronic Resource Management module (Innovative Interfaces), and our A to Z database list
  • Manage the libraries integrated proxy (Web Access Management)
  • Manage the promotion of resources in various library systems and website
  • Oversee and analyze usage statistics for electronic resources
  • Participate in assessment of electronic resources
  • Maintain current awareness of emerging trends and best practices in resource access and discoverability
  • Supervise a paraprofessional responsible for maintaining the knowledgebase, for collecting usage statistics, for troubleshooting, and for loading the monthly coverage and MARC records from Serial Solutions
  • Serve on the electronic resource management team and a library-wide collection development team.



  • ALA accredited master's degree by date of employment
  • Evidence of experience with research-oriented electronic resource technologies
  • Familiarity with the OpenURL standard
  • Experience implementing or using an electronic resources knowledge base management system
  • Demonstrated analytical problem solving skills and initiative
  • An aptitude for detail-oriented work
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, service-oriented, and dynamic environment
  • Interest in facilitating technical skills in others
  • A commitment to meet established library criteria for promotion and tenure, including professional service and published research.


The position is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment. Minimum annual salary is $45,000, and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Apply online at http://jobs.olemiss.edu.  Applicants will be asked to include a letter of application, vita, and the names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three current professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


The University of Mississippi is located in historic Oxford, a thriving community offering a wide range of literary, musical and cultural activities.  For more information about the University and the community, please visit http://www.olemiss.edu/visitors.


The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Section504/ADA/ADEA employer.




How To Apply

You can apply for this position online at http://jobs.olemiss.edu