Electronic Resources Librarian

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Created: December 21, 2015


Electronic Resources Librarian
job posting id: 30332


Cornell University Library’s (CUL) Acquisitions and E-Resources Licensing Services (AERLS) within Library Technical Services (LTS) is seeking an Electronic Resources Librarian. CUL acquires resources in a wide variety of physical and online formats.

Under the general direction of the Director of AERLS, this position works closely with other staff in the department to perform e-resource license negotiation, maintain complex vendor accounts, and maintain policies and procedures related to e-resource and acquisitions work.  Additionally, the position performs daily operations, including management and development of workflows and services in various areas of acquisitions and e-resource management, particularly focusing on streaming media, software, data sets and other emerging and evolving formats.   The Electronic Resources Librarian works with selectors, other library staff, and vendor contacts on a daily basis to help effectively manage CUL’s growing collections.

The Electronic Resources Librarian monitors and participates in external developments, standards development and changing needs to further CUL’s initiatives. The position is expected to collaborate in CUL partnerships, such as 2CUL, and plays an active role in professional organizations inside and outside of the CUL community.

Duties and Responsibilities

Acquisitions and Electronic Resource Licensing

    Effectively collaborates with collection development staff and other library departments to maintain Cornell’s complex on-going electronic and print resource accounts
    Participates in the creation and maintenance of policies and procedures to support evolving acquisitions, licensing, and serials management practices
    Works closely with colleagues on the negotiation and licensing of online resources, executing licensing agreements with information providers and ensuring that such agreements comply with established University and Library guidelines

Emerging Formats Acquisition

    Researches and plans for policy, licensing, workflow, and technological solutions involved in the acquisition of new formats, such as streaming video, software, multimedia, datasets, and others
    Actively participates in solving issues with acquisitions, licensing, access and discovery & delivery systems, particularly with new and emerging resource formats
    Collaborates with staff throughout the University, at partner institutions, and vendors to simplify and streamline the process of acquiring and providing access to complex emerging resource types
    Keeps abreast of new and emerging acquisitions and licensing practices and tools.

Professional Activities

    Monitors and contributes to the development of local, national, and international policies and standards
    Actively participates in professional working groups, task forces, instruction programs, and committees, including support of system-wide policy development
    Conducts research and contributes to professional publications and forums especially in areas related to acquisitions and e-resources
    Maintains strong working relationship and communicates regularly with staff in other LTS and CUL departments and divisions


    ALA-accredited M.L.S. or equivalent graduate degree

    Knowledge of library acquisitions and e-resource terminology and tools

    Ability to troubleshoot and research solutions to complex problems

    Aptitude and interest in learning new technologies and standards

    Excellent organizational and project management skills

    Strong service orientation and interest in library users' values and needs

    Excellent communication and analytic skills, including the ability to work well in a team-based environment with a diverse group

    Spirit of adventure

Preferred Qualifications

    One or more years of experience in library acquisitions, e-resource management, or vendor/library relations
    Relevant experience developing and implementing technical solutions in a library setting

One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research and learning at the university. With an operating budget of over $58 million and a diverse and innovative staff of more than 400, the Library supports 2,700 faculty, 22,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning.

Application Procedure: Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references.  Application deadline is January 15, 2016.  Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Primary Location-Ithaca
Organization-Library, University
Schedule-Full-time Travel-No
Job Type-Standard
Overtime Status-Exempt
Contact Name
-Jackie Beal
Number of Openings-1

University Job Title-Librarian, Assistant
Sector*-Contract College


Published: Monday, December 21, 2015 19:15 UTC

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