Senior Electronic Resources Librarian

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Salary: $61,000 minimum
Created: July 26, 2021


Rice University is seeking a dynamic, service-oriented Senior Electronic Resources Librarian. The successful candidate will provide leadership on all aspects of electronic resources acquisitions and management functions. This position reports to the Head of Acquisitions in the Technical Services Division.

Responsibilities: The Senior Electronic Resources Librarian develops and maintains policies and procedures and oversees the lifecycle of electronic resources, including databases, e-books, serials, and streaming media. Specific areas of responsibility related to these resources includes acquisitions, license review, access management, records maintenance, product trials, and EZProxy management. The Senior Electronic Resources Librarian supervises and evaluates three FTE staff members, including one librarian, and works closely with vendors, IT staff, collection development librarians, cataloging staff, faculty, and students.

Required Qualifications

• ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science;

• Three years of experience managing electronic resources in an academic setting;

• Supervisory or project management experience; 

• Excellent communication skills;

• An understanding of technical standards;

• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;

• Strong commitment to customer service;

• A thorough understanding of electronic product licensing terms.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience with the Alma library platform

Salary & benefits: $61,000 minimum, with hiring salary commensurate with experience and qualifications; no state or local income tax; 21 benefit days; 8 study days; a range of retirement options including TIAA/CREF; health and life insurance and tuition waiver.

Environment: Rice University provides a stimulating work environment with opportunities to participate in the delivery of innovative library services supported by leading-edge technologies.  Fondren Library ( is a research library with more than 3 million volumes and more than 172,000 subscriptions, including titles available through aggregators.  The library has a state-of-the-art off-site shelving facility. An active program of digital resource delivery and development is grounded in successful collaboration among library and university staff from Digital Scholarship Services, other library departments, and university information technology staff. The Technical Services Division is committed to using both established and emerging methods to provide access to library materials.

Houston is a vibrant, multicultural city with world-class visual and performing arts ranging from the traditional to the avant-garde. The fourth largest city in the country, Houston enjoys a moderate cost of living and easy proximity to the Gulf Coast. For more information, see:

Applications must be received by August 27, 2021, in order to be considered. Please apply with cover letter and résumé at Inquiries: Lisa Spiro at (713) 348-2480 or Rice University is committed to affirmative action and equal opportunity in education and employment. Rice does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

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Published: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 16:28 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 16:28 UTC