Electronic Resources Librarian

Syracuse, NY
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Salary: High 50's - low 60's
Created: October 11, 2021


The Upstate Health Sciences Library seeks an Electronic Resources Librarian to be part of a collaborative team working to provide a frictionless e-resources environment by optimizing systems integrations and minimizing obstacles to access. 

This job is for you if you enjoy:

  • Working with interrelated technologies and systems
  • Using a variety of skills to investigate and solve problems
  • Ample opportunities and support for professional growth and learning
  • Working in an academic setting that values excellence in education, research, and healthcare

On the job you will:

  • Coordinate access to electronic resources
    • Establish and maintain access to new resources in the Library management system
    • Ensure the accuracy of holdings to improve link resolver performance
    • Perform first-tier troubleshooting, analysis, and resolution of access issues
  • Coordinate content for the Library website and assist with LibGuide management
  • Manage Upstate’s area of the institutional repository (SUNY Open Access Repository/SOAR)
    • Maintain and organize subcommunities and collections in OpenRepository
    • Submit manuscripts, import and create metadata
    • Investigate and implement options to streamline submissions
  • Serve as library management and discovery system (Alma/Primo) administrative back up the OpenAthens authentication platform
  • Coordinate the implementation of SUNY’s Library Accessibility Guidelines relative to electronic and information technology (EIT)
  • Manage OpenAthens user accounts, creating and renewing accounts for Upstate affiliates
  • Collaborate with Library systems and resources teams on projects
  • Assist with basic technical support for Library staff as back up to Library Technology Specialist
  • Contribute to the Library’s efforts to promote diversity and belonging at Upstate and in our communities
  • Serve on library, faculty, and university wide committees

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent
  • Demonstrated problem solving experience
  • Evidence of successful collaboration
  • Evidence of a strong customer service orientation

Preferred qualifications

  • Academic or medical library experience
  • Working knowledge of library electronic resource management
  • Web content management experience
  • Familiarity with Ex Libris Alma/Primo
  • Familiarity with open access institutional repositories

Salary & Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Starting range is high 50s - low 60s

Summary of benefits: http://www.upstate.edu/hr/new_staff/benefits_payroll/uup_benefits.php

This is a tenure-track faculty appointment at the level of assistant or senior assistant librarian.

The option of working remotely may be available for this position.

Apply online:


Resume, cover letter, and three professional references required.

Review of applications will begin mid-October


Published: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 01:06 UTC

Last updated: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 01:06 UTC