Electronic Resources Librarian

Notre Dame, IN
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Salary: $54,000 minimum
Created: August 21, 2023


Electronic Resources Librarian 


The Cushwa-Leighton Library is seeking a candidate for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian. The incumbent will be part of a highly collaborative Library team and, as a tenure-track member of the College faculty, will participate in appropriate committees and task forces to advance the curricular and research goals of the students and faculty of the College. In common with all members of the Library team, the Electronic Resources Librarian will work to increase inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility in our efforts, services, and scholarship, and will support outreach efforts especially to members of the Saint Mary’s community from underrepresented populations. This position reports to the Library Director.

To apply for this position, candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references electronically (pdf) to libraryjob@saintmarys.edu. Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.

General Responsibilities

The Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for managing the life cycle of electronic resources, including databases, e-books, streaming video, and serials, and supervising and guiding the work of the Metadata and Electronic Resources Assistant.  Additionally, the Electronic Resources Librarian ensures the appropriate functioning of library management systems, including the management of metadata, knowledge base integration, proxy management, and cataloging for materials in all formats. 

Specifically, the incumbent in this position is expected to:

  • Manage the life cycle of electronic resources including databases, electronic journals, ebooks, streaming videos and the platforms used to access those resources

  • Supervise and mentor the Metadata and Electronic Resources Assistant in all activities in support of metadata and electronic resources maintenance

  • Take a lead in training and development of workflow, policies, procedures, and documentation for e-resource management processes and systems

  • Work with colleagues to determine needs and prioritize those projects for the library

  • Maintain the Library’s library management system and support the work of staff in its use

  • Oversee the creation of appropriate metadata for all resources available to Library users

  • Assess usage of electronic resources 

  • Participate, as part of the Library faculty team, in regular reference and instructional activities

As members of the faculty, Librarians at Saint Mary’s College are expected to participate in research and service in addition to performing their specific responsibilities. This expectation includes such activities as participating in and contributing to library and campus-wide committees; contributing to the profession at consortial, regional, and/or national level; maintaining a broad awareness of current and emerging issues that affect electronic resources management; participating in relevant publishing and presentation opportunities; and pursuing knowledge of professional trends and developments that can be applied to evolving research, services and collections.  

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or equivalent advanced degree

  • Positive, proactive approach to problem-solving

  • Experience working with electronic resources, preferably in an academic library

  • Familiarity with integrated library systems

  • Familiarity with digital tools, standards and initiatives related to the management of electronic resources

  • Ability to adapt to change; to plan, implement and assess projects

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work and interact collaboratively and effectively with faculty, students, staff and administrators in a culturally diverse environment

  • Ability to think creatively in solving problems

  • Proactive attitude and ability to take initiative, develop, and carry out projects as well as manage multiple priorities and deadlines

  • Knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion and awareness literature and strategies in the workplace and higher education 


Preferred Qualifications

  • Supervisory experience

  • Ability to solve electronic resource access problems

  • Experience working with e-resources in a consortium or shared environment

  • Working knowledge of metadata standards, best practices, and data management practices


Salary commensurate with experience and abilities. Minimum salary: $54,000.


Saint Mary’s Cushwa-Leighton Library works closely with the students and faculty of the College as they pursue “a life of intellectual vigor, aesthetic appreciation, religious sensibility, and social responsibility” as articulated in the Saint Mary’s Mission Statement. Inspired by the College’s founders, the Sisters of the Holy Cross, the Library is committed to Saint Mary’s role as a Catholic, residential, women’s, liberal arts college offering undergraduate degrees and co-educational graduate programs.


Saint Mary’s College, along with Holy Cross College and the University of Notre Dame, is adjacent to South Bend, Indiana, a thriving community on the Saint Joseph River - a place with numerous recreational opportunities, a lively downtown, commuter rail service to Chicago, and affordable housing.


Saint Mary's College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In keeping with the College's mission, Saint Mary's is committed to increasing its diversity at all levels--students, faculty, and staff--and seeks applications from candidates who share this commitment. 


Last update: July 31, 2023


Published: Wednesday, August 23, 2023 02:41 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, August 23, 2023 02:41 UTC