Electronic Resources Librarian

This position leads, manages, and provides technical expertise for the Library’s large and dynamic collection of electronic resources and is responsible for stewardship of these resources over their lifecycle. The Electronic Resources Librarian’s work involves collaborating and communicating with multiple stakeholders and personnel to ensure that processes concerning acquisitions, metadata, access, usage statistics, and ongoing record maintenance to online collections are completed. In addition, this position troubleshoots e-resources access issues for users; maintains content management systems, knowledge bases and proxy servers; and works directly with library vendors and publishers to address initiation, access issues, and cancellation of e-resources. This position supervises staff, communicates with a broad array of users and stakeholders, and collaborates university-wide, contributing to library and university service efforts.

A center of energy, imagination and innovation, the ASU Library is home to eight library facilities across four ASU campus locations – providing students and faculty access to millions of information resources, world-class collections, outstanding study spaces, advanced data centers and a suite of makerspaces. Serving as a critical gateway to ASU’s research and knowledge enterprise, the ASU Library works to collaborate, educate and innovate across disciplines, communities and technologies, while leveraging key research, learning and engagement opportunities that are unique to ASU. A strong supporter of student success and a critical partner in realizing the New American University mission of access, excellence and impact, the ASU Library is a space of potentiality, out of which many futures can be built and of which none are excluded. More information about the library can be found at lib.asu.edu.

Minimum qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or other relevant library advanced degree.
  • Three years of post-MLS professional experience in an academic research or large public library or research institution.
  • Training and/or experience in electronic resource acquisitions, licensing, or metadata management.


  • Experience with electronic resources, analytics, cataloging/metadata, or serials.
  • Experience working with publishers and vendors of electronic resource materials.
  • Familiarity with electronic resources standards such as Open URL and related initiatives such as SUSHI and COUNTER.
  • Experience working with Library Systems Platforms, preferably ExLibris Alma, and other tools such as Springshare products and EZ Proxy.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Experience with supervision.

Salary and rank

This is a continuing track Academic Professional position; Assistant/Associate Librarian and salary dependent upon experience.

Application procedures

This is a paperless search; only electronic materials will be accepted. To apply, please submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/95939 the following:  A cover letter, comprehensive vita or resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 recent professional references. No paper applications, faxes or emails will be accepted.

The applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at:  Jeanne.Richardson@asu.edu. Application deadline is November 18, 2021.  Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.   Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until position is filled.

Other information

Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.  For more information regarding ASU, visit our website: www.asu.edu. For more information about the Phoenix metropolitan area, please visit www.visitarizona.com.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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