Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian

Maryland, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 23, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian

Salisbury University is seeking creative and dynamic applicants for the position of Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian. This position is a key role within Salisbury University’s Libraries and reports to the Associate Dean/Director of Collection Management. This is a 12-month permanent-status-track library faculty position.

Primary Job Duties: Manage serials, including ordering, receiving, and maintaining serials in print and electronic formats. Manage the lifecycle of electronic resources, including databases, e-books, streaming video, serials, and the like. Develop assessment strategies and conduct ongoing assessment; collaborate on collection development initiatives. Participate in library, campus, consortium, and regional/national activities as appropriate. Contribute to the Libraries’ diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree from a foreign institution by the beginning of appointment and two years of professional library experience in technical services/collection management.

Preferred Qualifications: Academic or research library experience. Customer service experience. Demonstrated experience and/or exposure to the use of current serials and electronic resource best practices and trends. Familiarity with MARC format. Ability to work with vendors and negotiate license agreements. Experience using staff interface of an integrated library or next generation system such as Aleph, Alma, or OCLC WorldShare. Experience with proprietary database or resource administrative modules.   

Demonstrated ability to solve problems and commitment to customer service. Demonstrated skills in time, workflow, and project management. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and work well under pressure, independently, and in a team-oriented environment. The ability to be flexible is absolutely essential.

Applications received by May 24, 2021, will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. This is a library faculty position on a permanent status track with excellent benefits. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin as soon as possible, but the date is negotiable. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: 1) A letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; and 3) the names and contact information including phone numbers of at least three (3) professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Chris Woodall, at

This position is based in Salisbury, MD, an area with a culturally diverse population with rich cultural experiences. Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 60 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU is consistently ranked among the nation’s top colleges and ‘best values’ by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and other publications. SU has 416 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700.

The Salisbury University Libraries comprise the main campus library and the Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture, both located in the state-of-the art Guerrieri Academic Commons, which opened in 2016, as well as the Curriculum Resource Center. The SU Libraries are user-oriented, with relatively small collections but a dynamic staff with a deep commitment to meeting the information needs of our students and faculty.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit

Salisbury University (SU) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall, Tel. (410) 548-3508.