Manages electronic resources acquisitions, setup,
troubleshooting, licensing and access, providing the infrastructure
for researchers to find and use e-resources; serve as the liaison
librarian to assigned academic departments, developing strategies
to actively engage with students and scholars during all phases of
the research and discovery process.
- Responsible for overseeing and coordinating the acquisition and
cataloging of serial publications in all formats, and provision of
local and off-campus access to these materials.
- Coordinates the acquisition, payment, record keeping, fiscal
control, technical compatibility, and upkeep of electronic
resources, ensuring continuing access and quickly resolving access
problems as they occur.
- Maintains access to electronic resources through the
maintenance of catalog records, a link resolver, and other
- Primary liaison to database publishers and vendors. Monitors
terms of electronic subscription agreements and assures vendor
compliance and delivery of content.
- Oversees the purchase, cataloging, check-in, preservation,
cancellation and withdrawals of print serials.
- Supervises periodicals processing and bindery
- Supervises Periodicals Coordinator position.
- Develops expertise in serials management systems and cataloging
modules, trains staff and implements new features.
- Gathers data on usage, user satisfaction, and vendor
performance for electronic resources. Establishes and documents
departmental policies and procedures.
- In collaboration with the Collections Librarian and the
Metadata and Discovery Systems Librarian, works closely with
acquisitions, cataloging and systems staff to ensure electronic
resource availability and to implement control systems
- In collaboration with the Collections Librarian, manage
electronic books and streaming video licensing, acquisition and
- Works in close collaboration with the Systems, Acquisitions,
Cataloging departments and others in the library to assure
efficient workflow and good communication on shared
- Serves as campus liaison to ICPSR.
- Stays current with trends in serials, electronic access, and
- Evaluate processes, staffing levels and activity and provide
annual and as-needed reports.
- Shares responsibility with the Collections Librarian for
management of collection services and leadership of the Collection
Development Group; makes recommendations relevant to his or her
Liaison, Instruction, and Research
Shared Professional Responsibilities:
- Serve as the liaison librarian for assigned academic
departments or programs, developing and refining services and
strategies to actively engage with students and scholars through
all phases of the research process, from early exploration to
publication and archiving.
- Build strong collaborative relationships with library and
campus partners in support of scholarship, discovery, learning, and
student success across campus and in liaison
- Both independently and in collaboration with other liaison
librarians, design, deliver and assess library instruction focused
on teaching students to discover, create, and use information and
knowledge with rigor and integrity. Provide library instruction for
liaison departments and participate in instruction for first year
- Serve as one of a team of librarians providing research
services and in-depth research consultations.
- Develop collections supporting scholarly activities and
teaching in liaison departments and contribute to overall
collection development policies and decisions.
- Promote a working environment and relationships with students
and the campus community that reflects inclusion and respect for
diversity and equitable practices.
- Collaborate with other library personnel to create new
antiracist programs and policies and support existing antiracist
efforts in library collection-building and services.
- Contribute to the profession and continue professional
education through participation in relevant professional
development opportunities, library organizations, and scholarly and
- Contribute to shared responsibilities for shaping library
services and launching and sustaining initiatives through team and
work group assignments.
- Participate in the life of the college through committee and
o Actively support the college’s plan to be an antiracist
institution by understanding, engaging with, and promoting
diversity, inclusion, and equity in the college
o Promote a culture of safety and environmental protection by
working in a safe manner; immediately reporting unsafe
situations and accidents; following college procedures; and
participating in appropriate safety training.
o Demonstrate environmental sustainability by using college
resources wisely and supporting the college’s
initiatives and innovation.
o Perform other duties as assigned.