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eResources Discovery Librarian

Clemson University
South Carolina, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 29, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Clemson University: University Libraries
eResources Discovery Librarian

Location: Clemson University


Clemson Libraries seeks a dynamic, driven, and collaborative eResources Discovery Librarian to ensure access to and discoverability of academic resources for the Clemson University community.

This position leads efforts related to the creation and improvement of metadata for electronic resources, including individual and package subscriptions, e-books, demand driven acquisitions, open access resources, streaming resources, and continuing resources. This position will work closely with colleagues in the departments of Metadata Services and Acquisitions and Collections in order to ensure that Clemson University Libraries maintain an accurate and accessible inventory of its substantial collection of electronic resources, including work related to batch loads, data normalization, and other bibliographic maintenance needs.

Clemson Libraries migrated to Alma/Primo VE in June 2020 and is part of a statewide Network Zone that includes 54 other institutions in the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries (PASCAL) consortium.

Clemson Libraries faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. This is a 12-month tenure-track faculty position and works under the direction of the Head of Metadata Services within the Collections and Discovery division.

Responsibilities include:
  • Creates and maintains a comprehensive inventory of Clemson's electronic collections.
  • Ensures timely activation and discoverability of newly purchased or added electronic resources, including open access resources.
  • Produces original and complex copy cataloging in a variety of formats for the library collections as needed.
  • Creates and utilizes import profiles in ExLibris Alma for large batches of bibliographic records.
  • Performs quality control on eresource metadata.
  • Develops innovative solutions to improve the discoverability of resources.
  • Collaborates with colleagues across divisions to improve user experience with regards to electronic resources.
  • Serves on the Discovery Cross Functional Team.
  • Oversees and participates in regular maintenance of electronic resources, including impacts from updated subscription packages.
  • May supervise staff as needed.
  • Participates in other metadata and cataloging projects as needed.

Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities
  • Develops a focused program of high-quality research and creative accomplishments, consistent with professional responsibilities and the Libraries' mission and goals.

  • Actively participates and demonstrates leadership in professional responsibilities that serve the Libraries, university, profession, and community.

Salary and Benefits

Faculty rank and minimum salary of $62,000 based on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Various medical plans, dental plans, and retirement plans are available. 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 13 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.


Clemson University is a major, land-grant, Carnegie Research One university in a college town setting along a dynamic Southeastern corridor. Established in 1889, Clemson University is a nonprofit academic and research institution and is recognized as one of the foremost academic institutions in sciences. To maintain this level of excellence, our staff members must be of the highest merit and ability. Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel. Centrally located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson is in one of the fastest-growing areas of South Carolina, and a two-hour drive from Charlotte and Atlanta.


Required Qualifications
  • An ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship
  • Demonstrated commitment to the promotion and enhancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • 1 year of experience with electronic resources management in an academic library.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with Ex Libris Alma and Primo VE.
  • Knowledge of current descriptive and subject cataloging practices such as RDA, AACR2, LCSH, LCC, MARC21 formats and authority control, and quality control tools such as MarcEdit.
  • Cataloging and metadata experience.
  • Experience working with publishers and/or vendors of electronic resources.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience working as part of a consortia.

Application Instructions

Applicants should electronically submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio. Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references. Applications received by September 29th will be guaranteed consideration.

The Search Committee will be holding open information sessions for those who are interested in learning more. The dates and Zoom links are below.

September 14, 2023, @ 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Click or tap if you trust this link." href="" target="_blank">

September 26, 2023, @ 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Diversity Statement

Clemson University Libraries seeks to best serve our community through creating a welcoming environment in which diverse ideas and perspectives come together to achieve common goals. We are committed to the practice of inclusion as it is essential to the continued success not only of Clemson University but of the library and information science profession. We embrace Clemson's core values of integrity, honesty, and respect, and add to those the ideals of compassion, dignity, and historical awareness so that Clemson Libraries' staff, collections, spaces, and services inform the interest, information, and enlightenment of all who we serve.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.


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