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
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.
Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities
- Creates and maintains a comprehensive inventory of Clemson's
- Ensures timely activation and discoverability of newly
purchased or added electronic resources, including open access
- 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
- 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
- May supervise staff as needed.
- Participates in other metadata and cataloging projects as
- Develops a focused program of high-quality research and
creative accomplishments, consistent with professional
responsibilities and the Libraries' mission and goals.
Salary and Benefits
- Actively participates and demonstrates leadership in
professional responsibilities that serve the Libraries, university,
profession, and community.
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
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.
- 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
- 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
- Supervisory experience.
- Experience working as part of a consortia.
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
The Search Committee will be holding open information sessions for
those who are interested in learning more. The dates and Zoom links
September 14, 2023, @ 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
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September 26, 2023, @ 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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
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.