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Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

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The Wesleyan University Library is an engaged partner in the academic and intellectual life of the campus. We work collaboratively to educate and promote the best use of information through inventive programming and outstanding collections.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Discovery & Access, the Electronic & Continuing Resources Librarian is responsible for providing leadership and coordination of the overall lifecycle of electronic and continuing resources, including both the day-to-day work surrounding these resources and the conceptualization of how this work is done. The position works closely with colleagues in the acquisitions and cataloging units to carry out resource evaluation, acquisition, renewal, and ongoing maintenance, while also regularly collaborating with colleagues from across the Library to address issues. The position supervises one staff member in the Electronic & Continuing unit.
  • Provide leadership and expertise in the collaborative development of workflows and policies related to the electronic resource lifecycle, including electronic resource management practices in the integrated library system, facilitating discovery, and resource licensing
  • Manage workflows and communication related to the configuration and activation of new and renewing electronic resources, manage trials, notify vendors of annual renewals and cancellations, configure authentication via the OpenAthens proxy system, maintain resource-related information in the integrated library system
  • Troubleshoot issues related to electronic resources and communicate with patrons about their status, and provide training and coordination for other staff in performing this work
  • Develop and maintain license standards and work processes to guide the Library in maintaining licenses and negotiating with vendors, take part in the reviewing of licenses for all new and renewing resources, and the storing of license-related data in the integrated library system
  • Engage with partners in the Boston Library Consortium to coordinate workflows and decision-making related to consortially-managed resources
  • Develop workflows for collecting usage data on both electronic and print continuing resources, and conduct data analysis to support decision-making
  • Coordinate with library colleagues to optimize discovery of electronic resources through the Library’s discovery system and other venues as appropriate, collaborating to set policies and practices related to resource discovery
  • Provide data for and participate in the collaborative review and decision-making related to renewing resources
  • Collaborate in managing the Library’s collections budget, preparing reports and compiling data to support ongoing resource evaluation, and receiving and ensuring payment of invoices
  • Oversee the acquisitions, renewal, and maintenance of print continuing resources
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to electronic resources management
  • Other duties as assigned

This position is required to work on campus.

(Relocation assistance to CT is available for those who qualify).
Minimum Qualifications
Masters degree and at least three years of progressively responsible experience in electronic resource management or a related field or an equivalent combination of education, training, and expertise

Demonstrated experience in managing and using an electronic resource book system

Demonstrated ability to track, analyze, and report data

Demonstrated time management, task prioritization, and organizational skills

Effective communication and interpersonal skills

Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment

Demonstrated commitment to work within a diverse environment and interact collegially with individuals of different backgrounds

Demonstrated experience in contract negotiations

Demonstrated experience in leading teams, including project teams
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with Ex Libris’ Alma integrated library system
  • Experience with OpenAthens proxy service
  • Familiarity with open access models as they apply to electronic resources
  • Experience with analyzing data using MS Excel, Tableau, or similar tools
  • Experience working with faculty
  • Experience with direct or indirect supervision

Special Instructions to Applicants
Position is open until filled. For full consideration please apply by May 21, 2024 when first review of applications will begin.
Additional Information

All offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of a
pre-employment background check screeningto the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504 or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator. Wesleyan University complies with the Clery Act and maintains records of campus crime statistics and security policies. Copies of Wesleyan University's Clery Act Report are available on request and online at http://www.wesleyan.edu/publicsafety/compliance.html.

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Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand. 

Our student body of approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 200 graduate students is housed on a beautiful 316-acre historic New England campus that offers the comfort of an intimate and collaborative learning environment supported by renowned faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and unique research opportunities.

With our distinctive scholar-teacher culture, creative programming, and commitment to interdisciplinary learning, Wesleyan challenges students to explore new ideas and change the world. Our graduates go on to lead and innovate in a wide variety of industries, including government, business, entertainment, and science.

At Wesleyan, we are all educators. We welcome your interest in Wesleyan's diverse, energetic community of employees who, by their creativity, innovative thinking, and generosity of spirit, help make Wesleyan a great place to work. In this energetic and inclusive community, our talented faculty and staff foster a liberal arts educational experience characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism. Genuinely open-minded, intellectually curious, and mission-driven, our employees invest their impressive talents in fulfilling careers.

Wesleyan offers a broad range of growth and wellness opportunities—comprehensive health benefitsfitness incentives, generous paid time offretirement plansflexible work schedules, and educational benefits, including free employee access to Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies program and undergraduate tuition reimbursement for dependents of eligible employees. Benefits-at-a-Glance

Campus life affords employees countless opportunities to experience general-interest, academic, artistic, and athletic events. Our location in scenic central Connecticut provides easy access to Boston, New York, and the many other exciting and culturally rich destinations of New England. Few workplaces are like Wesleyan, and we welcome your interest in learning more about us.

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