Electronic Resources Librarian

Monday-Friday, regular business hours
Applications received by March 22, 2019 will receive first consideration. Position available July 1, 2019.
Toledo, Ohio, USA
Minimum: $66,000


The University of Toledo


• Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from ALA-accredited program or international equivalent, or earned doctorate in a relevant field from an accredited college or university.

• At least three years professional experience in some aspect of library electronic resource management.

• Working knowledge of current issues in acquiring, licensing, and managing access to electronic resources.

• Working knowledge of resource access and discovery products, such as proxy software, single sign-on services, link resolvers, and discovery layers.

• Ability to analyze and resolve complex problems.

• Strong customer service focus. 

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team. 

• Ability to balance multiple projects and set priorities in a time-sensitive environment.

• Demonstrated potential to meet The University of Toledo criteria for tenure and promotion, including publications, presentations, and various levels of professional service.

• Demonstrated understanding and appreciation of diversity and inclusion, as shown by a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, competencies, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization.

Why The University of Toledo? 

As the successful candidate, you will be joining the third largest public university in the state and with its many professional programs one of the more comprehensive institutions of higher education in the country.  The university is also recognized for its leadership in distance and online education, its open access to students of underrepresented and non-traditional backgrounds, and its large international population.  Accordingly, the University Libraries encourages and supports diversity, innovation, and professional growth among its staff.  As Electronic Resources Librarian, you will play a key role in the success of constituents across the university’s two campuses and beyond in a variety of fields and disciplines – from helping to further Lake Erie research to supporting patient healthcare to broadening the humanities offerings for faculty and students at the Toledo Museum of Art to contributing to undergraduate student success.  As a university faculty member, your opportunities for campus and professional service and community engagement are abundant. 

For more about the University of Toledo, please see:  http://www.utoledo.edu/ or https://youtu.be/YfP4o3_d304.

For more about living in Toledo, please see:  https://youtu.be/tyOjp3GsCEM.

To apply for this position, go to:  https://utoledo.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/5/home?c=utoledo.


The Electronic Resources Librarian is a tenure-track faculty position based in The University of Toledo Libraries collection services division.  This position is responsible for managing the life cycle of the Libraries’ electronic resources (except for the Law Library’s) and oversees all workflow related to their acquisition, access, administration, support, and evaluation.  These resources include databases, e-books, e-journals, streaming media, hosting services, and access and discovery tools.  The multi-faceted nature of electronic resources management requires this position to work collaboratively with a variety of internal and external constituents.  They include the Libraries’ subject specialists and cataloging, systems, and reference and instruction divisions; the University’s information technology, purchasing, and accounts payable departments; state and national library consortiums; and commercial publishers and product vendors.  This position also keeps current on emerging trends, practices, and standards in electronic resource management and the publishing industry, and implements new initiatives; supervises and trains support staff and student workers; serves as liaison to one or more academic departments with responsibility for outreach, instruction, research consultation, and collection development; develops and maintains user guides and other online self-directed learning materials for assigned departments and outreach areas; occasionally staffs the reference desk, including in-person, phone, chat reference, and on-call; and participates in projects, strategic planning, and other library-wide initiatives. 

In addition, this position has scholarship and service responsibilities required for fulfilling tenure standards of the College of University Libraries.  These responsibilities include publications, presentations, and various levels of professional service. 

Contact Information: 

For additional information or questions about this position, please contact:  lucy.duhon@utoledo.edu.

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