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Apply now Job no: 90038-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Library, Museum, Arts

Position Vacancy ID:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Working Title:

Electronic Resources Management Librarian

Official Title:


Hiring Department:




Anticipated Begin Date:

MAY 01, 2017


This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $42,167 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and area of specialization:

MS/MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Required Qualifications:

- Demonstrated understanding, through experience and/or coursework, of electronic resource life cycle activities and the electronic resource environment in an academic library or library consortial setting
- Demonstrated ability to set priorities, exercise flexibility in meeting objectives, and effectively manage multiple projects and assignments
- Excellent interpersonal, analytical, organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills, including evidence of ability to work collegially and collaboratively within and across organizations
- Demonstrated understanding of the complex, ever-changing electronic publishing environment and library marketplace
- Proficiency with spreadsheet and word processing software, such as MS Word and Excel

Preferred Qualifications:

- Experience with Acquisitions operations in an integrated library system
- Experience in developing, analyzing, and documenting workflows and procedures
- Familiarity with and/or experience with one or more of the following: electronic resources management systems, cataloging/metadata, link resolver software, library discovery systems, proxy configurations
- Ability to use relational database programs such as MS Access
- Demonstrated proficiency in data gathering, including usage statistics, and analysis techniques to support assessment activities and statistical analysis

Additional Preferred Qualifications for Advanced Position:

- Minimum of 3 years professional experience working with electronic resources in an academic or special library or library consortial setting
- Minimum of 3 years professional experience reviewing and negotiating licensing agreements with publishers/vendors
- Demonstrated understanding of techniques and approaches for evaluating and assessing the use of electronic resources

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Position Summary:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks 2 innovative, collaborative, creative and dynamic individuals to serve as Electronic Resources Management Librarians. Reporting to the Head of Electronic Resources, these positions will be part of a newly formed Electronic Resources Management Team, and will assist in the acquisition, management, and delivery of electronic resources for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. This is an exciting opportunity to grow professionally and contribute to the success of an ARL library at a major research university. The positions may range from entry level to advanced librarian, depending on qualifications and experience.

These positions are responsible for providing varied levels of support for management of the e-resource life cycle and the discovery of and access to electronic resources. This will be accomplished through a range of activities; duties may include processing new orders for electronic resources, assisting with licensing, aiding in the management of electronic journal, e-book, streaming video, and database subscriptions, activating online access for electronic resources, trouble-shooting technical and subscription-related access problems, and actively working and communicating with vendor/publishers/library staff concerning electronic resources.

The Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment, and we encourage candidates to apply who share these values.

Additional Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is long established as a preeminent public research university. The impact and achievements from the research, teaching and service conducted by its faculty, staff and students are far-reaching and global in scope. The University today is fully engaged in educational innovation.

The UW-Madison Libraries is one of the ten largest public university library systems in the United States. The libraries on the campus of UW-Madison reflect the breadth and comprehensiveness of the University's highly ranked schools, colleges, departments, centers and institutes and are a highly-valued partner in teaching, research and learning at the university. Campus library collections are coordinated through the leadership of the General Library System (GLS), which provides technical infrastructure, support for acquisitions, and the integration of campus library services. The GLS spends more than $11 million per year on collection materials of which approximately $9 million is spent on electronic resources.


Anne Murphy-Lom
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to Applicants:

A cover letter and resume are required. All applications must be submitted online. Click on the 'Apply Now' button at the top of the page to submit your materials. Questions may be directed to Anne Murphy-Lom at the email listed above.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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