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Assistant/Associate Librarian-Electronic Resources Librarian

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions

If you are looking for an exciting career and great benefits, look no further!

UMass Dartmouth is the place for you!

OFFICIAL JOB TITLE:  Assistant/Associate Librarian

WORKING JOB TITLE: Electronic Resources Librarian

DIVISION:   Academic Affairs

DEPARTMENT:  Library/Technical Services

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS:  AFT Faculty Federation             

FLSA STATUS: Exempt                                            



REPORTS TO: Division Head, Technical Services

SUPERVISES: Professional, classified, and student personnel as assigned.

MINIMUM STARTING SALARY:  Assistant Librarian, $63,863; Associate Librarian, $74,789

UMass Dartmouth offers exciting benefits* such as:

  • 75% Employer-Paid Health Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • State Pension Retirement Plan
  • Optional Retirement Savings Plans
  • Tuition Credit (Employee, Spouse, & Dependents)
  • Twelve (12) paid holidays
  • Paid personal, vacation, and sick time
  • And More

Benefits: Benefits at UMass Dartmouth



The Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for managing the life cycle of electronic resources, including license negotiation; acquisition; renewals; activation; discovery and access support; maintenance; and evaluation. The incumbent analyzes usage statistics and participates in purchase decisions. The Claire T. Carney Library uses Alma, Primo VE, and EZProxy for electronic resource management, discovery, connection, and authentication. The librarian in this role ensures continued access to and support for robust, distinctive, and innovative collecting in support of academic initiatives and university programs. The Electronic Resources Librarian effectively engages with colleagues across the Library, the University and externally with consortia and vendors.

All librarians have leadership responsibilities and contribute to the goals and strategic direction of the library and university through active participation on committees, task forces, and working groups.



  • Manages the life cycle of all electronic resources, including acquisition; licensing; access; discovery; and evaluation.
  • Creates, audits, and analyzes data to support and inform collection development and budgetary decisions. Participates in the responsible stewardship of the collections budget.
  • Works with vendors, publishers, consortia, and appropriate user communities.    
  • Develops and manage workflows for UMass Dartmouth and consortia licensed content as well as open access content.
  • Negotiates with vendors on all aspects of product and service provision.
  • Establishes relationships with vendors, publishers, consortia, and library staff as primary point of contacts to manage electronic resource collections and to meet the needs of the UMass Dartmouth community.
  • Works closely with library administration to ensure accurate processing of contracts, purchase requisitions, and invoices.
  • Assists in developing and managing the library materials budget, including participation in the allocation process.
  • Assists with completion of statistical reports and academic program accreditation activities.
  • Investigates, develops expertise, and provides guidance on new, developing, sustainable models of acquisition toward more open access collections.
  • Remains current on emerging trends, practices, and standards in electronic resource management and emerging technologies.
  • Networks with colleagues in the Boston Library Consortium and those at other peer institutions to continue to evolve best practices.
  • Leads participation in cooperative collection development activities with consortia, the UMass libraries and other appropriate partners.
  • Creates reports for communicating usage trends and impact to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Analyzes, troubleshoots, and resolves access problems, problem trends, and exceptions related to electronic resources.
  • Attends professional meetings, conferences, and workshops related to collection management, acquisitions, library management and relevant library technologies.
  • Contributes to library-wide initiatives, serve on library and university committees.
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues in Technical Services and other library departments.
  • Supports diversity, inclusion, and accessibility activities in the library.



EDUCATION: Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited degree program (or an equivalent international program) before date of appointment.

EXPERIENCE: Two year’s electronic resources management experience in an academic library.



  • Knowledge and/or experience with electronic resource tools, standards, and initiatives such as SUSHI, COUNTER, and KBART.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends and technologies related to electronic resources and library services.
  • Knowledge of core concepts for acquiring, licensing, processing, and maintaining electronic resources.
  • Knowledge of current metadata and cataloging standards.
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office suite of applications; Advanced skill in Microsoft Excel.
  • Experience working with library systems.
  • Knowledge about the structure and practices of the publishing industry.
  • Familiarity with open access resources.
  • Ability to effectively organize information, manage multiple priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, as well as independently.
  • Ability to engage enthusiastically and effectively with library colleagues and a diverse community of library users.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Commitment to continued professional development.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.



  • Experience with Ex Libris Alma and Primo VE.
  • Experience with authentication systems such as EZProxy and OpenAthens.


Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

Effective September 27, 2021, UMass Dartmouth requires that all members of the campus community are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Additionally, all members of the campus community must obtain a Covid-19 booster shot and provide proof when requested. Individuals who are not yet eligible to receive a booster shot must obtain one within 30 days from the date they become eligible.

To apply, please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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