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Electronic Resources Librarian, Wellesley College

Wellesley College seeks an experienced, knowledgeable and collaborative Electronic Resources Librarian to manage the College’s online resources and serials subscriptions. The E-resources Librarian is responsible for the timely activation, renewal, and processing of subscriptions and invoices, and works with LTS colleagues and publisher/vendor contacts to ensure consistent access to online resources. The E-resources Librarian collaborates with subject specialists, publisher/vendor representatives, and others to ensure collection goals are met, including investigation, planning, and negotiation of new and existing services, purchases, and license terms, and analysis and assessment of e-resource collections and their cost effectiveness.

Wellesley College is a private, nonprofit liberal arts college for women founded in 1870. With its rich mix of print and online resources, the Library provides access to one of the finest undergraduate collections in the country.

Key responsibilities
As a member of the Library Collections team, coordinate e-resource lifecycle management efforts and develop and improve procedures to facilitate selection, licensing, and access.

Monitor and process subscriptions: maintain electronic subscriptions (new orders, changes, cancellations); track existing license expirations, renewals, and invoices; verify access; communicate as needed with subscription service representatives and publishers/vendors.

Collaborate with the Systems Librarian to maintain continuity of access throughout publisher platform changes; troubleshoot access issues reported by users.

Maintain current records and history of all e-resource subscription activity, administrative contacts, and other information using the ERM.

Support discovery of the Library’s e-resources through the Library’s catalog, discovery layer, and A-Z list.

In collaboration with collections and research and instruction librarians, perform ongoing evaluation of library electronic resources to assess use, usability, and value, and develop effective methods for collecting, analyzing, and reporting usage statistics.

Serve as library representative to consortia and other electronic resources committees and task forces; serve on internal committees and participate in projects as assigned.

Maintain awareness of trends and developments in e-resource acquisition and management and transfer knowledge to colleagues as needed.


Required qualifications

Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution
Minimum of two years’ professional experience managing e-resources within integrated library systems (ILSs), knowledge bases, e-resource management systems, and third-party discovery systems

Experience working with subscription services and publishers/vendors and their online systems

Experience with electronic resources management tools (such as Serials Solutions, EZproxy, Intota Assessment) and the ILS

Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external parties to resolve issues and to adapt to changing environments and priorities

Demonstrated service orientation, with strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Solid experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel

Preferred qualifications

Demonstrated understanding of trends and issues in academic libraries, including emerging practices and standards for electronic resources

Knowledge of serials/continuing resources cataloging standards

Knowledge of SUSHI protocol and COUNTER standards

Experience with Google Apps

Experience negotiating contracts for e-resources

Full/Part Time

Full Time




Closing Date

Open Until Filled

How to Apply

To be considered for this position please apply directly via our college website at

Wellesley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Wellesley College and all its subcontractors shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60–1.4(a), 60–300.5(a) and 60–741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that Wellesley College and all of its subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.


2018-02-09 |  Quick link to this job