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E-resource Specialist, Brandeis University Library (Waltham)

The Brandeis Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of E-resource Specialist. As part of a collaborative team, the E-Resource Specialist participates in the management of the electronic resources life cycle, focusing on e-journal acquisitions and maintenance, resolving access issues, and collecting and analyzing usage statistics. This position also coordinates print serials, binding activity, and supervises student staff. At Brandeis University, our mission and history are rooted in the pursuit of social justice, thus we aim to include this value in all that we do. We are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those who have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation and who are committed to building, engaging with, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community. 
- In collaboration with the Electronic Resources Librarian, participates in management of electronic resources, particularly e-journals, throughout their life cycle, including acquisitions (ordering and invoicing), access management, renewals, vendor management, and cancellations. Maintains accurate order, invoice, and license information in Alma. Establishes relationships with vendors and publishers as a primary point of contact for e-journals. 
- Troubleshoots and resolves access issues for electronic resources and performs maintenance activities that contribute to their discovery and access, including our knowledge base, link resolver, and proxy access systems.
- Assists in collection and analysis of usage and resource data, and provides reports for collection and budget management as needed. 
- Coordinates all print serial activities, including invoicing, receiving, claiming, renewals, cancellations, and database maintenance. Coordinates commercial binding process for serials and non-serials. Establishes relationships with vendors and publishers as a primary point of contact for print serials.
- Trains and supervises student staff to assist with serials, binding, and special projects as assigned.

The E-resource Specialist position is primarily an on-site position.

This is a union position. Employees working in this position are covered by the collective bargaining agreement between the University and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 888. Provisions related to wages, benefits, and other terms of employment are contained in the agreement.


- BA/BS required; MLIS preferred. 1-3 years of relevant work experience required.
- Experience working with electronic resources and print serials in an academic library.
- Experience in technical troubleshooting and communicating with vendor technical support operations.
- Strong analytical skills.
- Understanding of automated library systems and processes.
- Commitment to contributing to the Library’s work in developing an environment that is inclusive and supportive of diversity.  
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$49,700.00 - $57,200.00  / year

Closing Date

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2022-05-31 |  Quick link to this job