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.
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
Demonstrated understanding of trends and issues in academic libraries, including emerging practices and standards for electronic resources
Knowledge of serials/continuing resources cataloging standards
Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years women who are committed to making a difference. Every year, some 2,400 of the world's top undergraduate women are challenged to exceed their own highest personal and intellectual expectations. The mastery Wellesley graduates demonstrate across the professional and vocational spectrum, and the influence they wield, whether in their own communities or on the world stage is testament to a singularly empowering undergraduate experience. Wellesley's lively academic community places a high value on rigorous, probing inquiry, and creative, cross-discipline thinking. Its collaborative approach to scholarship encourages students to question, debate, and refine their points of view, not only with each other, but with our world-class faculty, often by working directly with them on groundbreaking projects. A Wellesley education fosters the highest standard of readiness for the real world in its graduates, in terms... of ability to think, act, and contribute meaningfully and effectively in their chosen areas of interest.