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Electronic Resources Management Specialist (5676)

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Date: Jun 8, 2018

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University


The E-Resources Management Specialist works independently within the Electronic Resources Management Unit to provide support for all of the Library’s electronic resources, including journals, databases, e-books, datasets, and aggregator collections via the library’s Electronic Resource Management System, OCLC WorldShare, LibGuides, and EZProxy. The position’s primary responsibilities include maintenance of resource and license records in the ERMS and OCLC WorldShare, management of e-resource usage data collection and reporting, maintaining archival units for the LOCKSS server, maintaining definitions on the EZProxy server, working with the Electronic Resources Management Unit to troubleshoot end-user access issues.

Work Environment

  • The Electronic Resources Management Specialist reports directly to the Electronic Resources Librarian, together with the Electronic Resources Specialist

  • This position works as part of the Electronic Resources Management Unit

  • This position provides direct support for the library’s growing electronic collections, which currently represent approximately 80% of the library’s materials budget

  • E-collections support student and faculty research from across campus, as well as from any remote location with sufficient Internet access

  • As the university expands its global and distance learning programs and emphasis on research activities and initiatives, the library’s e-collections will be an important service component to ever growing populations of users

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 35-Nonexempt
  • Specialist B

Salary Range

  • $19.51 - $21.93/hr

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or the equivalent in education, training and experience working in libraries or organizations with a public service focus

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing 

  • Knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing programs, and the Internet

  • Basic understanding of information technology systems, including networks and Internet browsers

  • Initiative and desire to learn

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience with library resources, systems, and services, specifically library databases and electronic journal collections, link resolvers, ERMS, and library information technology

  • Experience with web programming and coding (JavaScript, HTML, CSS)


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