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  • Job Details: Full Time Limited Contract with Option to Extend
  • Contact: Donna Cook
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Job Description

Applications accepted — The Electronic Resources Librarian is part of the Technical Services Division of the Tulane University Libraries and is responsible for activities associated with access and management of the libraries’ e-resources. The incumbent collaborates closely with acquisitions and other ERM staff to ensure seamless access to online resources. The position is responsive to all TUL librarians and staff to ensure and promote the discovery of the libraries’ electronic resources. The incumbent is responsible for authentication and troubleshooting resources with vendors and TU Information Technology. The incumbent prepares procedures and guidelines for e-resource management and provides leadership in developing, delivering, and assessing collections of electronic resources and investigates future directions and developments in ERM. The Electronic Resources Librarian reports to the Head, Acquisitions and Electronic Resources.

Responsible for access and management of e-resources in Alma. Management includes setting up, testing and troubleshooting OpenAthens and EZproxy links. Sets up and manages e-resource trials using Alma. Assists with communicating and acquiring e-resources. Develops and implements policies and procedures related to workflow in Alma and serves as the library’s expert on Alma functionality related to e-resources including licensing. Provides leadership in developing, delivering, and assessing collections of electronic resources and investigates future directions and developments in ERM. Disseminates information about electronic resources to appropriate parties.

Performs other duties as requested or required, whether specifically mentioned in this job description. Required Documents
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Job Information:
o ensure full consideration, applicants must submit a letter of application, resume, and the names with full contact information of at least three professional references. Tulane University is located in New Orleans - a city with tremendous history of diverse cultures, community, and languages. Tulane University is committed to creating a community and culture that foster a sense of belonging for all. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We are intentionally seeking candidates who are committed to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in support of Tulane’s Strategy for Tomorrow. Tulane University is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources & Institutional Equity by phone at 504-865-4748 or email
Compensation Information:
ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science; a combination of relevant degrees and related experience will be given equal consideration. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES TYPICALLY NEEDED TO PERFORM THIS JOB SUCCESSFULLY: 1. Knowledge of current and emerging trends and technologies related to electronic resources and library services 2. Knowledge of core concepts for acquiring, receiving, licensing, processing, and maintaining e-resources 3. Strong verbal and written communication skills 4. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and organizational abilities 5. Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment in a rapidly changing and culturally diverse environment. 6. Commitment to continued personal and professional development. 7. Commitment to fostering a more diverse and equitable working environment 8. Ability to meet the Core Technology Competencies for Howard-Tilton Memorial Library Employees PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Experience working with electronic resources in an academic library. 2. Experience with Ex Libris Alma/Primo. 3. Knowledge and/or experience with electronic resource tools, standards, and initiatives, such as OpenURL, KBART, SUSHI, and COUNTER 4. Experience with authentication systems such as OpenAthens and EZProxy. 5. Knowledge of current metadata and cataloging standards 6. Experience with bulk editing software such as MARCEdit. 7. Knowledge of XML and metadata standards  

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