Code: 138 Posted: 09/30/2015

Academic Librarian-Electronic/Continuing Resources 
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

The University of Wisconsin Parkside invites applicants for an Academic Librarian


Reporting to the Library director, the individual who serves in this position manages individually- subscribed continuing resources in all formats and oversees their acquisition, description and access, along with licensing issues. The position provides leadership in the acquisition, coordination, maintenance and ongoing assessment of the library’s electronic resources. This individual serves as the licensing, intellectual property, and copyright coordinator for the Library, monitoring, understanding, and communicating the implications of trends in the rapidly evolving field of continuing resources, as well as legal issues surrounding the use of library materials. The Electronic/Continuing Resources Librarian supervises the Acquisitions Manager and also students in ongoing duties and project-based assignments, acts as liaison to assigned departments in support of collection development and library instruction, provides reference support, and participates on Library and campus-wide teams and committees.



  • Graduate library degree from an ALA-accredited library school
  • Demonstrated professional experience in working with print and electronic serials in an academic library
  • Experience working with electronic resources
  • Demonstrated knowledge of licensing, copyright and intellectual property in libraries 
  • Reference experience or training
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Three to five years of professional experience
  • Library instruction experience
  • Experience supervising students or staff
  • Experience working with ALMA or another integrated library system.
  • Experience using LibGuides
  • Experience working with a diverse, multicultural population.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

35% A. Manages the acquisition, licensing, description and access to individually-subscribed continuing 

resources in all formats, redefining workflows as needed.

Oversees the life-cycle of individually-subscribed electronic resources, including:

  1. Acting as liaison to vendors and publishers in the acquisition of continuing resources 
  2. Licensing review and negotiation
  3. Creating access and troubleshooting problems with continuing access, through link resolvers and other tools
  4. Describing continuing resources for access through the library website
  5. Tracking resources and metadata regarding these resources using tools such as an ERM
  6. Financial planning and analysis for continuing resources budgets in concert with the collection Development team
  7. Manages the processing of print serials, including:
    1. Describing resources for access, maintaining holdings statements, dropping and adding resources to the Library system
    2. Checking-in issues and resolving problem pieces, claiming, and binding
  8. Supervises the Acquisitions Manager and works with the position to manage continuing and electronic resource acquisition.
  9. Supervises students in ongoing tasks and project-based assignments in aspects of unit as listed above, and, collaborating with Access Services to cross-train students.

35% B. Serve as the Electronic Resources Coordinator

  1. Coordinates the identification, evaluation, selection, licensing, and budgeting of electronic resources.
  2. Facilitates the integration of electronic resources into the university’s teaching and learning environment.
  3. Conducts ongoing research into the development of new digital library interface capabilities, enhancements, and user-centered design trends.
  4. Implements the electronic resource activation cycle, from link resolver activation to setting up proxy enabled resources.
  5. Engages in usability testing, analytics analysis, and other assessments of electronic resources.
  6. Represents Library in Student Technology Fee Committee meetings.

15% C. Keeps abreast of developments and changes to licensing, intellectual property, and copyright law, and serves as the Library’s resource person for legal issues, regarding resources owned by the Library, or resources that are accessible to the Library’s users.

  1. Reviews licenses for continuing resources
  2. Negotiates licenses to abide by University requirements and to meet budgetary parameters
  3. Maintains and makes accessible documentation on terms of use of continuing resources for other units in the library
  4. Plays leading role on university-wide Copyright Advisory Committee.
  5. Provides copyright and intellectual property information to the Parkside community

10% D. Teaches library instruction sessions, develops collections for assigned departments, and provides reference services as needed

5% E. Participates on Library and campus-wide teams and committees and pursues professional development


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Ability and experience to plan, manage and oversee complex projects, meet deadlines, and to prioritize work in alignment with the service goals of the library and the university
  • Professional working knowledge of issues and trends in print and electronic serials and library electronic resource management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the electronic resource activation cycle, from link resolver activation to setting up proxy enabled resources.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellent service to a diverse body of users; both internal and external customers
  • Ability to work collegially in small groups and a team environment
  • Ability to think critically, analyze problems, and develop and implement creative solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Significant mobility and dexterity to move around the library and retrieve and carry materials from library shelving and cabinets when providing service, including standing, walking, stooping, bending, kneeling, lifting *up to 35 lbs.), reaching into deep drawers, high shelves, manual dexterity to pull, handle, and shelve books, oversized materials, software, and a variety of media formats; ability to push bookcarts; ability to load microfilm and fiche readers/printers; ability to read titles on shelves and print on computer screens; ability to work with keyboard, mouse, and monitor for extended periods of time; ability to travel to attend training workshops, meetings, and conferences. 

The University and Area

UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment. 

The tri-county region that comprises the University’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at

Review of Applications

Applications received by October 23, 2015, are ensured full consideration

Submit the following application materials:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions.
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references 

Application Process

 Select the applicable link below:

If you are a current UW System employee (only) please us the following link:

You must login to your UW Portal to apply.

Go to the Time and Absence section. Click on "Enter Absence" which is located at the top of the Time and Absence section. This will log you into HRS.

Once logged into HRS, on the Menu Tab, on the left side of screen, click on Self Service. After entering the self-service page click on Careers link.

Browse Job Openings and click on the applicable job opening to apply.

Please submit the application materials online as required by the job posting. Select "Submit". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. 

If you are NOT currently employed by the UW System: Please use the following link:

You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login". If you have not yet registered, click "Register now" to begin the registration process.

Under "Basic Job Search" enter the Keyword "Parkside" and click the Search button. Select "Information Processing Consultant". Click "Apply Now".

Select "Submit". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.  

Please Note:

In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.

Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. Official university transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  

Special Notes

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

It is the policy of UW Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

Legal Notices: 

The University of Wisconsin Parkside is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applicants from women, people of color, persons with disabilities and all veterans.

Under a court approved settlement agreement and Wisconsin Statutes, we are required to provide a list of all nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing (addressed to the UW Parkside Human Resources Office) that their identity not be revealed. Persons agreeing to be final candidates will have their identity revealed as a final candidate.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Contact Information

If you have application questions, call or email:

Contact Name: Jan Mico

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2356

Contact Email:

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