Academic Staff - Electronic and Continuing Resources Librarian (Public May Apply)

Code: 13329 Posted: 07/24/2017


The University of Wisconsin Parkside invites applicants for an Associate Academic Librarian to join our team in the Library. 

Reporting to the Head of Library Collections, 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 oversees 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 and Continuing Resources Librarian supervises students in ongoing duties and project-based assignments, acts as liaison to assigned departments in support of collection development and research instruction, provides research help, and participates on UW-System, Library and campus-wide teams and committees, including the UW System Collection Development Committee.



  • Graduate library degree from an ALA-accredited library school
  • Experience managing print and electronic serials in a library
  • Experience managing database subscriptions and life cycles
  • Demonstrated knowledge of licensing, copyright and intellectual property in libraries
  • Research help experience or training
  • Research instruction experience
  • Demonstrated success working on a team with colleagues and on individual projects
  • Excellent written communication skills


  • Two to three years of professional experience
  • Experience working in an academic library
  • Experience supervising students or staff
  • Experience working with ALMA or another integrated library system
  • Knowledge of learning analytics in a library context
  • Experience working with a diverse, multicultural population



30% Manages 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:

  • Acting as a liason to vendors and publishers in the acquisition of continuing resources.
  • Licensing review and negotiation
  • Creating access and troubleshooting problems with continuing access, through link resolves and other tools
  • Describing continuing resources for access through the library website
  • Tracking resources and their metadata using tools such as an ERM
  • Financial planning and analysis for continuing resources budgets as part of the Collection Development team
  • Manages the processing of print serials, including:
    • Describing resources for access, maintaining holdings statements, dropping and adding resources to the Library system.
    • Checking-in issues and resolving problem pieces, claiming, and binding
  • Supervises students in ongoing tasks and project-based assignments in aspects of unit as listed above, and collaborates with Access Services to cross-train students.

30% Serves as the Electronic Resources Coordinator

  • Coordinates the identification, evaluation, selection, and licensing of electronic resources.
  • Facilitates the integration of electronic resources into the university’s teaching and learning environment
  • Implements the electronic resource activation cycle, from link resolver activation to setting up proxy-enabled resources
  • Engages in usability testing, learning analytics projects, and other assessments of electronic and library resources

15% 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.

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

20% Teaches research instruction sessions, develops collections for assigned departments, and provides research help as needed.

5% Participates on UW-System, Library and campus - wide teams and committees and pursues professional development.

Essential 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 book carts; 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.


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


Online applications received by 11:59 PM August 28, 2017 are ensured full consideration.


STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants Apply Here: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System) – follow link then continue to STEP 2

Internal Applicants Apply Here: (Candidates currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

  • "Self Service"
  • "Recruiting"
  • "Careers"

STEP 2: Under "Job Search" choose:

  • "More Options"
  • Job Opening ID: "13329"
  • "Search"
  • Select "Electronic / Continuing Resources Librarian"
  • Click "Apply Now"

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.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

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

    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.  

You must select "SUBMIT", selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee. 

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.


Commensurate with experience and education. The UW System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

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A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire. 

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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 the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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 Name: Lori King

Contact Phone: 262-595-2598

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