Assistant Librarian, Electronic Resources Librarian

The Environment

About FAU

Established in 1964 as the first public university in southeast Florida, FAU currently serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students on multiple campuses located along Florida's beautiful southeast coast in Broward, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties. FAU has ten distinguished colleges that offer more than 180 degree programs, including the new Schmidt College of Medicine, and is home to one of the world's preeminent marine science education and research centers, the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. FAU is taking its place among the world's great research centers and has been given the designation of a "High Research Activity" university by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. FAU was ranked 27th by U.S. News & World Report among all American universities for campus diversity, with 49% of its student body classified as minority or international students. In 2015, it earned the distinction of being a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution.

About the Libraries

FAU Libraries house approximately 3.7 million items and provide access to over 80,000 electronic journals, nearly 500 databases, and a growing collection of e-books and streaming videos. The Libraries house many distinctive collections including artist's books, sound recordings, print music, rare books and manuscripts, and University Archives. The Digital Library creates online collections from unique materials from Special Collections and University Archives and serves as the University's repository for the intellectual output created on campus.

The Libraries offer multifaceted instructional services including workshops, research consultations, tutorials and webcasts as well as broad-based creative outreach programming that encourages student and public engagement. The Libraries maintain formal relationships with the Center for Research Libraries, the State University Libraries (through the Florida Virtual Campus) and area libraries in the Southeast Florida Library Information Network. The Libraries have an annual budget of approximately $8 million with over 90 faculty and staff to support its mission.

About the Position

The Florida Atlantic University Libraries seek an innovative, flexible, forward-thinking, and motivated individual to join the Collection Management Team as Electronic Resources Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Collection Management, the incumbent will play a lead role in managing the life cycle of the Libraries’ licensed electronic resources, including databases, e-journals, e-books, and streaming videos, that comprise the general electronic collections for the Boca Raton, Jupiter, and HBOI campuses. The librarian serves as the expert on e-resources issues related to licensing, discovery, access, and maintenance.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Manage the day-to-day life cycle of electronic resources, including licensing, activation, discovery, access, and maintenance.
  • Manage, review, and negotiate licenses to reach favorable pricing and licensing terms.
  • Activate new acquisitions in the knowledgebase.
  • Maintain linking to electronic resources.
  • Ensure the accuracy of holdings, licensing, and vendor information.
  • Investigate and troubleshoot electronic resources access issues, and provide expert support to ensure ongoing usability and accessibility.
  • Actively collaborate with the Head of Collection Management on current and future electronic resources collection strategies.
  • Develop, document, recommend, and implement new approaches and workflows to the management of e-resources in order to facilitate the seamless delivery of information to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Collect, analyze, and report the usage data of electronic resources to help guide collection development and acquisitions decisions.
  • Collaborate closely with library staff in Access Services, Information Technology Services, Instruction and Engagement Services, Interlibrary Loan, and Medical and Health Sciences Collections & User Services to provide a productive electronic resources environment for library users.
  • Collaborate with consortial partners on statewide and shared collections and effectively manage them and make them available to users.
  • Assist in renewing online journal packages, databases, e-book collections, and streaming media.
  • Train other staff in the department to assist with e-resources management.
  • Work with the Collection Development Librarian in creating collections reports for academic departmental accreditations and program proposals.
  • Serve as a library faculty liaison to one academic department.
  • Serve on library, university, regional, state, and/or professional organization committees.
  • Establish and sustain a program of high quality research and/or creative accomplishments appropriate to electronic resources and collection management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or its equivalent and two years working experience required at time of application.
  • Five or more years of experience in an academic library preferred.
  • Two years post master’s professional academic library experience working with electronic resources preferred.
  • Familiarity with EBSCO Discovery Service, Ex Libris Aleph Integrated Library System, OCLC Connexion preferred.
  • Experience implementing and using an electronic resource management system preferred.
Job Type
$45,000 - $50,000
Boca Raton
Additional Info

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position Assistant Librarian on the Office of Human Resources' job website (  by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three references and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format.

A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding.

For more information and to apply, visit and go to Apply Now REQ07112.

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

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