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Electronic Resources Access Librarian, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

Wage/Salary: $52,715 - $62,730

About Lesley University:
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 7,000 students and 86,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.

We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills.

Job Description:
The Electronic Resources Access Librarian has primary responsibility for establishing and maintaining access to electronic resources, including working with knowledge bases, link resolvers and proxy configurations. Candidates must have knowledge of complex serial operations and procedures as well as the serial publishing industry and emerging standards for electronic publishing. In coordination with the Library administration, this position will work with the Library Digital Initiative Team to maintain and promote innovative technology solutions and collaborate to keep abreast of emerging technologies. This librarian will also coordinate the Library's efforts in the development and administration of content management functions in a multi-campus environment for all formats. In addition, the Electronic Resources Access Librarian plays a key role in library assessment by coordinating efforts for evidence-based support for Library planning and decision-making through the development and implementation of the Library's strategic assessment program.

The Electronic Resources Access Librarian will facilitate trial, review, selection and acquisition of electronic resources and perform maintenance and troubleshooting for the Library's electronic resources, as well as ensure access to electronic resources using EBSCO suite of products, including Discovery Services, link resolver, A-Z list, and Ex Libris Voyager Integrated Library System (ILS) acquisitions and cataloging modules.

In collaboration with the Library's Research and Instruction Team this position will offer training and workshops for students, faculty and staff on the use of technology applications, and, under the guidance of the Library Administration, coordinate the documentation and communication of the Library's value and impact to the Lesley University community; maintain communication with members of the University community on assessment issues. This will include gathering and analyzing appropriate data in support of strategic planning and other library assessment initiatives, as well as providing all necessary library data in support of program reviews and accreditation reports, and providing guidance to library staff conducting assessments and recommend qualitative and quantitative protocols.


  • MS in Library Science or its equivalent from an ALA accredited program.
  • 2-3 years professional experience preferably in an academic library setting or its equivalent.
  • Thorough understanding and experience of the working of electronic resources and serials in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of trends in library assessment including quantitative and qualitative methodologies, as well as research and survey design.
  • Experience using relevant software such as Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff, faculty and students, in addition to knowledge of working with publishers and library vendors.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends in both electronic and physical collection management operations.
  • Solid understanding of academic library services and trends, and proven teaching and presentation skills.
  • Experience with Demand Driven or Patron Driven Acquisitions.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University.

Additional Information:
Salary Grade 25: $52,715 - $62,730

Background checks are required for all positions.

Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

For consideration please use the link provided to apply online via our website.

A cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references must be included for full consideration.

Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates.

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