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E-Resource Specialist, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Brandeis University seeks to hire an E-Resource Specialist. This person will work in conjunction with the Electronic Resources Librarian in managing the electronic resources life cycle, focusing on e-journal acquisitions and maintenance, resolving access issues, and collecting and analyzing usage statistics. This position also coordinates print serials and binding activity, and trains students staff to assist with these workflows. Because our mission and history are rooted in the pursuit of social justice we aim to include this value in all that we do. We are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those who have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation and who are committed to building, engaging with, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.


Examples of Key Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Electronic Resources Librarian, participates in management of electronic resources, particularly e-journals, throughout their life cycle, including acquisitions (ordering and invoicing), access management, renewals, and cancellations. Maintains accurate order and invoice information in library services platform.

  • Troubleshoots and resolves access issues for electronic resources and performs maintenance activities that contribute to their discovery and access, including our knowledge base, link resolver, and proxy access systems.

  • Coordinates all print serial activities, including ordering, invoicing, receiving, claiming, renewals, and cancellations. Coordinates commercial binding process for serials and non-serials. Trains student employees to assist with print serials check-in and binding activities.

  • Assists in collection and analysis of usage and resource data, and provides reports for collection and budget management as needed.

  • Establishes relationships with vendors, publishers, and library staff as a primary point of contact for print serials and e-journals.



Bachelor's degree is required; master's degree in library science preferred  plus 1-3 years of experience with e-resources and/or serials

Experience working with electronic resources and print serials in an academic library. Understanding of automated library systems and processes.  Commitment to contributing to the Library's work in developing an environment that is inclusive and supportive of diversity. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

This is a union position in the SEIU Local 888 Bargaining Unit.


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Closing Statement

Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. Toward that end, it is essential that Brandeis be free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law (also known as membership in a "protected class").  

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