Electronic Resources Librarian/Specialist (Assistant or Associate) -- University of Arizona -- Tucson, AZ

Posting Number: req17696
Department: Collection Services
Department Website Link: https://lib.arizona.edu/about/organization
Medical: Sub-Speciality
Location: Main Campus
Address: Tucson, AZ USA
Apply here: https://arizona.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/4/requisition/17696/applicati...

Position HighlightsThe University of Arizona Libraries seeks a creative, collaborative, and resourceful Electronic Resources Librarian/Specialist. The Electronic Resources Librarian/Specialist, as part of the Discovery Unit within the Collection Services department, leads the effort to provide continual, reliable, and seamless access to the Libraries’ electronic resources. The successful candidate will be responsible for the lifecycle of the Libraries’ licensed electronic resources including onboarding, maintenance, troubleshooting, and offboarding. Additionally, in collaboration with the Libraries’ IT and Discovery Unit team members, the Electronic Resources Librarian/Specialist handles Tier 1 support for the authentication, including EZProxy and SSO.

This is a continuing-eligible or continuing status track, academic professional position. Incumbents are members of the general faculty and are entitled to all accompanying rights and privileges granted by the Arizona Board of Regents and the University of Arizona. Retention and promotion are earned through achievement of a record of excellence in position effectiveness, scholarship, and service.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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  • Manages access to electronic resources in collaboration with other stakeholders.
  • Responsible for documenting and managing library entitlements (own, subscribe, etc.) and access models.
  • Leads the management of the Libraries’ knowledgebases of electronic resources (Alma, OCLC, etc.).
  • Explores, evaluates, recommends, and implements updated services and systems to meet the needs of the Libraries’ users.
  • Troubleshoots and problem-solves access-related issues surfaced by customers.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with customers, vendors, and publishers to learn about new products available to meet information needs, advocates for development or improvement of products to better meet customer needs, and enhances customer discovery of resources needed for their research.
  • Creates, updates, and collaborates on electronic resources lifecycle workflows.
  • Creates and maintains documentation relevant to electronic resources lifecycle workflows.
  • Collaborates with the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library Electronic Resources Coordinator on access and troubleshooting health sciences specific resources.
  • Maintains the Libraries’ A-Z Electronic Resources List.
  • As a member of the library profession, the Library Faculty Assembly, and the general faculty of the University of Arizona, actively contributes to the library profession through research, service, and scholarship, and engages in faculty governance of the Libraries and the University through service in the Library Faculty Assembly and on appropriate University committees.
  • The UA Libraries support the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department and college.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Comfortable working on complex, ambiguous, and technical problems for resolution.
  • Competent working independently and as part of a highly collaborative team.
  • Ability to follow through with tenacity and persistence while working with customers and vendors for problem resolution.
  • Ability and willingness to gather and share information across units and departments to support seamless and reliable access to electronic resources.
  • A sense of curiosity and desire to learn while working within a fast-changing customer focused environment.
  • Ability to analyze, implement, and adapt to evolving technologies.
  • Understanding of technical relationships, interconnectedness, and adjacencies between multiple library systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work in an inclusive environment, one that values and leverages the benefits of diverse perspectives.
  • Positive attitude and strong demonstration of Our Values: Collaboration, Continuous Learning, Diversity, Innovation, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution or an advanced degree in a relevant field.
  • Evidence of the ability to achieve continuing status (equivalent to tenure), including contributing to the information/library profession and to fulfilling the responsibilities of a library faculty member through service and scholarship.
  • Experience with electronic resources access management.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working with the Alma/Primo Library Services Platform.
  • Experience editing EZProxy configuration files.
  • Experience with and knowledge of the OpenURL standard and how link resolvers work, including troubleshooting linking problems.
  • Experience working in an academic library.
  • Experience cataloging and applying descriptive metadata.

Rank: To be Determined
Tenure Information: Continuing Track (C/CE)
FLSA: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40
Job FTE: 1.0
Work Calendar: Fiscal
Job Category: Libraries
Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay: $63,000 - $76,000 (salary dependent on librarian rank)
Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies: 1
Target Hire Date: 1/8/2024
Contact Information for Candidates: Armando Cruz - armandocruz@arizona.edu
Open Date: 9/18/2023
Open Until Filled: Yes
Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant
This posting will remain open until filled. To ensure your application is considered, please submit your application materials by the first review date of October 16, 2023.

Diversity Statement
At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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