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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Electronic Rscs Librarian, Fordham U (NY)

Job Announcement: Fordham University (Rose Hill Campus, Walsh Library) - Electronic Resources Librarian Position 

Date:                                           July 17, 2018
TITLE OF POSITION:     Electronic Resources Librarian
DEPARTMENT:                       Walsh Library, Rose Hill


Provides ongoing maintenance of databases to ensure continued access throughout the life cycle; checks search capabilities and website display; claims broken links or missing content; assists in annual renewals.

Resolves database access problems. Provides technical support to users and responds to help desk requests.

Collects COUNTER-compliant usage statistics for all licensed e-resources to support retention & renewal decisions and creation of annual ACRL and IPEDS reports; maintains detailed information on statistics access (links, passwords, contacts).

Manages the Electronic Resources Management System (SerialsSolutions), including knowledge base management, overlap analysis, link resolver configuration, and URL customizations. 

Ensures secure remote access to databases by providing EZ Proxy configurations to EIC network manager and troubleshooting setup problems with publishers when necessary.

Administers publisher admin areas with login credentials, contacts, IPs, branding, and other customizations.

Maintains awareness of emerging technologies, standards, and technical issues relating to electronic resources. Contributes to the professional dialog to improve service and enhance access to library resources. 

Uses a variety of productivity tools (including MS Excel, Word, Access, Google Docs and LibGuides) to organize and administer electronic resources.

Assists in other tasks and special projects related to online resources as delegated by supervisor. This requires multitasking skills for changing workflow priorities.


American Library Association accredited Master’s Degree

Minimum 2 years’ experience in an academic library, preferably e-resources experience

Experience with the technical procedures of acquiring and maintaining library e-resources

Excellent communication skills working with faculty, students, vendors, and colleagues

Experience with an integrated library system (SirsiDynix Symphony preferred); discovery service (EDS   preferred); link resolver (Serials Solutions preferred); and LibGuides

Familiarity with standards, best practices, and trends in the field

Extremely self-motivated with initiative and demonstrated ability to work independently, collaboratively, and proactively

Maintaining concentration for extended periods at computer in an open-plan office

Very detailed oriented with analytical and quantitative skills

Ability to adapt to change; to plan, implement and assess projects and priorities


Founded in 1841, Fordham University’s 90-acre Rose Hill campus sits on the site of the original 18th century Rose Hill Manor.  Fordham University is an R2 (Doctoral University-Higher Research Activity) Carnegie Classification institution in the Jesuit tradition.  The University consists of four Undergraduate and six Postgraduate schools on three campuses.  The Fordham University Rose Hill campus is easily accessible via bus, subway, Metro-North commuter rail and car. Parking is available to faculty and staff on the Rose Hill campus.

HOURS: M-F 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
STARTING DATE:                               September 4, 2018                                     
SEND LETTER & RESUME:     Lynn Parliman (
(NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE) Head of Serials & Electronic Resources