Electronic Resources Management Specialist – American University Library, Washington, DC


The Electronic Resources Management Specialist works independently within the Electronic Resources and Serials Unit to provide support for all of the Library’s electronic resources, including journals, databases, e-books, datasets, and aggregator collections via the library’s Electronic Resource Management System (ERMS), OCLC WorldShare, LibGuides, and EZProxy. The position’s primary responsibilities include data maintenance of resource and license records in the ERMS and OCLC WorldShare, management of e-resource usage data collection and reporting, maintaining archival units for the LOCKSS server, updating EZProxy stanzas as needed, and working with the appropriate staff to troubleshoot end-user access issues.

This position provides direct support for the library’s growing electronic collections, which currently represent approximately 80% of the library’s $7M+ materials budget. Electronic resource collections support student and faculty research from across campus, as well as from any remote location with sufficient Internet access. As the university expands, its global and distance learning programs and emphasis on research activities and initiatives, the library’s e-collections will be an important service component to ever growing populations of users and adds ever growing complexity to carrying out the position responsibilities. Electronic resources are accessed by students and faculty 24/7.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

35 hours/week

Salary Range


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing programs, and the Internet. Basic understanding of information technology systems, including networks and Internet browsers.
  • Initiative and desire to learn.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Experience with library resources, systems, and services, specifically library databases and electronic journal collections, link resolvers, ERMS (Ex Libris Alma), and library information technology. Experience with web programming and coding (JavaScript, HTML, CSS).

Apply online: https://careers.american.edu/Staff/job/Washington-Electronic-Resources-Management-Specialist-%285676%29-DC-20016/607585300/

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