Electronic Resources Specialist – American University – Washington, DC


The Electronic Resources Specialist works independently within the Electronic Resources Management unit to provide support for discoverability and access for all of the library’s electronic resources, including journals, databases, e-books, and aggregator collections via the library’s Electronic Resources Management System, EZ Proxy server, and LibGuides. The position also supports Collection Managers with e-resources including trials, acquisitions, cancellations, manages the Summon interface as well as the internal electronic workflow system, and works with the Electronic Resources Management Unit to troubleshoot end-user access issues.

Work Environment

  • The Electronic Resources Specialist reports directly to the Electronic Resources Librarian, along with the Electronic Resources Management Specialist
  • This position also works as part of the Electronic Resources Management unit

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • 35-Nonexempt

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or the equivalent in education, training and experience working in libraries or organizations with a public service focus
  • 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
  • Availability on weekends

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience with library resources, systems, and services, specifically library databases and electronic journal collections, link resolvers, ERMS, and library information technology
  • Experience with web programming and coding (JavaScript, HTML, CSS)

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check

Current American University Employees:

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Application: https://careers.american.edu/s/603EAC

Contact Us:

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