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Electronic Resources Librarian

Library, Rose Hill

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 


Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents 
A generous employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.  
University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Hybrid Policy:       

Please review the Hybrid Policy here.


Position Summary

Under the direction of the Head of the Serials and Electronic Resources Department, the Electronic Resources Librarian supports the complex functions of licensed and permanently acquired electronic databases, including technical platform setup and harvesting standardized statistics for ACRL & IPEDS reporting.


As part of the departmental e-resources team, the Electronic Resources Librarian maintains approximately 400 databases to preserve ongoing access with periodic technical modifications and yearly renewal processes. They also contol publisher administrative functions by maintaining login credentials, contacts, and IPs, as well as branding and other platform specifications.


Essential Functions        

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

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

American Library Association accredited Master’s Degree
Experience with the technical procedures of acquiring and maintaining library e-resources
Minimum 2 years’ experience in an academic library, e-resources/serials experience

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Excellent communication skills working with faculty, students, vendors, and colleagues
Familiarity with standards, best practices, and trends in the field
Working knowledge of MS Excel and Word, Google functions and gmail required.
Ability to sit at a computer for long periods of the day performing very detailed work
Extremely self-motivated with initiative and ability to work independently, collaboratively, and proactively
Ability to maintain concentration for extended periods at computer
Extremely detailed oriented with analytical and quantitative skills
Ability to adapt to change; to plan, implement and assess projects and priorities
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 

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

Minimum Starting Salary: $62,400


Maximum Starting Salary: $66,500


Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.









Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 


Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.


Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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