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University of Colorado Electronic Resources Acquisition Professional in Colorado Springs, Colorado


The primary responsibility of this position is to provide professional support in the life cycle of Kraemer Family Library’s electronic resources. This position performs the ordering, licensing, renewal, payment, and maintenance activities involved in acquiring and making available a wide range of e-resources including e-journals, databases, streaming videos, and e-books.

Job Duties:

  • Initiates contact and serves as ongoing contact person for electronic resources subscriptions by communicating with vendors from the point of price inquiry and negotiation until purchase or renewal decisions are made, by meeting with publishers and vendors when they visit the library, and by keeping library faculty and staff informed about the availability and acquisition status for electronic resources subscriptions.

  • Reviews license agreements for e-resources, collaborates with the Director of Collections Management to finalize licenses as necessary and assures that all fiscal and licensing requirements are met.

  • Negotiates renewal rates with electronic resources vendors.

  • Serves as contract liaison with the CU System Contracts Administrators, maintains official license and contract files, and responds to questions about license or contract content.

  • Develops, creates and maintains the records in the Sierra automated library system to support the acquisition, renewal, cancellation, and maintenance of electronic resources subscriptions.

  • Communicates electronic resources statistics and subscription information to library liaisons and others for renewal decisions.

  • Reviews invoices for e-resources to assure accuracy with license agreements, authorizes payment of invoices for e-resources, and monitors the e-resources budget.

  • Works closely with the Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian on maintaining accuracy in the library's link resolver product (360 Link) and in resolving access issues.

  • Documents procedures and best practices for tasks involved with e-resource acquisition.

  • Participates as needed in meetings to discuss consortia purchases of e-resources such as the CU System CLERT (CU Libraries Electronic Resources Team) meetings.

  • Assist with the development of goals and objectives for the Technical Services unit.

  • Provides a minimum of one shift of research assistance desk coverage each week.

Job Competencies:

  • Ability to understand, interpret and explain licensing terms and procurement guidelines.

  • Ability to handle numerous projects and procedures simultaneously.

  • Knowledge of current developments and trends in electronic resources acquisition.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and teams inside and outside the library.

  • Knowledge of accessibility issues as related to electronic resources.

  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations and a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in education.

  • Knowledge of standards, collection methods and/or interpretation of electronic resources usage.

This position has been determined to be exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Salary Range: Generally starting between $35,066 to $43,832

UCCS offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs is located at: .

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history check.

UCCS is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

  • One (1) year of experience working in an academic library

Preferred Requirements:

  • An MLS or relevant coursework towards an MLS from an ALA-accredited library and information science program

  • Experience using the Sierra ILS system

  • Experience working with electronic resources in an academic library

Job: Academic Services

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Job Category Academic Services

Department C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus

Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Aug 12, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Bradley Bailey

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00422318

Req ID: 18785

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.