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Electronic Resources & Acquisitions Librarian (Assistant Professor), University of Wisconsin La Crosse, WI



  • Manage acquisitions workflows and implement processes related to the ordering, receiving, and deacquisition of all materials, in both physical and electronic formats, in consultation with the ​Collection Development Librarian and Cataloging & Discovery Librarian.  
  • Implement collections budgets, provide input for budget creation, conduct monthly and annual reconciliations, produce financial reports, expenditure projections, and other related reports as requested. 
  • Develop and streamline procedures and workflows for all electronic resources and serials, including online journals, electronic books, databases, and streaming video. 
  • Collaborate with the ​Collection Development Librarian​ and appropriate campus and/or UW System representatives to negotiate vendor licenses, assess and review service and pricing, and renegotiate discount/pricing structures. 
  • Track usage and gather metadata for decision-making purposes utilizing COUNTER protocols and other standards. Generate system records and related reports as requested, including annual reviews of electronic resources. 
  • Manage on-campus and off-campus access to electronic resources, including the proxy server. Coordinate the resolution of access-related problems as reported, working with library staff, ITS, vendors, and others as necessary.
  • Coordinate the integration of electronic resources and holdings data in a variety of systems such as Alma’s Unified Resource Management (URM) system knowledge base, the Central Discovery Index (CDI), the databases AtoZ List, Google Scholar, and others.
  • Arrange and facilitate database trials as identified by collection development processes. 
  • Keep library staff informed of changes and proposed changes in electronic resources and serials. Collaborate with the department on major decisions that affect user interfaces and functionality. 
  • Serve as faculty lead for the electronic resources unit, which includes providing guidance and training for staff as needed. 
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of current practices and trends in electronic resources management.
  • Participate in reference services, including occasional evening and weekend desk shifts. 
  • Participate in information literacy instruction activities. 
  • Participate in collection development areas of interest or expertise. 
  • Serve on Murphy Library, university, UW System, and professional committees as elected or appointed.
  • Engage in an active program of scholarship, professional and community service as outlined in the University’s Faculty Handbook and the Library’s Departmental Guidelines.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent international degree
  • Post MLS experience working within a library setting, specifically involving electronic resources, acquisitions, and/or other related technical services

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience implementing collections budgets
  • Experience managing and troubleshooting technologies related to acquisitions and electronic resources environments
  • Experience working with the Ex Libris Alma library services platform
  • Broad understanding of technical services operations
  • Professional experience working in an academic library environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including the ability to effectively collaborate with faculty/staff, colleagues, and students
  • Experience working in a peer-governed academic department
  • Evidence of professional growth potential through publication, professional activities, or other contributions to the field
  • Demonstrated Information Literacy instruction or other teaching experience
  • Demonstrated experience providing reference services

International Applicants and Applicants with International Degrees

  • When a position requires an ALA accredited degree, degrees from international institutions will be accepted under the following conditions:
    • a. The degree has been recognized by the ALA as equivalent, or;
    • b. The degree has been evaluated at the candidate’s expense by a U.S. credentialing service recommended by the ALA.
  • International applicants or applicants with international degrees will be given a specific amount of time as determined by the Search & Screen committee.

Salary and Rank: Competitive salary for a full-time, 9-month tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Partial summer contracts may also be available.

Earliest Starting Date: January 2023

First consideration will be given to applications received by September 30, 2022.

How to Apply:

Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit