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Electronic Resources Librarian

Apply now Job no: 500515
Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus, Oshkosh, Fox Cities, and Fond du Lac Campuses
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Official Title: Librarian II - Resource Management and Data Services
Business Title: Electronic Resources Librarian
Employment Class: Academic Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: 53,700 - 57,000
FLSA Status: Exempt
Terms of Employment: Fixed term Renewable
Position Summary:

Provide leadership in coordinating and managing electronic resources, including e-journals, databases, streaming video, and e-books. Support access to online resources for the students, staff, and faculty at the three campuses of UW Oshkosh. Work collaboratively with technical services staff to support the mission and vision of the library and the university.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.

Reports To

Head of Technical Services


Duties and Responsibilities

Online Resources 50%

  • Provide creative and improved access to online information for the University community and troubleshoot problems
  • Manage the evaluation, purchase, licensing, and assessment of electronic resources
  • Manage the workflow of ordering, maintaining access and renewing electronic resources
  • Creates and maintains metadata following national and local standards
  • Ensures and improves access to electronic resources, solicits and incorporates feedback from stakeholders
  • Maintain the libraries discovery and access to streaming video collections
  • Report statistics and analyze data on electronic resources
  • Recommend new resources, changes to existing resources, and share emerging trends in online resources with library staff

Core Systems 25%

  • Participate in the collaborative maintenance of shared systems and environments with local and UW System personnel
  • Assist others with the support and maintenance of the integrated library system
  • Provide support for the institutional repository in coordination with relevant staff
  • Maintains records for streaming video content, adding and removing records as needed

Technical Services 15%

  • Participate with other technical services staff to plan, coordinate, and implement activities and projects in the department
  • Participate with others in collection development activities
  • Provide support for acquisitions and cataloging as needed

Professional 10%

  • Participate in library, university and UW System committees and engage in professional growth and service
  • Maintain awareness of trends in online resources
  • Manage special projects and other duties as assigned


  • Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program
  • Familiarity with online journals, online databases, and other online resources
  • Familiarity with library services, especially in an academic library context
  • Experience working collaboratively with others as part of a team
  • Experience taking initiative and self-prioritizing projects and work
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Academic library work experience
  • Knowledge of acquisitions operations related to electronic resources
  • Experience with link resolvers, proxy servers, and/or federated searching
  • Familiarity with established and emerging metadata standards
  • Experience with cataloging standards and/or catalog database maintenance
  • Broad vision of a modern academic library’s role in higher education
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application: Cover letter addressing all required & preferred qualifications, resume, and three professional references with contact information.

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by February 8, 2023 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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Reasonable Accommodations

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or