University of Colorado E-Resources Access Librarian in Denver, Colorado

University of Colorado – Auraria Library

E-Resources Access Librarian

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The University of Colorado Denver’s Auraria Library seeks an E-Resources Access Librarian who will lead the Library’s efforts to meet the challenges of accessing and managing electronic resources. The E-Resources Access Librarian is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and troubleshooting access to Auraria Library’s licensed and open access electronic resources. This position works closely with colleagues in the Technical Services Division and across the Library’s other divisions to ensure reliable access to and discovery of E-Resources across various platforms and discovery points. This librarian is committed to staying abreast of trends and best practices related to discovery and access and is comfortable with the continuously changing landscape of electronic resources. With over 80% of the Library’s $3.6M learning materials budget dedicated to electronic resources and the majority of Auraria Library’s users accessing E-Resources from off campus, this position plays a vital role in the research and learning of Auraria campus’s students, faculty, and staff.

As a faculty member, the librarian participates on Library and campus-wide committees and in CU Denver faculty governance. The E-Resources Access Librarian engages in fulfilling the research and educational missions of the Auraria Library and the three institutions on the Auraria Campus – the University of Colorado Denver, the Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the Community College of Denver. This position is in the Technical Services Division of the Library and reports to the Discovery and Metadata, Department Head.

Electronic Resources Access

  • Work closely with library systems (Serials Solutions, Innovative, EZ Proxy), database vendors (EBSCO, ProQuest, Gale), and publishers (Oxford, Cambridge) to create and follow best practices for providing excellent access to Auraria Library’s electronic content.

  • Analyzes the Library’s role as a content access provider and develops best practices for streamlining access using appropriate data.

  • Analyzes daily user access issues to uncover and diagnose larger, systemic issues, for example, issues affecting off-campus access, online security, mobile devices, and platform changes.

  • Investigates, develops, and implements proactive workflows and processes to identify electronic access issues before they become problems.

  • Actively investigates and effectively communicates enhancements and upgrades to the Library’s electronic management and discovery software.

  • Leads the Troubleshooting Team, a cross-departmental committee of Library staff dedicated to identifying and removing obstacles to accessing the Library’s electronic content.

  • Member of CU Libraries Access and Discovery Team.

User Experience

  • Strategically engages with members of the Library’s Digital and Scholarly Services Division and Education and Public Services Division to customize the Library’s discovery layer to provide a user experience that supports the educational mission of the Library.

  • Oversees the accessibility of the Library's discovery layer.

  • Works with the Access and Public Services Department on access issues regarding user categories (i.e. alumni, dual enrollment students, affiliated scholars).

  • Contributes to the collaborative, customer service oriented, and team-based environment that strives to provide unimpeded and timely access to electronic materials for students, faculty, and staff.

Leadership and Service

  • Participates on Library and campus-wide committees and CU Denver faculty governance.

*Start Date: *Spring 2019.

Salary and Benefits:

Compensation:$55,000-$60,000 commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located atEmployee Services.

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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or program.

  • Experience managing electronic resources.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing current and emerging library technologies including integrated library systems, discovery layers, and/or URL resolvers.

  • Experience cataloging electronic resources in an academic or research library.

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *D0001 -- Denver Campus

Title: E-Resources Access Librarian

Location: Denver

Requisition ID: 15700