The University of Tennessee

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville welcomes applications for an Electronic Resources Librarian that enjoys working in an environment that values patron-first services, innovative thinking, and creative problem-solving. The Electronic Resources Librarian co-leads the Electronic Resources team that collaboratively manages the Libraries’ electronic resources, with an individual focus on licensing, renewing, and trialing electronic resources. This is a tenure-track faculty position. Review of applications begins July 8. Minimum salary $63,000.

With the Electronic Resources Manager, co-leads the Electronic Resources team in the management of the UT Libraries’ electronic resources
Participates in initiating trials, negotiates license agreements, and maintains license agreements in the library management system (Alma)
Leads the negotiating and renewing of electronic resources and participates in the evaluation for renewal/cancellation
Guides the Libraries in developing and maintaining awareness of new strategies, emerging technologies, standards, and technical issues relating to electronic resource management
Serves as a member of the interdepartmental collections assessment team by providing qualitative and quantitative data about electronic resources
Works collaboratively and effectively with various stakeholders within the Libraries, such as Digital Initiatives and Discovery & Technology Solutions, as well as the campus community in support of the Libraries’ strategic vision and overall mission
Research, Scholarship, Creative Activity, and Service:

Engages in scholarly activity through publications and presentations
Participates in professional activities associated with job functions and research interests
Serves on library, university, and professional committees
Serves the library profession through involvement in professional organizations and through cooperative efforts with other information professionals
Required Qualifications
The successful candidate must exhibit the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others to achieve common goals and demonstrate enthusiasm to meet dynamically changing needs within a culture of continuous learning.

ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent degree in relevant discipline by date of appointment
Commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment
Knowledge of the electronic resources lifecycle
Knowledge of trends, technologies, and issues with electronic resources and a commitment to keep current with changes
Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively independently, as a team member, and as a leader
Evidence of ability to engage in research, publication, and service consonant with the University’s and Libraries’ guidelines for promotion and tenure
Preferred Qualifications
Supervisory experience
Experience in an academic library setting
Ability to participate in license negotiation and workflows
Knowledge of copyright, intellectual property, and fair use as they pertain to licensing electronic resources
Experience with ExLibris products, knowledge bases, link resolvers, discovery services, and/or proxy servers
Knowledge of electronic resources bibliographic and descriptive standards
Experience with Excel, PowerBI, or other data analysis and visualization tools
Experience working with and maintaining positive relationships with vendors
Demonstrated record of publication and professional contribution
The University of Tennessee Libraries serves the flagship campus of Tennessee’s premier public research university. The University of Tennessee holds the Carnegie Foundation Research 1 designation, granted to doctoral universities with very high research activity. As a land-grant university and as Volunteers, serving our state and nation are key to our mission. UT enrolls approximately 33,805 students at its Knoxville campus. For more information about the people who comprise the UTK community, view resources on our Data Central website. The University culture is guided by adherence to core values that define the Volunteer spirit and include: seeking knowledge; leading with innovation and integrity; advancing diversity and inclusion; engaging locally and globally; and embracing responsible stewardship of resources.

The UT Libraries supports the teaching, research, and service mission of the university and enhances the academic experience of each student at the Knoxville campus—through outstanding print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and top-notch facilities and technological resources. The John C. Hodges Library in the heart of campus houses the majority of the UT Libraries’ collections and many unique services. Two branch libraries offer specialized collections and services: the Webster C. Pendergrass Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Library and the George F. DeVine Music Library.

The UT Libraries is a national leader in digital collections; in support of open access though our digital repository, TRACE; and through a rich history of designing innovative spaces and building key partnerships that enhance the teaching/learning enterprise. The UT Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, HathiTrust, the Library Publishing Coalition, LYRASIS, and the Center for Research Libraries. The UT Libraries collaborates actively at the state level with the other University of Tennessee System libraries as well as the libraries in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. The UT Libraries champions diversity in collections and staffing. The University of Tennessee is committed to creating a welcoming environment. More information about how we put our principles of civility and community into action is available at

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