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Are you looking to expand your library career through public service to state government?  Do you have experience administering electronic resources to ensure they work seamlessly and support the needs of library patrons? If you are detail-oriented with strong analytical skills and enjoy engaging with diverse groups of individuals, then consider joining the State Library of Oregon.

The E-resources librarian in the Government Information and Library Services division you will oversee all aspects of the electronic resource life cycle, provide training in the use of library resources, support the reference needs of state agencies, and connect with patrons though outreach promotion.

As E-Resources Librarian, you will be responsible for the lifecycle management of electronic resources including licensing, acquisitions, renewals, activation, maintenance, and evaluation. This essential work includes:

  • Collecting, sharing, and analysis of usage statistics, as well as, troubleshooting issues.
  • Provide reference and research support to state employees, including outreach and marketing, as well as conducting instruction sessions, both online and in person environments.


Minimum Qualifications:

The State Library of Oregon is looking for an energetic self-starter with a master’s in library science (MLS) or equivalent degree from an American Library Association accredited institution.

Desired Attributes:

  • Experience working with library electronic resources throughout their lifecycle, including collecting, evaluating, troubleshooting, and disseminating relevant statistics.
  • Demonstrated experience providing reference services and instruction.
  • Ability to work independently with little oversight, as well as in teams and to successfully work with a widely diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to apply and explain rules, standards, policies, and procedures to library patrons.
  • Ability to continuously learn and develop skills in a changing work environment and to assist teammates navigate through system and organizational changes effectively and positively.
  • Communication skills at the professional level with experience providing high-quality written communications.

Preference may be given to candidates who have:

  • Knowledge of license agreements, strong quantitative and analytical skills, and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of EZProxy and EZProxy analytics.
  • Demonstrated experience using problem solving and troubleshooting skills to correct and respond to e-resources access and data issues in a timely manner.
  • Experience with relevant usage data standards such as MARC, COUNTER, or SUSHI.

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