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Librarian, Online Resources & Acquisitions

Apply now Job no: 492752
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City
Categories: Office of the Provost, Drexel University, Professional Staff

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Overview:

The Librarian manages the Online Resources and Acquisitions program and coordinates support of access to the Libraries' owned, licensed, and other selected resources with other programs. This program is responsible for the ordering, processing, coordination of access points for, and management of online resources for the Drexel University Libraries (DUL), including the tools and services used to manage them. The Librarian also oversees acquisitions for physical formats for the Libraries, which comprise less than two percent of the Libraries' information resources budget.

Essential Functions:

Oversee accurate and complete ordering of online resources and renewal process including tracking expected commitment dates, ensuring selectors have confirmed decisions, and receiving and processing invoices and licenses.

Manage the quality of online resource access points and resource provider connection data managed in discovery tools, link resolvers, A to Z lists, and authentication/authorization management tools (e.g., EZproxy) and organize and launch online resources trials.

Communicate with resource providers regarding resource activation, downtime, access resolution, and resource cancellations; negotiate with resource providers for pricing, terms, and maintenance of online resources for all DU Libraries; act as preliminary reviewer of contracts in terms of the University's/Libraries' interests.

Manage matrixed and directly supervised staff who perform functions supporting the Online Resources and Acquisitions program; oversee ordering, invoicing, receiving, and claiming of print serials, print books, audiovisual materials, and other physical resources; and manage online resource usage data to help inform selection decisions.

Required Education: Master's Degree.

Require Major/Discipline: ALA-accredited Library & Information Science.

Required Experience: 3 years

Other Requirements: (eg: Licenses, Certifications, Systems Knowledge, etc.):

Broad demonstrated knowledge of the electronic resources landscape, including authentication and authorization technologies
Experience with acquisitions of physical and electronic resources

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working in an academic library setting.
Experience in supervision and mentoring others.
Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in higher education and
technology that impact libraries and information dissemination and access.

Supervisory experience.

Physical Demands:

Typically sitting at a desk/table.

Lifting up to 25 lbs.


University City

Additional Information:

This position is classified as exempt with a salary grade of K. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure, go to

Special Instructions:

Please make sure you upload your CV Resume and Cover Letter when submitting you application.

Additional Required Documents:

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