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Electronic Resources and Acquisitions Librarian

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Missouri University of Science and Technology

Rolla, MO

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Electronic Resources and Acquisitions Librarian

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Electronic Resources & Acquisitions Librarian (Librarian I or II)

The Curtis Laws Wilson Library of the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) invites applications for the position of Electronic Resources & Acquisitions Librarian.

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Technical Services, the Electronic Resources & Acquisitions Librarian will be responsible for maintenance and acquisition of electronic resources and will oversee the purchase of physical materials. The librarian will manage the library's electronic discovery tool, link resolver, knowledge base, EZproxy server, and usage statistics products, and will generate usage and budgetary reports to support collection development decisions. The librarian will actively collaborate with other library staff and participate on local and University of Missouri System library committees.

Missouri S&T is one of the nation's leading research universities. Located about 100 miles west of St. Louis in the community of Rolla, Missouri S&T is an accessible, safe and friendly campus surrounded by Ozarks scenery. Missouri S&T offers degrees in engineering, the sciences, liberal arts, humanities and business, with master's and Ph.D. programs available in many of the science and engineering programs and master's degrees in biological sciences, business administration and technical communication. With nearly 9,000 students enrolled online and on campus, Missouri S&T is big enough to accommodate a diverse population but small enough for individuals to stand out.



March 30, 2018

Full Time/Part Time

Full Time

Job Description

Leads Acquisitions department, including two acquisitions staff

Acts as liaison with vendors and University of Missouri Library Consortial Resources office for purchasing, renewing, and licensing of resources

Manages library's electronic discovery tool, knowledge base, and usage statistics products

Maintains and updates EZproxy server

Oversees OCLC knowledge base with journal holdings and Interlibrary loan rules. Prepares quarterly electronic holdings files and a yearly embargoed titles list for Interlibrary Loan's RAPID program

Gathers pricing information for potential database or online journal purchases and orchestrates demos of services/products with vendors

Works with selectors on collection maintenance

Uses PeopleSoft and Innovative Sierra catalog to create and update reports and to project expenditures

Works on streaming video purchases and locally digitized files; clears copyright/licensing for owned materials so we may digitize them for streaming

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in Library and Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association Preferred Qualifications

Experience with maintenance and support of electronic resources

Experience with Innovative Interfaces Incorporated products

Experience with EZproxy

Experience with link resolver, knowledgebase, and discovery tool

Supervisory experience

Knowledge of current issues and trends in electronic resources and licensing

Strong organizational and project management skills and the ability to perform effectively in a collaborative environment

Successful and creative management of staff and operations

Ability to work effectively with scholars and university partners

Environmental and Physical Demands:

This position requires working with (and in the vicinity of) materials that may contain or produce dust, molds, and other allergens; the ability to lift and handle books; and the ability to push a cart and handle boxes weighing in excess of fifty pounds.

Salary and Benefits

Positions are 12-month appointments at Librarian I or II level, with a minimum salary of $47,476. Salary and rank are commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes 28 days of vacation annually and 8 paid holidays.


Interested candidates should electronically submit an application consisting of a cover letter, resume, and complete contact information for three references to Missouri University of Science and Technology's Human Resources Office at (please use the apply button below)


The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.

Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.

All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.

The University's nondiscrimination policy applies to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission or financial aid programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities. Further, this policy applies to sexual violence or sexual harassment, both forms of sex discrimination, occurring within the educational program and instances occurring outside of the educational program if the conduct negatively affects the victim's educational experience or the overall campus environment.

Any person having inquiries concerning the application of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact the Title IX Coordinator.


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Founded in 1870 as one of the first technological schools west of the Mississippi, Missouri S&T is one of the nation’s top technological research universities. Missouri S&T produced the engineers, scientists and innovators who helped drive the Industrial Revolution and launch the Space Age. Today, our graduates are poised to lead the new global, green economy. How we rate Missouri S&T has a worldwide reputation for academic excellence. But don't just take our word for it. Here’s what others are saying. * No. 1 "Awesome College Lab" for our Experimental Mine (Popular Science, September 2010). * No. 1 in the Midwest -- and 12th in the nation -- among public colleges for "getting rich" (, August 2008). * No. 2 highest starting salaries in the Midwest among all universities, and third in the nation among public universities, according to a survey of average starting salaries for graduates (, July 2010). * No. 6 "Great Schools, Great Prices" among public universities (U.S. News & World Report, August 2010). * A top 20 STEM Research University (Academic Analytics, January 2008). STEM stands for "science, technology, engineering and mathematics." * Top 50 best public colleges as rated by America's high school counselors (U.S. News & World Report, August 2010). Missouri S&T ranked 35th in the survey among public universities. Experience S&T * 7,000 students (5,400 undergraduate, 1,600 graduate) from 47 states and 51 nations * More than 65 degree programs in engineering, science, computing and technology, business, management systems, the humanities and the liberal arts * 15 accredited undergraduate engineering programs (more than MIT, Purdue, Illinois or Michigan and three times the average number found at U.S. universities) * 284-acre campus in Rolla, a community of 18,000 in the heart of the Missouri Ozarks and one of the "best small towns in America" * More than 200 student organizations * Seven men's varsity sports, six women’s varsity sports, and 19 intramurals * 14 award-winning student design teams -- our solar car team has won two national championships * S&T has 25 research centers and institutes Degrees that make a difference * First-time pre-med placement rate over the past 10 years for S&T grads is 75 percent (average national rate is 44 percent) * More than 300 companies and graduate schools annually recruit S&T graduates * $57,300 is the average paycheck right out of S&T. The average starting salary nationally is $48,351. * S&T is a "top key school" for many Fortune 500 corporations that recruit on campus * Three of our grads have become NASA astronauts Energy and the environment * S&T was the first U.S. university to attain ISO 14001 certification for environmental management * We're home to the Midwest’s only rural hydrogen fueling station * The hydrogen fueling station is located at the E3 Commons, a place where students and researchers focus on energy, environment and education * We also have a "solar village" -- four student-built and inhabited solar homes

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