Electronic Resources Manager/Librarian
Job Details
$53,748.00 Salary/year


The Electronic Resources Manager/Librarian is responsible for managing the Libraries’ continuing and perpetual electronic resources, including but not limited to databases, journals/journal packages, ebook packages/collections, and streaming packages/collections. This position supports and maintains our electronic collections through their lifecycle for optimal accessibility and discoverability. In addition to managing existing resources, this position supports the procurement and assessment of new resources. In the rapidly changing landscape of electronic resources, this role requires flexibility and adaptation to changing technologies, audiences, and outcomes. This position reports to the Dean of University Libraries, and works closely with publishers, vendors, and the Libraries’ consortium, the Orbis Cascade Alliance.


The Electronic Resources Manager/Librarian is a member of the Collection Services department, which has responsibility for all collections excluding archival and special collections. This position works in collaboration with all members of the department: the Collections Librarian, Open Resources Librarian, Acquisitions & Cataloging Librarian, Acquisitions & Cataloging Assistant, and student workers. This position participates in relevant Libraries and/or consortial committees and working groups and serves in a rotating Team Lead model of departmental leadership.  This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position. Either in-person work or hybrid schedule (combination of regular in-person and remote work).


Please submit your resume and cover letter via the Paycom system. In your cover letter, please address how you meet the required and preferred qualifications. For priority consideration, please apply by 11:59pm, Friday, June 17, 2022.



  • Develops and implements effective ongoing procedures and workflows for the management of electronic resources 
  • Identifies and leads specific projects to improve the management and delivery of existing resources, including collections audits, configurations of vendor platforms and collections in the ILS, and discovery customization and optimization.
  • Catalogs and maintains electronic resource records within institutional, national, and international systems; responsible for the currency and accuracy of the Libraries’ electronic resource holdings in all relevant systems, including the integrated library system, discovery layer, and Libraries website (A-Z list)
  • Monitors and responds in a timely manner to title changes, variances, splits, updates and merges to promote discovery and prevent disruptions in access.
  • Acts as the first point of contact for electronic resource access issues; proactively troubleshoots, resolves, and escalates (to vendors, as needed)  on- and off-campus access issues
  • Has primary responsibility for the licensing, set-up, and renewal of electronic resource subscriptions.
  • Serves as vendor contact for licensing and implementation of resources
  • Collaborates with Collections Librarian on establishing overall licensing management strategy and electronic collections priorities.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for licensing with the Orbis Cascade Alliance
  • Organizes and maintains access to current license agreements for electronic resource subscriptions
  • Monitors vendor performance and compliance with licensing terms; as necessary, facilitates enforcement and re-negotiation of vendor service delivery outside of formal licensing negotiations
  • Monitors trends and best practices related to access, discoverability, data harvesting, usage analysis, and preservation to enhance library services.
  • Gathers, analyzes, and delivers statistical data from various sources not limited to vendor sites, the integrated library system, and the proxy server to inform acquisition and cancellation decisions
  • Coordinates and performs EZProxy changes and updates with library/university stakeholders and vendors; maintains the accuracy and currency of stanzas in conjunction with the Systems & Applications Librarian.
  • Serves on library, consortial, and professional organization committees and working groups.





Performs duties independently with minimal supervision, operating under Library and University policies and procedures. Independent judgment frequently required.





This position may be responsible for the hiring, supervision, and evaluation of student employees.


  • Master’s degree in library science, information science, computer science, or related area, and/or equivalent experience and training.
  • Experience working with serials or e-resources in a library or related organization, or demonstrated equivalent level of knowledge sufficient to successfully perform the responsibilities of this position.



The position title will be Electronic Resources Librarian for holders of a Master’s degree in library science. The position title will be Electronic Resources Manager for an incumbent without this degree. If the individual acquires a Master’s degree in library science while in the position, the title would change to Electronic Resources Librarian. The salary range is consistent for both titles. 





  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively and creatively in a technologically complex and rapidly changing library and university.
  • Proficiency with integrated library systems or resource management systems
  • Familiarity with license agreements pertaining to electronic resources
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve technology-related issues
  • Ability to analyze and communicate about complex data in support of informed decision making
  • Demonstrated dedication to continuous professional growth
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and ability to communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong service orientation and commitment to sustaining an inclusive environment in a diverse community, including a focus on the accessibility and diversity of library collections
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-based work environment





  • Familiarity with library technologies such as ExLibris’ Alma, EBSCOnet, Docline, EZProxy, OCLC Connexion, and Datatel Colleague
  • Experience working with vendors
  • Awareness of budget management
  • Evidence of maintaining current awareness of trends and standards in electronic resources and serials





Position is based in the Forest Grove campus library. Some travel to other campuses in Hillsboro, Eugene, or Woodburn may be required. Non-public area office setting. Essential to be able to remain at desk/computer station for extended periods of time, using repetitive arm, hand, and finger movements.  Some carrying or movement of boxes of books may be required.  






We are dedicated to providing services that are authentic, holistic, equity minded, and responsive. Pacific University continues to develop our equity practices with a particular focus on racial equity.


Studies have shown that candidates that are female and/or BIPOC are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet all of the qualifications they find in the job description. We are seeking the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be a person who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply even if you dont meet every minimum qualification described or are unsure if your experience could be considered related experience.




Pacific University is a small, but diverse learning community, where students thrive in a personal academic environment. Tracing its roots to 1849, when it was chartered as a school for orphans of the Oregon Trail, Pacific has long been devoted to making a difference in the world. Today, students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, business, education, health professions and optometry. Located in Oregon, Pacific serves a diverse population of more than 3,900 students, with campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn. At Pacific University, students and faculty develop close, nurturing relationships that provide an extraordinary educational experience.


Today, students study in a unique combination of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in the liberal arts and sciences, optometry, education, health professions and business.  Pacific University has campuses in Forest Grove, Hillsboro, Eugene and Woodburn, Ore., as well as an office in Honolulu.  In addition, a variety of Pacific University health and eye clinics throughout the Portland area serve patients and provide students with practical experience.


At Pacific University, students and faculty engage in discovery through close, nurturing relationships that provide extraordinary learning experiences.  International study, service learning, internships and co-curricular activities have been integral parts of the education of nearly 28,000 alumni worldwide who share in the Boxer spirit.



It is the policy of Pacific University not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability, sex or gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military, veteran or Vietnam Era status, or any other protected classification recognized by applicable law, in admission, access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, or any other applicable state or federal law, or city ordinance. Questions or complaints may be directed to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR 97116, provost@pacificu.edu