Electronic Resources Librarian

Minnesota State University Moorhead – Moorhead, MN


Minnesota State University Moorhead s Livingston Lord Library seeks a service-oriented, collaborative, and flexible Electronic Resources Librarian. We seek someone who will support the library s mission to sustain research, support curricula, teach critical thinking, advance information literacy skills, encourage reading, advocate intellectual freedom, and enhance thoughtful, informed citizenship. Broadly speaking, the Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for the day-to-day activities related to the Libraries licensed e-resources throughout their life cycle. More specifically, the position responsibilities are:
  • Manage electronic resource access, including access to databases, journals, streaming video, and e-books, primarily through our Electronic Resource Management System, A-Z Journals list, link resolver, proxy server, Ex Libris s PRIMO/ALMA, and the university s institutional repository (Digital Commons)
  • Coordinate support and troubleshooting for any technical electronic access issues that arise
  • Oversee the tracking, management, and provision of electronic resource usage statistics and overlap analysis
  • Communicate with team members and other library personnel about electronic access issues
  • Manage projects related to this position
  • Mentor, train, and supervise a library technician
  • Serve as a member of the Technical Services, OER, and Assessment teams
  • Participate in assigned committees
  • Read and interpret license agreements to ensure compliance and manage the Electronic Resource Management System
  • Engage in scholarly research or creative achievement to enhance knowledge of field.
  • Provide evidence of continuing preparation and study in the field to enhance abilities.
  • Contribute to student growth and development.
  • Responsibility for the lifecycle of the library s eResources: implementation, testing, troubleshooting, and customizing for the best user experience

All librarians fully participate in liaison activities for assigned academic departments, such as collection development, advanced reference, and instruction. Librarians also participate in general reference/research assistance (including some nights and weekends) and in faculty governance of the library.



  • Master s degree from an ALA-accredited Library and Information Studies program or foreign equivalent
  • Experience managing electronic resources and/or troubleshooting resource access
  • Detailed understanding of current models, practices, and tools used by academic libraries for the acquisition and management of e-resources
  • Demonstrated aptitude and experience with relevant information technology, such as integrated library systems (e.g. Ex Libris ALMA/PRIMO), open-url resolvers, and Microsoft Office including proficiency with Excel
  • Good problem-solving, communication, and analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Strong service orientation
  • Second subject Master s degree
  • Recent experience with institutional repositories
  • Recent experience with networking technologies (both wired and wireless)
  • Knowledge of best practices for discoverability and/or web accessibility to library resources
  • Knowledge of standards, protocols and structures (e.g., openURL/z39.50, central authentication services, and electronic data interchange (EDI))
  • Knowledge of database design
  • Knowledge of markup languages (e.g., HTML, XML) and software (e.g., link resolver, metasearch, data collection, and ERMS)
  • Experience with:
  • Creating documentation and reports and generating statistics to assess collections
  • Providing reference, instruction, and collection development liaison duties in an academic library
  • Supervision of classified staff
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment
  • Two years of current experience managing electronic resources and/or troubleshooting resource access

Application Information & Deadline

Completed applications received on or before June 30, 2019 will receive consideration.

To be considered by the search committee, applications must include: curriculum vitae or resume, cover letter, unofficial transcripts from all degree granting institutions, and names/contact information for three professional references. Letters of recommendation may be requested for candidates chosen to interview. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
For questions, please contact: Larry Schwartz, Search Committee Chair; 218.477.2353;

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of all academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins. The University regrets that we are unable to offer H1-B sponsorship at this time.

Additional Information

University Culture
In the simplest and most idealistic terms, our purpose at Minnesota State University Moorhead is to transform the world by transforming lives. In more specific terms, we are a university united around certain beliefs.
Our Core Values (How do we behave?)

  • Grit
We are scrappy and resourceful.
We have big goals and the tenacity to achieve them.
We have the courage to do what s right.
  • Humility
We re all on the same team and everyone s role is important.
We seek the best ideas and know they can come from anywhere and anyone in our campus community.
We don t take ourselves too seriously.
  • Heart
We go the extra mile for our students and each other.
We are passionate about our purpose.
We are fiercely loyal to MSUM.
Strategic Anchors (How will we succeed?)
We will succeed by:
  • Focusing relentlessly on student achievement and students return on their investment;
  • Creating a campus community that is diverse, inclusive, globally aware and just; and
  • Ensuring that MSUM is indispensable to the social, cultural, and economic advancement of Moorhead and the surrounding communities.
Our professional programs are grounded in the liberal arts, designed to provide a broad base of knowledge and cultural themes.
  • 82 undergraduate majors (64 emphases/options)
  • 11 pre-professional programs
  • 15 graduate degrees (21 emphasis areas)
  • 38 graduate and undergraduate certificates
  • 31 areas of teacher licensure preparation
MSUM enrolls 5,664 students from 36 states and 61 countries. MSUM is a member of the Tri-College University, an educational consortium that includes Concordia College of Moorhead, North Dakota State University, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, and the North Dakota State College of Science.
Moorhead, Minn. and Fargo, N.D. are central to a thriving regional center with a population of 238,124 and growing for the Metropolitan Statistical Area (2014 Estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau). Higher education is a major community enterprise, with more than 31,000 students contributing to an atmosphere rich in arts, culture, sports and social activities. The communities enjoy a major concert venue; university, independent and community theatres; symphony orchestra; jazz concerts; annual film festivals; civic opera; art galleries and museums; and numerous family attractions and events.
Unemployment rate for Minnesota and North Dakota is at 3.3% and 2.6% respectively, both of which are below the national average of 3.9% (2018). Fargo-Moorhead average travel time to work is 14.7 minutes.
Moorhead public schools serve 6,077 students in an area recognized for superior student academic achievement and far-reaching extracurricular activities. Moorhead schools are all new or totally remodeled. For the past 15 years, Fargo public schools have earned the What Parents Want Award from SchoolMatch. Both Minnesota and North Dakota put lots of value on education, as outlined in Lumina Foundation s 2014 report. Minnesota ranked second place and North Dakota in fourth place in a list of states ranked on the proportion of young adults with at least a two-year college degree.
Hector International Airport, the paramount airport for the FM area, is served by Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta and United and provides non-stop jet service to/from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Orlando-Sanford, Phoenix-Mesa and Tampa/St. Petersburg.
The Fargo-Moorhead community is ranked among the best places in the country to live, work, attend school and conduct business. Recent community accolades:
  • Moorhead named Best Small City in America (NerdWallet, June 2015)
  • Fargo ranked in the Top 10: Best Midsize Cities for New Grads (2018)
  • Fargo s Downtown named seventh best in the nation (Liviability, March 2015)
  • Fargo ranks First Among Best-Performing Small Cities (The Milken Institute, January 2015)
  • North Dakota topped the list in physical health with Minnesota landing in the top 10 (Well-Being Index, 2015)
  • Moorhead has a lower sales tax than 96% of other cities in the state. Groceries and clothing are exempt from Moorhead and Minnesota sales tax (Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, November 2014)
  • The Fargo-Moorhead metro region is the fourth fastest growing in the U.S. (Bloomberg, October 2014)
  • Fargo named Top 10 of the Safest Cities for Women in America
  • Fargo-Moorhead ranked in the top five for highest average credit score, lowest foreclosure rate and lowest credit usage (WalletHub, October 2014)
  • Minnesota ranked third in the nation as the best state for teachers (WalletHub, October 2014)
  • North Dakota names best state for women-owned business (OPEN State of Women-Owned Business Report, August 2014)
  • Cost of living in Fargo-Moorhead is 1.2% below the U.S. national average (2018)
  • North Dakota ranked most affordable daycare in the country (2017)
  • Fargo made the Top 10 Cities for Career Opportunities in 2017
  • Fargo Moorhead named in Best Places to Retire (2017)
  • Fargo is 2018 s 7th Best City to Raise a Family
NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MinnState) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MinnState s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check. More information can be found at Vehicle Use Forms
Employment for this position is covered by the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) Contract which can be found at
MSUM Human Resources Website
Availability of Minnesota State University Moorhead Annual Crime Report
Minnesota State University Moorhead Annual Security Report is directly available at: or through our website at: All prospective students, employees, and visitors are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the information and policies contained in the report.
The report contains statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Minnesota State University Moorhead; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a free copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at 218.477.2449.
Minnesota State University Moorhead is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and is an equal opportunity educator and employer. The University is committed to affirmative recruitment and encourages applications from women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities. Applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States.
Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination
Minnesota State University Moorhead is committed to a policy of equal opportunity nondiscrimination in employment and education. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. In addition, discrimination in employment based on familial status or membership or activity in a local commission as defined by the law is prohibited. Inquiries regarding compliance should be referred to the Affirmative Action Office, OW 208, 218.477.2721 (Voice).
Request For Reasonable Accommodation
It is the policy of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities to provide reasonable accommodations to job applicants with disabilities when such accommodations are directly related to competing for a job on an equal basis.
Applicants having special needs which require accommodation should contact the Human Resources Director, Owens 214, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Moorhead, Minnesota 56563, 218.477.2157 (Voice). For TTY communications, contact the Minnesota Relay Service at 1.800.627.3529.

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