Open position: eResources Discovery Librarian

Clemson Libraries seeks a dynamic, driven, and collaborative eResources Discovery Librarian to ensure access to and discoverability of academic resources for the Clemson University community.

This position leads efforts related to the creation and improvement of metadata for electronic resources, including individual and package subscriptions, e-books, demand driven acquisitions, open access resources, streaming resources, and continuing resources. This position will work closely with colleagues in the departments of Metadata Services and Acquisitions and Collections in order to ensure that Clemson University Libraries maintain an accurate and accessible inventory of its substantial collection of electronic resources, including work related to batch loads, data normalization, and other bibliographic maintenance needs.

Clemson Libraries migrated to Alma/Primo VE in June 2020 and is part of a statewide Network Zone that includes 54 other institutions in the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries (PASCAL) consortium.

Clemson Libraries faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. This is a 12-month tenure-track faculty position and works under the direction of the Head of Metadata Services within the Collections and Discovery division.

The Search Committee will be holding open information sessions for those who are interested in learning more. The dates and Zoom links are below.

September 14, 2023, @ 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

September 26, 2023, @ 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Required Qualifications:

  • An ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship
  • Demonstrated commitment to the promotion and enhancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • 1 year of experience with electronic resources management in an academic library.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Ex Libris Alma and Primo VE.
  • Knowledge of current descriptive and subject cataloging practices such as RDA, AACR2, LCSH, LCC, MARC21 formats and authority control, and quality control tools such as MarcEdit.
  • Cataloging and metadata experience.
  • Experience working with publishers and/or vendors of electronic resources.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience working as part of a consortia.

Application process

Applicants should submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio:  Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by September 29 will be guaranteed consideration.