5207 E-Resource Strategist


TITLE E-Resource Strategist




IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, Resource Management and Discovery


The E-Resource Strategist leads the Libraries’ efforts to ensure that students, teachers, and researchers have convenient access to a range of electronic resources and content.  The E-Resource Strategist guides the development of sustainable departmental policies and procedures and evaluates and optimizes workflows to leverage FOLIO.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred.

Experience: At least one year of experience supporting the management and/or acquisition of electronic resources is required. Experience reading, negotiating, and managing license agreements is required.  Experience troubleshooting electronic resource access issues is preferred.  Experience using an Electronic Resource Management System such as CORAL is preferred.

Skills:  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and decision-making skills are required.  A high level of technology proficiency including information systems such as library service platforms is required. The ability to analyze and evaluate data in order to produce reports and recommendations for decision-making purposes is required. The ability to manage details associated with the implementation of complex policies and procedures is required.  The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. Demonstrated knowledge of current standards, best practices and emerging trends in electronic resources and technical services is preferred.  Familiarity with current e-resource standards and protocols (e.g., KBART, COUNTER, and SERU) is preferred.

Other: The scope of the position occasionally requires evening and/or weekend work to address access issues or conduct electronic resource maintenance.


1. Manages the Library’s electronic resources, including resource acquisition, implementation, renewals, ongoing assessment, and annual review.

2. Creates and shares reports regarding electronic resource usage and various assessment measures.

3. Negotiates license agreements to reach favorable terms in consultation with University Legal Affairs and Compliance and Procurement Services and provides support for inquiries related to interpretation of license terms.

4. Ensures the accurate recording and maintenance of all administrative data related to the Library’s electronic resources (including contracts, license terms, and perpetual access agreements).

5. Manages financial resources, within budget limits, in accordance with University guidelines under the guidance and supervision of the Director, Resource Management and Discovery and assistance from the Accounting Specialist by planning, developing, and monitoring assigned budgets.

6. In collaboration with Library Information Technology and public service teams, establishes proactive approaches to mitigating electronic access issues to provide the best possible patron service.

7. Promotes the growth, development, and marketing of the Libraries’ electronic resources and develops and implements effective communication strategies to reach students, academic departments, and other stakeholders.

8. Notifies vendors of renewal and cancellation decisions and ensures timely communications with appropriate user communities on new or cancelled resources.

9. Contributes to the development and implementation of local workflows and documentation to support the management of electronic resources.

10. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

11. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the Director, Resource Management and Discovery.

12.  Supports the overall operation of the University Libraries and contributes to the Libraries’ success by performing all other duties as assigned.


The E-Resource Strategist is supervised by the Director, Resource Management and Discovery


MARCH 2020