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Access Services Librarian

Position: Access Services Librarian

Reports to: Director of the Library

Hours: 20/week

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

FLSA: Exempt

Mission of Position: The mission of this position is to provide timely and license-compliant accessibility to the library’s current and emerging electronic resources, and to provide excellent public service.


The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Management of Access to Electronic Resources and Bibliographic Tools

  • Manages the e-resource lifecycle of the library’s subscription databases, including administering vendor module configurations, troubleshooting access issues, evaluating and assessing resources, and serving as a liaison to vendors such as EBSCO, JSTOR, Credo, Oxford, ProQuest;
  • Manages and administers the library’s integrated library system and proxy service in collaboration with Facilities Technology Manager, the Web Programmer, OSU Library’s ILS department, and other entities as necessary. Includes troubleshooting problems with the ILS and discovery tools and escalates issues to the vendor as necessary;
  • Serves as the primary administrator of ebooks by providing acquisition of data files, accessibility, and metadata;
  • Provides customizations to public user interfaces for databases;
  • Works closely with other staff to establish, maintain, and troubleshoot patron access to e-resources;
  • Maintains and reports software subscription financial data to the library director and business office;
  • Analyzes database use and develop usage reports;
  • Researches and implements evidence-based best practice models;
  • Participates as appropriate in regional library consortia, such as NE Alma Users group.

Learning Support

  • Provides training to staff on new and existing databases and back office software/program usage.

Public Services Support

  • Provides public services at the circulation desk such as hospitality, reference, and interlibrary loan by being an essential member of the public services team.


  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Education: ALA-accredited MLS, MLIS, or MS earned no later than January 1, 2018.

Experience: 0-3 years of progressive work experience in a library setting

Required Skills and Qualities:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of current trends and best practices in electronic services management;
  • Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrates excellent organizational, time, and project management skills;
  • Demonstrates an ability to work effectively as a member of a diverse, dynamic, team and as an independent self-starter in the performance of repetitive tasks;
  • Demonstrates interpersonal, organization, analytical, and problem-solving skills;
  • Possesses a commitment to service;
  • Demonstrates an ability to work effectively in Microsoft applications, cloud environments, and social media;
  • Experience configuring discovery services and databases;
  • Experience with integrated library systems, e.g. Alma;
  • Experience providing reference service in an academic library;
  • Possesses an interest in new and emerging technologies and their applications in academic libraries;
  • Demonstrates knowledge of bibliographic record structures as they relate to core library operations such as circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, etc.; 
  • Demonstrates knowledge of technology standards and protocols such as MARC format, RDA, FRBR, OpenURL, Dublin Core, APIs and/or linked data.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Ex Libris Alma and Primo
  • Knowledge of HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), JavaScript, or other scripting languages.
Application Instruction
Please email a cover letter expressing interest in the position, being as specific as you can, and detailing relevant professional experience, education, and training, along with a resume,
including the names and contact information of at least three professional references to gwen.derrick@ptstulsa.edu.


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