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FP025 - Electronic Resources Librarian



FP025 - Electronic Resources Librarian

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  • 700 PARK AVE HARRISON B. WILSON HALL, NORFOLK, Virginia, United States, 23504
  • Norfolk State University
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  • Faculty (Salaried)
  • Norfolk State University

Title: FP025 - Electronic Resources Librarian

Hiring Range: Commensurate with credentials and experience

Agency: Norfolk State University

Location: Norfolk State University

Agency Website: WWW.NSU.EDU

Recruitment Type: General Public - G

Job Duties

Norfolk State University’s Lyman Beecher Brooks Library provides a fair, equitable, work and learning environment for all employees and members of the university community. To proactively and creatively provide all customers with superior, innovation, and cost-effective programs and services; to continuously seek and supply all customers with the opportunities and resources needed to enhance their knowledge, skills and abilities so they may better support the mission of the university.

The Electronic Resources Librarian position is responsible for developing and maintaining the library's electronic information resources and research tools, including the online catalog, discovery service, and online databases. This position reports to the Technical Services Librarian.

1. Acquire, develop, and manage electronic information resources such as online databases of e-books, e-journals, and e-media for the library.
2. Configure, develop, and manage research tools like the library’s discovery service to provide access to electronic information resources.
3. Assist Technical Services department efforts to integrate electronic resources like e-books and e-journals with the library’s online catalog.
4. Identify and recommend electronic information resources and research tools for the library to purchase or license to support academic programs.
5. Develop and maintain business relations with vendors of electronic information resources and research tools to enhance the library’s research capacity.
6. Serve as the library’s representative to various library consortia and associations for cooperative purchasing of electronic information resources.
7. Negotiate and evaluate offers, terms, and agreements for products and services provided by consortia and vendors related to electronic resources.
8. Collect, maintain, and report statistics on electronic resources usage for library, university, professional, and government reports and surveys.
9. Participate in staffing the library’s Information Services Desk during hours of operation, including day, evening, and weekend shifts.
10. Serve as one of several library liaisons to academic departments and periodically teach bibliographic instruction classes.
11. Represent the library and faculty on university shared governance committees and participate in campus programs and events, as appropriate.
12. Participate in professional groups and events and contribute to the advancement of the field of librarianship.

NSU is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all persons and applicants, without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, race, religion, sexual orientation, sex (including pregnancy) or veteran status. NSU encourages and invites minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Master’s degree in library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association2.
2. 3 years of experience working in libraries and with electronic resources.
3. Demonstrated experience developing and managing electronic resources.
4. A strong commitment to public service and customer service orientation.
5. Ability to collaborate with others and work as a part of a team.
6. Good information literacy and information technology skills.
7. Good verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Experience working in academic libraries.
2. Experience using Innovative Sierra and Worldcat Discovery.

Special Instructions: 

RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

Application and/or résumé for this position must be submitted electronically by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Job Board/Recruitment Management System (RMS). Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and/or résumés will not be accepted. Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under the Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only), must attach these forms when submitting their state application and/or résumé. The decision to interview an applicant is based solely on the information received for this position from either the electronic application and/or résumé. RMS provides a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or résumé is submitted successfully. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS account to check the status of your application for this position.

Norfolk State University conducts background checks on all candidates identified as a finalist for employment consideration. The type of background check(s) performed are dependent upon the type of position for which you have been identified as a finalist and may include: criminal history, including sexual offender registry checks, reference checks, degree validation, DMV (driving) records, license verification, and credit report reviews. The results of background checks are made available to University employing officials. As a finalist, you will be required to sign an Authorization to Release form. Norfolk State University utilizes Form I-9 and E-verify in the verification of eligibility for employment. Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Contact Information:

Name: Office of Human Resources

Phone: 757-823-8160



In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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