Electronic Resources Librarian – CUNY Queens College Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library – Queens, NY

Queens College Benjamin S. Rosenthal Library is now seeking applications for a full-time Electronic Resources Librarian, Assistant Professor. See below or visit the job posting on the QC website for qualifications and application instructions. Please note that the closing date is October 27, 2019.

Anticipated start date in February 2020.

Job Description
Job Title: Electronic Resources Librarian- Assistant Professor (Librarian)
Job ID: 21014
Department: Library
Location: Queens College


A public services position reporting to the Chief Librarian, the E-Resources Librarian effectively coordinates and leads e-resources activities, which include management, policy development, budgeting, statistical and qualitative reporting, access and accessibility standards, user experience and improvement in a high-tech multi-disciplinary library. This is a 12-month, tenure-track appointment.

The position works collaboratively to advance the Libraries’ teaching and learning activities in support of the Queens College (QC) curriculum through the effective integration of e-resources into the website of the Queens College Libraries (QCL) and the promotion of the effective use of e-resources to all college users.

The anticipated start date is February 2020

Position responsibilities include

  • Coordinates electronic resources among all units of the department and develops policies and procedures for managing electronic resources.
  • Oversees assessment of, and makes recommendations for, e-resources and the development of digital content to ensure that collections are aligned with the university goals in support of teaching and learning at the college.
  • Collects and analyzes e-resource usage data, performs cost-use analysis of e-resources, and generates usage reports needed for library assessment.
  • Works collaboratively with the Acquisitions Librarian on licensing, maintenance and continuous access of the Library’s electronic resources including e-books, databases, e-journal subscriptions throughout their life cycle, with a focus on access.
  • Investigates, troubleshoots, and corrects holdings, access, and technical issues, collaborating with library and campus IT staff and vendors as needed. Provides timely, high-quality support to library staff and users.
  • Collaborates with collection management and cataloging staff to maintain accurate descriptive metadata, and holdings.
  • Stays abreast of developments in electronic resources and serials management, scholarly publishing, open access, library services platforms, electronic resources that support emerging/changing role of academic libraries including digital tools, data sets, resource allocation and other areas related to position responsibilities.
  • Works collaboratively with Web and Digital Services Librarian to create, assess, revise, and maintain Library web page content, navigation, and access to resources.
  • Acts as the primary contact for vendor purchases and coordinates the selection and evaluation of electronic resources, before and after purchase.
  • Working with Scholarly Communication Librarian, works to maintain high visibility of scholarly output of the Queens College community.
  • Provides training to faculty and peers to maximize the use of electronic resources
  • Manages technical, access, and copyright issues related to QC Library’s video streaming platform
  • Works with Office of Library Services (OLS) to maximize the use of consortial resources, represents QC’s interests in consortial purchase decisions, and assists in the conversion to a new CUNY-wide LSP
  • Represents QCL interests on various local, regional, and national committees.
  • Participation in reference and research assistance, instructional services, and collection development
  • Some evenings and weekends schedule


Master’s in Library Science (MLS), Master’s in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution, with a second graduate degree required. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution.


  • 1 year of recent experience in professional e-resource management or a related field strongly preferred.
  • Experience resolving product and service issues with vendors
  • Familiarity with accessibility standards in e-resources
  • Familiarity with electronic resources cataloging standards
  • Knowledge of best practices in user experience design
  • Knowledge of Web editing for e-resource provision
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with library budgetary practices
  • Reference and Instruction experience


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


If you are viewing this job posting on any website other than CUNYfirst, please follow the instructions below:

  • Go to cuny.jobs
  • In the box under “job title/ keyword”, enter “21014”
  • Click on “Electronic Resources Librarian- Assistant Professor (Librarian)”
  • Click on the “Apply Now” button and follow the instructions.

Please note that the candidates must upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and experience, resume, and the name and contact information of three (3) professional references as ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

**Please use a simple name for the document that you uploaded, for example: JDoeResume. Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.

Visit CUNY website to apply!



CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on the job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer which complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices.

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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