Auraria Library has an opening for a full-time non-tenure track E-resources Access Librarian (Instructor) position.
The E-Resources Access Librarian is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and troubleshooting access to Auraria Library’s licensed and open access electronic resources. This position works closely with colleagues in the Technical Services Division and across the Library to ensure reliable access to and discovery of e-resources across various platforms and access points. The person in this position is committed to staying informed about trends and best practices related to discovery and access and is comfortable with the continuously changing landscape of electronic resources. With over 80% of the Library’s $3.6M learning materials budget dedicated to electronic resources and the majority of Auraria Library’s users accessing e-resources from off campus, this position plays a vital role in the research and learning of Auraria campus’s students, faculty, and staff.
Faculty members on the Instructor track have a workload distribution of 90% librarianship and 10% service. As a faculty member, this position participates on Library and campus-wide committees and in CU Denver faculty governance. The E-Resources Access Librarian engages in fulfilling the research and educational missions of the Auraria Library and the three institutions on the Auraria Campus – the University of Colorado Denver, the Metropolitan State University of Denver, and the Community College of Denver. This position is in the Technical Services Division of the Library and reports to the Discovery and Metadata, Department Head. The successful candidate will engage in professional development, such as (but not limited to) conference attendance, webinars, and courses/continuing education as appropriate. Auraria Library provides faculty members with financial support and time to engage in meaningful professional development.
Electronic Resources Access
- Manages access to the Library’s licensed and open access e-resources in the Library’s knowledge base/link resolver (Serials Solutions) and discovery system (Summon)
- Plays a key role in the e-resources workflow, to ensure that e-resources access is consistent with the Library’s subscriptions including new subscriptions, cancellations, platform changes, etc.
- Works closely with database vendors and publishers to provide excellent access to Auraria Library’s e-resources
- Administers the Library’s Ezproxy instance to enable authentication for off-campus access
- Troubleshoots e-resources access problems for internal and external users, and communicates wide-spread access issues to the Library
- Member of the Troubleshooting Team, a cross-departmental team dedicated to identifying and removing obstacles to accessing the Library’s electronic content
- Investigates, develops, and implements workflows and processes to improve e-resources access and keeps up-to-date documentation of the process and procedures that are part of the e-resources workflow
- Member of CU Libraries Access and Discovery Team (CLAD), a CU System-wide team that discusses discovery and access of shared e-resources collections
- Works with the Access and Public Services Department on access issues regarding user categories (i.e. alumni, dual enrollment students, affiliated scholars)
- Strives to provide uninterrupted access to e-resources for students, faculty, and staff.
- Works towards enhancing accessibility and usability of platforms where users discover and access Library resources
- Serves as a permanent member of the tri-institutional Accessibility Committee
Other: Other duties as assigned.
Leadership and Service
- Participates on Library and campus-wide committees and CU Denver faculty governance.
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.
The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.
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The University of Colorado Denver seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.
The University of Colorado Denver is the state’s premier public urban research university and equity-serving institution. Globally connected and locally invested, CU Denver partners with future-focused learners and communities to design accessible, relevant, transformative educational experiences for every stage of life and career. Across eight schools and colleges in the heart of downtown Denver, our leading faculty inspires and works alongside students to solve complex challenges through boundary-breaking innovation and impactful research and creative work. As part of the state’s largest university system, CU Denver is a major contributor to the Colorado economy, with 2,000 employees and annual economic impact of more than $800 million. For more information, visit www.ucdenver.edu
Located in downtown Denver, Colorado, the Auraria Campus is home to three institutions of higher education – University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver, and Community College of Denver – both MSU and CCD are Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI), and CU Denver is finalizing its HSI and Asian American Native American Pacific Islander (AANAPISI) designations. The Auraria Library serves the campus’ over 35,000 students, the majority of whom are from the first-generation in their family to enroll in higher education. The majority of our students are Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color, and we also serve large populations of veterans, transfer students, adult learners, and other populations that have been historically underserved. Auraria Library is committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from candidates across all dimensions and identities. The library seeks candidates who embrace a multicultural, diverse, and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions. While the University of Colorado Denver is required to perform a background check during the hiring process, as part of the library’s ongoing commitment to increasing equity this information will not exclude you from being considered for this position and we encourage everyone, regardless of their status, to apply.Please see our library values and diversity initiatives.
To apply, please visit: http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers and attach: 1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2. A current CV/resume 3. List of five professional references (we will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references) Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process. Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.