Electronic Resources Acquisitions Coordinator Bookmark and Share

Duke University,
Durham, North Carolina

Salary: Not Specified
Status: Full-time
Posted: 06/20/14

Electronic Resources Acquisitions Coordinator

As a member of the Acquisitions Department, the Electronic Resources Acquisitions Coordinator provides leadership in the procurement of electronic resources for the Duke University Libraries. Working in a changing and flexible environment, s/he manages the acquisitions and licensing of new electronic databases and journals as well as the renewal of existing subscriptions. To successfully perform the job, s/he must work closely with vendors, Technical and Public Services staff, the Professional School Libraries, and consortia partners.


  1. In collaboration with subject specialists, Technical Services staff, and vendors, takes a lead role in the trials, acquisitions and licensing of new electronic resources, primarily databases and journals.
  2. In collaboration with the Head of Acquisitions and the library’s licensing team, manages the licensing process and workflow, participating in vendor negotiations, monitoring the progress of negotiations, investigating and documenting resolution of licensing issues.
  3. Working closely with subject specialists and Accounting, manages the renewal process for currently subscribed electronic databases and journals.
  4. Works closely with Technical and Public Services staff to establish effective workflows for the complete lifecycle of electronic resources; contributes to their implementation and improvement in IBM’s Business Process Manager software.
  5. Develops and implements plans for the efficient and effective processing and maintenance of licensing data.
  6. Serves as the lead respondent for acquisitions-related electronic resources troubleshooting.
  7. Coordinates with the Office of Information Technology efforts to resolve security breaches by unauthorized users of our subscribed electronic resources.
  8. Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • May supervise student assistants in the acquisitions of electronic resources.


Required: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program. or combination of experience and advanced academic degree appropriate for the position.

Required: At least three years of relevant experience in acquisitions and/or management of electronic resources; familiarity with electronic resource licensing and negotiating; technical proficient with library systems and data; excellent oral and written communications skills; flexibility and high degree of comfort with change; and extensive experience with the acquisitions modules of Integrated Library Systems.

Salary and Benefits
Salary and rank dependent on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package.

Visit our website at http://library.duke.edu/about/jobs/e-resources for full position description.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.