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University of Jamestown

Electronic Resources and Distance Learning Librarian

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The University of Jamestown Libraries is seeking an Electronic Resources and Distance Learning Librarian (ERDLL) who is responsible for providing optimized access to the libraries’ online resources, overseeing the technical service department operations, and providing research assistance primarily to UJ’s Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) program students, faculty, and staff. The ERDLL reports to the Director of Libraries and works closely with colleagues in the Reference and Instruction Services. The position is vacant and is available immediately.


  1. Serves as the liaison librarian for UJ’s Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) to engage in the promotion of online collections, subject guides, and reference services.
  2. Develops and maintains research guides and tutorials to support GPS students and faculty educational and research activities.
  3. Provides support and training to GPS users for the libraries’ electronic resources including databases, citation management, and research tools.
  4. Provides one-to-one virtual and in-person research help consultation for GPS students.
  5. Serves as the primary systems manager for ALMA/Primo (ExLibris) library integrated system and provides technical expertise for library staff.
  6. Develops and maintains documentation of cataloging and metadata workflows and procedures for continuous improvement of library resource discovery and access.
  7. Performs electronic resources maintenance work such as activating or deactivating subscriptions, updating vendor authentication settings, checking Permalinks, and troubleshooting online access issues.
  8. Analyzes and interprets electronic usage statistics such as counter reports and turnaways in support of implementing user-centered library collections and services.
  9. Serve on University committees as appropriate and maintain professional knowledge through participation in appropriate state, regional, and national library (and related) organizations.
  10. Other library-related duties and projects as assigned.
  11. Primary work location is negotiable: Jamestown or Fargo, ND. Travel between the two campuses is required for training and department meetings.

To Apply:

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (unofficial) of graduate degree or proof of enrollment in a graduate program demonstrating satisfactory progress, contact information for three references, and a brief statement of your personal teaching philosophy and interests to Ellie Boese, Academic Affairs Administrative Assistant, at Application review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

About the University

Established as Jamestown College in 1883 by members of the Presbyterian church, The University of Jamestown is a private, liberal arts university granting Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees. Graduate programs master’s degrees in Education, Leadership, and Clinical Counseling and doctoral degrees in Physical Therapy (DPT) and Clinical Research (PhD). The University of Jamestown is an AA/EO employer.


Minimum requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or other relevant advanced information science degree at the time of hire.
  • Coursework or experience with teaching information literacy skills and providing reference services.
  • Coursework or experience in descriptive cataloging, and subject classification of materials in all formats.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time effectively, set appropriate priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and in a collaborative team setting.

Preferred requirements:

  • Knowledge of online databases, electronic resources, and integrated library systems as applied to the academic library setting.
  • Experience working with library systems, preferably ExLibris Alma, and other tools such as Springshare products.
  • Strong commitment to information literacy, customer service, and support of the academic and research needs of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to instruct on-campus and distance students in the use of library resources, both electronic and print.
  • Ability to work a flex schedule to meet the demands of the position, including evenings and occasional weekends.
Job Information
  • Location:
    Jamestown, North Dakota, United States | Fargo, North Dakota, United States
  • Job ID:
  • Posted:
    November 8, 2022
  • Company Name For Job:
    University of Jamestown
  • Position Title:
    Electronic Resources and Distance Learning Librarian
  • Library or Company Type:
    Academic/Research (College/University)
  • Job Category:
    Electronic Resources
  • Entry Level:
  • Workplace Type:
  • Job Type:
  • Job Duration:
  • Min Education:
    Master's Degree

About University of Jamestown

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