E-Resources Management Specialist – American University

Position: E-Resources Management Specialist
Location: American University – Washington, DC

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.


The E-Resources Management Specialist works independently within the Electronic Resources Management Unit by providing support for all of the library’s electronic resources, including journals, databases, e-books, datasets, and aggregator collections via the library’s Electronic Resource Management System, OCLC WorldShare, LibGuides, and EZProxy. Primary responsibilities include maintenance of resource and license records in the ERMS and OCLC WorldShare, maintaining archival units for the LOCKSS server, maintaining definitions on the EZProxy server, working with the Electronic Resources Management Unit to troubleshoot end-user access issues, and management of e-resource usage data collection and reporting.


At least two years of college or the equivalent in education, training and experience working in libraries or organizations with a public service focus.

Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing programs, and the Internet. Basic understanding of information technology systems, including networks and Internet browsers. Initiative and desire to learn.

Position available:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, log in to the AU careers website (https://jobs.american.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=5749) to complete the online application and upload your cover letter and resume.

Additional information:

Applicants should view the University’s outstanding benefits package on our web site at http://www.american.edu/hr/.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.