Human Resources
Holloway Hall

Employment Opportunities

Job Description

Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian - Faculty Position (11135)  

To Apply Online
  • Current Active SU Employees, please login to GullNet and click "Careers at SU."
  • All others, please click Apply Online.
  • See OEAS FAQs (Online Employment Application System FAQs) for help.

Salisbury University is seeking creative and dynamic applicants for the position of Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian. This position is a key role within Salisbury University’s Library and reports to the Associate Dean/Director of Technical Services.

Primary Job Duties: Manage serials, including ordering, receiving, and maintaining serials in print and electronic formats. Manage the lifecycle of electronic resources, including databases, e-books, streaming video, serials, and the like. Train, supervise, and evaluate the Serials Assistant. Develop assessment strategies and conduct ongoing assessment; collaborate on collection development initiatives. Act as liaison for one academic department, providing instruction, collection development, and research support. Participate in library, campus, consortium, and regional/national activities as appropriate.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree from a foreign institution and one (1) year of professional library experience in serials or electronic resources.

Preferred Qualifications: Academic or research library and supervisory experience. Demonstrated experience and/or exposure to the use of current serials and electronic resource best practices and trends. Familiarity with MARC format. Ability to work with vendors and negotiate license agreements. Experience using staff interface of an integrated library or next generation system such as Aleph, Alma, or OCLC WorldShare. Experience with proprietary database/resource administrative modules. Experience with a web-scale discovery service such as OCLC WorldCat Local or Ebsco's Discovery Service.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated ability to solve problems and commitment to customer service. Demonstrated skills in time, workflow, and project management. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and work well under pressure, independently, and in a team-oriented environment.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and phone numbers of at least three professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Martha Zimmerman at

Applications submitted by September 25, 2014 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. This is a library faculty position on a permanent status track with excellent benefits. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin around January 1, 2015, but the date is negotiable.

Founded in 1925, Salisbury University is one of 13 institutions that compose the University System of Maryland. Salisbury University is a selective undergraduate institution with the University System of Maryland. The University is close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU has been cited nationally as one of the top ten public regional universities in the North according to the U.S. News and World Report, and has also been recognized by the Princeton Review and Kiplingers magazine. SU has 388 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8,600.

The Salisbury University (SU) Libraries comprise the main campus library, Blackwell Library; the Curriculum Resource Center; and the Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture. The SU Libraries are user-oriented, with relatively small collections but a dynamic staff with a deep commitment to meeting the information needs of our students and faculty. In 2016, we will be moving into the state-of-the-art Guerrieri Academic Commons, for which ground was broken earlier this year.

Staff (non-academic) and Faculty Positions:

Salisbury University utilizes an Online Employment Application System. As indicated by Job Opening, interested applicants MUST apply for certain designated positions via this online system.

  • Current active employees, please login to GullNet and click on the “Careers at SU” link in the left-hand navigation bar.
  • All other applicants including former employees or employees in between contracts (e.g., PTNTT Faculty and Contingent/contractual employees on Summer or Winter break), please click the Apply Online link.

Note: Applicants interested in obtaining a Faculty position and plan to utilize an Online Credential Service Provider (Interfolio, EPCS, etc.), please follow the instructions in the online system and in the job posting/job advertisement.

See OEAS FAQs (Online Employment Application System FAQs) for more information and instructions.

Equal Opportunity Policy

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Salisbury University (SU) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall; Tel. 410-543-6426.