Aurora University

Electronic Resources Librarian

Aurora University is an independent, comprehensive institution founded in 1893 offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. Our two campuses are located in Aurora, Illinois and on the shores of Geneva Lake in Wisconsin. Additionally, we have an Educational Center in Woodstock, Illinois. We seek people passionately involved in the educational process who will help us realize our vision.

Position Purpose: The Electronic Resources Librarian supports learning through the management of the life cycle processes for electronic resources. Responsibilities include managing the library's electronic/digital content through an understanding of both acquisitions in multiple formats and all aspects of electronic resources management (i.e. subscription, licensing, maintenance and support, production and dissemination of statistics).

Core Competencies:

  1. Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
  2. Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
  3. Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
  4. Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Manages all electronic resources processes (databases, electronic journal access, library OPAC, and e-books) including programming for the SFX link resolver system, troubleshooting journal access issues in ProQuest 360 Core, overseeing quality of records copy cataloged from OCLC, maintaining e-book batch loads, and working with the library proxy server.
  2. Responsible for the system administration of all Voyager modules (acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, and reporter).
  3. Gather statistics, extract and organize data, and create reports for print, electronic and digital library resources for assessment.
  4. Supervise and train student workers who process library print materials.
  5. Provide virtual and in-person reference service to a diverse student body as needed.

Essential Job Requirements:


  • ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science.


  • Demonstrated experience (relevant coursework accepted) in electronic resource management or technical services.
  • Two or more years of technical services or electronic resource management in academic libraries preferred.


  • A collaborative disposition - Willingness to work with library colleagues in a rapidly changing information environment. Ability to work collaboratively with other campus departments and individuals.
  • Dedication to teamwork - We are a small department where each person contributes unique talents to the whole. Flexibility and acceptance of change are necessary.
  • Communicates effectively to student patrons, co-workers, and the campus community both orally and in writing.

Special Requirements:

  • Some evening and weekend work will be required.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • May include prolonged periods of sitting or standing.

Benefit-eligible positions offer excellent benefits including health, dental, life, vision, long term disability, a 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA, and tuition remission. Please send resume with cover letter and contact information for three references including name, telephone and email address.

Apply to:

Aurora University
Human Resources
347 South Gladstone Ave
Aurora, IL 60506
630-844-5650 - fax - email

Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.