Electronic Resources & Serials Manager

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Work type: Staff (Full-Time)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Olin Library
Division: Academic Affairs

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Benefits & Perks 

  • 25 Days - Paid Time Off (vacation, sick and personal time)
  • 11 Days - Paid Holidays
  • 5 Days - Paid College Closure Days
  • Eligible for Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurances (within 30 days of hire)
  • 100% Employer-Funded Health Reimbursement Account ($125+/month)
  • 100% Employer-Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • 11.5% Employer Retirement Contributions
  • Discounted On-Campus Dining Meal Plans
  • FREE On-Campus Parking
  • FREE Access to Campus Amenities (gyms, pools, library, sporting events and more)
  • FREE Full Tuition for Employees and their Families
  • Pet Insurance
  • 100% Employer-Funded Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Award-Winning Wellbeing Programs: Blue Rewards, Rally Dollars, Hinge Health Musculoskeletal Coaching
  • Plus More!

Additional Perks:

  • Local & National Discount Programs, including Winter Park Locations (i.e. shops, restaurants, gift cards and more)
  • FREE E-Training Courses & Professional Development Opportunities
  • IT Software & Laptop Discounts (Apple, Lenovo, and more)
  • College Bookstore Discounts 
  • Annual Service Awards & Recognition Programs
  • Discover what it's like to live in Orlando: Live, Work, Play and Learn
  • Plus More!

Rollins offers a competitive salary. Click here to review our full benefits package.

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Head of Collections, the Electronic Resources and Serials Manager will provide expertise in and strategically plan for the future of the serials and electronic resources collections. Key responsibilities include vendor negotiation, budget forecasting and tracking, continuous review of E-collections, and working as a team with the Discovery & Systems Administrator and Digital Archivist on assigned projects as needed. The Electronic Resources and Serials Manager will manage, develop, and utilize a number of systems and applications necessary for delivering our collections virtually to library researchers both on and off campus, and ensure that the library collections most effectively and efficiently support college curricular needs and scholarly endeavors. The individual in this position also participates in research consultation, undergraduate library instruction, and liaison work and holds a courtesy faculty appointment in Olin Library.

Electronic Resources & Serials

  • Provides leadership and expertise in managing and strategically planning for the serials and electronic resources collection.
  • Maintains administrative metadata on electronic resources and serials.
  • Negotiates and secures contracts and licenses for electronic resources and subscriptions across formats, including price quotes and trial access; research and liaise as appropriate with open access providers, while acting as primary contact for electronic resource vendors.
  • Manages licensing, contracts, and related data within the institutional knowledgebase, the electronic resource management system, OpenURL link resolver, and usage statistics tool.
  • Collaborates with the Discovery & Systems Administrator in the deployment and troubleshooting of electronic resources and resolves problems with local systems, publishers, vendors, or consortia which requires a high level of effective communication.
  • Compiles data and complete external reports for library management and selected agencies.
  • Works with Head of Collections to provide the librarians with reports, including cost and usage, of subscription resources and open access initiatives as part of annual e-resource and serials review; coordinate regular database reviews.
  • Provides a high level of personal contact and communicates on a daily basis with faculty, students, staff, and external service providers including serial and electronic resource publishers, vendors, and content providers; manages database trials for the library and institution.
  • Collaborates with colleagues to coordinate budget forecasting and management for electronic resources and serials for current and future fiscal years.

Research Assistance and Instruction

  • Provides research consultation assistance during scheduled hours at the Olin Library.
  • Provides information literacy instruction including library orientations and general and subject-specific instruction sessions.
  • Works with faculty members to develop a professional and contextually appropriate collection in all formats across disciplines.
  • May participate in library liaison outreach program to assigned academic departments and holds a courtesy faculty appointment to the Olin Library.
  • Under the direction of the Head of Collections and Digital Archivist, supports digital scholarship initiatives as needed.
  • Takes initiative to identify and facilitate ongoing communication and build relationships with stakeholders (e.g. academic departments, administrative departments, programs, and organizations) within the Rollins community on matters related to Library electronic resources.
Qualifications & Education


  • An MLS from an ALA-accredited library school.
  • Experience in an academic library and work experience that indicates an ability to manage electronic resources and serials.
  • Experience in undergraduate library instruction and research assistance.
  • Experience with electronic serials and resource management, including electronic resource management systems.
  • Ability to communicate well orally and in writing.
  • Ability to collect, manage, analyze, and communicate numerical information accurately and clearly.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently.
  • Skills in the use of a variety of computer software used in the library; demonstrated knowledge and experience with electronic and web-based resources and systems; strong skills with Excel.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, and an ability to manage multiple projects at one time and through to completion.
  • An appreciation for the liberal arts and the role of the library in higher education.
  • Knowledge of scholarly publishing and licensing trends in academic libraries; ability to liaise with library vendors.
  • Ability to manage and lead change in a rapidly developing library environment.
  • Enthusiasm for teaching and experience with information literacy instruction with groups and individuals.
  •  A second master’s degree in an academic discipline preferred.

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Provide three reference names and email addresses on application.

Screening of applications will begin immediately.

About Olin Library:


Olin Library strives to be an exemplary liberal arts college library that collaborates with our diverse academic community in teaching, learning, and knowledge creation. We seek to empower the Rollins community through personalized, expert services, curated and diverse resources, and engaging, supportive environments. To learn more, please click here.

About Rollins College:


Rollins is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, and the College celebrates the open exchange of ideas within a climate of civility and mutual respect. We view differences—from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and political perspectives—as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. to learn more, please click here.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

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