Tarleton State University Library Associate I - Electronic Resources Associate in Stephenville, Texas

Job Title

Library Associate I - Electronic Resources Associate


Tarleton State University


Collection Management

Proposed Minimum Salary

$14.53 hourly

Job Location

Stephenville, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

The Electronic Resources Associate is responsible for ongoing acquisition of library databases and other electronic resources, input and/or maintenance of periodical holdings in national and local online catalogs, and maintenance of subscription lists/reports. Will assist at periodicals service desk as needed. Work requires strong written and verbal communication skills, familiarity with Excel, purchasing procedures, and knowledge of library procedures and guidelines. Work hours: Mon-Fri; 8 AM-5 PM or as work requirements indicate

Responsibilities:60% Responsible for the annual acquisition of library databases and other electronic resources. Activities include, but are not limited to coordinating library license agreements and subscription renewals with library staff, vendors, A&M Library consortial partners, and others as needed to ensure appropriate acquisition and payment; working closely with university contract administrator, purchasing, and other university personnel as required; maintaining accurate records of status and expenditures for all electronic resources/licenses; and directing inquiries to appropriate library staff. Assists in maintaining timely & accurate subscription lists of electronic resources using Excel spreadsheets and CORAL, the library's Electronic Resource Management (ERM) system. Activities include, but are not limited to developing reports; adding and updating entries; and filing records of subscription renewals, cancellations, and additions. Supports library by pulling and compiling usage statistics from various vendor websites/platforms monthly.

30% Responsible for input and/or maintenance of serial holdings in the local online library catalog (SirsiDynix Symphony) to ensure accurate, up-to-date records. Activities include, but are not limited to maintaining accuracy of URLs and holdings; making additions and performing maintenance of serial title records with customization for Tarleton user access; and developing and maintaining a system of verifying access to online resources.10% Works as part of Periodicals team and assists at service desk as needed. Maintains familiarity with library resources and services necessary to assist patrons and maintains knowledge of library procedures and guidelines; contributing to Periodicals department documentation including manuals and procedures; and supervising student workers assigned to projects as needed. Participate in committee assignments, staff development programs, and performing other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience.Four years of experience in a public or academic library or archive; or five years of general clerical or office experience, which includes customer experience.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:Knowledge and experience with email, spreadsheet, and word processing applications, including basic keyboarding skills.

Basic knowledge of business processes and library resources.

Excellent attention to detail with the ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Tarleton State University, offering its own brand of personal attention, a unique history, and an exciting future, is celebrating its 100th anniversary as part of the Texas A&M University System.

Founded as John Tarleton College in 1899, today’s university offers cutting-edge academic facilities and world-class faculty with extensive real-world experience.

With its main campus in Stephenville, Tarleton offers centers in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian and a global campus for state-of-the-art online programs. Extending the reach of educational value, Tarleton has boosted its selection of online graduate and undergraduate programs through classes in these centers.

Students may select areas of study from five colleges - Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts and Science and Technology.

More than 60 bachelor’s programs and 30 graduate degrees, featuring doctoral studies in educational leadership, have led more than 13,000 students from 45 states and more than 20 foreign countries to make Tarleton State their collective choice for a college education.

Tarleton’s research centers are daily searching for solutions to global problems. For instance, the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research conducts analyses to address environmental issues facing the state and nation, while the Southwest Regional Dairy Center, using an almost $1 million grant, is working on ways to turn animal waste into a viable energy source.

Tarleton’s blueprints for a brighter-than-ever future include a new applied sciences building with engineering laboratory space on campus in Stephenville, a new academic building on the university’s planned 80-acre Fort Worth campus near Chisolm Trail Parkway, and $24 million in upgrades and improvements to the institution’s venerable Memorial Stadium.

Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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