Librarian Assistant/Associate Professor-Electronic Resources and Discovery Librarian

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • May 07, 2024
Full time Library & Information Science

Job Description


Librarian Assistant/Associate Professor-Electronic Resources and Discovery Librarian

Job ID: 271574
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary

Job ID 271574


Position # 40072397


Augusta University Libraries seeks a faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor to serve as an Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian. Reporting to the Director of Collections & Resource Strategies, the Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian plays a critical role in ensuring the efficient and effective access and discoverability of the university's electronic collections. This position is responsible for managing the life cycle of electronic resources, administering discovery tools, and collaborating with faculty, staff, and students to create a seamless research experience. The position will also serve as a liaison librarian to the College of Science and Mathematics.


As part of the University System of Georgia, Augusta University Libraries is currently participating in a library services platform migration and expects to implement FOLIO by June 2025. The Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian will work with colleagues across the Libraries on local migration and implementation projects. This position is not considered to be on tenure track.




Manage electronic resources



  • In collaboration with the Director of Collections & Resource Strategies, manage the acquisition and renewal of electronic resources from trial and selection through renewal or cancellation


  • Maintain and monitor usage statistics and financial information to identify trends and inform resource management decisions


  • Troubleshoot and resolve access problems and provide user support for electronic resources


Maintain and enhance discovery tools and systems



  • Administer cloud-based tools and systems


  • Update and maintain accurate holdings and linking information


  • Collaborate on initiatives to enhance the discovery of electronic resources through the discovery layer and other tools or systems


  • Stay informed about emerging technologies and trends in search and discovery


Serve as liaison librarian



  • Act as liaison to the College of Science and Mathematics


  • Participate in the library instruction program by teaching classes in liaison area and other areas as needed


  • Provide reference and research assistance both in person and virtually


  • Contribute to collection development in liaison area


Research, service, professional development, and student success activities



  • Conduct scholarly research relevant to areas of responsibility or interest and disseminate research by contributing to the professional literature, presenting at conferences, and/or producing other scholarly outputs


  • Engage in service to the libraries, the university, and the profession, primarily through committee work


  • Actively engage in professional development through attendance at conferences, workshops, and/or other learning opportunities


  • Contribute to student success at the university



Required Qualifications

  • American Library Association accredited Master's degree or equivalent graduate degree


  • Knowledge of electronic resource management principles and best practices


  • Demonstrated ability to maintain day-to-day operations while dealing with change and ambiguity


  • Excellent communication skills


  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills


  • Commitment to user-centered service


Assistant Professor- Early level career as a faculty member with 3-5 years of experience.


Associate Professor- Mid level career faculty member with at least five years at rank of Assistant Professor or comparable training, background, and experience.


Required faculty employment qualifications for all USG institutions and all academic ranks within these institutions shall be:


- Consistent with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)'s requirements for institutional accreditation;


- Evidence of ability as a teacher;


- Evidence of activity as a scholar and ability in all other duties assigned;


- Successful experience (which will necessarily be waived for those just entering the academic profession who meet all other requirements); and,


- Desirable personal qualities judged on the basis of personal interview, complete biographical data, and recommendations.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with negotiation, licensing, and acquisitions processes for library resources


  • Experience with library discovery systems and tools


  • Experience with OpenURL linking and knowledge base management


  • Experience with data analysis and reporting




This position is fiscal year based and works year-round.

The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0 and considered full-time.

Assistant Professor- $73,000- $90,000

Associate Professor- $73,000- $90,000

Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, 13 paid holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program.

Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure Website:

College/Department Information

Under the leadership of the Dean of Libraries, and comprised of the Reese Library and Greenblatt Health Sciences Library, the Augusta University Libraries are on an exciting growth trajectory to meet and exceed the aspirational imperatives of Augusta University. The Libraries lead the organization in providing comprehensive resources and services in support of the education, research and scholarship, clinical care, and outreach and economic development strategic focus areas of our research university.


About Us

Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 10,500 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today. Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other.



The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning as well as the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found online at



Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found online at




Our Health Sciences Campus:

1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.


If applicable for the specific position based on the duties: the candidate will also need to have a credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage.


Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive an Augusta University vehicle.


For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.


All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.


How To Apply

To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at
Please upload your Curriculum Vitae, Research Statement, Professional References, etc., as one document.


Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

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