University of Oregon — Electronic Resources Acquisitions Specialist

Electronic Resources Acquisitions Specialist

Job no: 530163
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Library

Department: Library
Classification: Library Technician 3
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $18.12 to $27.31 hourly
FTE: 1.0
Review of Applications Begins
September 16, 2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration for the position, please include with your online application a cover letter stating your interest and qualifications for the position

Department Summary
About the University:
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The University of Oregon is guided by a diversity framework that involves a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people.

The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 167,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings; a pleasant year-round climate; and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

About the UO Libraries:
The University of Oregon Libraries is an essential partner in the University’s educational, research, and public service mission. With five locations on the Eugene campus, and branches at UO Portland and at the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology, the Libraries offers many flexible, service- and technology-rich environments for our users’ research and learning needs. The UO Libraries is committed to supporting and enhancing the diversity of the university community, providing a culturally inclusive environment where diversity of thought and expression is valued and respected, and disrupting systemic inequalities. With a focus on equity in service, we strive to create a powerful learning community, a welcoming space where faculty, students, and patrons of all ages and cultural and ethnic backgrounds can access the information necessary to achieve their personal and professional goals. Our mission is to actively support the student learning experience, enable the creation and stewardship of knowledge, and contribute to advancements in teaching, research, scholarship, and public service. We value intellectual freedom, user-centered service, evidence-based approaches, transparency, innovation, teamwork, diversity, and integrity.

The University of Oregon Libraries is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member in Oregon. The library is a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, DuraSpace, the Council on Library and Information Resources, Coalition for Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, and other major organizations.

About Collection Strategies:
Collection Strategies supports all types and formats of scholarly resources and creative outputs, integrating them into a healthy ecosystem that sustains the dynamic lifecycle of collections to advance the teaching, learning, and research of the University of Oregon community. The department encompasses collection planning and budgeting; acquisition and collaborative collection development of physical and electronic resources; management and troubleshooting access to electronic resources; cataloging of online serials; management of serials cataloging in all formats; and liaising with other collection-related fields, such as subject specialties, cataloging, special collections, ILL, open resources, and institutional/data repositories. The department builds strong partnerships within the UO campus and with external partners to lead advances in practice and to contribute to regional, national, and international resource collection and curation efforts.

About the Electronic Resources Team:
The Electronic Resources Team is responsible for the activation, renewal, administration, and management of the Libraries’ electronic resources, the cataloging of electronic serials, and the management of the cataloging of serials in all formats and languages.

Position Summary
The Electronic Resources Acquisitions Specialist works as part of a team to ensure new and continuing access to electronic resources. Duties include: ordering, renewing, and maintaining electronic journal packages; reconciling changes in publishers/vendors for ongoing online titles within packages; assisting with renewals of other e-resources; verifying that invoices are correct for payment; activating resources, setting up and monitoring the auto-update of collections; maintaining access and holdings information; working with vendors; filing and responding to trouble tickets; providing a bridge point for staff from various units to shepherd e-resources through successive workflow steps; and creating and updating documentation.

We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our preferred qualifications.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree plus two years of current (within 5 years) experience in a Library; OR,
  • 4 years of current library experience;
  • AND, advanced proficiency in multiple library-specific computer applications, e.g., integrated library systems, database applications, institutional repository; content management systems. 

Some positions may also require in-depth knowledge of specialty area(s), e.g., original cataloging, complex copy cataloging, serials management, ILL management, government documents, image resources, music.

Professional Competencies

  • Ability to make independent decisions.
  • Ability to think analytically and solve problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to prioritize duties.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Commitment to accuracy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience managing electronic resources.
  • Experience with acquisitions workflows.
  • Experience with Ex Libris’ Alma integrated library system. 

FLSA Exempt: No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

University of Oregon students and employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

To apply, visit