Senior Coordinator Electronic Resources | Consortium of Academic & Research Libraries in Illinois

Posted on Jun 19, 2019

The University System Office seeks a Senior Electronic Resources Coordinator. The University of Illinois System Office unit supports the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) and provides statewide digital/electronic information and database products and services to more than 800,000 students, faculty, and staff in over 120 higher education institutions located throughout Illinois. In support of CARLI’s mission, the Senior Electronic Resources Coordinator provides technical services, coordination and assistance to participating institutions. Additional responsibilities include:

1. Full responsibility for establishing and maintaining participant access services for all vendor-based/hosted products under license to CARLI.

2. Working cooperatively with appropriate CARLI staff, develops and maintains the CARLI Database Brokering Selection System and in making database offers available to members through the selection system. Serves as primary contact with consultants on major projects related to the Database Brokering Selection System and the electronic resources program.

3. Working cooperatively with appropriate CARLI staff, is responsible for developing and maintaining CARLI participants information, including institutional contacts, IP addresses, web-based links, technical data associated required for access to vendor services and resources.

4. Manages all requests for vendor technical service needs and queries.

5. Acts as primary contact to resolve access and service problems, including contacting vendors and coordinating with participants, as needed.

6. Administers and coordinates development and maintenance of the CARLI web site related to electronic resources, in consultation with the CARLI Webmaster and other appropriate staff in CARLI.

7. Working cooperatively with appropriate CARLI staff, maintains all CARLI e-mail distribution groups which are related to the electronic resources program.

8. Develops and maintains a comprehensive statistics/reporting program related to the electronic resources program; prepares various detail and summary reports for dissemination to member institutions and the CARLI Board of Directors.

9. Assists in the development and preparation of CARLI reports and information related to the electronic resources program, which are needed for public information/public relations regarding CARLI.

10. Provides primary back-up for the Director of Electronic Resources on the development and preparation of RFPs and related purchase documents for acquisition of electronic resources and services offered through CARLI.

11. Coordinates participant training for selected CARLI resources. Serves as staff liaison to the CARLI Commercial Products Committee and/or its subcommittees and task forces, as directed by the Director if Electronic Resources.

12. Maintains and documents complex processes related to e-resource license agreements and services to member libraries.

13. Full responsibility for obtaining and compiling annual FTE data for use in all license agreements.

14. Performs other duties appropriate for a Senior Electronic Resources Coordinator.




Bachelor's degree.


Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or pertinent field.



Three years of relevant technical or professional work experience.


Experience in developing reports and statistics. Library or publisher work experience. Technical experience with system or network administration.
Experience in a consortial library resource sharing environment. Experience with library vendor database products and services. Experience in performing
marketing, public relations, and communications functions.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and/or Access.

2. Strong creative and problem-solving skills.

3. Excellent verbal and written communications skills to effectively interact with University and departmental officials/staff.

4. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

5. Excellent problem-solving skills to address difficult, complex issues.

6. Strong interpersonal skills that reflect courtesy, diplomacy, and a collaborative approach to develop and maintain effective work relationships.

7. Ability to work independently and to exercise good judgment and discretion in the performance of all work assignments.

8. Ability to travel 5% of time.


This is a full-time Civil Service Program Coordinator position appointed on a 12 month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after July 9, 2019. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Consortium of Academic & Research Libraries in Illinois
100 Trade Centre Dr Ste 303
Champaign, IL 61820-7233
United States

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