Electronic Resources Librarian

Job DetailsJob Location

Upper School – San Jose, CAPosition Type


The Harker School, a private TK – 12, located in San Jose, CA, seeks qualified applicants for a full-time, benefited position as an Electronic Resources Librarian.

Estimated Salary Range: $72,500 to $76,000

Position Summary

Reporting to the Library Director and supporting Campus Librarians, the Electronic Resources Librarian (ERL) performs various professional tasks associated with maintaining subscription database products, eBooks, the library portals, software services, and other electronic tools and resources. The ERL provides technical assistance to the TK-12 Library Department and acts as a liaison with Harker’s Information Technology Systems and Services (ITSS), and as a first responder to all library product outages.


  • An MLS, MLIS, or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program
  • Experience in the management of a library’s licensed electronic resources, practices and procedures including on-campus and remote accessibility, web design and usage statistics
  • Proactive self-learner, willing to explore, learn and adapt new systems of programmatic value
  • Works collaboratively
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organization and attention to detail

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitates Electronic Resource Management lifecycles. Sets up trials and establishes connections for new products, integrates and maintains accessibility of electronic resources
  • Collaborates with IT department, financial department, and vendors
  • Analyzes usage statistics and produces ad hoc and annual reports
  • Edits and uploads records to ILS, weeding as needed and directed by Campus Librarians
  • Maintains and updates Library Department’s Google sites
  • Maintains and updates E-Resources Google sites, renewals, PO requests, and vendor contact information for subscription resources
  • Troubleshoots databases access and software service issues and coordinates problem-solving efforts with vendors and school ITSS staff
  • Serves as administrator of LibGuides CMS account, including maintaining Library websites
  • Maintains EZ Proxy configuration
  • Administers patron lists and report generation in integrated library systems
  • Administers electronic software related to Harker’s archive collection

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in promotion and discovery of library resources to students and faculty
  • Implements changes to library portals through LIbGuides platform with Campus Librarians
  • Monitors upgrades, changes in authentication policies, etc. in the knowledge base
  • Uses principles of web design to customize interface and branding (e.g., in LibGuides)
  • Friendly, proactive customer service commitment and a willingness to work with users of all levels of technical expertise
  • Flexibility, especially the ability and willingness to accept changes in tasks as necessary and as priorities indicate
  • Ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously and efficiently while meeting required deadlines.
  • Travels to three campuses to troubleshoot technical issues as needed
  • Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.
  • Implements new technologies as they apply to the library with approval of Library Director.
  • Keeps abreast of best practices in electronic resource management, and makes recommendations for improved tools and/or workflow
  • Occasionally staffs the upper school circulation desk

Technical Skill Set

  • Knowledge of electronic resources lifecycle, website maintenance, and remote access authentication (EZProxy, LibGuides CMS, HTML, CSS, Photoshop)
  • Troubleshooting experience including electronic databases, eBook management and discovery systems (EBSCO, SORA, ProQuest eBook Central, Summon)
  • Systems management, Learning Management Systems, Library Catalog software, Archival organization software (AACR2, MARC 21, Schoology, Destiny, Archives Space, Google Suite, Advanced Excel)
  • Usage statistics tools (Google Analytics, SharePoint)

Knowledge, Skill & Ability Requirements

  • Must be able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to hear and speak well enough to communicate with students, faculty, and staff face to face and via the telephone

Working Conditions

  • No hazardous or significantly unpleasant conditions.

Our Mission: Our mission is to educate students for success at college and beyond, and to foster kindness, respect and integrity within a safe and nurturing environment. We achieve academic excellence through the development of intellectual curiosity, personal accountability and love of learning. Our comprehensive program and exceptional faculty and staff help students discover, develop and enjoy their unique talents. We honor individuality, embrace diversity, and promote leadership and service, preparing students to take their place as global citizens.