Serials/Electronic Resources Management Librarian

This position has primary responsibility for selection, collection development, processing, and overall management of serial & standing order information resources in all formats.

Competency and Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Primary tasks

  • Maintain serial and standing order subscriptions; conduct serials review and cancellation projects as needed.
  • Manage all aspects of serials --  including acquisition, binding, claiming, vendor relations and database management
  • Manage serials check-in by student assistants.
  • Maintain accurate, timely holdings data in library knowledge bases
  • Test & troubleshoot e-resource access points
  • Collect and track e-resource usage statistics
  • Collaborate with colleagues to improve and promote access to electronic resources
  • Process purchase order requests for library databases, books and serial publications.
  • Track library acquisitions and provide data support to Library Director for budget planning.

Information Services & Instruction

  • Provide quality assistance to library users during reference desk shifts scheduled during the workday, as well as regular night and weekend shifts
  • Prepare and conduct library instruction sessions based on best teaching practices and collaboration with library colleagues and faculty
  • Develop instructional materials for use in online settings.

Liaison and Acquisitions Services

  • Communicate with assigned departments, maintain regular contact, encourage conversation and recommendations for purchasing of quality resources
  • Partner with faculty to develop and teach library instruction sessions that support learning objectives
  • Build and manage library collection by identifying, evaluating and assisting with selection of information resources that support liaison discipline’s teaching and research missions


  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for Cardinal Stritch University
  • Experience in an academic library setting including public services
  • Knowledge of current serials and electronic resource management practices
  • Knowledge of modern electronic information sources and networked environments.
  • A demonstrated interest in teaching and a strong commitment to student learning, including the application of technology in the effective design and delivery of instruction
  • Familiarity with current trends, standards, and technologies in academic libraries.
  • A strong service orientation, with effective interpersonal, oral, written and online communication skills
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team in a rapidly changing and culturally diverse environment

Education and/or Experience

  • A graduate library degree from an ALA accredited institution
  • Experience working with periodicals, publishing, or e-resources in an academic setting
  • Experience providing instruction to library users in small and large group settings
  • Experience with embedding library services in online courses
  • Database management & programming to integrate resources in learning environments
  • Past participation or interest in participating in professional organizations
  • Time management skills necessary to meet deadlines and set priorities

Full consideration given to applications received by April 11, 2016. Review of applications begins April 11 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please send your resume, including three references, and a cover letter that addresses the above qualifications to:

Laurie Swartwout

Via e-mail:

Subject line: Serials/Electronic Resources Management Librarian



Laurie Swartwout

Director, Library & Learning Services

Cardinal Stritch University

6801 N. Yates Road

Milwaukee, WI  53217


Cardinal Stritch University is a Roman Catholic, Franciscan University sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in Milwaukee, WI.  A criminal background check is required before employment.