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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Senior Electronic Continuing Resources (ECR) Specialist in Atlanta, Georgia

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Reporting to the Head of Electronic and Continuing Resources (ECR), the specialist is responsible for electronic and continuing resource maintenance processes and procedures that control the information about and access to Woodruff Library’s print and electronic continuing resources collection serving patrons from all campuses. These responsibilities include timely and accurate tracking of information in applicable software programs, routine administration of a broad range of resource lifecycle activities such as ordering, activation, invoicing, renewals, cancellations, and problem solving, which ensure serials order, payment, and holdings data quality are consistent, reliable and provide effective access for the support of teaching, learning and research.


  • Performs complex resources management operations (e.g. acquisitions, serials or preparing materials for binding), using specialized knowledge of the book trade, online databases, microcomputer applications, complex reference tools, and/or foreign languages.

  • Performs essential tasks throughout the electronic resources’ lifecycle, including cataloging, ordering, invoicing, activation, subscription maintenance, and electronic resources troubleshooting.

  • Maintains the integrity of continuing resources data within the ALMA library service platform by analyzing, evaluating, interpreting and revising electronic resources, order, and invoice records.

  • Processes collection changes such as such as new subscriptions, title changes, ceased titles, format changes, publisher changes, and platform changes including closing orders, holdings, and removing access points from public view in Library Search and Databases@Emory using the library service platform, Alma, and Springshare LibApps.

  • Ensures accurate holdings information in the ALMA link resolver knowledgebase by performing routine maintenance, regularly checking access, activating and de-activating Alma e-inventory links, processing weekly Central Knowledgebase (CKB) reports, and periodically inventorying electronic journal subscription list for accuracy.

  • Ensures continuous access and authentication to electronic journals, databases, streaming video and other materials acquired digitally by coordinating with staff at other campus libraries and liaising with Core Systems, vendors and publishers as necessary.

  • Prepares purchase orders for renewals.

  • Maintains and updates vendor contact information in the library services platform.

  • Creates purchase orders and invoices in the Alma library services platform.


  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and three years of related experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

  • Requires one or more of the following: computer skills, special skills or a proficiency in a foreign language.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 94359

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Emory University Libraries

Department EUL: Access & Resource Servcs

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Library Services

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor