Systems and Electronic Resources Librarian


Lake Forest College's Donnelley and Lee Library seeks a Systems & Electronic Resources Librarian who will be responsible for the management of the library’s systems, electronic resources, and maintenance of the library’s website.


  • Systems Administration: Administer, configure, and optimize the library services platforms. Includes maintenance, upgrades, enhancements, report generation, troubleshooting, security enhancements, and documentation. Maintain timely, accurate data about the library’s resources in a variety of systems (e.g. Alma, OCLC, A-Z database list, EZ Proxy, etc.). Act as liaison to CARLI and vendors for administration of systems & e-resources.
  • E-Resource Management: Responsible for the currency and accuracy of the library’s electronic resources holdings in all relevant systems, including the integrated library system, library catalog, discovery layer, and website. Work with vendors/publishers to solve technical issues that affect user services and to identify strategies for enhancing electronic resource accessibility.
  • Acquisition: Order, activate, customize, review, and renew/cancel licensing agreements for databases, e-books, journals (electronic & print), streaming media, and other web-based content. Monitor budget for e-resource content expenditures.
  • Evaluation: Evaluate e-resources by analyzing and interpreting usage statistics and other assessment data to support renewal decision-making process, alternative access options, and/or withdrawal/cancellation.
  • Web Development: Manage library website and work collaboratively with library staff to develop discovery and access strategies for cross-platform integration of online resources and services.
  • Duties as Assigned: Participate in campus committees, reference, and library instruction as needed or assigned.


  • An MLIS degree or equivalent from an ALA-accredited school or Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field and 3-5 years’ experience with library technology.
  • Aptitude for complex problem-solving work and process improvement. Experience operating, maintaining and evaluating library systems preferred (e.g. Alma/Primo and OCLC).
  • Knowledge of current trends in Systems & Electronic Resources, including best practices and a commitment to exploring how developing trends can be applied to transform local operations.
  • Strong interpersonal and project management skills, including: time management, data management, and clear communication in various mediums (verbal, written, and visual).
  • Ability to oversee multiple projects, meet deadlines, and prioritize work in alignment with the strategic goals of the library and the College.
  • Commitment to safeguard privacy and use discretion in managing information gathered while providing library services.
  • Foster a user-focused commitment to accessibility in support of Lake Forest College’s commitment to acting as an anti-racist institution.
  • Experience working with diverse populations; academic library experience preferred.

Application Process 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Cathy Mayer, Director of the Library at Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a successful candidate is found.  

Institutional Information  

A highly selective liberal arts college located on Chicago’s North Shore, Lake Forest College enrolls approximately 1,600 students from over 40 states and 70 countries. Lake Forest College is one of the most diverse small colleges in the Midwest, with nearly 40% of our student body comprised of domestic minority and international students. Lake Forest College embraces diversity and encourages applications from women, members of historically underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.  For more information about Lake Forest College, visit 

Donnelley and Lee Library is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community.  We encourage applications from people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, and individuals from more than one of these and other underrepresented groups.

Lake Forest College - Donnelley and Lee Library
Lake Forest, IL
Application Deadline: 
July 9, 2021