Job: Digital Access Librarian

General Information
Digital Access Librarian

Number position available:

competitive The position offers a hiring salary commensurate with the education, experience, and qualifications along with a benefits package.

Job Category:
Networking & Automation

Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.


Position Details

The Macdonald-Kelce Library at The University of Tampa has an opening for a Digital Access Librarian. The Digital Access Librarian develops and manages systems and services which support the library’s electronic resources. The incumbent is responsible for implementing systems that facilitate the discovery, curation, and delivery of library services and content. Administers and licenses the library’s electronic product packages. Ensures cross-platform navigation for the library’s digital solutions. The incumbent works in a team atmosphere with a variety of partners and groups, both internal and external, to resolve access issues, and also works to proactively manage technical changes to preempt such problems. This librarian maintains the integrity and reliability of the library’s virtual resources.


  • Responsible for reviewing licenses of electronic resources including but not limited to databases, ejournals and ebooks.
  • Administers, customizes and maintains the library’s authentication mechanism and configuration.
  • Manages access to and discovery of electronic resources via the Library's discovery system, link resolver, and knowledgebase.
  • Manages the backend and user experience for the discovery system including any customization.
  • Collects, analyzes, and reports data regarding usage of electronic resources to inform library decision-making.
  • Troubleshoots functionality issues and resolves access errors for electronic resources.  Works with vendors to track and resolve access problems that cannot be addressed in-house.  Provides support to library users.
  • Explores and identifies new and emerging technologies in collaboration with library and technology staff to deliver information and services to library users. 
  • Serves as a faculty liaison to assigned subject areas. Perform subject specific professional work, including outreach, collection development, and library reference to students and faculty.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program.
  • Two years’ experience in discovery systems, link resolvers, and e-resources.
  • Excellent communication skills. Ability to communicate appropriately within and outside of the library.
  • Experience with troubleshooting URLs and other access issues. 
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm for innovation with excellent  problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work collegially and collaboratively with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, including users, librarians and technical staff, vendors and consortia partners.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of or the ability to learn quickly The University of Tampa software programs such as Workday and Microsoft Office.
  • Willingness to embrace new technologies and innovative organizational practices.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with reporting tools such as Microsoft Access, SQL or Excel.
  • Experience providing reference services.
  • Working knowledge of MARC21.
  • Project management experience.
  • Knowledge of XML, HTML and basic web design.


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Additional information
Library Type:
  • Academic Libraries

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Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Macdonald-Kelce Library

Job Location:
Central Florida

University of Tampa

Address 2:
401 West Kennedy Blvd.




Institution Information
Institution Name :
Macdonald-Kelce Library University of Tampa

401 W. Kennedy Blvd.




Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Marlyn Pethe

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