DATE ENTERED: May 6, 2022
POSITION:      Electronic Resources Associate
LOCATION:    Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA
APPLY BY:  Screening of applications will begin immediately

Electronic Resources Associate
Randolph-Macon College invites applications for the Electronic Resources Associate. This position manages the McGraw-Page Library’s electronic resources to ensure access from both on- and off-campus. The position will be responsible for compiling usage statistics and running reports to support collection development and other library decision-making tasks. In collaboration with other library staff, the position will also perform a variety of routine digital initiative duties to increase access to specialized collections materials for library patrons and other library departments.

1.    Manage the Library’s electronic resources, including but not limited to:

  • Oversee e-resource management to ensure proper indexing and retrieval for databases, serials, e-books, and other resources; manage EZproxy access.
  • Perform routine maintenance as needed and troubleshoot database-related problems.
  • Administer system configuration and customization of the library discovery system according to user needs and management specifications.
  • Manage research database statistics, digital serials and publications finder, and administration of research databases.

2.    Support digital initiatives for Special Collections & Archives:

  • Assist with all daily functions related to the development and maintenance of the digital repository; perform quality control procedures  to ensure accuracy of digital repository content; maintain inventory of all digital assets.
  • Make resources accessible and discoverable through digitization and born-digital records management, as well as assist with digital policy development and implementation.
  • Develop and perform specialized procedures and workflows for digitization of library materials and digital archives handling, including management, metadata creation, storage, preservation, and exhibition.
  • Assist with the promotion and use of digital assets by the College community and public.
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise digital initiatives student employees.
  • As part of the newly formed digital initiatives team, creatively contribute to long-term planning for digital initiatives in the library.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with the management of electronic resources such as databases.
  • Ability to adapt to a rapidly changing technological environment; aptitude for discovering, learning and troubleshooting software and hardware.
  • A Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from an accredited college or university, or an Associate’s degree from an accredited community or junior college and two years database management or digital initiatives experience.
  • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to communicate effectively to different types of stakeholders with different knowledge backgrounds; ability to adjust to frequent interruptions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial, team-based environment and maintain positive working relationships.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of technical processing, digitization standards, bibliographic utilities, and local library systems
  • Experience with OCLC WorldShare, EZproxy, e-serials, e-books
  • Working knowledge of tools such as MS Office, Hyku, Omeka, ArchivesSpace, Wordpress, Springshare, Adobe Acrobat
  • An aptitude for online design and/or user experience

Founded in 1830, Randolph-Macon has over 1500 students and is located in Ashland, VA, a residential community 15 miles north of Richmond and 90 miles south of Washington D.C. Randolph-Macon College, an equal opportunity employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates who are committed to Randolph-Macon's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

To apply: Please complete an online application at to include uploading a resume, letter of interest, and contact information for three professional references addressed to: Sharon Jackson, Director of Human Resources. Screening of applications will begin immediately.