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Mercy University Electronic Resources and Systems Librarian in Dobbs Ferry, New York

Electronic Resources and Systems Librarian

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Electronic Resources and Systems Librarian


$64,600.00 - $74,300.00 Annually


Dobbs Ferry, NY

Job Type

Full Time Faculty

Job Number



Academic Affairs/ Provost



Opening Date


Union Status


  • Description

  • Benefits

Job Posting Summary

Mercy University Libraries invites applications for an Electronic Resources and Systems Librarian, Assistant Professor. This 12-month core-faculty position leads the technical services team and manages database licensing, acquisitions, cataloging, materials processing, and the library’s electronic resources and systems.

Working from Mercy’s Dobbs Ferry campus, the Electronic Resources and Systems Librarian is responsible for maintaining the integrated library system (Sierra), the discovery layer (Summon), and other electronic subscriptions.

The desired candidate will be committed to fostering an equitable and inclusive environment for students, staff, and faculty. They will also prioritize respect for others, cooperation, and teamwork.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Implement, troubleshoot, and maintain consistent and reliable operation, delivery, and access to the library’s ILS system, discovery layer, databases, and aggregate electronic resources.

  • Work with IT to maintain the EZproxy server and link resolver.

  • Improve, establish, and document all cataloging policies and procedures related to format types, collections, and general professional practices.

  • Develop and maintain policies, procedures, and other types of documentation on library systems and electronic resources.

  • Build and maintain strong professional relationships with vendors, publishers, and consortia to obtain product information, including preliminary pricing and license terms.

  • Review and negotiate contracts and licenses for electronic resources to get favorable pricing, terms, and conditions. Coordinate purchasing and invoicing operations.

  • Create and maintain detailed, accurate, and relevant documentation and records (e.g. usage statistics) for electronic resource evaluations and acquisitions. Maintain, update, and assess workflows for electronic resources related tasks.

  • Participate in budgetary oversight by advising on fund allocation. Monitor budgetary encumbrances and expenditures.

  • Liaise with the university’s financial offices in reviewing invoices processed by the library.

  • Work in collaboration with library staff, faculty, and students to develop, implement and assess policies, practices, and technologies designed to enhance library resources and services for discovery and sharing.

  • Provide reference and instruction services as needed.

  • Occasional travel to other campuses when needed.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited program

  • At least 2 years of experience configuring, troubleshooting, and managing back-end functionality in an integrated library system, discovery layer, link resolvers, and proxy servers (EZ proxy).

  • At least 1 year of experience managing electronic resources lifecycle activities, which includes licensing, access, usage tracking, etc.

  • At least 1 year of experience with budgets, resource allocations, and acquisition processes

  • Experience with MS Office Suite software, specifically Excel

  • Strong attention to detail; Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Effective time and project management skills with the ability to work independently and as a member of a collaborative team

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 1 year of experience working in an academic library

  • Experience providing reference and technical services support activities (reference, reserves, and interlibrary loan)

  • Experience with ILS migrations

    Physical/Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to push, pull, move or lift up to 50 lbs.

  • Must be able to meet all general health requirements for the position as per university policies.

    Compensation offered will be commensurate with the educational background and work experience of the individual.

    Mercy University promotes a community campus environment. As a result, employment is limited to the following states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania. Applicants outside of those states or the USA will be required to relocate. Relocation assistance may be provided for eligible moves.

About Mercy

Mercy University is a dynamic, diverse New York City area university whose students are on a personal mission to get the most out of life by getting the most out of their education. Our institution is an independent, coeducational university that offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs within six schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Nursing. Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Mercy's efforts in these programs have been recognized over the last several years. As a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), Mercy University, has been honored by being ranked nationally among the top Colleges in the country for Hispanics by the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).

Mercy University was further recognized by HACU as a national leader in awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanics in several disciplines, including Psychology, Sociology and Business. Additionally, to support our diverse student body, Mercy University has pursued and been awarded a number of federal grants which enable us to better develop and deliver services to our students. Mercy University is proud to be recognized as an institution which helps under-served students to achieve their educational aspirations. Westchester Magazine has also named Mercy the Best College in Westchester County in 2019, 2020 and 2022. The vibrancy of the University culture is sustained by a diverse student body from around the region. Serving 8,500 full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students, the University offers campuses in Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan as well as online offerings.

At Mercy University we strive to provide employees and their families with a comprehensive and valuable benefits package. We offer high-quality health care plans, retirement benefits, tuition discounts, flexible spending, and much more.

Our Mission:

Mercy University is committed to providing motivated students the opportunity to transform their lives through higher education by offering liberal arts and professional programs in personalized and high quality learning environments, thus preparing students to embark on rewarding careers, to continue learning throughout their lives and to act ethically and responsibly in a changing world.

EEO Statement

Mercy University is an equal opportunity employer. Mercy University actively engages in recruiting a diverse workforce and student body that includes members of historically underrepresented groups and strives to build and sustain a welcoming and supportive campus community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, pregnancy, height, weight, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

The posted salary range for this position is based on several legitimate, non-discriminatory factors set by the company. The University is committed to ensuring equal pay opportunities for equal work regardless of gender, race, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local pay equity laws.

Campus Safety

Mercy University is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all. Information regarding campus safety can be found here .

Mercy University strives to provide employees and their families with a comprehensive and valuable benefits package. We offer high-quality health care plans, retirement benefits, tuition discounts, flexible spending, and much more.

Health Insurance:

UntitedHealthcare Oxford

In-network and out-of-network plan options

EmblemHealth HIP Prime HMO (Union Staff)

Dental Insurance:

UnitedHealthcare Oxford

In-network and out-of-network plan options

Vision Insurance:

UntitedHealthcare Oxford

Paid Time Off:

Mercy University provides generous leave benefits to its employees.

Disabilities & Workers Compensation Insurance:

Coverage in accordance with New York State regulations

Life Insurance:

Long-Term Disability:The Hartford

Short-Term Disability:The Hartford

Flexible Spending Account (FSA):


Retirement Benefits:


The Mercy University Retirement Plan is comprised of two components:

Deferred Compensation Plan

All eligible employees may contribute to the Deferred Compensation Plan on a pre-tax basis upon joining the University.

Defined Contribution Plan

Eligible employees are enrolled in the Defined Contribution Plan after two (2) years of full-time employment at Mercy University and receive a semi-monthly contribution from the College, based on age and salary. If an employee is under age 36, they will receive a contribution of 3.3% of their annual salary each pay period. If an employee is age 36 or older, they will receive a contribution of 9% of their annual salary each pay period.

If employed full-time for two (2) or more consecutive years by another institution(s) of higher education (college or university), without an intervening break in service within the last twelve (12) months prior to employment before joining Mercy, please submit a waiting period waiver form to Office of Human Resources. The Defined Contribution will begin as of the first day of the month following receipt of the completed waiver form.

Remote Work:

Mercy University recognizes the important role that workplace flexibility can play in an employee’s ability to manage work-life balance.

Learn more about our remote work policyhere (https://www.mercy.edu/media/remote-work-policy-final) .

Tuition Remission: Staff & Faculty

Mercy University provides a competitive education to students and extends that formal education opportunity to employees, and their spouses/domestic partners, and dependents at a reduced tuition rate through this Tuition Remission Benefits Policy for Mercy Employees.

Learn more about our tuition remissionhere (https://www.mercy.edu/media/tuition-remission) .

Tuition Exchange:

We are a member of the Tuition Exchange Program. Employees are eligible to apply for the Tuition Exchange Program after completing two (2) consecutive years of full-time employment.

Employee Assistance Program:


Voluntary Benefits:

Allstate Identity Protection


Liberty Mutual Auto & Homeowners

Nationwide Pet Insurance



Working Advantage

Note: The above describes a brief summary of benefits and is subject to change.


Mercy University


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Dobbs Ferry, New York, 10522






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