Scholarly Subscriptions Adjunct Librarian - Adelphi University

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Scholarly Subscriptions Adjunct Librarian, Adelphi University, Swirbul Library (10-20 hours a week, M-F)

Adelphi University Libraries is seeking an experienced, knowledgeable, and service-oriented Scholarly Subscriptions Adjunct Librarian to manage the periodical (print and online) ordering and maintenance processes. The incumbent will report to the Dean of Libraries with day-to-day supervision by the Acquisition Strategies Librarian. The position is available immediately for 10-20 hours per week between the hours 9:00-5:00.

The Scholarly Subscriptions Adjunct Librarian will:

  • Manage the annual periodicals renewal process, which includes collaborating 

            with selectors and confirming subscription and access details.

  • Be experienced with integrated library systems (Sierra preferred).
  • Supervise claiming and checking-in of print periodicals, and online availability checks for subscribed e-journals.
  • Supervise payment of periodical invoices.
  • Assist with periodicals inventory projects and ILS holdings record maintenance.
  • Monitor publisher/platform changes and initiate periodical change workflows to ensure continued access to subscriptions and accuracy in our ILS.
  • Assist with usage statistics and metrics reporting.
  • Other duties as needed.


  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program

Desirable Experience:

  • Demonstrated understanding of scholarly resources, including awareness of issues from the perspective of vendors, publishers, and aggregators and that relate to platforms and licensing
  • Experience working with periodicals in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of copyright and willingness to work on projects related to Adelphi’s new institutional repository.
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and Google products.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.