Head of Electronic & Continuing Resources Acquisitions, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Known for its leadership in distance learning and its mission to serve, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University (ECU) seeks applicants for the position of Head of Electronic & Continuing Resources Acquisitions. The successful candidate will lead the Library’s Electronic & Continuing Resources Department, which is responsible for acquiring and providing access to journals (both electronic and print formats), databases, and other continuing resources that have been selected for inclusion in the Library’s collection. The position will report to the Assistant Director for Acquisitions & Collection Management.

Responsibilities: Working collaboratively with relevant personnel, the Head of Electronic & Continuing Resources Acquisitions will: Manage the acquisition, licensing, invoicing, claiming, renewal, and cancellation of electronic and continuing resources in all formats ; supervise and mentor the personnel in the Electronic & Continuing Resources Department, including three support staff positions and one librarian position; lead the development, documentation, management, evaluation, and revision of departmental workflows; strategize to develop department plans and objectives that align with Library goals and that reflect evolving models for acquisitions, resource access, and scholarly communications; monitor trends in electronic and continuing resource management and recommend appropriate enhancements in departmental operations; review and initiate processing of electronic and continuing resource invoices; communicate with vendors and publishers regarding the evaluation, acquisition, management, renewal, and cancellation of Library resources; lead the review and negotiation of electronic and continuing resources license agreements in accordance with license guidelines; use data-informed metrics in the evaluation of Library resources; assist in the development and management of projections for the Library’s materials budgets; participate in the management of the Library’s electronic resources management system; serve as a member of committees and taskforces, including the Library’s Electronic Resources Review Committee, and represent the Library in relevant consortia.

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/about/job000420.cfm.

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Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Known for its leadership in distance learning and its mission to serve, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University (ECU) seeks applicants for the position of Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian. The successful candidate will be a member of the Library’s Electronic & Continuing Resources Department, which is responsible for acquiring and providing access to journals (both electronic and print formats), databases, and other continuing resources that have been selected for inclusion in the Library’s collection. The person in this position will effectively manage the Library’s expanding electronic resource collections (including e-journals, e-books, databases, and multimedia), and will participate in the Library’s discovery effort. The position will report to the Head of Electronic & Continuing Resources Acquisitions.

Responsibilities include: Working collaboratively with relevant personnel, the Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian will; coordinate and engage in activities for the activation and management of electronic resources within the Library’s electronic resource access management system and knowledgebase; coordinate and participate in the Library’s workflows for the timely investigation and resolution of electronic resource access problems; proactively develop projects and plans to prevent electronic resource access problems; participate in the administration, optimization, and integration of the Library’s web-scale discovery service, link resolver, e-journal/e-book portal, database list, and other systems for the discovery and access of collections ; participate in the development, documentation, management, evaluation, and revision of workflows for electronic resource management; participate in the management of the Library’s electronic resources management system; under the leadership of the Head of Electronic & Continuing Resources Acquisitions, review and negotiate electronic and continuing resources license agreements in accordance with license guidelines; use data-informed metrics to evaluate current and prospective systems and interfaces for access and discovery; monitor trends in access and discovery and recommend appropriate enhancements in the Library’s systems and interfaces; participate in the development of short and long-term plans related to discovery and access; communicate with vendors and publishers regarding electronic resource access and discovery; co-administer the Library’s proxy server; keep relevant personnel informed of changes, enhancements, and problems in electronic resource access; set-up and announce trial access to electronic resources under evaluation by the Library and serve as a member of committees and taskforces, including the Library’s Discovery Advisory Board.

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/about/job942042.cfm.

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Electronic Resources Manager, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

The Electronic Resources Manager in the Purdue University Libraries Acquisitions Department provides significant management in the licensing, acquisitions and renewals of databases for the Purdue University Libraries. This position reports to the Electronic Resources Librarian.

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Two years library or office experience.
  • Demonstrated skills in time management.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, flexibility, and an innovative approach to working in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Able to work effectively and cooperatively as part of a team as well as independently in a wide variety of tasks.
  • Intermediate skills in Word and Excel.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited Library school.
  • Experience working with electronic resources management combined with a broad understanding of technical services operations.
  • Recent relevant library experience, preferably in acquisitions.
  • Demonstrated experience and/or exposure to the use of current serials and electronic resource best practices and trends.
  • Demonstrated initiative and understanding of issues related to licensing, copyright, and digital rights management.
  • Experience managing or troubleshooting electronic resources.
  • Experience using staff interface of a unified library management system or next generation system such as Aleph, Alma, or OCLC WorldShare.
  • Experience with a web-scale discovery service such as ExLibris’s Primo, OCLC WorldCat Local, or Ebsco’s Discovery Service.
  • Experience with proprietary database/resource administrative modules.

For more information and to apply, visit http://www.purdue.edu/hr/careers. The job posting number for reference purposes is: 1403024

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Electronic Discovery and Access Librarian, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Under the direction of the Assistant Director, Electronic Resources and Serials (ER+S), the Electronic Access and Discovery Librarian will serve as one of the leaders of the ER+S management team, and will play a critical role in ER+S’s mission to establish a proactive service culture to ensure faculty, students and staff have expedited, accurate and relevant access to the broad range of research materials provided through the University Libraries.

The EDA Librarian will manage data residing in Penn’s traditional ILS and in all of the Libraries’ content knowledgebases, including an openURL resolver and discovery service. The incumbent will analyze, manage and organize incoming data, using data-loading tools and batch-processes, and will manage, prepare and facilitate the loading of e-resource record sets into the ILS. Position holds responsibilities for performing original and advanced copy cataloging and record maintenance on a variety of e-formats; integrating
resources (databases/websites), e-books and serials. The EDA librarian will also collaborate with specialists for other formats, such as visual resource or print materials, and resolve complex cataloging problems.

For more information and to apply, visit http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/6607.

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Electronic Resources and Discovery Librarian, University of Mississippi, University, MS

The University of Mississippi Libraries seeks an Electronic Resources
and Discovery Librarian with energy and initiative to provide leadership
and effective management for the discovery of the libraries’ electronic
resources. Working in a team environment, the incumbent will be
responsible for leading library-wide efforts to optimize technologies
designed to help publicize the libraries’ collections, and for providing
user-centric services for information access and discovery.

The position is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty appointment.

For more information and to apply, visit https://jobs.olemiss.edu/postings/6536.

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Acquisitions Librarian, California State University, Fullerton, CA

California State University Fullerton Pollak Library is seeking a collaborative, innovative librarian with a background in acquisitions who is creative, technologically adept and service oriented. The position oversees and coordinates the operations and processing phases of ordering, receiving and paying for resources in all formats for the Pollak Library.

The Acquisitions Librarian will provide leadership for new approaches for the acquisition and management of information resources in all formats; establish policies and procedures associated with ordering, receiving, and payment activities; monitor vendor contacts; and manage the acquisitions functions in library systems. The position provides strategic leadership and coordinates the day-to-day acquisitions activities of library staff.  The candidate will serve on department, library, and campus committees. This is a tenure track position, and this librarian will be expected to meet promotion and tenure requirements, including taking part in scholarly and professional activities.

For more information and to apply, visit http://hr.fullerton.edu/jobs. Click on “University Employment”, select “Faculty Opportunities”, then click on “Search” to view all job listings or type in 7428BR in the “AutoReqId” section to bring up the position.

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