Head of Licensing & Acquisitions, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

The University of Connecticut (UConn), one of the nation’s leading public research universities, seeks applications for the position of Head of Licensing & Acquisitions.

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery, the Head of Licensing and Acquisitions envisions, leads, and actively participates in implementing strategies to license and acquire access to library collections needed to enable the UConn community’s scholarship and learning. The incumbent is responsible for managing and supervising the Licensing & Acquisitions Unit and leading the pursuit of further coordination and collaborations in the licensing and acquisitions work that occurs with the UConn Health and Law School libraries. Concurrently, the position engages in the work of license review and negotiations while developing, maintaining, and enhancing unit workflows that ensure that knowledge resources are acquired in a timely, effective, and fiscally-responsible manner. Within this context, the position draws upon expertise of collection management principles and practices, a user-focused orientation, and a working style that embraces collaboration in a complex and dynamic work environment.

For more information and to apply, visit https://hcmprodweb.psoft.uconn.edu/psp/HRPRCGA/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=2017023&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

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Subscription & Purchasing Coordinator, University of Colorado, Denver, CO

The University of Colorado Denver’s Auraria Library seeks a forward thinking and collaborative Subscription and Purchasing Coordinator to join the dynamic Resource Management team. Reporting to the Acquisitions Librarian, this full-time University Staff position’s primary role will be to oversee the acquisitions life-cycle of all firm orders, databases, and packages. This position supervises and directs the work of two full-time Library Technicians (one firm order specialist and one databases and packages specialist). The successful candidate will be able to coordinate routine activities and duties while understanding the big picture: specifically the ever-changing fiscal and technological challenges that 21st century academic libraries face. The Subscription and Purchasing Coordinator will cultivate relationships with internal and external stakeholders, collaborating often with collection development librarians and other members of Education, Research, and Access Services on projects, cancellations, renewals, and new purchases. This position will serve on various internal committees, task forces, and planning sessions relating to daily duties as well as library wide initiatives.

For more information and to apply, visit https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=06026


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Electronic Resources Librarian, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY

Molloy College seeks an Electronic Resources Librarian. The Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for managing the library’s online resources, which include: subscription databases, proxy server/OpenURL management, the library’s CMS presence, a variety of hosted systems/Web 2.0 initiatives and other digital systems and services through which patrons locate information. In addition, the Electronic Resources Librarian monitors and runs frequent analysis on database usage in order to determine if a) the subscription content meets the needs of the curriculum; b) resources are discoverable and utilized by both students and faculty and c) the library’s website presence is easily navigable, fresh and relevant.

The librarian in this role is extremely proficient in academic research strategies, electronic resources and emerging trends. Familiarity with configuring, utilizing and navigating Molloy’s subscription databases as well as the ability to address the research needs of undergraduates, graduates, doctoral students and faculty is a required aspect of the job. Lastly, as an academic librarian there are other standard duties that reference shifts, academic department liaison work, teaching/instruction and collection development.

Reporting to the library director, this is a full time, 12-month, non-tenured position.

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Coordinator of Scholarly Communication, Miami University Libraries, Oxford, OH

The Miami University (Ohio) Libraries (http://www.lib.miamioh.edu/) seek an innovative and service-minded individual to collaborate with librarians, faculty and other university partners as Coordinator of Scholarly Communication.

The Coordinator of Scholarly Communication leads the planning, coordination, implementation and assessment of scholarly communication services for the University community; provides expertise and leadership for educating the campus community about emerging models of scholarly publishing, open access and open scholarship initiatives, and connections between information literacy and scholarly communication; works with the University Office of General Counsel to provide guidance and advocacy on issues of copyright, fair use, and intellectual property to the university community.  Position reports to the Assistant/Associate Dean of Libraries.  This position is continuing contract eligible with rank at Assistant or Associate librarian dependent on qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities include:  Creating awareness and promoting scholarly communication issues as they relate to faculty, students, librarians, staff, and other stakeholders; developing and supporting Open Access publication initiatives; continuing to build and advance the University’s institutional repository, including establishing or updating policies and procedures; providing outreach and support for e-journal hosting initiatives; providing copyright oversight responsibilities as the Libraries’ campus representative and contact for library units dealing with copyright issues; effectively communicating and educating the campus community on OA issues; working closely with others in the Libraries and the University community and actively promotes author rights, as well as those of the creators, disseminators, and users of scholarly information, under fair use; engaging in the scholarly communication community at the local, regional, and national level.

Required:  ALA-accredited MLS; at least three years relevant experience in an academic library or university setting; demonstrated understanding of traditional copyright as well as CC and OA licensing issues, particularly in relation to academic scholarship; demonstrated understanding of current trends and issues in open access and scholarly communication; ability to meet the Miami University criteria for advancement and promotion of librarians as outlined in the Libraries Appointment, Rank and Promotion System (LARPS); demonstrated ability to work effectively in teams.  Appointment as associate librarian requires a proven record of accomplishment in academic librarianship primary professional responsibilities, productive service, and scholarly/creative achievement.

Desired:  A.B.A.-accredited J.D.; knowledge of commercial and open access publishing platforms; knowledge of web accessibility standards; experience with institutional repositories; experience with Open Educational Resources; supervisory experience.

Submit cover, resume and list of three references to https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=3006.

Review of applications will begin on July 25, 2016 and continues until position is filled.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, California State University, East Bay, Hayward, CA

California State University, East Bay currently has a full-time library faculty opening for an Electronic Resources Librarian. Working collegially with the library faculty, the Electronic Resources Librarian will develop and manage electronic resource collections, including acquisition, licensing and access; keep current with emerging technologies and developments in electronic products and services; serve as a liaison between library public and technical services to facilitate the effective integration of electronic resources to support the teaching and learning mission of the University; and design effective assessment strategies for electronic resources and services.

For full description and to apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/35629

First Review date: 9/23/16

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Head of Acquisitions and Collection Development, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL

The University of North Florida Library in Jacksonville invites applications for Head of Acquisitions and Collection Development. The Head of Acquisitions and Collection Development oversees and administers the development and management of library acquisitions under the direction of the Director of Technical Services. This position supervises the Electronic Resources Librarian and is responsible for the ordering and receiving of a wide variety of library materials, print, microform, electronic resources, etc. They oversee many of the direct contacts the library has with vendors. The position coordinates budget activity for the library materials budget and several other funds such as Auxiliary, Foundation, Sponsored Research, and Distance Learning to ensure the best use of library funds. The position also actively participates in collection development activities for the library and serves as a library liaison. The position works closely with all parts of the library, particularly as co-chair of the Collection Development Committee and with the administration office in managing the budget.


ALA-accredited Master’s of Library Science degree or equivalent, plus at least 5 years of experience in acquiring academic library materials. Must demonstrate an ability to work with budgets. Supervisory experience. Applicants with 9 years experience may be hired at the rank of University Librarian.

For more details about the position and application procedures, visit https://www.unfjobs.org/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=326239

Application deadline: Review of applications begins on July 13, 2016 and continues until position is filled.

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Collections Initiatives Librarian, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga seeks an innovative and dynamic professional for the position of Collections Initiatives Librarian in the Library’s Collection Services Department.

Reporting to the Head of Collection Services, the Collections Initiatives Librarian will assist with day to day operations across the department, take the lead in our new scholarly communication initiatives, and lead departmental projects as needed.

For a complete list of position responsibilities, along with required and desired qualifications, visit http://www.utc.edu/library/pdfs/admin/collection-initiatives-job-description.pdf

If interested, please submit the following to facultyvitae2@utc.edu:

  1. A letter of application
  2. A current curriculum vita
  3. The names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of 3 references including the professional relationship of reference and applicant

Review of applications begins July 8, 2016.  Position is open until filled.

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