Electronic Resources Librarian, Fordham University, Bronx, NY

Responsibilities Include

  • Provides ongoing maintenance of databases to ensure continued access throughout the life cycle; checks search capabilities and website display; claims broken links or missing content; assists in annual renewals.
  • Resolves database access problems. Provides technical support to users and responds to help desk requests.
  • Collects COUNTER-compliant usage statistics for all licensed e-resources to support retention & renewal decisions and creation of annual ACRL and IPEDS reports; maintains detailed information on statistics access (links, passwords, contacts).
  • Manages the Electronic Resources Management System (SerialsSolutions), including knowledge base management, overlap analysis, link resolver configuration, and URL customizations.

Qualifications Include

  • American Library Association accredited Master’s Degree
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in an academic library, preferably e-resources experience
  • Experience with the technical procedures of acquiring and maintaining library e-resources
  • Excellent communication skills working with faculty, students, vendors, and colleagues
  • Experience with an integrated library system (SirsiDynix Symphony preferred); discovery service (EDS   preferred); link resolver (Serials Solutions preferred); and LibGuides

Starting date is September 4, 2018

Send letter & resume to: Lynn Parliman (parliman@fordham.edu)

Full position description is available here.

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Electronic resources Librarian, The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

Reporting to the Coordinator of Acquisitions and Electronic Resources, the Electronic Resources Librarian ensures optimal and accurate access to subscription resources, including databases, electronic journals, and books. The Electronic Resources Librarian supports the development of new methods of subscription and resource acquisition and strives to increase available resources for the UA community. As a faculty librarian in Resource Acquisition & Discovery, this position contributes to the overall management of the area, helping to ensure completion of goals in an efficient manner in support of university and library strategic goals.

Other Responsibilities Include:

  • Managing subscription resources through the establishment of product trials, license review, access management, record maintenance, subscription renewal, and ongoing vendor relations.
  • Collecting and reporting financial and statistics usage in various forms.
  • Processing invoices in a timely manner.

Required Qualification Include:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Prior academic library experience, 1-2 years preferred working with electronic resources.
  • Detailed understanding of current models, practices, and tools used by academic libraries for the acquisition and management of e-resources.

Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu. Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor.

Applications received by August 9, 2018 are assured of receiving full consideration.

Full position posting is available at: https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/43310

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Head of Electronic Resources and Serials Acquisitions, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Library seeks a dynamic, imaginative, and collaborative leader to guide and evolve Harvard Library’s management of print serials and electronic resources.  Applying their solid record of leadership and vision across Harvard’s vast online and physical collections, the Head of Electronic Resources and Serials Acquisitions will guide the development of a unified strategy, best practices, and workflows for managing fee-based and open access online resources that encompass all library parties of the content ecosystem–collection development, technical services, and scholarly communication while maintaining the accurate and timely acquisition of a significant and robust collection of print serials.

Leadership and Advocacy:  In close collaboration with collection development and scholarly resources leadership at Harvard, and with Harvard Library’s strategic partners in ReCAP, Ivy Plus Libraries, and beyond, the Head creates and recommends best practices for successful license and access negotiation strategy, resource purchasing models, resource sharing, resource analysis and assessment, long-term preservation, usage data analysis, and implements sustainable workflows and staffing models that support these activities in an environment that builds and maintains both print and electronic collections locally and through inter-institutional arrangements.   S/he advocates for adapting how such content may be used to support users’ evolving research and scholarship needs.

Teamwork:  A member of the Information and Technical Services (ITS) Senior Leadership Team (Heads of Acquisitions, Electronic Resources and Serials Acquisitions, Metadata Creation, and Metadata Management, as well as the Associate Librarian for ITS), the Head works across domains to leverage the synergies between collection development, scholarly communication, and technical services.

Operations:  Along with three direct reports, this leader will guide a team of nine staff in support of electronic resources management and 20 staff who oversee a blend of much of the print and electronic serials acquisitions activities for the Harvard Library.  S/he applies knowledge of current issues and trends in e-resource licensing, copyright, content, acquisitions, and the publishing industry to support the ongoing transition from print to electronic resources and to sustain robust workflows where such a transition is not imminent.

Although this position will remain open until filled, applications will be reviewed beginning July 27, 2018. For more information, please follow the link to the full job posting or reach out to Marybeth Godwin, Lead Recruitment Consultant (marybeth_godwin@harvard.edu).

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Head of Electronic Resources & Serials, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

Santa Clara University Library has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, motivated, user-focused and collaborative librarian as Head of Electronic Resources & Serials. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Scholarly Communication, this key position provides leadership in the procurement, assessment and management of print and electronic continuing resources, including individual and package subscriptions, ebook demand-driven acquisitions and streaming services. This position supervises two full-time staff and is a member of the Library Management Council. Two critical areas of responsibility for this position are the review of vendor licenses and providing data for the on-going assessment of subscriptions. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher education and in 2017 received the ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award.

If you would like to join our group of service-oriented staff, please see the full position description and instructions for applying at https://jobs.scu.edu/postings/7359.

Applications received by July 31, 2018 will receive first consideration.

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Resource Management, Department Head, University of Colorado Denver’s Auraria Library, Denver, CO

The University of Colorado Denver’s Auraria Library is searching for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable leader to fill our Resource Management, Department Head position. The Department Head is responsible for overseeing the work of the eleven person Resource Management Department. The Resource Management Department’s activities span the acquisition, licensing, cataloging, metadata creation, collections analysis, and interlibrary loan of Auraria Library’s purchased content, in addition to, managing the on and off campus access to these learning materials and their physical maintenance. The Resource Management, Department Head leads the Library’s acquisition-to-discovery workflow of purchased library materials to ensure the best possible user experience and supports the Acquisitions Librarian in overseeing the Library’s $3.6M learning materials budget. This is a 12-month non-tenure track senior instructor position.

Leadership in Discovery, Metadata, and Access
• Oversees and evaluates metadata creation for the Library’s learning materials in all formats, including developing best practices and performing quality control.
• Oversees and evaluates cataloging processes and tools (e.g., LTI, OCLC Connexion, WorldShare Collection Manager).
• Provides long-term vision for the library’s access points from a user experience perspective including the discovery layer (Summon), the library catalog (Sierra), WorldCat, Google Scholar, and others.

Leadership in Electronic Resources Management
• Cultivates and develops the department’s workflows and procedures to address the complexities of the 21st century learning materials lifecycle.
• Evaluates, develops, and improves acquisition-to-discovery processes for purchased library materials.
• Manages, supports, and assesses the Library’s electronic resource management tools (e.g., eresources linking form, ProQuest Workflow Solutions/Serials Solutions).

Minimum Qualifications
• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or program.
• Supervisory experience in an academic or research library.
• Experience in an academic or research library in one or more areas of library resource management including, but not limited to; electronic resource management, metadata creation, or electronic resources acquisitions.

Application Instructions
To apply, visit https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=14062.
This position is open until filled. For full consideration, apply by July 24, 2018. Applications received after July 24, 2018 may or may not be considered.

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Monographic Acquisitions Coordinator, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Position Description

Reporting to the Head, Acquisitions, the Monographic Acquisitions Coordinator provides leadership and supervision in acquiring and managing information resources in several formats to support the success of teaching and research at the University of Iowa. This position is responsible for developing acquisitions policies and procedures; creating and maintaining positive vendor relationships; monitoring approval plans and Library of Congress Cooperative Acquisitions Programs (LC CAP); and overseeing gift receipts and processing. This position provides strategic leadership and coordinates day-to-day activities including personnel management and setting and communicating unit priorities. This position supervises staff and works closely with collection management, electronic resources/serials, cataloging-metadata, and finance department colleagues.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties Include

  • Serves as the Library’s primary contact for monographic vendors (includes electronic demand-driven acquisitions and approval plan management), and publisher representatives.
  • Oversees daily processes and activities of a staff performing procurement, gift processing, and invoice preparation.
  • Develops policies, procedures, and workflows to achieve greater efficiencies and improve customer service, including integrating workflows with other departments.
  • Provides effective and timely supervision of staff including training and performance management.
  • Manages orders and communication associated with the following programs: 1) Newly promoted and tenured faculty recognition, 2) Memorial, donation, and volunteer bookplates.

Application Procedure

To apply for this position, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/73054. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by July 16, 2018.

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