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

Santa Clara University Library is seeking a dynamic, motivated, user focused, and collaborative individual to serve as the Head of Electronic Resources & Serials. The Head of Electronic Resources & Serials supervises two full-time staff members, 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, and oversee the processing of all invoices paid out of the acquisitions budget. The successful candidate will review all subscriptions and licenses, renew subscriptions as needed, set up trials, conduct regular assessments of all subscriptions, and work with publishers/vendors and major consortia such as SCELC (http://scelc.org).

The Head of Electronic Resources & Serials will develop and maintain expert knowledge on issues related to electronic resources and electronic resource management (ERM) and work with staff to ensure all invoices are paid on a timely and accurate basis. Additionally, the Head of Electronic Resources & Serials will work closely and collaboratively with subject librarians and the Head of Instruction & Assessment on the ongoing acquisition, purchase, renewal and assessment of electronic resources and serials.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Scholarly Communication, the Head of Electronic Resources & Serials plays a key role in connecting our community to our vast array of electronic resources. This position serves on the Library Management Council, an advisory administrative body made up of the University Librarian, Associate University Librarians, and unit heads.

Potential candidates are invited to attend one of our informational webinars to learn more about the position, library, and University:

May 13, 2021 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm PDT, registration available here.

May 14, 2021 from noon – 1:00 pm PDT, registration available here.

Confidentiality will be ensured, as the attendee list will be hidden. Live captioning will be provided.

Further inquiries may be directed to Lev Rickards, Co-Interim University Librarian (lrickards@scu.edu).

Full Position Description and Instructions for Applying: https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/scu/scu/job/Santa-Clara-CA/Head-of-Electronic-Resources-and-Serials_R1238

Priority review date for applications is Friday, May 28th.

Salary Range: $66,600 – $125,000; commensurate with experience.

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Humanities Librarian for Collection Management, University Libraries at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

The University Libraries at Appalachian State University seeks a dynamic and experienced individual for the position of Humanities Librarian for Collection Management. We seek to recruit and retain a talented and diverse faculty. Candidates who are members of underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Appalachian State University is located in the beautiful mountains of Boone, North Carolina, 100 miles northwest of Charlotte, 88 miles northeast of Asheville, and 86 miles west of Winston-Salem. The University has over 20,000 students, primarily in bachelor’s and master’s programs, and is a constituent institution of the seventeen-campus University of North Carolina System.

Position Context
At Appalachian, Belk Library and Information Commons serve as the primary information source for academic/research departments and colleges. Library faculty work in a collegial team-based environment, are members of the University faculty, participate in the Library’s instruction program, and engage in active programs of scholarship and professional service. Library faculty communicate with a wide variety of patrons, including students, faculty, staff, researchers, vendors, staff in other libraries, and the general public. Some positions require specialized knowledge in an additional discipline, field, or subject area. Some positions may independently lead, guide, and direct functional areas of a library.

Collection Management Librarian responsibilities include:
Assessment/strategy, budgeting, collection supervision, and outreach/instruction to liaison departments. The librarian’s outlook is holistic and collaborative, examining the overall needs of the university and library while advocating for their assigned departments and programs.

Complete Job Description and To Apply: https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/27882

Salary: $54,000-$62,000, salary may vary based on the faculty ranking.

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Resource Acquisition Manager, University of Central Oklahoma’s Chambers Library, Edmond, OK

The University of Central Oklahoma’s Chambers Library has an opening for a creative, collaborative, knowledgeable, and highly motivated individual to serve as the Resource Acquisition Manager. This position plays a key role in e-resources negotiation and liaises with university faculty. This unique opportunity comes at a significant time as the library analyzes and redefines resource need and use to better serve users.

Position Overview:

Responsible for procuring and processing online and physical library resources. Provides leadership for Resource Acquisition Department. Provides stewardship in sustaining the library’s acquisitions budget and “in-time” access to all learning resources. Assists with troubleshooting resource access problems. Assists with promoting public awareness and use of resources.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

  • Leads/conducts all negotiations with information providers/vendors to secure the most relevant content at the most cost-effective rates for all resources.
  • Manages licensing and establishing access to electronic resources.
  • Participates in troubleshooting access problems with electronic resources.
  • Oversees the maintenance of vendor contract information in library technology platform.
  • Calculates departmental allocations of annual materials budget according to established criteria.
  • Manages Acquisitions and Serials teams, ordering, payment, and receipt of all resources.
  • Provides training and guidance to the team to ensure the team stays abreast of current trends and best practices.
  • Develops and maintains policies, procedures, and documentation for serials management.
  • Reviews usage statistics and communicates with faculty, students, and librarians to gather feedback, perform collection analysis. Assists and advises on purchase/retention of resources.
  • Participates in continuing education, conference, workshops, seminars, or other activities that enhance professional knowledge.
  • Serves as Collection Development Liaison to university departments/programs.
  • Actively participates in continuing education.
  • Reports to Executive Director of the library.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrated excellent leadership qualities including strong interpersonal and public communication skills.

Salary and Benefits: $50,000 https://jobs.uco.edu

To Apply: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web/php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=24246&clientkey=05027ACF42B26FF3DD70CE4664A18E9F

Information on UCO’s Inclusive Community: https://www.uco.edu/offices/people-culture/inclusive-community/

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Head of Special Collections and Archives, Auburn University Libraries, Auburn, AL

Auburn University Libraries seeks an innovative and motivated professional to direct its Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) as Department Head. The Department Head will serve as thought leader and will advocate in developing comprehensive strategies to serve users and to integrate the SC&A further into the mission of the Libraries and the University. The Department Head oversees the portfolios of rare book, archives, records, outreach/engagement, digital scholarship programs, and fundraising. Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the Head of SC&A will be responsible for administrative and operational oversight of the department as well as developing effective partnerships with academic departments, with repositories across the State and region, and the global community of scholars. Major responsibilities beyond administrative and operational oversight include innovation in policies and procedures, scholarly outreach programming, exhibitions, donor development, and grantsmanship. The Department Head will lead in areas such as digital collections development, curricular integration, user-centered services, diversity and inclusion, and the ongoing professional development of the SC&A’s dedicated team of faculty and staff.

The individual in this position will shape collection development and management priorities to focus on areas of historical strength while also working to build a more diverse and inclusive record of humanity’s cultural and scientific heritage. The Department Head will provide strategic direction for advancing the Libraries’ stewardship role over existing collections, balancing new acquisitions against care for existing collections, as well as for activities related to archival processing, research services, access services, facilities management, fundraising and development, and community outreach. This twelve-month tenure-track faculty position requires professional and scholarly activity as well as service on library and university committees.

Starting salary of $65,000. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience/qualifications. This is a twelve-month tenure-track position. Benefits include 20 days of vacation leave/12 days of sick leave per year; participation in State Teachers’ Retirement System (mandatory); additional voluntary retirement plans available; health/dental/life/disability insurance.

To apply, visit: http://www.auemployment.com/postings/22098

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Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, TN

The University of Tennessee, a research one institution and the flagship institution for the state, is seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join the collaborative and innovative Acquisitions & Continuing Resources team at the University Libraries. UTK is located in Knoxville, a vibrant city in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in east Tennessee. The city, population 187,000, is the third largest city in Tennessee. Knoxville’s metro area (population 850,000), and the surrounding region offer a variety of recreational opportunities and affordable cost-of-living.

Reporting to the Head, Acquisitions & Continuing Resources (ACR), the Electronic Resources Librarian works as a member of a collaborative team where innovative thinking and creative problem solving are highly valued. This position leads and manages the Resource Management unit within ACR, which is responsible for managing the lifecycle of the Libraries’ electronic resources and serials, including renewing, licensing, preserving, activation, and troubleshooting. The Electronic Resources Librarian plays a critical role in the development, implementation, and evolution of strategies and workflows relating to the acquisitions and management of electronic resources and serials for successful research and learning. This position requires a thorough understanding of and experience in all aspects of acquiring, evaluating, incorporating, and supporting ongoing access to electronic resources and serials.

Specific Duties

  • Provides direction and expertise related to establishing and maintaining access to electronic resources including coordinating work with database providers, vendors, and publishers to enable access, resolve problems, manage technical changes, and respond to end-users’ issues with electronic resources in a timely manner
  • Guides the Libraries in developing and maintaining awareness of emerging technologies, standards, and technical issues relating to the usage of electronic resources
  • Recommends and implements new initiatives for managing and processing electronic resources
  • Plays a significant role in the accessibility and license negotiation team
  • Coordinates serials renewals through the Libraries’ subscription agent
  • Serves as a member of the interdepartmental collections assessment team by providing qualitative and quantitative data about electronic resources and serials
  • Works collaboratively to resolve complex issues related to access, including breaches of contracts
  • Provides leadership to Acquisitions & Continuing Resources staff through professional development, mentoring, and coaching, and supervises 5 full-time employees in the Resource Management unit
  • Works collaboratively and effectively with various stakeholders within the Libraries, such as a subject liaison and collections advisory groups, as well as the campus community in support of the Libraries’ strategic plan and overall mission

Salary and Benefits

Appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor with a salary of $52,000.  Faculty rank and status; twelve-month, tenure-track appointment.  Library faculty must meet University requirements for promotion and tenure.

Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state retirement plan (TCRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) (VOYA, TIAA, VALIC) with nonrefundable contributions paid for the employee by the University; optional group health and life insurance plans.  Tuition remission is available for all university employees and partial undergraduate tuition remission is available to dependent children and spouses of UT employees. Start-up funding in the amount of $10,000 allocated over a three-year period; annual support for travel & professional development.

Complete Job Description and Application Procedures: https://apply.interfolio.com/85449

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Systems Librarian, Assistant or Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE

The University Libraries at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) seeks an enthusiastic and user-centered professional to implement robust, reliable, and extensible information systems. The Systems Librarian is primary technology owner for UNL’s core discovery, delivery, resource management, and digital archiving and preservation tools. They collaborate extensively with colleagues across the UNL Libraries, the University of Nebraska Consortium of Libraries (UNCL), and University of Nebraska Information Technology Services (ITS) to plan and implement systems. They assume a key leadership role in re-defining workflows and processes as part of the 2020 migration from Innovative (Sierra) to Ex Libris (Alma and Primo) platforms.

The Systems Librarian joins the UNL Libraries at a time of change and renewal. For the first time, the UNCL Libraries will be on a shared library platform, and new leadership in the Libraries and at the University are opening new avenues for collaboration.


• Provides technical leadership for and management of a suite of information systems, primarily Alma, Primo, and Rosetta, but including other systems used for authentication, digital content management, description and discovery.
• Serves as lead contact with systems vendors and university data partners, troubleshooting bugs, and managing data exchange, systems integrations, systems security, upgrades and maintenance.
• Directs systems-related projects and leads team meetings.
• Collaborates extensively with colleagues in program and technologies areas to optimize systems.
• Prepares and maintains systems logs, reports, and statistical data to assist in evidence-based decision making
• Participates in governance of shared systems through the University of Nebraska Consortium of Libraries, and in related collective activities with the Big Ten Academic Alliance, HathiTrust, Center for Research Libraries, and related groups.
• Actively engages in anti-racist work to advance inclusive excellence and redress systemic inequities.
• Contributes to the knowledge base of the profession through scholarly, professional, and service activities appropriate for the appointment type and rank.

Salary: Librarians in the University Libraries have faculty status; the successful candidate will be hired at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (tenured/tenure-leading). The minimum salary for this position is $60,000.

To Apply: https://employment.unl.edu/postings/72034

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Continuing Resources and Government Information Management Librarian, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

Clemson University Libraries seek an experienced, service-oriented, innovative, and collaborative librarian to support the Technical Services and Collection Management (TSCM) Unit in its work. The Continuing Resources and Government Information Management Librarian will be primarily responsible for the acquisitions, activation, and cataloging of electronic serials, and the cataloging of databases. This position will also provide serials management knowledge for the Libraries in a variety of print serials collection management projects and supervision for members of the Continuing Resources and Government Information Management Team who are responsible for the acquisitions and cataloging of print and electronic serials for the general library collection and the acquisitions, cataloging, and collection management of government documents resources. This person will also be responsible for troubleshooting electronic journals access issues. ExLibris’ Alma and Primo are used for these and all other TSCM operations. The successful candidate will also collaborate closely with TSCM’s Electronic Resources Team and the Federal Documents depository coordinator in the Information & Research Services Unit. This is a 12-month tenure-track Faculty position and various benefit plans are available, along with annual leave, sick leave, and paid holidays.

The ideal candidate for this role will have an ALA-accredited degree in librarianship and at least one year of full-time professional experience, or three years paraprofessional, providing print or electronic serials management services, electronic serials acquisitions or cataloging services in a research library. It is also important that a candidate has a strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect in the workplace. Preferred qualifications include at least one year’s experience in the management of government documents technical services operations, experience supervising others, and experience working with the Alma/Primo library services platform/discovery system. More qualifications can be found in the full job ad.

Clemson University is a major land-grant, science and engineering-oriented university and has the highest Carnegie research designation (Very High, R1). Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel. Centrally located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson is in one of the fastest-growing areas of South Carolina, and a two-hour drive from Charlotte and Atlanta.

Salary and Benefits

Faculty rank and a minimum salary of $61,000 based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. Various medical plans, dental plans, and retirement plans are available. 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 13 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: apply.interfolio.com/85097. Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by April 16 will be guaranteed consideration.

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