The University of Tennessee Libraries invites applications for the position of Electronic Resources Specialist. This position provides leadership for the process of investigating, negotiating, and licensing electronic resources in a team environment where the life cycle of electronic resources is managed.
The Electronic Resources Specialist supervises one FTE staff position and reports to the Head of Electronic Resources and Serials Management. Responsibilities include investigating and comparing vendor products and offers, establishing and maintaining effective vendor relations, negotiating and documenting license terms and pricing, and collaborating in the management of the Serials Solutions electronic resources management system. Required Qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. Professional experience with academic online resources and services. Basic understanding of publisher’s licensing and business models. Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills, analytical problem solving skills, and initiative. Strong organizational skills and the ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities. Knowledge of copyright policies and intellectual property issues in academic institutions. Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Excel.
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience of success in negotiating. Experience in licensing of electronic resources, including reviewing, negotiating, analyzing, or drafting license agreements. Experience in contract administration. Experience with vendors and content providers, including subscription agents, publishers, and library consortia. Serials and electronic resources experience in a large academic or research library. Knowledge of copyright and fair use issues raised in licensing media resources, including video, audio, and images. Experience with a business management software program, such as SAP, and database management programs, such as Microsoft Access. Supervisory experience. Additional information about this position and the UT community is available at http://www.lib.utk.edu/employ/faculty/erms.html.
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
A background check and official transcripts are required prior to hiring. Send cover letter addressing the above qualifications, a current resume, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references to: Elizabeth Greene, Library Human Resources, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000. Application materials may be sent via email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin April 9, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Qualified spring graduates are encouraged to apply.