Electronic Resources Librarian, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Rice University is seeking a dynamic, service-oriented Electronic Resources Librarian. The successful candidate will work in a team environment as the primary resource person for all aspects of electronic resources maintenance. The position reports to the Head of Acquisitions in the Technical Services Department.

Specific areas of responsibility include acquisitions, license review, access management, receipt, records maintenance, product trials, management of EZProxy and the OpenURL link resolver (currently SFX) and working with the discovery layer (currently EDS). The Electronic Resources Librarian supervises one FTE and works closely with vendors, IT staff, collection development librarians, cataloging staff, faculty and students.

Required Qualifications include: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science (may substitute an advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) and an additional year of library experience above and beyond the requirement for the MLS degree); two years of library experience; excellent communication skills; an understanding of technical standards; strong analytical and problem-solving skills; strong commitment to customer service and thorough understanding of electronic product licensing terms.

Salary & benefits: $52,000 minimum, with hiring salary commensurate with experience and qualifications; no state or local income tax; 21 benefit days; 8 study days; a range of retirement options including TIAA/CREF; health and life insurance and tuition waiver.

Environment: Rice University provides a stimulating work environment, with opportunities to participate in the delivery of innovative library services supported by leading edge technologies. Fondren Library (http://www.rice.edu/fondren) is a research library with more than 2.8 million volumes and more than 141,000 subscriptions, including titles available through aggregators. The Library has a state-of-the-art off-site shelving facility. An active program of digital resource delivery and development is grounded in successful collaboration among library and University staff from Digital Scholarship Services, other library departments and University information technology staff. The Technical Services Department is committed to using both established and emerging methods to provide access to library materials.

Houston is a vibrant, multicultural city, with world-class visual and performing arts ranging from the traditional to the avant-garde. The fourth largest city in the country, Houston enjoys a moderate cost of living and easy proximity to the Gulf Coast. For more information, see: http://www.explore.rice.edu/explore/General_Information.asp.

Applications received by June 18, 2014 will receive first consideration. Please apply with cover letter, resumé, and the names, titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references at: http://jobs.rice.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54226. Inquiries: Melinda Reagor Flannery at (713) 348-3773 or reagor@rice.edu. Rice University is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.

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