Head of Serials/Electronic Resources Division, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

Rowland Medical Library at the University of Mississippi Medical Center seeks a Head of Serials/Electronic Resources Division, at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.  Rowland Library serves the schools of medicine, dentistry, nursing, health related professions, pharmacy and graduate studies in the health sciences.

The team member in this position:

Provides leadership including reviewing current policies and procedures and formulates strategies for enhanced and continued workflow and processes for all serials and e-resources.

Is responsible for library e-resources and print serial collections including managing budget, licensing, and electronic resources lifecycle.  Coordinates acquisition, implementation and maintenance of electronic resources and serials.  Provides oversight and supervision for workflow and processes.  Communicates with vendors, publishers, consortia, and specific university IT staff. Monitors budget and expenditures and initiates payment with department accountant.  Investigates new resources and places orders with agents or vendors.  Conducts initial review of licenses and works with contracts administration.  Informs staff and patrons of license restrictions.

The incumbent must also work with reference/education to help develop training materials and to identify e-content for possible purchase.

This is a management level position that reports to the Library Director.  The anticipated start date for this position is November 1; review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


MLS or equivalent from ALA-accredited program with a minimum of three years’ experience with serials and electronic resources management in an academic library.  Demonstrated knowledge of acquisitions process for serials and e-resources. Experience using A-Z journal management resource and in facilitating and troubleshooting web design, networks, and proxy server operations.  Strong patron service focus.  Must have effective oral and written communication skills.


Experience in Health Sciences.  Ability to provide meaningful data reports for serials and other e-resources using Microsoft Office suite, specifically Excel reports.  Experience supervising library staff.

The University of Mississippi Medical Center offers a competitive benefits package and retirement plan. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications. Applications will be accepted until October 1, 2014. Send letter of application, resume, and names and contact information of three references to: Connie Machado, Rowland Medical Library, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 N. State Street, Jackson, MS 39216. Email: cmachado@umc.edu

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