Texas A&M University Library is currently seeking nominations and applications for the System Resource Development Director. This position will play a pivotal role in the ongoing development of cooperative agreements for the Texas A&M System Libraries. Please share this announcement with interested professionals.
System Libraries Resource Development Director
Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a talented and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries in the new position of System Libraries Resource Development Director. This is a non-tenure track “clinical” faculty position with appointment at the rank of Clinical Associate Professor or above. Successful candidates will be expected to have engagement in professional service activities, consistent with the Libraries’ and University’s requirements for promotion.
Reporting to the Dean of the University Libraries and working in the Information Resources unit in the Evans Library & Library Annex on the main campus of Texas A&M University, the System Libraries Resource Development Director is responsible for the licensing and subscription management of electronic resources for the Texas A&M University System Library Consortium (TAMU System Library Consortium). This position provides leadership for the review and negotiation of cooperative agreements for electronic resources. In consultation with TAMU Libraries, Contracts Administration, and the Office of General Counsel, the System Libraries Resource Development Director reviews and negotiates digital resources licenses to ensure compliance with established federal and state guidelines, including copyright and accessibility guidelines. Responsibilities include investigating and comparing vendor products and offers, establishing and maintaining effective vendor relations, and maintaining an Electronic Management System for cooperative agreements. This position also manages the setup and maintenance of access records for existing and new cooperative agreements and is responsible for resolving electronic resources access issues and communicating with system libraries, vendors, and publishers regarding such issues. The librarian in this position is a member of the TAMU Libraries' Electronic Resources Licensing Team and supervises a staff member, who is responsible for maintaining shared instances in the link resolver
· Master of Library Science degree (or equivalent) from an ALA Accredited graduate program.
· 3 - 5 years of professional library experience, with at least two years working in electronic acquisitions and/or collection development, e-resource management, and/or contracts administration.
· Professional knowledge and work experience with academic online resources and services.
· Professional knowledge of the concepts and issues related to the electronic resources lifecycle.
· Knowledge of copyright law, digital rights management, and application of fair use.
· Familiarity with electronic resources product market and publishers’ licensing and business models.
· Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication, leadership, and analytical problem solving.
· Evidence of ability to adapt to change and work in a collaborative service-oriented environment.
· Experience or familiarity with assessment of library resources.
· Knowledge of ADA laws and standards in regard to electronic information resources.
· Successful supervisory and management experience.
· Familiarity in working with consortia.
· Ability and willingness to travel.
· Experience negotiating licenses on behalf of a library consortium or academic library.
· Juris Doctor from accredited law school or legal background.
· Experience managing or implementing an Electronic Resources Management System and link resolver.
· Experience with or understanding of emerging information technologies and applications.
Originally created in 1948 and significantly expanded in 1989 and 1996, The Texas A&M University System includes 11 universities and is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation. A&M System members educate more than 131,000 students and reach another 22 million people through service each year. With diversity in educational focus and significant geographic separation, each university maintains its own cultural identity while still being a part of the Texas A&M experience.
Founded in 1876 as a land-grant institution, Texas A&M University is the sixth largest university in the nation. The signature Aggie Spirit captures and embodies the university’s traditions and core values: Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service. The university has an enrollment of more than 55,000 students and 2,800 instructional faculty. Based on Vision 2020, the institution’s goal is to become a premier, tier-one research university and to be ranked among the top 10 public universities nationwide by 2020.
In an effort to provide relevant customer service in an ever-changing environment, the Texas A&M University Libraries are developing a core culture representing flexibility, innovation and risk-taking. In addition, the Libraries recognize the value in creating a culture that draws from the richness and strength reflected in the diversity of our state and our nation and has created an actionable Diversity Plan.
Texas A&M is located in Bryan-College Station, a friendly community where the ubiquitous “howdy” greets friends and newcomers alike. The community boasts excellent medical facilities, live entertainment and the arts, fine-to-casual dining, outdoor recreation, a local airport, and a low cost of living, as well as easy proximity to Austin and Houston. Additionally, Texas residents enjoy the benefit of having no state or local income tax.
Salary/Benefits/Rank: Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be $55,500. Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA-CREF; paid holidays and vacation; no state or local income tax. Funding is available for professional travel and development activities.
Applications: Applications received by March 7, 2014 will be given first consideration. The letter of application should address the responsibilities, qualifications, and experiences listed for the position. Please submit application letter, vita, and the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references. References will not be contacted without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission. Send nominations and applications via email to LibrarianJob@library.tamu.edu or mailed to Pixey Mosley, Associate Dean for Administrative & Faculty Services, Texas A&M University Libraries, 5000 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-5000.
An Equal Opportunity Employer, TAMU Libraries is committed to employing quality faculty who will enhance the rich diversity of our academic community. In that regard, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who are representative of the state’s diversity.
For more information about the library, see http://library.tamu.edu; about the university, http://www.tamu.edu; about the system, http://www.tamus.edu/ and about the communities, http://www.visitaggieland.com.
Director of Collection Development Operations & Acquisitions Services
Texas A&M University Libraries
Sterling C. Evans Library
College Station, Texas 77843-5000
Office:979- 862-1033 Cell: 979-777-4399
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