Job Announcement: Networked Electronic Resources Librarian, Columbia University Libraries Joyce G. McDonough 10 Jan 2001 19:42 UTC
Columbia University Libraries Networked Electronic Resources Librarian Columbia University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Networked Electronic Resources Librarian. We seek a dynamic individual to coordinate and support the acquisition, processing, and maintenance of electronic resources for Columbia's Digital Library. Working closely with the Associate University Librarian for Collections and with Libraries selectors, this position provides an opportunity to participate in the development and advancement of networked electronic services in a collaborative environment. Reporting to the Director, Technical Support & Acquisitions, the successful incumbent will coordinate the acquisition, processing, and maintenance of the networked electronic resources selected for Columbia University Libraries. Responsibilities include researching and analyzing vendor products and offers, reviewing license agreements, setting up trials and pilots, as needed, troubleshooting issues related to access and maintenance, and working closely with the Library Systems Office to conduct initial technical reviews. In addition to assessing products, aggregators, and services, the position is expected to acquire resources and process changes and renewals, communicating with vendors to obtain the best terms and conditions available. The incumbent works with a cross-section of Libraries staff to streamline the process for acquiring and providing access to electronic materials, to analyze and resolve problems, and to develop and use statistical and other management reports. This will include working with the Library Systems Office, vendors, publishers, and other members of various consortia regarding orders, terms, licensing, access, payments, and other performance matters. This is an outstanding opportunity to help shape the future of the Libraries networked electronic resources. The Columbia University Libraries is the nation's ninth largest academic library system with holdings of over seven million volumes. The collections are organized into 20 libraries, each corresponding, generally, to a specific academic or professional discipline. Annually, the Libraries is devoting an increasing portion (approximately 10% last year) of its $10+ million materials budget to electronic formats. Requirements are: an accredited MLS or equivalent relevant degree, and experience with electronic materials; knowledge of electronic services and licenses, bibliographic records, library automation, and web environments; knowledge of standard business practices, licensing terms, and the ability to apply that knowledge to electronic resources; the ability to work within a large, complex and changing library environment; effective written and oral communication skills; strong analytical skills; the ability to work in a collaborative and supportive manner with a broad cross section of Columbia Libraries staff; and knowledge of scholarly publishing & publications. Preferred qualifications include: working knowledge of one or more European languages (preferably one Romance and one Germanic), including the ability to understand general business terms; previous serials or acquisitions experience at a professional level; experience in a large research library; and familiarity with licensing and Intellectual Property issues. Salary ranges are: Librarian I: $40,500-$50,625; Librarian II: $43,000-$58,050; Librarian III: $46,000-$69,000. Excellent benefits include assistance with University housing and tuition exemption for self and family. Send letter of application, resume, and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: Robert Reiter, Human Resources Office, Box 18, Butler Library, Columbia University, 535 West 114th Street, New York, NY 10027. Cover letter must specify Job #UL70101007. Please include email address in cover letter. Screening of applications will begin 2/1/01. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.