Position Available--Electronic Resources Libraian Roberta Winjum 07 Feb 2006 19:42 UTC

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Vacancy Announcement
Vanderbilt University
The Jean and Alexander Heard Library
Technical Services
POSITION:  Electronic Resources Librarian

DESCRIPTION: Vanderbilt University Library is seeking a creative,
service-oriented librarian to manage access to and information
about library electronic resources, including over 25,000
e-journals and databases and nearly 200,000 e-books, for all
libraries within the Jean & Alexander Heard Library System. Under
the direction and support of the Assistant University Librarian for
Technical Services, s/he will collaborate with others throughout
the library system to carry out this responsibility, including
participation in identifying and licensing e-resources.  Major
duties include coordinating acquisition, payment, record keeping,
fiscal control, technical compatibility, and upkeep of electronic
resources; ensuring continuing access; and quickly resolving any
problems that occur. The Electronic Resources Librarian will also
gather and analyze data to evaluate usage, user satisfaction, and
vendor performance for electronic resources; monitor trends in
e-publishing and e-resource management; and recommend or implement
new initiatives as appropriate.

QUALIFICATIONS: M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited institution required.
Three years of relevant experience required. The candidate should
demonstrate extensive knowledge and understanding of issues and
practices related to e-resource use, management, preservation, and
copyright. Candidate should possess relevant experience managing
library resources in some capacity within an automated environment
as well as knowledge of public service issues related to
e-resources. The position requires demonstrated experience working
in a collaborative, collegial organizational structure; also the
ability to work independently and follow through on work
assignments. Commitment to quality service, evidence of initiative
and flexibility, and excellent oral and written communication
skills required. Desirable qualifications:  Experience working in
the technical management of electronic resources, experience
negotiating with publishers/vendors for the provision of
e-resources, experience with technologies used to provide access to
e-resources, experience with technical process improvement, and
familiarity with a variety of computer hardware and software.
ENVIRONMENT: Vanderbilt University consists of ten schools and
colleges with an enrollment of over 11,000. The Jean & Alexander
Heard Library System has a collection of over 3 million volumes in
eight libraries and a staff of 210. Vanderbilt University is a
member of the Association of Research Libraries and SOLINET.
Technical Services consists of three teams that order, catalog, and
preserve library collections for the libraries. The Electronic
Resources Librarian is a new position within Technical Services
with responsibility for collaboration across the library system.
The Electronic Resources Librarian will join the team leaders and
AUL for Technical Services as a member of TechForce, the Technical
Services management group.
For more information about Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Library, and
Technical Services, please consult the library web pages at
http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu. Vanderbilt University is located
in Nashville, Tennessee, a major business and education center in
the mid-South with a metropolitan area population of over one

COMPENSATION: Salary minimum $37,000, commensurate with experience.
Benefits are those that accrue to exempt staff of the University
and include health care insurance, retirement plan options, a
tuition discount program, and paid vacation, sick leave, and

APPLICATIONS:  The review of applications will begin March 17, 2006
with a start date of July 1, 2006.  The position will remain open
until filled.  Send letter of application and resume, including the
names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three
references to: Lisa Terranova Shipman, Director of Administrative
Services, Vanderbilt University Library, 419 21st Avenue South,
Nashville, Tennessee 37240-0007, lisa.shipman@vanderbilt.edu.