Position Announcement -- Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian Colby Riggs 10 May 2007 18:49 UTC

Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seek an enthusiastic and
skilled Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian to provide
leadership and expertise in acquiring and integrating electronic
resources into the Libraries’ collections. Based in the Acquisitions
Department, the Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian also works
collaboratively with staff in other areas including collection
development, reference, information technology, and cataloging to
identify, license, and manage ongoing access to electronic resources.
The Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian reports directly to the
Head of Acquisitions with a secondary reporting relationship to the Head
of the Collection Development Department.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian is responsible for the
management of the life cycle processes for electronic resources and
supervises one staff assistant dedicated to electronic resources. Duties
include working with collection development in identifying electronic
resources for consideration, establishing product trials for evaluation,
managing license and contract terms related to electronic resources, and
collaborating with collection development in the negotiation of
resources. The Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian works closely
with the Electronic Resources and Metadata Cataloger on electronic
resource access and management issues and also interacts with
publishers, vendors and aggregators to acquire, establish and maintain
access to electronic resources. Duties include updating and maintaining
links to electronic resources through SFX and other resources as well as
resolving complex problems related to orders, renewals, and access. The
Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian acts as the liaison to the
California Digital Library (CDL) in managing UCI’s acquisition of and
access to UC consortium titles and works with key people at other UC
campuses in managing electronic resources through the consortium’s
Electronic Resource Management System (ERMS).

Serving as a resource for other library personnel on electronic resource
management issues, the Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian
troubleshoots and resolves access problems as they arise. The position
prepares management reports, providing statistical and budget analysis
related to electronic resources. The Electronic Resources Acquisitions
Librarian also provides leadership in developing and maintaining
awareness of emerging technologies, standards, and technical issues
relating to the acquisition, licensing, access, and usage of electronic
resources; recommends and implements new initiatives for managing and
processing electronic resources; and collaborates with library staff in
other departments, maintains open communication channels, and
participates on library-wide teams.

• Graduate degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution
or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Knowledge of current issues in acquiring, licensing, and managing
access to electronic resources.
• Strong ability to negotiate and maintain electronic resources’
licenses and contracts.
• Ability to take a user-centered approach in providing access to
electronic resources.
• Ability to exercise creativity and initiative in troubleshooting
problems with electronic resources access.
• Ability to effectively collaborate across departments and divisions on
issues related to electronic resources.
• Ability to effectively supervise, train, and motivate staff.
• Skill in planning and implementing projects.
• Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong commitment to quality customer service.
• Skill to analyze and resolve complex problems.
• Ability to set priorities and exercise flexibility working with
multiple assignments in a fast paced environment.
• Ability to work effectively in a large and diverse organization.
• Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement
and promotion of librarians.

• Experience working in a consortium.
• Experience acquiring and managing electronic resources in an academic
or research library.
• Experience with Innovative Interfaces’ integrated library system –
• Experience with Ex Libris’ SFX database.
• Experience with an Electronic Resources Management System (ERMS).

The Acquisitions Department
The Acquisitions Department procures all collections materials for the
UCI Libraries. The Department is responsible for expending a materials
budget of over $7 million annually. The Department is comprised of the
Department Head, 1 librarian, 15 staff and several student assistants.

The Libraries
The UCI Libraries are committed to innovation and excellence and are in
a major period of growth and change. The Libraries consist of the
Langson Library, the Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center,
and the Grunigen Medical Library. The Langson Library primarily serves
the Schools of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, Social Ecology,
Business, the Department of Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies.
The Science Library primarily serves the College of Health Sciences
(including the School of Medicine) and the Schools of Biological
Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Information and Computer
Sciences. The Grunigen Medical Library serves the clinical needs of the
Health Sciences at the UCI Medical Center, located in Orange, 12 miles
from the main campus.

The UCI Libraries have a staff of 273 FTE and an organizational
structure that includes the use of teams in conjunction with
departments. The library collection consists of over 2.6 million volumes
and over 53,000 current serial titles and an aggressively expanding
electronic resources collection. The UCI Libraries are a member of the:
Association of Research Libraries (ARL), California Digital Library
(CDL), Coalition of Networked Information (CNI), Center for Research
Libraries (CRL), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR),
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
and Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

University of California, Irvine
The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of
coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego
and Los Angeles. Founded in 1965, UCI is among the fastest-growing
University of California campuses, with more than 25,000 undergraduate
and graduate students and about 1,400 faculty members. UCI has had an
extraordinarily rapid rise to distinction in its first forty years,
including membership in the Association of American Universities,
ranking twelfth among the nation’s best public universities by U.S. News
and World Report (also among the top fifty research universities), and
three Nobel prizes in the last twelve years.

Student enrollment is planned to reach 32,000 by 2014 accompanied by a
proportional growth in faculty and staff. Nearly 60% of UCI students
identify themselves as Asian American, African-American, Chicano/Latino,
or Native American. The University offers 40 doctoral programs in
addition to the M.D. UCI’s academic programs are ranked nationally among
the top universities; several doctoral programs are ranked in the top ten.

Librarians at the University of California Irvine are academic
appointees and receive potential career status at the time of their
initial appointment. Librarians periodically receive administrative and
peer review for merit increases based on the following criteria: 1)
professional competence and quality of service within the Library; 2)
professional activity outside the Library; 3) university and public
service; and 4) research and other creative activity.

Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and
experience. Preferred appointment level: $40,008 - $58,536 (Assistant
Librarian I – Associate Librarian V).

Librarians are entitled to two days per month of annual leave, one day
per month sick leave. The University has an excellent retirement system
and offers a variety of group health, life, and disability insurance
plans. Benefits, which may also include an attractive mortgage program,
are equal to approximately 40% of salary.

Deadline for Applications: Applications received by May 28, 2007 will
receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be
accepted until the position is filled.

To Apply: Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this
position should send their letters of application, complete résumés, and
the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references, with
a statement of each reference's professional relationship to the
applicant, to:

Library Human Resources
UC Irvine, P.O. Box 19557
Irvine, CA 92623-9557
e-mail: hr@lib.uci.edu
confidential fax (949) 824-3270

Electronic applications are preferred. Upon application, candidates
should be in possession of proof of their legal right to employment in
the U.S. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of
1986, verification of legal right to work will be required between the
time of final selection and hiring, and is absolutely essential in
ultimately being hired.

This position description is listed on the UCI Libraries Web site at
http://www.lib.uci.edu/libraries/jobs/libvac.html with links to
additional Web sites featuring campus and community information.

The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer
committed to excellence through diversity.