Position Announcement - Electronic Resources Librarian--Houston, TX David M. Bynog 08 May 2007 14:41 UTC

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Electronic Resources Librarian

Rice University is seeking a dynamic, service-oriented Electronic
Resources Librarian.  The successful candidate will work in a team
environment as the primary resource person for all aspects of electronic
resources maintenance.  The position reports to the Head of Acquisitions
in the Technical Services Department.

*Responsibilities*:  Manage the library's electronic resources,
including acquisition, license review, access management, receipt,
subscription renewal, records maintenance, and product trials.
 Establish and maintain effective relationships and communications with
vendors, publishers, collection development librarians, and other
library staff.  Resolve complex problems resulting from orders,
upgrades, format changes and access changes.

*Requirements:  *ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science; one
to two years of experience with electronic resources, preferably in an
academic library; experience with some form of electronic resources
management system; experience with integrated library systems,
preferably Sirsi; thorough understanding of electronic product licensing
terms; knowledge of electronic resources vendors and the serials
publishing industry;  ability to balance priorities and meet deadlines;
capability to work independently;  understanding of technical standards
and the ability to evaluate vendors; aptitude for detail-oriented work,
including statistics; strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
excellent communication skills; and a commitment to customer service.

*Salary & benefits*:  $42,500 minimum, with hiring salary commensurate
with experience and qualifications; no state or local income tax; 21
benefit days; 8 study days; a range of retirement options including
TIAA/CREF; health and life insurance; and tuition waiver.

*Environment:*  Rice University provides a stimulating work environment,
with opportunities to participate in the delivery of innovative library
services supported by leading edge technologies.  Fondren Library
(http://www.rice.edu/fondren) is a research library with over 2.4
million volumes and over 35,000 subscriptions, including titles
available through aggregators.  The Library has a state-of-the-art
off-site shelving facility and has recently completed a major building
renovation project.  An active program of digital resource delivery and
development is grounded in successful collaboration among library and
University staff from the Digital Library Initiative, other library
departments, and University information technology staff.  The Technical
Services Department is committed to using both established and emerging
methods to provide access to library materials.

Houston is a vibrant, multicultural city, with world-class visual and
performing arts ranging from the traditional to the avant-garde. The
fourth largest city in the country, Houston enjoys a moderate cost of
living and easy proximity to the Gulf Coast.  For more information,
see:  http://www.explore.rice.edu/explore/General_Information.asp.

*Applications received by June 15, 2007 will receive first
consideration.*  Please apply with cover letter, resume, and the names,
titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three
references at:
https://jobs.rice.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=50829.  Inquiries:
Melinda Reagor Flannery at (713) 348-3773 or reagor@rice.edu
<mailto:reagor@rice.edu>.  Rice University is an affirmative-action,
equal-opportunity employer.

David M. Bynog                          Acquisitions Dept. MS 230
Assistant Acquisitions Librarian        Fondren Library
Phone : (713) 348-4811                  Rice University
Fax:    (713) 348-5862                  PO Box 1892
E-mail: dbynog@rice.edu                 Houston, TX 77251-1892