[Fwd: Electronic Resources Librarian ( McMaster University, Hamilton ON, Canada )] Stephen Clark 15 May 2007 12:30 UTC

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Subject: 	Electronic Resources Librarian ( McMaster University, Hamilton
ON, Canada )
Date: 	Mon, 14 May 2007 16:45:34 -0400
From: 	McLellan, Andrea <mclell@MCMASTER.CA>
To: 	<serialst-request@list.uvm.edu>

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McMaster University Library is seeking a highly motivated,
service-oriented and experienced librarian for the position of
e-Resources Librarian. This is a full-time, continuing appointment,
reporting to the Associate University Librarian, Collections &
Facilities. The E-Resources Librarian is accountable for the acquisition
and management of print and electronic serials, as well as the
integrated development and management of all electronic resources,
including e-books, in an evolving information environment. The incumbent
will be responsible for the expenditure of a serials and electronic
resources budget of approximately $4.6 million (FY2006/07).

Closing Date:  08-June-2007

The incumbent will:

- manage the Serials and Electronic Resources areas of the Collections &
Facilities division

- provide leadership in identifying new electronic information resources;

- interact with consortia for the purchase of electronic resources and
arranges for the local acquisition of e-resources

- implement new approaches in acquiring and managing print serials and
electronic resources taking advantage of emerging technologies

- make effective use of the acquisitions and serials modules of the
integrated library system and of available e-resource management tools
(ie. SFX, Verde)

- maintain a current awareness of the academic publishing market and
environment, future trends and the needs of the scholarly community

- regularly provide reference service on the Research Help Desk

- participate as a Liaison Librarian.

The successful incumbent must have:

- an MLS, MLIS or equivalent

- Four (4) years of professional experience in an academic or research
library or an academic library consortium

- Two (2) or more years experience working with e-resource licensing and

- Knowledge of the technical issues involved in the network delivery of
electronic resources and with the legal and business issues involved in
acquisition, licensing and management of electronic resources

- Familiarity with Internet developments, electronic publishing and
current library technologies such as link resolving software; -
Excellent written and oral communication and negotiation skills

- Evidence of significant professional achievement at the local,
provincial or national levels;

- Experience in teaching or training.

Preference will be given to those candidates with:

- working knowledge of reference and public services operations

- excellent organizational and analytical skills

- understanding of standard business practices and good mathematical skills

- ability to function in a collaborative, service-oriented environment
and flexibility in adapting to change

- working knowledge of spreadsheet and other software to support the
management of usage and financial data.

This position is included in the McMaster University Faculty Association
(MUFA) for Librarians. The appointment will be made at Level 3 or 4.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The
position includes a competitive and comprehensive benefit package. The
Position Responsibility Statement is available from the Library Human
Resources Office. Further information about the Library is available
from its web site at http://library.mcmaster.ca/. Librarians who wish to
be considered for this opportunity should send their c.v. with a
covering letter and the names of three references to:

Library Human Resources Office

Mills Memorial Library, Room 209

1280 Main Street West Hamilton

Ontario L8S 4L6

Phone: 905-525-9140 ext. 24722

Fax: 905-522-0691

E-mail: libjobs@mcmaster.ca

Andrea McLellan

Information Resources Librarian

Collections and Technical Services Department

Health Sciences Library, HSC 2B14

McMaster University

1200 Main St. West

Hamilton ON, L8N 3Z5 CANADA

Phone: (905) 525-9140 ext 24169

Email: mclell@mcmaster.ca