Position Announcement--Vanderbilt E-Resources Librarian Roberta Winjum 23 Aug 2007 21:08 UTC
Please post the following position announcement. Apologies for duplication. ****************** ELECTRONIC RESOURCES LIBRARIAN, VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, TECHNICAL SERVICES, 40 HPW DESCRIPTION: Vanderbilt University Library is seeking a creative, service-oriented librarian to manage access to and information about library electronic resources, including approximately 20,000 e-journals and databases and over 300,000 e-books, for all libraries within the Jean & Alexander Heard Library System. Under the direction and support of the Associate 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 207. 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 reports within Technical Services with responsibility for collaboration across the library system. The Electronic Resources Librarian, the team leaders, and the AUL for Technical Services form TechForce, the Technical Services management group. For more information about Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Library, and Technical Services, please consult the library web pages at 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 million. COMPENSATION: Salary minimum $39,000, 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 holidays. APPLICATIONS received by September 28, 2007 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Please apply online at www.vanderbilt.jobs. Refer to requisition number RMB58931.