Position Announcement--Vanderbilt E-Resources Librarian Roberta Winjum 23 Aug 2007 21:08 UTC

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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

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