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Position available - Electronic Resources Librarians (WY) Deborah A. McCarthy 02 Nov 2007 21:47 UTC

The University of Wyoming is seeking applicants for an Electronic
Resources Librarian (ERL)  position.


Plays a leadership role in the acquisition, management, and evaluation
of licensed electronic resources to ensure consistent and integrated
access for the University of Wyoming. Working in a collaborative
environment, the ERL is primarily responsible for all phases of
procurement and management of licensed electronic resources. The
position reports to the Head of Collection Development.

The ERL is the Library's principal liaison to vendors and consortial
partners regarding all issues for acquisition and maintenance of online
resources. Manages lifecycle processes for electronic resources,
including tracking vendor and license information, consortial
memberships, renewals and plans for discontinuation of resources or
significant interface changes. Develops and monitors data and statistics
to better enable the analysis of electronic resource use and pricing
patterns. Creates and interprets usage reports and other data to support
decision-making. Participates in the materials budget planning process.

Minimum Qualifications

*         ALA-accredited graduate degree from a library and information
sciences program or an advanced degree in a related field

*         Excellent problem solving, analytical and organizational

*         Excellent oral and written communication skills.

*         Ability to collaborate successfully with faculty and
colleagues in a working environment characterized by rapid change.

*         Two or more years experience in an academic library.

 Preferred Qualifications

*         Three years experience in an academic library

*         Evidence of high levels of productivity when working
independently or in groups, as changing situations require.

*         Successfully demonstrated leadership skills.

*         Experience in working with publishers and vendors of
electronic resources.

*         Demonstrated competencies in managing or troubleshooting
electronic resources.

*         Experience in and strong commitment to outstanding user

*         Demonstrated flexibility in and enjoyment of collaborative
endeavors in a project-based environment.

*         Project management experience.

*         Understanding of practices and trends in using licensed
electronic resources and other digital content such as open URL access,
federated searching, course management systems, and electronic resource
management software.

*         Experience with inventory tracking, report generating, and
database development tools.

*         Experience with Serials Solutions or other electronic
resources management system.

 APPLICATION AND SALARY:  Review of applications will begin on Nov.
15th, 2007, and will continue until the position is filled or the search
is terminated.  Minimum salary is $39,000 dependent on qualifications
and experience; 12-month appointment, 22 days vacation; sick leave,
group health insurance, state and TIAA-CREF retirement plans, no state
income tax.  Please direct questions to Ms. Birgit Burke at 307-766-3279
or e-mail

 TO APPLY:  Send cover letter, resume, and the names, address, telephone
number and e-mail address of three professional references to:

Birgit Burke, Assistant to the Dean

University of Wyoming Libraries

1000 E. University Avenue, Department 3334

Laramie, WY  82071

Fax: 307-766-2510


Please follow-up faxed or e-mailed applications with copy via mail.

ENVIRONMENT:  The University of Wyoming is the only accredited four-year
institution of higher education in the state.  The University's library
collections total 1.4 million volumes.  Laramie, a city of 27,000
located 130 miles northwest of Denver, offers a reasonable cost of
living and the friendly, relaxed atmosphere of a small community
combined with the cultural and social activities associated with the
University.  Laramie is located in an area of national forest, clean
air, wide-open spaces and excellent summer and winter recreation sites.
Additional information about the Libraries and the University of Wyoming
may be accessed through its Web site:

Deborah McCarthy

Head of Technical Services

University of Wyoming Libraries

307.766.4228 <>