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Job Posting: Electronic Resources Management Librarian Karen Tschanz 11 Dec 2007 19:54 UTC


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 Karen Tschanz, Search Committee Chair

Electronic Resources Management Librarian - Assistant or Associate

The Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library invites applications for
Electronic Resources Management (ERM) Librarian, a position responsible
for integrated acquisitions, management, access and delivery of
electronic resources. The position assumes a leadership role in managing
resource access, monitors current trends in access and electronic
resource management, and administers use of electronic resource
management systems and tools, especially Verde and MetaLib. The ERM
Librarian serves as a resource expert for access and management of
electronic resources and shares responsibility for training and
oversight of staff involved in e-resource support.

The Medical College of Georgia (MCG) is the only academic institution
in Georgia dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. It has over
2,000 students in its Schools of Allied Health Sciences, Dentistry,
Graduate Studies, Medicine and Nursing, a hospital with over 80
specialty clinics and centers and an award winning Children’s Medical

Augusta, located along the banks of the Savannah River adjacent to
South Carolina, has a population of over 200,000. It is the second
oldest city in Georgia and is rich in history and architectural
diversity. Host of the renowned Masters Golf Tournament, the springtime
display of azaleas and dogwoods has earned the city the title of the
"Garden City." With mild winters and tropical summers, Augusta attracts
history buffs, nature lovers, art and museum visitors and sports fans.


The ERM Librarian functions within the Greenblatt Library’s
Collection Management team, contributing leadership and expertise with
emphasis on electronic resource management systems and tools. Assuming a
point position in expanding the Library’s electronic collections, this
librarian coordinates and arranges e-resource trials, obtains licenses
and electronic resource agreements, and conducts pre-license reviews.
The ERM Librarian identifies data useful to acquisitions, collection
development and institutional reporting and extracts the data from a
variety of sources including electronic resource management tools,
Voyager, Library and vendor websites. Responsibilities of the position
include organizing, analyzing, and preparing data for use in
acquisitions, collection development and institutional reporting.
Collaboratively with other team members, the librarian participates in
ongoing processes to assure optimal access to the Library’s
collections and to enhance the Library’s interface to digital
resources. As part of the technical team, the librarian spearheads
troubleshooting of ERM systems and tools, collaborating with staff on
access management problem identification and resolution.


The Electronic Resources Management Librarian must have a Masters
degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program,
a minimum of two years of experience in an academic or research library,
and the ability to function as a faculty member in areas of education,
scholarship and research. Appointment as an Associate Professor requires
meeting the criteria established by MCG for promotion to that rank.

The successful candidate will have experience administering an
electronic resource management system and other resource management
tools and software. The experience will include e-resource data analysis
and reporting, experience working with publishers and vendors of
electronic resources, licensing and shared electronic resource
agreements, and experience in troubleshooting electronic resources.
Knowledge of electronic materials, services, licenses and pricing
models; understanding of practices and trends in scholarly publishing
and communication, technology, Library and Web 2.0 developments; and
understanding of the legal, business and open access issues involved in
the licensing and management of electronic resources are expected.

The successful candidate will be collaborative, analytical and a
skillful communicator capable of multitasking and effective project

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Skill in the use of electronic resource management tools, preferably
EZProxy and ExLibris products, familiarity with SQL/MySQL, and
experience working in an academic health sciences library are

Further information about this position and the Medical College of
Georgia Greenblatt Library can be found at

Salary and Benefits

This position has faculty rank and status (non-tenure track). Benefits
include a competitive health package, and TIAA/CREF and other retirement
options. Minimum salary is $42,000. Review of applications will begin
January 15, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of
professional reference to:

Marianne Brown, Head
Library Business Services
Greenblatt Library, AB-217
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA 30912-4400
Ph. 706.721.4677
Fax 706.721.2018

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