Job Posting: Contract Specialist, Arizona State University Libraries Betsy Redman 08 Feb 2008 20:55 UTC

Specialist Senior/Contract Specialist
Arizona State University, University Libraries
GENERAL INFORMATION: Arizona State University (ASU) at the Tempe campus,
invites applications for the position of Specialist Senior/Contract
Specialist. S/he will support the licensing program for electronic
materials for the multi-campus libraries of ASU, and for the Arizona
Universities Library Consortium (AULC), a partnership providing access
to electronic resources to university communities in the state of
Arizona. S/he will also participate with contracts and rights management
for knowledge management projects and initiatives, and undertake a major
role in local and national scholarly communication movements.
THE UNIVERSITY: Located in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area,
Arizona State University is one of the nation's preeminent public
universities. It is a rapidly growing multi-campus public research
university offering programs from the baccalaureate through the
doctorate. ASU has the 4th largest enrollment in the nation, serving
almost 60,000 FTE students. Research centers such as ASU's Center for
Asian Research fosters greater understanding of Asia through a wide
variety of research and outreach activities. The Biodesign Institute
focuses on preventing and curing disease, overcoming the pain and
limitation of injury, renewing and sustaining the environment, and
securing a safer world. The School of Global Studies fosters research
and education, intellectual vibrancy and exchange through
transdisciplinary, and multi-national collaboration to address key
global concerns enriching the ASU research environment, and the Virginia
G. Piper Center for Creative Writing provides dynamic and visionary
leadership in creative writing and the humanities.
THE ASU LIBRARIES: The ASU Libraries is a leader in innovative customer
service and in the strength of its collections; it ranks in the top 40
research libraries in North America. The ASU Libraries collections are
located on four campuses (Tempe, West, Polytechnic and Downtown) and
include more than 4.2 million volumes, and approximately 33,000 current
serial titles. Expenditures for library materials in the 2005-2006
fiscal year was over 11.4 million dollars; about 45% was used to license
electronic materials for access on and off all campuses. The ASU
Libraries are a member of Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the
Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Online Computer Library Center
(OCLC), and the Greater Western Libraries Alliance (GWLA). The
University Libraries is also an active participant in the Arizona
Universities Library Consortia (AULC). The ASU Libraries support over
60,000 full-time and part-time students and over 2,400 faculty. The
Libraries' homepage can be accessed at
RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Chief Officer of the
Collections and Scholarly Communications Office, the Contract Specialist
will support the electronic licensing program for the ASU Libraries of
Arizona State University. S/he will review all licenses for the Arizona
Universities Library Consortium (AULC), which provides electronic
products to university communities in the state of Arizona. S/he will
also participate with contracts and rights management for knowledge
management projects and initiatives, and undertake a major role in local
and national scholarly communication movements. S/he will maintain
accurate license records in the Electronic Resources management system.
S/he is responsible for maintaining an understanding of rights
management and how it applies to the ASU community. As a member of the
Collections and Scholarly Communications Office, s/he works
cooperatively and constructively with colleagues to meet Office,
Library, and ASU goals.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to
the area of assignment and five (5) years of related experience; OR,
Nine (9) years of related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of
experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and
abilities have been achieved. Preferred: Familiarity with or experience
in contract law and negotiating contracts; familiarity with electronic
resources in an academic research library setting; experience working
collaboratively; Master of Library Science degree or coursework leading
to an MLS; and a JD degree or coursework leading to the JD degree;
effective communication skills.
SALARY AND BENEFITS $50,000 minimum, dependent upon qualifications,
professional preparation and experience.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application deadline is 11:59pm Arizona time on
the day indicated.
Log on to (you must create a username and
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"search staff postings", and review the list for Job ID 14171,
Specialist Senior.
Complete required information and attach cover letter, resume, and
names, addresses and phone numbers of three professional references.
applications are accepted for this position. If you need assistance
applying for this job, please contact our customer service center at
Applicant will not be considered for the position if their application
is incomplete. Work experience dates must include months and years
worked, and complete contact information for three professional
references must be submitted upon applying.
ASU does not pay candidates for travel expenses associated with
interviewing, unless otherwise indicated by the department at the time
of call for interview.
OTHER INFORMATION: Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the
United States. A background check is required for employment. For more
information regarding ASU and the Tempe campus visit our web site: and . For the Tempe and/or
Phoenix area please visit .
ASU is an EO/AA employer that actively seeks diversity among applicants
and promotes a diverse workforce