Employment Opportunity - Medical College of Georgia Karen Tschanz 21 Jan 2009 14:17 UTC

Electronic Resources Management Librarian - Assistant or Associate

The Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library invites applications for
Electronic Resources Management Librarian (ERML), a faculty position
that assumes a leadership role in managing resource access and
electronic resource data analysis. The incumbent shares responsibility
in a team setting for integrated acquisitions, management, access and
delivery of electronic resources, monitors current trends in access and
electronic resource management and administers use of electronic
resource management systems and tools, especially EzProxy and SFX. The
ERML 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 ERML functions as a member of  the Greenblatt Library’s
electronic resources and collection management teams, contributing
expertise with emphasis on electronic books and databases, data analysis
and administration of resource management systems and tools. This
librarian spearheads e-resource troubleshooting, collaborating on timely
resolution of access management problems. The Librarian identifies and
analyzes data useful to acquisitions, collection development and
institutional reporting, extracting data from a variety of sources
including electronic resource management tools, Voyager, Library and
vendor websites. The ERML shares leadership with the Serials Librarian
for management and administration of electronic resources and with the
Systems Librarian for management of ERM systems and tools. This
Librarian coordinates and arranges e-resource trials, obtains licenses
and electronic resource agreements, and assists with licensing as
requested. Collaborating with other team members, the Librarian
participates in ongoing activity to assure optimal access to the
Library’s collections and to enhance the Library’s digital resource


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 library or
consortium, 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 be a collaborative, analytical team
player and a skillful communicator capable of multitasking and effective
project management, with
experience in using and administering an electronic resource management
system and other resource management tools and software. The experience
will include troubleshooting electronic resource access problems,
e-resource data analysis and reporting, experience working with
publishers and vendors of electronic resources and licensing and shared
electronic resource agreements. Understanding of practices and trends in
scholarly publishing and communication, technology, Library and Web 2.0
developments is expected.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Skill in the use of electronic resource management tools, preferably
EZProxy, SFX, Serials Solutions and Verde. Work experience in an
academic health sciences library and project management experience are

Further information about this position and the Medical College of
Georgia Greenblatt Library can be found at http://www.lib.mcg.edu/

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
March 1, 2009 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
Email: marbrown@mail.mcg.edu

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