Position Announcement: Collections & Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Cincinnati Stephen Clark 14 Jan 2009 15:59 UTC


Collections & Electronic Resources Librarian
University of Cincinnati Libraries, University of Cincinnati
(Tenure-track, 12-month faculty appointment)

Introductory Information

The University of Cincinnati invites applications for the position of Collections & Electronic Resources Librarian.  This faculty position reports to and receives direction from the Head, Technical Services and the Associate Dean of Collections & Technical Services.

We seek a service-oriented individual committed to quality service in the delivery of access to our premier electronic collections.  The Collections and Electronic Resources Librarian works collaboratively with library deans, faculty, staff, and users, as well as vendors and publishers, in the performance of collections and electronic resources management duties.

Environment:  The University of Cincinnati Libraries provide access to research collections of more than 3.2 million volumes, 60,000+ serial titles, primarily electronic.  Over 50% of the materials budget is directed toward e-resources.  Nearly 150,000 unique titles are managed through our e-resource portal.  The 125 library faculty and staff and 275 student workers serve the research needs of the entire UC community.  (visit: http://www.libraries.uc.edu)

The University of Cincinnati is a Carnegie Research 1 institution.  It is a large, public, urban university with a diverse student population of approximately 36,000. (visit: http://www.uc.edu)  A charter member of the Association of Research Libraries, the University of Cincinnati is also a leader in the nationally recognized OhioLINK Library Consortium (visit: http://www.ohiolink.edu).  Cincinnati features all the amenities of a large, bustling metropolis, including art museums, symphonies, opera and theater, outstanding zoo, fine restaurants, and professional sports events (visit: http://www.cincinnatiusa.com)

Summary Description

As a member of the Technical Services Team, participates in library electronic resource workflow including acquisition, licensing, activation, and trouble-shooting. Maintains related collection and usage statistics.  Assists bibliographers with collection management tools. Participates in III ERM module implementation.

Key Responsibilities
Manages the license agreement process, participates in negotiations, reviews site licenses and agreements, liaison to university legal review, tracks progress of licenses to point of activation.

Obtains and manages statistics for various reports, including directly obtaining and managing statistical data from our knowledge base vendor (Serials Solutions) and OhioLINK.  Serves as primary coordinator for annual ARL statistics.

Serves as a resource for selectors using online collection development tools including identification of new technologies, expertise in publisher and vendor websites, and training in collection management tools such as the library catalog or GOBI.
Has a lead role in providing public access to electronic resources including journals, databases, and books.  Monitors and troubleshoots access and content related issues with aggregators, vendors, and publishers related to the multiple library portals such as the library catalog, the A-Z list of databases, the A-Z list of e-journals and the OpenURL resolver.

Manages electronic resource access with Serials Solutions.  Inputs data into the Serials Solutions client center, maintains accuracy of holdings data, updates and creates new connections for the Serials Solutions link resolver (Article Linker), and federated search (One Search).

Participates in electronic resources workflow including implementation of III ERM, populating records, coordinating information, and managing trial programs to evaluate new resources.

Participates as necessary in appropriate committees and organizations related to the duties and responsibilities of the Department, and in support of UC Libraries programs and organizations.

Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program; experience with an integrated library system in an academic library; proficiency with spreadsheet and word processing programs; ability to work independently and effectively across organization lines and in collaboration with a variety of individuals and groups; aptitude for detail oriented work, including strong analytic and problem solving skills; demonstrated organization, analytical and problem solving skills; demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, service oriented, rapidly changing environment to accomplish mutual goals

Desired qualifications:  Experience with OhioLINK or another consortial arrangement; experience working with vendors and publishers; knowledge of electronic resources, including issues relating to their sources, acquisitions, organization, and use; ability to work with a variety of foreign languages

This is a 12-month tenure track faculty position.  Rank and salary negotiable depending on experience and qualifications.  Benefits include health care, retirement plan, 22 days of vacation, sick leave, and tuition remission for self and immediate family.


Review of applications will begin February 16, 2009, and continue until the position is filled.  Applications, including cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references, must be submitted online at: https://www.jobsatuc.com/ ( search position number 28UC2974 or call 513/556-1553 for assistance.

The University of Cincinnati is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  Women, minorities, disabled persons, and Vietnam-era and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply.

Susan M. Banoun
Serials & Electronic Resources
Cataloging Unit, Head
University of Cincinnati Libraries
University of Cincinnati
P.O. Box 210033
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0033
Phone: (513)556-1440      Fax: (513)556-4393
Email: susan.banoun@uc.edu<mailto:susan.banoun@uc.edu>