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Job Kent State University Serials/ERM Librarian Deberah England 13 Mar 2009 19:01 UTC

*Serials/ERM Librarian*

*Kent** State University** Libraries and Media Services, Kent Campus*

*Twelve month, full-time, non-tenure track position. *

*Faculty rank of Assistant Professor.*

*Reports to: Head, Acquisitions and Serials*

*Position Purpose and Scope: *

Under the direction of the Head of Acquisitions and Serials, the
Serials/ERM Librarian will work with the serials team to acquire,
implement, manage and maintain access to  print and electronic serials,
and integrating resources.

*Duties and Responsibilities:*

1.    Works with the serials team to manage serial and integrating
resource records in the library's automation system, including order,
check-in, item and ERM records.

2.   Communicates with publishers and vendors on behalf of the library
to set up trials, resolve licensing issues, and process acquisitions for
electronic products.

3.   Negotiates and maintains license agreements and summarizes
information on access restrictions in the library's automation system.

4.   Establishes, monitors and troubleshoots access for electronic

5.   Maintains electronic records in the local e-journal portal (Serials
Solutions), the OpenURL link resolver (OLinks) and the library
automation system (III Millennium).

6.   Works with serials team members to evaluate and improve access to
journals in all formats

7.   Works as part of a team to implement an electronic resource
management system (III ERM).

8.    Assists in serials cancellation and weeding projects.

9.    Works with the serials team to help implement and develop
policies, procedures and documentation.

10.  Participates in departmental planning and decision making.

11.  Supervises, trains and evaluates student employees and staff as

13. Participates in special activities and projects as assigned.

*Required Qualifications:*

1.   ALA-accredited MLS, MLIS, or MS in Library Science.

2.   Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

3.   Ability to use judgment and exercise initiative; strong analytical
and problem-solving skills.

4.   Ability to balance priorities, meet deadlines, and prioritize work.

5.   Ability to demonstrate flexibility and initiative.

*Preferred Qualifications:*

   1. One-year library experience in the acquisition and access
      management of serials and electronic resources.

2.   Experience with serials and electronic resources.

3.   Familiarity with serials maintenance standards and formats.

4.   Experience with an integrated library system such as Innovative
Interfaces Inc.

5.   Experience with an electronic resource management system (ERMS).

6.   Familiarity with trends in the field of electronic resources and
serials management.

7.   Ability to organize, to work independently, and to perform
complicated tasks with minimal supervision.


The Kent State University Libraries has a collection of over 2 million
volumes and holds membership in the Association of Research Libraries
and the Center for Research Libraries. Kent State University is a
founding member of OCLC and of OhioLINK (
<>) Ohio's academic library consortium.  Kent
State University Libraries has OCLC Regular Enhance status and
participates in the Name Authority Cooperative (NACO) program of the PCC.

Kent State University, an equal opportunity, affirmative action
employer, is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment
and retention of a diverse work force. Women, minorities, veterans, and
individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


A letter of application addressing the required qualifications, resume,
and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3)
professional references.  The position is open until filled.

Apply at: : <>     Position

Margaret Maurer
Associate Professor, Head, Catalog & Metadata
Kent State University Libraries & Media Services
370 Library, P.O. Box 5910
Kent, OH 44242-0001 USA

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Deberah England
Electronic Resources Librarian
Wright State University Libraries
3640 Col. Glenn Hwy.
Dayton, OH 45435-0001
Phone: (937) 775-2224
Fax:  (937) 775-2481

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