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FW: Position available, MD: Electronic Resources Acq Lib'n (reposted) Julie Blake 17 Mar 2009 17:53 UTC

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Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian Salary range: $42,500 - $55,000

Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian position offers an opportunity for an energetic, service oriented librarian with strong communications skills to work in a collegial, team environment managing the Library's subscription based electronic resources. Reporting to the Acquisitions Coordinator, the


* establishes professional relationships and communications with vendors, publishers and consortia, researching and assessing products, offers, and services

* negotiates license agreements and costs in coordination with University Purchasing and Legal Counsel to obtain the best possible terms and conditions

* provides electronic resource acquisition and subscription renewal, establishing trials and pilots when appropriate

* troubleshoots access, maintenance, and other performance issues related to electronic resources

* assists in maintenance of link resolver software and the ERM, tracking new software features and upgrades

* designs cost efficient, effective workflows, documenting them in procedures

* prepares management reports in support of collection development needs

* actively communicates licensing and electronic resources best practices with library departments to promote mutual understanding of issues related to electronic resources procurement, access, and workflows

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Required: ALA-accredited MLS. Solid experience negotiating and monitoring license agreements for electronic resources.

Demonstrated experience working with vendors of information resources and the publishing industry. Knowledge of acquisitions business practices, including copyright, Intellectual Property, and licensing terms/issues in a networked environment.

Knowledge of link resolver software, electronic resource management, and integrated library systems.

Ability to work collaboratively with many colleagues both internally and externally.  Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills essential.  Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Commitment to using new technology to advance work goals and to enhance service.  Ability to balance priorities and meet deadlines to ensure that departmental and library goals are realized. Solid organizational skills.

Flexibility and initiative.  Enthusiasm for an innovative, evolving environment. Commitment to professional growth and development.

Preferred:  Three or more years of electronic resources experience in a large academic or public library.

Visit to complete an online application and use the Search Jobs/Career Cart feature to apply for position # 36438.

When submitting resume, please include the names of three references on cover letter.  We offer a competitive salary and generous benefits, including tuition remission, multiple options for retirement plans, same-sex domestic partner benefits, in a smoke free/drug free environment. AA/EOE

Julie C. Blake

Acquisitions Coordinator

Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University

Ph: 410-516-8331

Fax: 410-516-8928<>