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Job Posting: Electronic Resources Librarian, Rice University Scott Vieira 20 Oct 2018 05:03 UTC

Electronic Resources Librarian

Rice University is seeking a dynamic, service-oriented Electronic
Resources Librarian.  The successful candidate will work in a team
environment as the primary resource person for all aspects of electronic
resources maintenance.  The position reports to the Head of Acquisitions
in the Technical Services Division.

Specific areas of responsibility include acquisitions, license review,
access management, receipt, records maintenance, product trials,
management of EZProxy and the OpenURL link resolver (currently SFX) and
working with the discovery layer (currently EDS).  We are currently
using Sirsi but will be moving to ALMA in the Fall of 2019.  The
Electronic Resources Librarian supervises two FTE and works closely with
vendors, IT staff, collection development librarians, cataloging staff,
faculty and students.

Required Qualifications include:   ALA-accredited  master’s degree in
library or information science (may substitute for the MLS degree an
advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) and an additional year of library
experience above and beyond the requirement); three years of experience
managing electronic resources in an academic setting; excellent
communication skills; an understanding of technical standards; strong
analytical and problem-solving skills; strong commitment to customer
service and thorough understanding of electronic product licensing terms.

Salary & benefits:  $56,000 minimum, with hiring salary commensurate
with experience and qualifications; no state or local income tax; 21
benefit days; 8 study days; a range of retirement options including
TIAA/CREF; health and life insurance and tuition waiver.

Environment:  Rice University provides a stimulating work environment,
with opportunities to participate in the delivery of innovative library
services supported by leading edge technologies. Fondren Library
( is a research library with more than 2.8
million volumes and more than 141,000 subscriptions, including titles
available through aggregators.  The Library has a state-of-the-art
off-site shelving facility.  An active program of digital resource
delivery and development is grounded in successful collaboration among
library and University staff from Digital Scholarship Services, other
library departments and University information technology staff. The
Technical Services Division is committed to using both established and
emerging methods to provide access to library materials.

Houston is a vibrant, multicultural city, with world-class visual and
performing arts ranging from the traditional to the avant-garde.  The
fourth largest city in the country, Houston enjoys a moderate cost of
living and easy proximity to the Gulf Coast.  For more information, see:

Applications received by November 14, 2018 will receive first
consideration.  Please apply with cover letter, résumé, and the names,
titles, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail  addresses of three
references at Inquiries:  Melinda
Reagor Flannery at (713) 348-3773 or  Rice University
is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.

Scott Vieira
Electronic Resources Librarian
Fondren Library MS 235
Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005-1892
Phone: 713-348-2621
Fax: 713-348-5862


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