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Position available: Electronic Resources Librarian (Lee Krieger) ERCELAA@ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu 13 May 1999 13:24 UTC

Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 18:33:05 -0400
From: "Lee A. Krieger" <lkrieger@MIAMI.EDU>
Subject: Position available: Electronic Resources Librarian

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Electronic Resources Librarian

The University of Miami invites applications for an Electronic Resources

Librarian. Under the direction of the Division Coordinator for
Collection Resource Management, this position supervises a unit that
identifies, evaluates, acquires, and coordinates web-based access to
electronic products and serials, including government publications
available commercially.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following duties:
*       Coordinates the processing of electronic serials, databases, and

CD-ROM products.  Includes coordinating the in-house processing of
license agreements, arranging and scheduling electronic product trials,
negotiating packages and discounts, monitoring vendor contracts,
maintaining records of purchases, evaluating new and existing electronic

resources, user levels, and platforms, as well as considering
implications for electronic journals.
*       Formulates local and remote access policies and procedures for
electronic resources.
*       Designs and implements methods for gathering usage statistics
for electronic resources.
*       Manages communications concerning digital resources within the
University and Library including selectors in the libraries, with
library administrators dealing with consortia partners, and with vendors

concerning digital resources.  Coordinates with Library Public
Relations/Communications Officer for publicity and outreach efforts.
*       Designs, coordinates, and implements projects to provide the
University of Miami with electronic journals through serial aggregators
(e.g. develop plan to acquire 1250+ electronic journals via EbscoOnline
and EbscoHost, with a 500 title increase projected per year).
*       Plans and coordinates projects to reduce duplication of
materials in multiple formats.
*       Provides administrative support to divisional staff;
participates in performance appraisal and team building; provides
leadership, training and support.  Supervises one half-time FTE staff
and may supervise students and interns in projects using INNOPAC, OCLC,
and specialized software.  Develops guidelines for effective budget
*       Participates in the Collection Development and the CRM
Management Teams.
*       Convenes the Library's committee responsible for developing
selection criteria and evaluation methods for electronic products,
making selection recommendations, and recommending a strategic plan for
ownership vs. access issues.
*       Develops a library team responsible for coordinating decisions
on the description, indexing and abstracting, and presentation of
electronic products.
*       Works closely with Education and Outreach Services Division to
develop training programs for subject librarians and other library
employees on using this new technology.
*       Provides reference assistance at a designated service desk for 3

hours per week.
*       Serves as a subject librarian/liaison for an assigned school or
department, including teaching library instruction classes.
*       Participates in Library and University committees and
professional activities.

INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENT: The University of Miami is a private research

university with a student population of approximately 8,400
undergraduates and 5,000 graduate and professional students from every
state and numerous foreign countries.  The Otto G. Richter Library
serves as the main library with a collection of 2 million volumes and is

a selective federal depository; the Library uses the INNOVATIVE
Integrated Library System and is a member of OCLC, SOLINET and ARL. The
Richter Library has a staff of 34 librarians and approximately 85
support staff.  Responsible for collection development and acquisitions,

the Collection Resource Management Division includes 3 professionals and

11 support staff.  The CRM Division manages an annual budget of more
than $3.67 million and works closely with all divisions within the
Library to implement new and changing electronic resources. For more
information on the Richter Library, visit the Web site at:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MLS from ALA-accredited school and two years
professional experience in technical services, collections management,
public services, systems, or related area.  Experience using
bibliographic utilities, integrated library systems, and library
materials in electronic formats.  Evidence of flexibility and enjoyment
of collaborative endeavors, analytical and problem solving skills,
ability to work well independently and with others, strong interpersonal

communication skills, and a public service orientation.

FACULTY RANK: Twelve-month appointment at the rank of Assistant or
Associate Professor.  Tenure-track or non-tenure options available.

SALARY: Salary minimum $32,500, commensurate with and dependent on
qualifications and experience.  Benefits include paid pension plan,
partially paid insurance plans, tuition remission, 22 days vacation,
moving allowance.

CLOSING DATE: Applications accepted until filled.  For full
consideration, applications should be received by June 7, 1999. Send
application letter, resume, and names and telephone numbers of three
references to:
Susi Seiler, Division Coordinator for Collection Resource Management
Otto G. Richter Library
University of Miami
P.O. Box 248214
1300 Memorial Drive
Coral Gables, FL  33124-0320

The University of Miami is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity
Employer. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.
Lee Krieger                                Ph.: 305-284-4586
Acquistions Librarian                  Fax: 305-665-7352
Otto G. Richter Library     
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL 33124