Electronic Resources Librarian

Location
Gainesville FL
Posted
Jun 30, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Assistant/Associate University Librarian

Job Description:
  • Supervise unit employees (5 FTE) and manage the activities and workflows of the E-Resources Unit, including planning and goal setting, workflow review for effectiveness and quality assurance, hiring, training, and evaluating professional staff and student workers.
  • Plan and coordinate e-resource lifecycle management efforts, including license review and record maintenance, invoicing and activation, access and authentication, MARC batch record loading and other metadata activities, discovery system and e-resource management system configuration and maintenance, and analysis and report creation for collection assessment purposes.
  • Maintain effective communication channels and excellent working relationship with subject specialist librarians, library administrators, and publisher/vendor representatives to ensure collection goals are met, including timely renewal and processing of subscriptions and invoices; investigation, planning, and negotiation of new and existing services, purchases, and license terms; and analysis and assessment of e-resource collections and cost effectiveness.
  • Continuously improve user interaction with library created and third-party systems, including reviewing settings, investigating and troubleshooting complex access/authentication issues, and advocating for users’ needs by providing constructive feedback on product and platform design and delivery to vendors and publishers.
  • Monitor and evaluate publisher and vendor products, services, and costs; provide input to the administrators responsible for collection budget management and library systems selection.
  • Contribute as part of the Acquisitions and Collections Services Department leadership team to development of department goals, policies, procedures, priorities, and staffing decisions.
  • Maintain active involvement in appropriate professional and subject related national, regional, and state organizations, particularly taking a prominent role in representing the Smathers Libraries with regional and state library consortia e-resource and acquisitions-related committees and group initiatives.
  • Engage in professional activities, scholarly research, and service opportunities at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with the Libraries’ tenure and promotion criteria.
  • Advertised Salary:

    $48,492minimum salary at the Assistant University Librarian rank; $56,098 minimum salary at the Associate University Librarian rank; Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials

    Minimum Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent professional experience, plus an advanced degree
  • Appointment at the Assistant University Librarian rank requires two years of relevant experience; appointment at the Associate University Librarian rank requires eight years of relevant experience.
  • Experience supervising, managing, training and motivating team members
  • Experience with integrated library systems (ILSs) and e-resource management, access, and discovery systems
  • Experience creating documentation and reports and generating statistics to assess collections and/or acquisition plans
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member to accomplish common goals and adapt to rapidly shifting priorities, goals, and deadlines in a complex, evolving, and diverse environment
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication
  • Evidence of excellent analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills
  • Evidence of working independently and meeting project deadlines
  • Evidence of a strong commitment to customer service
  • Knowledge of trends in scholarly communication and academic libraries, specifically as related to e-resource management; acquisitions; collections; cataloging and metadata; and/or scholarly communications.
  • Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in research, teaching, service and other work.
  • Strong potential to meet requirements for tenure and promotion (outlined at http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/Portals/cdh/docs/CDH_Master_Document_v_March_2017_alternate_criteria.pdf).
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent professional experience, plus an advanced degree
  • Appointment at the Assistant University Librarian rank requires two years of relevant experience; appointment at the Associate University Librarian rank requires eight years of relevant experience.
  • Experience supervising, managing, training and motivating team members
  • Experience with integrated library systems (ILSs) and e-resource management, access, and discovery systems
  • Experience creating documentation and reports and generating statistics to assess collections and/or acquisition plans
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member to accomplish common goals and adapt to rapidly shifting priorities, goals, and deadlines in a complex, evolving, and diverse environment
  • Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication
  • Evidence of excellent analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills
  • Evidence of working independently and meeting project deadlines
  • Evidence of a strong commitment to customer service
  • Knowledge of trends in scholarly communication and academic libraries, specifically as related to e-resource management; acquisitions; collections; cataloging and metadata; and/or scholarly communications.
  • Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in research, teaching, service and other work.
  • Strong potential to meet requirements for tenure and promotion (outlined at http://cms.uflib.ufl.edu/Portals/cdh/docs/CDH_Master_Document_v_March_2017_alternate_criteria.pdf).
  • Special Instructions to Applicants:

    To apply, submit 1) a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a written statement on how changes in the e-resources landscape are affecting users and collections at large research institutions (250 words); 3) your current resume or CV; and 4) a list of three references including their contact information (address, telephone number, and email). Apply by August 14, 2017 (applications will be reviewed beginning July 24, 2017).  Failure to include all required documents may result in your application being disqualified. If you have questions or concerns about the process please contact Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

    Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

    Health Assessment Required: No