Denton, TX
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

Libraries (141000)



Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Electronic Resources Librarian (ERL) reports to the Coordinator of Electronic Resources, and is responsible for managing both traditional and emerging electronic resources. The ERL creates and maintains documentation and uses the Sierra ILS and ERM to record metadata and order information. The ERL also designs outreach plans, recommends purchases and clearly explains decisions to stakeholders. The ERL serves as a member of the Collection Development steering team, and collaborates with other Collection Development personnel to carry out complex acquisitions. The ERL also engages in self-directed research and service activities.

* Works collaboratively with librarians and staff in other library departments in the identification and evaluation of electronic resources to support teaching and research at UNT.
* Assists the Coordinator of Electronic Resources in scheduling and administering trials for new electronic resources.
* Evaluates potential new electronic resources on a comprehensive set of criteria, makes recommendations to the Collection Development steering committee, and communicates the results to stakeholders.
* Analyzes and interprets complex information pertaining to electronic resources and creates easy to understand summaries for internal and external stakeholders.
* Builds and maintains strong professional relationships and communications with vendors to obtain product information, preliminary pricing information, and preliminary license information. Negotiates with vendors to obtain favorable pricing, terms, and conditions.
* Coordinates the set up and implementation of electronic resources; communicates with distinct library groups to ensure appropriate implementation and discovery of electronic resources.
* Provides outreach for electronic resources including the creation of announcements, development of training materials, provision of training sessions, and promotion of electronic content, especially incorporation into curriculum, online courses, and LibGuides.
* Creates and maintains detailed, accurate, and relevant documentation and records for electronic resources evaluations and acquisitions.
* Maintains, updates, and assesses workflows for electronic resources-related tasks.
* Keeps abreast of trends and developments in electronic resources management; shares information with colleagues as needed; and represents UNT Libraries in appropriate consortia or related initiatives.
* Participates in scholarly, professional, and service activities that enhance collection development activities and promotes scholarly communication. Serves on library and university workgroups and committees.
* Fosters positive relations with faculty, students, and staff and promotes the University's and Library's commitment to diversity.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Librarian rank will be determined by the Library Personnel Affairs Committee through review of the selected candidate's education, experience, scholarly and professional involvement, and service.

Minimum Qualifications:
* ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science.
* At least 1 year of library experience, full-time equivalent.
* Experience with instruction, training, and/or documentation involving technical topics.
* Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
* Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:
* Familiarity with III's Sierra or Millennium ILS.
* Experience in Acquisitions, Serials, or Cataloging.
* Experience managing electronic resources, conducting negotiations with library vendors, and/or reviewing contracts.
* At least 1 year of academic library experience.
* Knowledgeable about the ethics of library acquisitions.
* Grant writing and management experience.

Area of Specialty:
Electronic Resources Librarian

Position Type:
Faculty Equivalent

Tenure Status:
Non-Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
12 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
Other Document
List of Names and Contact Information of Three References

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Must submit essay on the following topic as "Other Document" during application process.
Briefly present an ethical dilemma or challenge that may be faced by a librarian while selecting and purchasing materials. Discuss what actions you would take to resolve this dilemma. Maximum length: 1 page.


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