[IUG] Position Announcement: Collections & Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Cincinnati
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- Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 16:40:13 -0400
- From: "Banoun, Susan (banounsm)" <banounsm at ucmail dot uc dot edu>
- Subject: [IUG] Position Announcement: Collections & Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Cincinnati
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Collections & Electronic Resources Librarian
University of Cincinnati Libraries, University of Cincinnati
(Tenure-track, 12-month faculty appointment)
The University of Cincinnati invites applications for the position of Collections & Electronic Resources Librarian. This faculty position reports to and receives direction from the Head, Electronic Resources Department.
We seek a service-oriented individual committed to quality service in the delivery of access to our premier electronic collections. The Collections and Electronic Resources Librarian works collaboratively with library deans, faculty, staff, and users, as well as vendors and publishers, in the performance of collections and electronic resources management duties.
Environment: The University of Cincinnati Libraries provide access to research collections of more than 3.2 million volumes, 60,000+ serial titles, primarily electronic. Over 50% of the materials budget is directed toward e-resources. Nearly 150,000 unique titles are managed through our e-resource portal. The 125 library faculty and staff and 275 student workers serve the research needs of the entire UC community. (visit: http://www.libraries.uc.edu)
The University of Cincinnati is a Carnegie Research 1 institution. It is a large, public, urban university with a diverse student population of approximately 36,000. (visit: http://www.uc.edu) A charter member of the Association of Research Libraries, the University of Cincinnati is also a leader in the nationally recognized OhioLINK Library Consortium (visit: http://www.ohiolink.edu). Cincinnati features all the amenities of a large, bustling metropolis, including art museums, symphonies, opera and theater, outstanding zoo, fine restaurants, and professional sports events (visit: http://www.cincinnatiusa.com)
As a member of the Technical Services Team, participates in library electronic resource workflow including acquisition, licensing, activation, and trouble-shooting. Maintains related collection and usage statistics. Assists bibliographers with collection management tools. Participates in III ERM module implementation.
Participates in electronic resources workflow to ensure consistent and integrated access. Working in a collaborative environment, creates, manages, and maintains resource, license, and contact records; develops and implements III electronic resource management system (ERM).
Has a lead role in providing public access to electronic resources including e-journals, e-databases, and e-books. Monitors and troubleshoots access and content related issues with aggregators, vendors, and publishers related to various library portals such as the library catalog, the A-Z list of databases, the A-Z list of e-journals and the OpenURL resolver.
Manages electronic resource access with our knowledge base vendor (Serials Solutions). Updates and creates new connections for the Serials Solutions link resolver (Article Linker), and federated search (One Search). Inputs data into the Serials Solutions client center and maintains accuracy of holdings data.
Administers new and existing licenses for electronic resources. Reviews site licenses and agreements and tracks progress of licenses to point of activation. Ensures that files of record are kept for UCL electronic resource licenses. Maintains ERM tracking for electronic resource licenses and licensing expressions. Works closely with the University Counsel to resolve license and contract issues.
Obtains and manages statistics, including assisting in obtaining and managing usage data, collection statistics, and working with Web Team for continuous enhancement of user access paths. Serves as a resource for selectors using online collection development tools including identification of new technologies, expertise in publisher and vendor websites, and training in collection management tools such as the library catalog or GOBI.
Participates as necessary in appropriate committees and organizations related to the duties and responsibilities of the Department, and in support of UC Libraries programs and organizations.
Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program; experience with an integrated library system in an academic library; proficiency with spreadsheet and word processing programs; ability to work independently and effectively across organization lines and in collaboration with a variety of individuals and groups; aptitude for detail oriented work, including strong analytic and problem solving skills; demonstrated organization, analytical and problem solving skills; demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, service oriented, rapidly changing environment to accomplish mutual goals
Desired qualifications: Experience with OhioLINK or another consortial arrangement; experience working with vendors and publishers; knowledge of electronic resources, including issues relating to their sources, acquisitions, organization, and use; ability to work with a variety of foreign languages
This is a 12-month tenure track faculty position. Rank and salary negotiable depending on experience and qualifications. Benefits include health care, retirement plan, 22 days of vacation, sick leave, and tuition remission for self and immediate family.
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2009, and continue until the position is filled. Applications, including cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references, must be submitted online at: https://www.jobsatuc.com/ (position number 29UC4675) or call 513/556-1553 for assistance.
The University of Cincinnati is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, disabled persons, and Vietnam-era and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply.
Susan M. Banoun
Electronic Resources Dept., Head
University of Cincinnati Libraries
University of Cincinnati
P.O. Box 210033
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221-0033
Phone: (513)556-1440 Fax: (513)556-4393
Email: susan dot banoun at uc dot edu<mailto:susan dot banoun at uc dot edu>
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