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MN-Electronic Resources Librarian opening

University of Minnesota Libraries-Twin Cities Campus (http://www.lib.umn.edu) 
Appointment Start Date:  Immediately
Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled

NOTE:  Complete job description (UL 121) under Academic Job Postings at:

University of Minnesota Libraries-Twin Cities Campus (http://www.lib.umn.edu) 
Position Available-Electronic Resources Librarian: 

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Libraries invites applications
from and nominations of dynamic, innovative individuals for the position
of Electronic Resource Librarian. The incumbent will assume a leadership
role in coordinating the library-wide selection, acquisition, maintenance,
access, and licensing of electronic information resources purchased or
leased from publishers, aggregators, and other vendors. All library staff
must have the ability to work effectively with a diverse community of
faculty, students, and library colleagues in a team environment.  The
University of Minnesota, located in the center of the beautiful Twin
Cities metropolitan area, is one of the most comprehensive universities in
the country, offering 161 bachelor's degrees, 218 master's degrees, 114
doctoral degrees, and 5 professional degrees. With an enrollment of more
than 45,000 students, the Twin Cities campus is the flagship campus of the
UMN system.  Description:  Leadership Responsibilities- Develop policies
and procedures for managing of electronic resources; oversee licensing and
compliance, tracking status, access/technology issues, database
specifications, statistical reports, etc. Assist in negotiating agreements
with vendors, serve as point of contact concerning consortial agreements
(e.g., CIC and MINITEX), and represent interests of coordinate campuses.
Chair advisory and working group(s) maintaining liaison with other library
workgroups and external partners, monitoring changes, advising of new
opportunities, and assuring continued access. Keep current with emerging
issues and state of the art technologies.  Collections Responsibilities-
Oversee the process of selection and acquisition of electronic resources;
assist in negotiating cost/funding issues with library selectors and
external partners. Work closely with Materials Acquisition and Control
(MAC) Team to assure effective acquisition of and access to electronic
resources. Solicit, maintain, and disseminate use statistics and
management reports. Track developments of new and changing electronic
services and resources; manage trial programs; analyze options for
database access; and make recommendations for library staff.  User
Services Responsibilities- Participate in teams and working groups charged
with developing user interface options; actively work with Information
Technology Services (ITS) Team in technical implementation issues. Work
with the User Education Coordinator to provide orientation and instruction
to University faculty, teaching assistants, and students, with efforts
directed to digital resources. Provide reference and research assistance
to library users during scheduled hours in general reference service,
including some weekend duty. (Time commitment 2-6 hours per week; may
include evening and/or weekend service.) Coordinate the solicitation,
receipt, and distribution of publicity and training materials; arrange
formal instructional sessions presented by vendors to both staff and
end-users. May be assigned responsibilities during evenings and weekends
in response to service needs.  Salary and Benefits: This is a full-time,
12-month, continuous appointment track, academic/professional position
with probationary appointment at the Assistant or Associate Librarian
rank. Rank will depend on qualifications and experience consistent with
collegiate and University policy. The Libraries offers a competitive
salary, commensurate with experience, but not less than $38,000, for this
position. Excellent benefits and substantial moving allowance.
Qualifications:  Required - Academic:  ALA accredited M.L.S. or foreign
equivalent. Experience:  Professional experience in an academic or
research institution; successful record of coordinating activities in a
collaborative working environment; knowledge of current trends in
technology and scholarly communications; excellent oral and written
communication skills; strong interpersonal skills, and ability to work
effectively with a diverse clientele.  Desired - Academic:  Experience:  
Experience in negotiating licenses or cooperative agreements; experience
in effectively representing libraries both within and outside the home
institution; knowledge of current information technologies; familiarity
with using statistical data to facilitate managerial decision-making.  
Recruiting Schedule: Position is available immediately. Applications will
be accepted until the position is filled.  To Apply: Send a letter of
application, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and
e-mail addresses of three current professional references to: Search
Committee, Libraries Human Resources Office, University Libraries, 499
Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis MN 55455-0414. Please
identify your application with the number UL121.

Kristine Fowler			
Mathematics Librarian		e-mail:  fowler@math.umn.edu
University of Minnesota		phone:  (612)624-9395
310 Vincent Hall			fax:  (612)624-4302
206 Church St. S.E.
Minneapolis MN  55455