[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Minitex Electronic Resources Position -- Announcement

Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 16:25:59 -0600
From: Mary Parker <m-park1@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

This message has been cross posted.  Please excuse the duplication.



MINITEX Library Information Network invites nominations and applications
for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian.  The Electronic
Resources Librarian will work with MINITEX staff and libraries in the
MINITEX region to assist in the review, selection, licensing, and
evaluation of electronic information resources from various vendors on
behalf of participating libraries.  The incumbent will both lead and
support collaborative acquisition and negotiation to achieve economies of
scale for libraries.

MINITEX is a publicly supported network of libraries in Minnesota, North
Dakota, and South Dakota, working cooperatively to improve library
services.  MINITEX is a program of the Minnesota Higher Education Services
Office and is located at the University of Minnesota.  The mission of
MINITEX is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of participating
libraries by expanding their access to information resources through
conventional and innovative means.  MINITEX provides substantial
opportunities for personal and professional development.

Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the MINITEX Assistant Director
and Electronic Resources Officer, the Electronic Resources Librarian is
responsible for participating in identifying, evaluating, selecting,
licensing, and promoting a wide variety of electronic resources for all
types of libraries in the three-state MINITEX region.  Working closely
with MINITEX Cooperative Purchasing staff, incumbent will plan and
implement new offers, communicate with and act as a liaison between
libraries and vendors, consult with libraries regarding access to and
delivery of electronic resources in a collaborative environment, collect
and evaluate usage statistics, and assist libraries in use of electronic
resources.  Commitment to professional growth and development and
developing skills required to maintain a high level of professional
proficiency are expected.  Establishing good working relationships with
colleagues and staff of participating libraries, vendors, and MINITEX is

Required Qualifications:  Academic:  ALA-accredited master's degree in
library science or foreign equivalent completed at the time of
application.  Experience: Minimum 2 years professional library experience
in reference, collection development, acquisitions, the publishing
industry, or comparable environment; demonstrated organizational skills;  
ability to handle multiple priorities and projects; ability to work
independently and in a team; excellent oral and written communication and
presentation skills; excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work
effectively with a diverse clientele; strong commitment to excellent
customer service; up-to-date knowledge of current practices in the field
of electronic access to information; ability to travel.

Desired Qualifications: Successful experience negotiating and
administering licenses or cooperative agreements for electronic resources;
flexibility in adapting to rapid change; library consortium experience;
experience in marketing information services; familiarity with using
statistical data to facilitate decision making.

Appointment: This position is available immediately.  It is a full-time,
12-month, academic/professional position at the Assistant Librarian rank.  
MINITEX offers a competitive salary, commensurate with experience but not
less than $38,000, for this position.

Application Requirements: Send a letter of application relating background
to this job description, a detailed resume, and names, addresses,
telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references to: Libraries
Human Resources Office, 499 Wilson Library, 309 19th Avenue South,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0414. Applications must
include the position number UL105. Applications will be accepted until
position is filled.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.