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Minitex Electronic Resources Librarian

 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 re view, 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 Of fice 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
 Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the MINITEX Assistant Director and
 Electronic Resources Officer, the Electronic Resources Librar ian 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 essential.
 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
 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 refe rences 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.
 Mary Parker, Assistant Director and (612)624-1024/(800)462-5348
 Electronic Resources Officer (612) 624-4508 fax
 MINITEX Library Information Network      m-park1@tc.umn.edu
 15 Andersen Library, 222 21st Avenue South
 University of Minnesota
 Minneapolis, MN  55455-0439