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SOLINET position available

SOLINET Library Products & Services Program
Electronic Resources Coordinator
Job Posting
January 2004

The Southeastern Library Network, Inc. (SOLINET) is seeking an Electronic
Resources Coordinator to join the staff of its Library Products & Services
program.  This position leads activities surrounding the evaluation of
electronic products and services for possible offer to the SOLINET
membership and the initial launch of offers.  Responsibilities involve
frequent contact with personnel at member libraries, vendors, and other
SOLINET staff.  The Electronic Resources Coordinator works closely with
the program manager in making recommendations based on the evaluation
process, assists in negotiating pricing and contract terms and in
evaluating the success of ongoing offers, and contributes to planning for
future directions.  Current awareness of trends and issues in libraries of
all types and in the electronic resources market is important to this
position, as are excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.

SOLINET is an exciting not-for-profit library cooperative based in
Atlanta, Georgia.  SOLINET emphasizes the power of strategic
collaboration, the value of a cooperative infrastructure, and the wise
stewardship of information resources in the southeastern United States and
the Caribbean, which results in better library services throughout the
Southeast.  Over 2300 libraries in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee,
Virginia and the Caribbean are members of SOLINET.

This position requires an MLS from an ALA accredited institution and 2 - 4
years experience in a library reference, collection development or
acquisitions setting, or with a library vendor.  Current knowledge of and
experience with electronic resources, their use in libraries, and their
pricing and licensing is highly desirable, as are demonstrated negotiation
skills.  The position involves up to 20% travel, primarily to attend
and/or present at conferences and other meetings and to conduct site
visits at member libraries.  The beginning salary range is in the low to
mid 40s.  SOLINET's exceptional benefits package includes 20 vacation
days, 9 holidays, excellent development and training opportunities, and a
strong retirement package.  Send letter of application, resume, and names
of three references to:  Human Resources Manager; SOLINET; Suite 200, 1438
West Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30309-2955 or fax to 404 892 7879, or
send via e-mail to erc@solinet.net.  SOLINET is an equal opportunity