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Position Announcement -- Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librari=

Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian

The University of California, Irvine Libraries seek an
enthusiastic and skilled Electronic Resources Acquisitions
Librarian to provide leadership and expertise in acquiring and
integrating electronic resources into the Libraries' collections.
Based in the Acquisitions Department, the Electronic Resources
Acquisitions Librarian also works collaboratively with staff in
other areas including collection development, reference,
information technology, and cataloging to identify, license, and
manage ongoing access to electronic resources. The Electronic
Resources Acquisitions Librarian reports directly to the Head of
Acquisitions with a secondary reporting relationship to the Head
of the Collection Development Department.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian is responsible
for the management of the life cycle processes for electronic
resources and supervises one staff assistant dedicated to
electronic resources. Duties include working with collection
development in identifying electronic resources for
consideration, establishing product trials for evaluation,
managing license and contract terms related to electronic
resources, and collaborating with collection development in the
negotiation of resources. The Electronic Resources Acquisitions
Librarian works closely with the Electronic Resources and
Metadata Cataloger on electronic resource access and management
issues and also interacts with publishers, vendors and
aggregators to acquire, establish and maintain access to
electronic resources. Duties include updating and maintaining
links to electronic resources through SFX and other resources as
well as resolving complex problems related to orders, renewals,
and access. The Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian acts
as the liaison to the California Digital Library (CDL) in
managing UCI's acquisition of and access to UC consortium titles
and works with key people at other UC campuses in managing
electronic resources through the consortium=92s Electronic Resource
Management System (ERMS).

Serving as a resource for other library personnel on electronic
resource management issues, the Electronic Resources Acquisitions
Librarian troubleshoots and resolves access problems as they
arise. The position prepares management reports, providing
statistical and budget analysis related to electronic resources.
The Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian also provides
leadership in developing and maintaining awareness of emerging
technologies, standards, and technical issues relating to the
acquisition, licensing, access, and usage of electronic
resources; recommends and implements new initiatives for managing
and processing electronic resources; and collaborates with
library staff in other departments, maintains open communication
channels, and participates on library-wide teams.


*Graduate degree in library science from an ALA accredited
institution or equivalent combination of education and

*Knowledge of current issues in acquiring, licensing, and
managing access to electronic resources.

*Strong ability to negotiate and maintain electronic resources'
licenses and contracts.

*Ability to take a user-centered approach in providing access to
electronic resources.

*Ability to exercise creativity and initiative in troubleshooting
problems with electronic resources access.

*Ability to effectively collaborate across departments and
divisions on issues related to electronic resources.

*Ability to effectively supervise, train, and motivate staff.

*Skill in planning and implementing projects.

*Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication

*Strong commitment to quality customer service.

*Skill to analyze and resolve complex problems.

*Ability to set priorities and exercise flexibility working with
multiple assignments in a fast paced environment.

*Ability to work effectively in a large and diverse organization.

*Ability to meet the University of California criteria for
advancement and promotion of librarians.

*Experience working in a consortium.
*Experience acquiring and managing electronic resources in an
academic or research library.
*Experience with Innovative Interfaces' integrated library system
*Experience with Ex Libris SFX database.
*Experience with an Electronic Resources Management System

The Acquisitions Department

The Acquisitions Department procures all collections materials
for the UCI Libraries. The Department is responsible for
expending a materials budget of over $7 million annually. The
Department is comprised of the Department Head, 1 librarian, 15
staff and several student assistants.

The Libraries
The UCI Libraries are committed to innovation and excellence and are in
a major period of growth and change. The Libraries consist of the
Langson Library, the Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center,
and the Grunigen Medical Library. The Langson Library primarily serves
the Schools of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, Social Ecology,
Business, the Department of Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies.
The Science Library primarily serves the College of Health Sciences
(including the School of Medicine) and the Schools of Biological
Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Information and Computer
Sciences. The Grunigen Medical Library serves the clinical needs of the
Health Sciences at the UCI Medical Center, located in Orange, 12 miles
from the main campus.

The UCI Libraries have a staff of 273 FTE and an organizational
structure that includes the use of teams in conjunction with
departments. The library collection consists of over 2.6 million
volumes and over 53,000 current serial titles and an aggressively
expanding electronic resources collection. The UCI Libraries are
a member of the: Association of Research Libraries (ARL),
California Digital Library (CDL), Coalition of Networked
Information (CNI), Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Council
on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), International
Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and
Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).

University of California, Irvine
The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of
coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego
and Los Angeles. Founded in 1965, UCI is among the fastest-growing
University of California campuses, with more than 25,000 undergraduate
and graduate students and about 1,400 faculty members. UCI has had an
extraordinarily rapid rise to distinction in its first forty years,
including membership in the Association of American Universities,
ranking twelfth among the nation=92s best public universities by U.S. News
and World Report (also among the top fifty research universities), and
three Nobel prizes in the last twelve years.

Student enrollment is planned to reach 32,000 by 2014 accompanied
by a proportional growth in faculty and staff. Nearly 60% of UCI
students identify themselves as Asian American, African-American,
Chicano/Latino, or Native American. The University offers 40
doctoral programs in addition to the M.D. UCI=92s academic programs
are ranked nationally among the top universities; several
doctoral programs are ranked in the top ten.

Librarians at the University of California Irvine are academic
appointees and receive potential career status at the time of
their initial appointment. Librarians periodically receive
administrative and peer review for merit increases based on the
following criteria: 1) professional competence and quality of
service within the Library; 2) professional activity outside the
Library; 3) university and public service; and 4) research and
other creative activity.

Salary & Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and
experience. Preferred appointment level: $40,008 - $58,536
(Assistant Librarian I - Associate Librarian V).

Librarians are entitled to two days per month of annual leave,
one day per month sick leave. The University has an excellent
retirement system and offers a variety of group health, life, and
disability insurance plans. Benefits, which may also include an
attractive mortgage program, are equal to approximately 40% of

Deadline for Applications: Applications received by May 28, 2007
will receive first consideration, but applications will continue
to be accepted until the position is filled.

To Apply: Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this
position should send their letters of application, complete
r=E9sum=E9s, and the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of
three references, with a statement of each reference's
professional relationship to the applicant, to:

Library Human Resources
UC Irvine, P.O. Box 19557
Irvine, CA 92623-9557
e-mail: hr@lib.uci.edu
confidential fax (949) 824-3270

Electronic applications are preferred. Upon application, candidates
should be in possession of proof of their legal right to employment in
the U.S. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of
1986, verification of legal right to work will be required between the
time of final selection and hiring, and is absolutely essential in
ultimately being hired.

This position description is listed on the UCI Libraries Web site at
http://www.lib.uci.edu/libraries/jobs/libvac.html with links to
additional Web sites featuring campus and community information.

The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer
committed to excellence through diversity.

Colby Riggs
University of California, Irvine Libraries