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Professional Opportunity - Electronic Collections Librarian,Collection Development

Electronic Collections Librarian
Collection Development
Sterling Memorial Library
Yale University
Rank:  Librarian III - IV

General Purpose:

Yale University Library seeks an experienced Electronic Collections Librarian to
assume both a leadership and liaison role in working with staff from all areas
of the Library to support electronic collections development. The Electronic
Collections Librarian will provide support as needed across the library system,
including particularly selectors, but also technical services staff in
Acquisitions and Cataloging & Metadata Services. This position will report to
the Electronic Collections Services Group team leader.

Essential Duties:

* Selection Coordinator for cross-disciplinary electronic resources:
* Works across the entire Yale University Library (YUL) system, serving as
Selector/Collection Unit Coordinator for library electronic resources that
cross more than two libraries or subject areas.
* Assists with the appropriate budget requests and expenditure of the CERF
(Central Electronic Resources Fund) budget � currently approximately $900,000
and growing.
* Key participant in planning, and implementing library wide e-resource policy
and selection decision-making:
* Participates on CoDGeR (Committee for Digital General Resources), a
cross-library representative group, developing agenda items and finding timely
topics with an aim to decision-making.
* Shares responsibility in consensus building and documentation of CoDGeR
decisions and policies.
* Leads exploration of overarching issues in the selection and care of
electronic resources.
* Develops and/or manages the development of best practices for electronic

Provides the provision of significant services and knowledge in support of
electronic resource acquisitions across YUL:

* A key participant and/or leader in understanding and developing the best ways
to manage the lifecycle of major interdisciplinary e-journal packages and
databases at YUL.
* Monitors trends in emerging technologies and licensing.
* Keeps current with developments, producers, and vendors of electronic products
and services.
* Participates on the staff license review, negotiating, and compliance
processes, for delivery to the Associate University Librarian (AUL).
* Coordinates authentication and authorization issues for e-resources,
communicating as appropriate with vendors, selectors, AUL, and others.
* Participates as appropriate in e-resource trouble shooting activities.
* Leads ERM (Electronic Resources Management system, Verde software)
library-wide activities, which is delegated to others and/or coordinated across
the YUL system.

Communicates across YUL about electronic resources broad issues:

* Funnels resources and renewal information about shared e-resources to relevant
stakeholders as appropriate to ensure appropriate action.
* Provides training and information as needed across the library system,
including selectors as well as technical services supporting units such as
Acquisitions, CMS.
* Works with Electronic Collections Services Group team leader to nurture
effective relationships with e-resource suppliers and publishers, for the
benefit of the YUL system.
* Expected to be professionally active and to serve on select Library-wide
* May be assigned to work at West Campus location in West Haven, CT.

Qualifications: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program of library and
information science; at least two years of experience supporting electronic
resource activities. Candidates appointed to the rank of Librarian III must
demonstrate at least five years of relevant experience and professional
achievements. Appointment to the rank of Librarian IV requires at least eight
years of relevant experience and professional achievements.  The position
requires knowledge of the complex, ever-changing electronic publishing
environment and scholarly communications issues. Must have the ability to work
with a varied user groups and function effectively in a team environment and in
a complex and culturally diverse organization. Excellent oral and written
communication and training skills are required. Excellent organizational,
analytical and interpersonal skills are required. Previous activities in at
least some of the following areas are required: using and instructing in the
use of information technologies, developing MS Access queries and reports,
reviewing and identifying issues with license agreements for electronic
resources, using an Integrated Library System and/or an Electronic Resource
Management system.

Preferred: Experience supporting an OpenURL resolver, preferably ExLibris SFX,
knowledge of scholarly communication industry norms and practices of
information technology, experience providing troubleshooting for problem
reports, familiarity with project management, skill in "translating" between
the world of electronic resources and traditional library formats.

Salary and Benefits:  Rank and competitive salary will be based upon the
successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Full benefits package
including pro-rated 22 vacation days; 18 holiday, recess and personal days;
comprehensive health care; TIAA/CREF or Yale retirement plan; and relocation
assistance. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names of three
references should be sent by creating an account and applying online at
http://www.yale.edu/hronline/stars/application/.  Please be sure to include
Source Code 6465BR

Background Check Requirements:  All external candidates for employment will be
subject to pre-employment screening. All offers are contingent on successful
completion of a background check.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  Yale
values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages
applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.