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Position: Head, E-Acquisitions and Licensing, U. Mich.
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- Date: Fri, 30 Oct 2009 00:11:25 EDT
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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LIBRARY HEAD, ELECTRONIC ACQUISITIONS AND LICENSING UNIT Reporting to the Head of the Electronic Resources and Database Management Section in the Technical Services Division, the Head of the Electronic Acquisitions and Licensing Unit will coordinate the Library's electronic resource licensing and acquisition efforts. The librarian in this position will be expected to be innovative, knowledgeable, energetic, and service-oriented in overseeing the complex management of e-resource subscriptions, consortia licenses, and customized bundles. As unit head, this librarian will supervise staff responsible for ordering new resources, managing subscriptions, and negotiating licenses; serve as a liaison to publishers and vendors; and serve as a primary contact for collection managers, providing them with information to assist collection development decision-making. This librarian will also be expected to follow the fast changing trends in technologies related to the delivery of full-text scholarly resources. RESPONSIBILITIES The Head of the Electronic Acquisitions and Licensing Unit will: * Manage the ordering, renewal, and licensing of electronic resources. * Supervise and train staff responsible for ordering new resources, renewing existing subscriptions, and reviewing licenses and amendments. * Manage unit communications with University Procurement, publishers and vendors. * Oversee the maintenance and renewal of major electronic resource packages through consortia, vendors, and publishers in collaboration with the Electronic Resources Officer, selectors, and fellow Electronic unit heads. * Communicate licensing, pricing, title lists, and title changes to selectors and Electronic unit managers. * Oversee the management of acquisitions and licensing data files. * Collaborate with other Electronic Resources and Database Management managers to maintain an efficient, effective workflow. * Counsel public and technical services staff on usage of licensed electronic resources, including interlibrary loan, course reserves, archival rights, etc. Further information may be found at http://www.lib.umich.edu/node/15221 QUALIFICATIONS Required: * ALA-accredited Masters Degree in library/information science. * 3-5 years of experience in acquisitions and/or licensing roles. * Experience negotiating and monitoring licenses for electronic resources. * Experience developing and successfully applying innovative solutions to complex workflows. * Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. * Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. * Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively. * Knowledge of developing licensing, acquisitions, and usage metadata standards. * Experience with research library acquisitions practices, particularly serials. * Flexibility to adapt to the dynamic workflows inherent to electronic resources. Desired * Experience with licenses for large consortia electronic resource packages. * Experience managing or implementing an electronic resource management system. * Experience working with an integrated library system, preferably ExLibris' Aleph. BENEFITS, RANK, & SALARY Rank is anticipated at the Associate or Senior Associate Librarian level; final rank and salary dependent on experience and qualifications Professional positions receive 24 days of vacation a year; 15 days of sick leave a year with provisions for extended benefits as well as opportunities for professional development and travel. RETIREMENT OPTIONS: TIAA-CREF or Fidelity Investments APPLICATION PROCESS Send application (cover letter & resume) as an email attachment to Robert Campe at firstname.lastname@example.org c/o Library Human Resources; 404 Hatcher Graduate Library North; University of Michigan; Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205. For further information, call 734 764-2546. APPLICATION DEADLINE Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The University of Michigan is a non-discriminatory, affirmative action employer. ------------------- Martin L. Knott University of Michigan Library Head, Electronic Resources and Database Management Section ----- End forwarded message -----