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Position: Asst. Head, Electronic Resource Mgmt

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Northeastern University seeks energetic, creative, and 
self-motivated individuals to join its newly re-energized, 
service-oriented, and forward-looking Library team.

Reporting to the Head of the Resource Management Department in 
the Library's Scholarly Resources Division, the Assistant Head is 
responsible for acquisition of all materials with special 
emphasis on electronic resources purchasing, licensing, access, 
and maintenance.  The librarian in this position will bring to 
bear a broad and deep understanding of the complexities of 
acquisitions, electronic resource management and related 
technical services best practices; will be expected to provide 
leadership, innovation, and enthusiasm in charge of the work of 
the E-Resource Management unit; and will have responsibility for 
hiring, training, motivating, and evaluating staff, and for 
managing the priorities and day-to-day activities of the unit. 
The successful candidate will interact regularly with a range of 
the Library's materials vendors (including publishers) to solve 
problems, while working closely with other units of the 
Department and the Division, as well as with other library 
departments, to support collection development, test new 
software, develop new systems, and move forward the Library's 
ambitious digital program.


** ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science required; 
additional advanced degree desirable.

** At least 3 years demonstrated successful experience in 
increasingly responsible positions managing or supervising 
acquisitions, serials, license negotiation, electronic resource 
management in academic or research libraries required.

** Demonstrated knowledge of established and emerging national 
and international standards relating to acquisitions, serials, 
electronic resource management, and resource licensing and 

** Some experience with cooperative programs, consortial 
initiatives, and operational workflow analyses desirable.

** Knowledge of trends and issues in academic libraries, 
scholarly communications, higher education, publishing, 
preservation, and emerging technologies.

** Excellent planning, analytical, interpersonal, communication, 
supervisory, project management and organizational skills.

** Ability to work internally and externally with a wide variety 
of individuals at all levels, a strong service orientation, and a 
demonstrated commitment to staff development and diversity in the 

About Northeastern University

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research 
university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a 
leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, and the 
integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. The 
University's distinctive cooperative education program, where 
students alternate semesters of full-time study with semesters of 
paid work in fields relevant to their professional interests and 
major, is one of the largest and most innovative in the world. 
The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and 
graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in six 
undergraduate colleges, eight graduate schools, and two part-time 
divisions. For more information, please visit 

About the University Libraries at Northeastern University

Snell Library is at the hub of campus intellectual life. The 
Library holds 986,000 volumes, 119,000 e-books, 31,000 electronic 
journals, and welcomes over one million visitors a year. The 
Library provides award-winning research and instructional 
services, a pioneering multi-media content creation space, a very 
popular Meet the Author series, and is home to 
internationally-recognized special collections that document 
social justice efforts in the Greater Boston area. The Library 
has an ambitious vision to expand its digital initiatives, 
building on its institutional repository and digitization of 
special collections. Snell Library continues to break new ground 
in scholarly communications, interdisciplinary research, and the 
emerging field of transliteracy- the ability to read, write, and 
interact across multiple media formats.  Snell Library leads the 
way in redefining library service in the 21st century. 

Applications received by December 1, 2009 will receive first 
consideration, though applications will continue to be accepted 
until the position is filled.
To apply, visit:
where more details of the position's responsibilities, the 
University's outstanding benefits, and of the salary range 
associated with this position are also available. For more 
information on the position, contact Janet Morrow, Head of 
Resource Management, j.morrow@neu.edu<mailto:j.morrow@neu.edu>.
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative 
Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. 
Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from 
minorities, women and persons with disabilities.  Northeastern 
University is an E-Verify Employer.

Janet B. Morrow
Head, Non-Print Management
Northeastern University Libraries