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Position Announcement: E-Resources Librarian at Montana State U.

Position title: Electronic Resources Librarian
Salary: $47,000
Organization Name: Montana State University
Position Announcement Web Address: 
Location: Bozeman, Montana

Electronic Resources Librarian

The Montana State University Library is committed to providing 
and promoting information resources to ensure student and faculty 
success. We value team-work, creativity, and an entrepreneurial 
spirit. Our librarians are leaders in university affairs as well 
as within state, regional, and national library communities.

The Montana State University Library seeks an Electronic 
Resources Librarian to be a member of the Collection Development 
Team.  This position provides leadership and expertise in the 
evaluation, selection, promotion, and accessibility of electronic 
resources and is responsible for managing and negotiating 
subscriptions.  Responsibilities include working with OpenURL 
linking technologies, managing Web-Scale Discovery Tools (e.g., 
Serials Solutions' Summon), budgeting, analyzing usage 
statistics, licensing, and managing consortial agreements. 
Additional opportunities may include staff supervision, liaison 
responsibilities, reference work, and instruction duties.  As a 
member of the Library faculty, there are obligations with regard 
to teaching, research and service.  Individuals must remain 
professionally informed, pursue the discovery of new knowledge 
related to the field of expertise, disseminate the results of 
scholarly work, and seek opportunities for professional service 
at the Library, campus, state, or national level.  This position 
reports to the Dean of the Library with daily supervision by and 
collaboration with the Collection Development Team Leader.  We 
seek an innovative, detail-oriented, dynamic individual who can 
provide leadership in planning, organizing, implementing, and 
supporting ongoing access to electronic resources within the 
Library and the University.

Required Qualifications:

* Masters degree from an ALA (American Library Association) 
accredited graduate program.
* Experience as a professional librarian performing electronic 
resource management or comparable experience.
* Demonstrated familiarity with electronic resource linking 
* Demonstrated analytical, organizational, time, and project 
management skills.
* Knowledge of vendors, publishers, and library consortia.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience implementing, managing, and troubleshooting 
Web-Scale Discovery tools.
* Experience in academic libraries.
* Experience with subscription vendors (e.g. EBSCO, Elsevier, 
* Familiarity with electronic resources management technologies.
* Experience with budgeting and invoicing.
* Experience with negotiation contracts and licenses.
* Familiarity using relational databases.

The successful candidate will:

* Have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills and a 
strong commitment to excellent customer service;
* Have an understanding of the current and emerging trends and 
issues in collection development, acquisitions, and academic 
* Have the ability to work both collaboratively and 
* Have the aptitude to pay close attention to details and to be 
accurate in this work;
* Be an active tenure-track faculty member capable of meeting the 
university's promotion and tenure requirements which include 
librarianship, research and creative activity, and service;
* Demonstrate a commitment to facilitating student success.

Appointment and Application Information
The position is a tenure track, 12 month position. Benefits 
include TIAA-CREF, health & life insurance, and 21 days annual 
leave. Available February 1, 2012. Screening begins December 15, 
2011.  Applications must include:

  1.  a letter addressing each of the above required and preferred 
qualifications, and
  2.  a curriculum vitae, and
  3.  the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers 
of three (3) current professional references, including the 
capacity in which they have worked with you.

Electronic submissions in PDF format are preferred, and must have 
the applicant's signature on the letter of application. For 
electronic submittals, please indicate "Applicant - Search 
#4B7858." in the subject line of the email.  ADA/EEO/AA/Veterans 
Preference. Claim veteran's preference or request accommodation 
from HR/AA, MSU, Bozeman, MT 59717 [(406) 994-2042; TDD: (406) 
994-4191]. Full position details at 

Contact Information:
Electronic Resources Librarian Search Committee
Office of the Dean
MSU Library
P.O. Box 173320
Bozeman, MT  59717-3320
(406) 994-3119