Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Electronic Resources Librarian - Yale University Library, New Haven

Electronic Resources Librarian - Yale University Library, New Haven. Position Focus: Reporting to the Chief Acquisitions Librarian, the Electronic Resources Librarian provides professional, technical, and fiscal expertise in the overall coordination and management of electronic resources. Manages the work of the Electronic Resources Group and supervises staff who perform a variety of activities related acquired electronic resources, including licensing, acquisition, management, maintenance, statistical analysis, troubleshooting, and preservation. Keeps abreast of and provides advice and guidance with relationship to trends in publishing, licensing, pricing practices, vendor technologies, and software developments as they relate to the electronic resources lifecycle, to colleagues and staff in Acquisitions, Collection Development, Cataloging & Metadata Services, Library IT, and units that provide user support services. Assesses and addresses electronic resources lifecycle management issues across the Library and recommends, develops, manages, and documents policies, procedures, documentation and best practices related to e-resources, using understanding of industry best practices and working collaboratively and collegially Library-wide with all acquisitions units, collection development staff, selectors, catalogers, and Library IT. Serves as a point of contact with vendors and with consortia for electronic resource acquisitions. Manages process change and workflow shifts based on organizational departmental changes. Collaborates with other acquisitions managers to develop and implement optimal electronic resources workflows. Coordinates renewal and annual review of e-resources. Oversees the development of an assessment program for data related to electronic resources and coordinates with the Library’s developing assessment program. Organizes, analyzes, and interprets usage data and assists selectors with the interpretation of data. Oversees digital preservation activities for acquired electronic resources (ingest of archival copies into Yale University Library’s Rescue Repository, LOCKSS box content management, etc.). Serves on and/or leads University Library committees related to electronic resources and discovery services. Participates in planning committees and task forces and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Expected to be professionally active and represent the Library and the University in academic, scholarly, and professional community. Required Education and Experience: Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited Library school and two years of related experience. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for an MLS. Appointment to this rank is limited to three years at which time it is expected that the individual will develop necessary requirements to meet expectations of performance at the Librarian 3 level. Required Skills & Abilities: Appointment to Librarian 3 rank requires a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience and professional accomplishments appropriate to the rank. Librarian 4 rank requires a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant professional experience and accomplishments appropriate to the rank. Demonstrated knowledge and ability in supporting electronic resource lifecycle activities. Demonstrated ability in working with: complex electronic publishing environment and scholarly communications issues; negotiating licenses for electronic content; electronic resource management systems; integrated library systems; and metadata and digitization standards. Demonstrated ability to train and supervise staff. Ability to work collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. Evidence of high productivity and skill at problem solving when working independently or in groups. Excellent analytical and organizational skills, oral and written communication skills, and interpersonal and team collaboration skills. Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: A minimum of two (2) years of professional library experience supporting electronic resource lifecycle activities. Project management experience or training. Experience or training related to change management. Experience with an OpenURL resolver, Voyager ILS, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Access, and/or Serials Solutions 360 services. Knowledge of SQL. Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be sent by creating an account and applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs for immediate consideration - the STARS req ID for this position is 21917BR. Please be sure to reference #21917BR in your cover letter.