[Eril-l] Position Announcement: Electronic Resources Librarian, Stanford University Libraries

Alexis Manheim amanheim at stanford.edu
Mon Jun 22 14:03:41 PDT 2015

Acquisitions Electronic Resources Librarian, Stanford University Libraries
Assistant or Associate Librarian (Librarian 1/2)

Stanford University Libraries is seeking an innovative and dynamic 
individual for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian. This 
position is responsible for the management of the life-cycle processes 
for electronic resources for SUL, providing leadership and expertise in 
coordinating and incorporating electronic resources into the 
collections. The Electronic Resources Librarian works closely with the 
Head of Acquisitions and collaborates with other Acquisitions managers, 
Digital Collections Librarian, Metadata Department and Digital Library 
Systems and Services, participating in the ongoing design and 
development of library-wide systems, workflows and policies for handling 
electronic resource acquisition, access, and preservation. This 
librarian also identifies emerging trends and technologies that have the 
potential to improve efficiency and innovate electronic resource 
acquisitions and management.

•    Directly manage Stanford University Libraries’ program of 
establishing and ensuring continuing access to electronic resources, 
including supervision of four staff members of the Electronic Resources 
•    Coordinate work with database providers, vendors and publishers to 
enable access, resolve problems, proactively manage technical changes, 
and respond to end-users’ issues with electronic resources in a timely 
manner. Delegate work to ERU staff as appropriate.
•    Collaborate with managers in Acquisitions and other library 
departments, such as Metadata, DLSS, and Collections & Services, to 
ensure coordination of procedures and workflows between units and 
•    Serve on library-wide committees and working groups to promote 
electronic resource administration best practices and tools.
•    Design effective workflows for electronic resources, documenting 
and adjusting policies and processes as appropriate.
•    Provide leadership in developing and maintaining awareness of 
emerging technologies, standards, and technical issues relating to the 
acquisition, licensing, access, and usage of electronic resources. 
Recommend and implement new approaches to electronic resource management 
and the delivery of fiscal, statistical, and licensing information.
•    Initiate, organize and oversee special projects and other duties as 

•    MLS, MLIS or equivalent applicable academic library experience
•    Experience working in an academic library
•    Knowledge of acquisitions business practices and library technical 
•    Ability to investigate and apply technical solutions to 
Acquisitions and Electronic Resources concerns
•    Ability to manage effectively the work of staff in a dynamic and 
fast-paced environment
•    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
•    Working knowledge of mainstream e-resource management systems, 
linking technologies, and knowledge bases
•    Experience with current legal and business issues involved in 
acquiring, licensing, and managing access to electronic resources
•    Working knowledge of trends in electronic publishing and current 
library technologies
•    Excellent organization and time management skills
•    Working knowledge of the technical issues involved in the network 
delivery of electronic resources and experience using creativity and 
initiative in troubleshooting and analyzing problems related to 
electronic resource access
•    Ability to collaborate effectively across departments and divisions 
on issues related to electronic resource acquisition and access
•    Strong commitment to quality customer service and ability to take a 
user-centered approach to electronic resource acquisition and access
•    Skill in planning and implementing projects
•    Supervisory experience

Preferred: Experience using Technical Services components of an 
Integrated Library System, particularly SirsiDynix products

Applications received by July 20, 2015 will be given priority 

Alexis Manheim
Head, Acquisitions Department
Stanford University Libraries
(650) 725-1122
amanheim at stanford.edu

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