[Eril-l] Job Posting: E-Resources Librarian, UC Berkeley

Lee Adams ladams at berkeley.edu
Wed Feb 17 11:56:16 PST 2016

Please excuse cross-posting.

*Electronic Resources Librarian, University of California, Berkeley*

Associate Librarian $59,089 - $73,126, per annum, based upon qualifications
This is a full time appointment available starting July 2016. Next review
Date is March 7, 2016.

The University of California, Berkeley invites applicants for the position
of Electronic Resources Librarian (ERL). Reporting to the Head of the
Acquisitions Department, the successful applicant will have a thorough
understanding of and experience with licensing and supporting access to
electronic resources. The ERL will manage key e-resource information
systems and will be responsible for the production and dissemination of
statistics related to resource (both print and electronic) acquisition,
licensing and usage.


The incumbent will take the lead role in managing publisher/vendor license
negotiations, assessment, and support of ongoing access to electronic
information resources. S/he will work closely with the Head of
Acquisitions, the AUL & Director for Collections, the Electronic Resources
Unit, and subject librarians to shape and improve access to electronic
resources for Library users. The ERL will:

• Review and negotiate license agreements with publishers/vendors to reach
favorable pricing and licensing terms and arrange trials of e-resources
• Assist the AUL & Director of Collections with acquisition of content
licensed through the California Digital Library (CDL)
• Review CDL offers and local proposals, and coordinate them with subject
librarians and acquisitions staff
• Establish and manage excellent publisher/vendor relationships
• Coordinate acquisition and renewal activities with publishers/vendors and
• Investigate and coordinate communication with vendors, information
technology, library staff and users on alleged breaches of licensed
• Coordinate user education and outreach on appropriate conditions of use
for licensed content
• Work closely with subject librarians and acquisitions staff to support
e-collection development
• Work closely with the fund manager to monitor appropriations and
expenditures for central digital funds
• Provide leadership to the Acquisitions Electronic Resources Unit in
managing access and maintaining accurate information about electronic
• Establish and maintain effective workflows with acquisitions and
cataloging staff for all electronic resources
• Collect and analyze usage data from local, UC-wide, and vendor/publisher
sources and create reports to support purchase and renewal decisions
• Participate in UC Berkeley's Collection Budget Group and Digital Advisory
Group and UC-wide groups as appropriate

UC Berkeley librarians are expected to participate in library-wide planning
and governance and work effectively in a shared decision-making
environment. Librarian advancement is partially based upon professional
contributions beyond the primary assignment; the successful candidate will
show promise or evidence of such contributions to the Library, campus, UC
system, and profession.

*Minimum Basic Qualification:*

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree by date of application

*Additional Required Qualifications at start date in position:*

• American Library Association(ALA)-accredited master’s degree or
equivalent degree
• Two or more years’ experience negotiating license agreements for
e-resources for an academic library
• Two or more years’ experience working with academic vendors and
publishers on issues related to acquisitions and managing electronic
• Familiarity with copyright, fair use, and other intellectual property
issues as these pertain to e-resources
• Knowledge of trends and issues with e-resources and a commitment to
keeping current with changes, including awareness of issues of vendors,
packages, aggregators, platforms, licensing, pricing models, and financial
and statistical management needs
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical, organizational, and
problem solving skills
• Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and
effectively both independently and as a team member

* Additional Preferred Qualifications:*

• Three or more years of serials or acquisitions experience in an academic
or research library
• Experience with e-resource management, e.g., implementing system support
for e-resource workflow, providing and maintaining access to e-resources
• Experience licensing data sets, including restricted use data
• Understanding of data gathering and analysis techniques to support
descriptive and inferential statistical analysis
• Broad understanding of technical services operations in an academic
• Familiarity with technologies used in acquisitions, assessment and
e-resource settings

The UC Berkeley Library is committed to supporting and encouraging a
multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and
imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

This recruitment will remain open until filled.

For more information about the position, including application materials,
go to https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00775.

For questions, please contact Susan E. Wong at librec at library.berkeley.edu.
UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.
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