[Eril-l] Job posting: Electronic Resources Management Librarian at Duke University Libraries

Virginia Martin virginia.bacon at duke.edu
Mon Jan 30 14:02:38 PST 2017

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Electronic Resources Management Librarian
Job Code/Title:  Ranked/TBD

Department:  Continuing Resource Acquisitions

Job Level:  00

Supervisor:  Head, Continuing Resource Acquisitions

Job Family:  29

FTE:  1.0

FLSA Status:  Exempt

Ranked:  Yes

Term:  N/A

Date Created/ Reviewed:  December 22, 2016

Position Summary
The Duke University Libraries (DUL) seeks an enthusiastic, conscientious, and service-oriented Electronic Resources Management Librarian to engage in supporting the life cycle of electronic resources and work collaboratively with units across Technical Services and throughout the DUL system to provide access to primarily electronic continuing resources. Under the supervision of the Head of the Continuing Resource Acquisitions Department, the successful candidate must demonstrate self-motivation and initiative, innovative approaches to problem solving, a positive learning attitude and the ability to thrive in a rapidly changing environment.

  *   Participates in all aspects of continuing and electronic resource acquisitions including: trials, ordering, receipt/activation, access, maintenance, assessment, and renewals/cancelations.
  *   Oversees the activation and maintenance of electronic resources access in the knowledgebase of DUL access management systems; interacts with publishers, vendors and aggregators to acquire, establish, and ensure consistent access to library holdings across multiple platforms.
  *   Participates in the licensing team to evaluate and negotiate terms relating to electronic content.
  *   Participates in the development of workflows and policies for handling continuing and electronic resource acquisition, access, and maintenance.
  *   Participates in data gathering and evaluation of pricing, usage, and other metrics to support collection assessment, budget processes and annual reporting requirements.
  *   Stays informed of trends in electronic resource access and discoverability and recommend changes to existing tools and workflows as appropriate.
  *   Serves on relevant library and consortia committees as it relates to functional expertise and/or professional development.
  *   Display continuing growth in professional and subject knowledge and take an active interest in the profession. Growth and interest should be demonstrated through continuing development of professional knowledge and abilities, membership and participation in professional organizations, and service to the library, University, or community in a professional capacity.
Supervisory Responsibilities

*         May supervise student assistants as needed.
It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning and a commitment to diversity.  In addition, managers and supervisors are expected to help develop a common vision by providing clear direction and priorities, clarifying roles and responsibilities, and promoting mutual understanding through effective communication.  They are also expected to take the time to effectively plan and evaluate performance, provide feedback, recognition and coaching, and develop employees to achieve their personal and organizational goals.
Required: ALA-accredited MLS or advanced degree in related field, or relevant combination of education and experience
Required: Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; demonstrated analytical, organizational, time and project management skills; demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member; understanding (through experience or coursework) of current models, practices, and tools used by academic libraries for the licensing, acquisition, access, and discoverability of e-resources; and interest in professional development and engagement.
Preferred: Experience in an academic library; experience working with an Integrated Library System or a next-generation resource management system; knowledge of ERM (electronic resource management) systems; broad understanding of technical services operations; knowledge of industry standards related to serials and electronic resources, e.g., ISSN, Open URL, KBART, ERMI, SERU, COUNTER, SUSHI, etc; and familiarity with fund management and budget processes.
Working Conditions

*         Must be able to lift 25 pounds.
*         Must be able to work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible
*         Normal office environment
*         Occasional travel required

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.
Salary and Benefits
Salary and rank dependent on qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes 20 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training.
Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the William R. Perkins Library and its branches: Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Lilly, Music, and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort.  Duke's library holdings of 6.1 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.

Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.

Duke offers a comprehensive benefit packages which includes both traditional benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at:  http://www.hr.duke.edu/benefits/index.php
Cover letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references should be submitted to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8822.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications which are missing any of the components listed above will not be reviewed.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Duke University Libraries have a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.

Virginia Bacon Martin
Head, Continuing Resource Acquisitions Department
Duke University Libraries
Durham, NC
virginia.martin at duke.edu<mailto:virginia.martin at duke.edu>

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