[Eril-l] Job Posting: Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian at University of Minnesota Duluth

Lisa Wheeler ljwheele at d.umn.edu
Fri Aug 24 10:26:12 PDT 2018

*UMD Kathryn A. Martin Library*

*Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian*

*12 month, full time position.*

*To apply for this position, go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/
<http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/> and search for job opening 325922.
Click on the job title to view the job details and application

*The University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library’s mission is
to promote learning and research by providing information resources and
services, up-to-date technologies, and knowledgeable staff in a welcoming

*The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
Smoking, chewing tobacco and the use of electronic cigarettes prohibited on
all UMD property, including indoor facilities, campus grounds and
University vehicles.*

*Qualifications and position description:*

*Required Qualifications·         Masters’ degree from an American Library
Association accredited library school or an advanced degree with relevant
experience.·         Excellent communication skills working with faculty,
staff, students, vendors, and colleagues·         Experience working with
diverse groupsPreferred Qualifications·         Knowledge of the electronic
resources and print serials life cycles·         Experience with Open URL
linking technologies and/or authentication mechanisms·         Experience
with Ex Libris’ Alma unified resource management system·         Experience
with Ex Libris’ Primo discovery service·         Experience developing
budgets and budget projections·         Familiarity with MARC 21 holdings
records, standard enumeration and chronologyPhysical and Environmental
ConditionsAccommodations may be made for some of these physical demands for
individuals who require and request such accommodation:·         Mobility
to work in a typical office environment and use standard office and
computer equipment.·         Stamina to remain seated and maintain
concentration for extended periods of time.·         Vision to read printed
materials and computer screens.·         Hearing and speech to communicate
effectively in oral and written forms, in person, and over the
telephone.·         Strength and ability to lift boxes of materials, 5 - 10
pounds, on a regular basis.·         Agility to manipulate library
materials.About the JobPosition OverviewThe Electronic Resources & Serials
Librarian is responsible for managing the library’s electronic resources
(including but not limited to, databases, journals, books, and streaming
video) and print serials throughout their lifecycle. The Librarian serves
as the chair of the Collections Committee which is tasked with the managing
the library's electronic and physical collections as well as developing
collection and acquisitions related policies and procedures.This position
is a member of the Access & Collection Services Team (ACST) and reports to
the ACST Manager.   ACST is responsible for acquiring, cataloging, and
managing print and electronic materials.  It is also responsible for
building oversight and security, interlibrary loan, course reserves,
circulation, and stacks maintenance.Essential Job FunctionsElectronic
Resources, Print Serials, and Standing Orders (50%)·         Vendor liaison
relationso   Arrange and coordinate demonstrations and free
trialso   Coordinate the acquisition and renewal of e-resources and print
serials by negotiating licenses and subscription costso   Maintain
directory of vendor administration sites and login informationo   Resolve
problems with databases and/or serial subscriptions·         Manage and
monitor subscriptions and invoiceso   Monitor invoices for problems and
inaccuracieso   Work with Acquisitions Specialist to receive and process
creditso   Serve as the administrator for databases acquired by the
libraryo   Monitor and report usage statisticso   Monitor renewals and
report to appropriate library staffo   Coordinate the implementation of new
e-resourceso   Review and update the annual renewal list from serial
vendorso   Cancel titles as requested by Collections Committee or subject
librarian(s)o   Claim missing issues·         Manage and monitor
licenseso   Review license agreements and invoiceso   Maintain license
fileso   Communicate license particulars and restrictions to library
staffo   Monitor license compliance·         Manage all e-resources and
serials budgetso   Assess costs and purchase optionso   Prepare e-resources
and serials budget projections·         Perform e-resource tasks in Alma
(update links, activation, deactivation, and other duties as
needed)·         Lead the evaluation of e-resources and
serials·         User liaisono   Serve as the first contact for database
and online journal access problemso   Create “how to” tutorials, guides,
and helpful documents about e-resourceso   Assist all users (library staff,
faculty and students) with e-resourceso   Use Alma analytics to diagnose
e-resource problems and usageCollections Committee (COLT)
25%·         Serve as the chair of the Collections
Committee·         Coordinate actions, tasks, and projects related to
collection development and management with COLT members and all appropriate
library teams and staff·         Communicate information about active
collection management projects and decisions to all library
staff·         Manage the acquisitions budget·         Promote engaged
teamwork among team members·         Meet regularly with the committee
sponsor to discuss COLT projects and decisions·         Submit an annual
report to the Library Leadership Team that highlights the committee’s
challenges and successesSystems Administration (15%)·         Manage the
Kathryn A. Martin Library’s settings for multiple UM libraries enterprise
system/products, e.g., EzProxy and Primo·         Maintain the Library’s
public web pages for these systems/products·         Maintain the Library’s
A-Z database list·         Test version upgrades for Primo as
needed·         Troubleshoot Primo problems as reported by campus users and
staff·         Create Primo analytics to analyze usage
patterns·         Advise the Library Leadership Team and enterprise
governance teams on user experience for discovery systems and
e-resourcesLibrary-Related Professional Service and Engagement
(10%)·         Attend library and UMD campus community meetings and
events·         Serve on library, campus, or university teams or
committees, including but not limited too   UM Libraries enterprise system
governance teams such as MNCAT Discovery Management Group (MDMG) and
Electronic Resource Group (ERG)·         Engage in professional development
(e.g., continuing education, mentoring, conference
attendance)·         Contribute to the profession (e.g., organizational
work, presentations, publishing)Other duties as assignedThis job
description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employer reserves the
right to modify, change, or add to the duties of the job description,
consistent with the University classification, at any time.*

Lisa Wheeler
Cataloging Librarian

Kathryn A. Martin Library | University of Minnesota Duluth | 416 Library
Drive  |  Duluth, MN 55812
phone: 218-726-6498 |  fax. 218-726-8019  |  ljwheele at d.umn.edu
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