[Eril-l] Job Posting: Electronic Resources Librarian, Texas A&M University

Hartnett, Eric J ehartnett at library.tamu.edu
Tue Oct 15 12:07:57 PDT 2019

Please excuse the cross-posting.

Electronic Resources Librarian

Position Announcement

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as an Electronic Resources Librarian.  We are hiring one individual for a full-time position with an 11-month academic appointment beginning February 2020. The Libraries has a healthy resource budget of nearly $14 million for electronic resources.  There is strong support for professional development and this position offers an excellent opportunity for an early-career librarian to gain valuable technical service skills and knowledge. This is an open-track faculty search allowing applicants to indicate a preference for either a tenure-track/tenured position with research and service expectations or a non-tenure track position with professional service expectations. Depending on qualifications, applicants for tenure-track/tenured positions will be considered for the faculty titles of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. Similarly, applicants for non-tenure track positions will be considered for the faculty titles of Clinical Assistant Professor or Clinical Associate Professor.

Reporting through the Director of Electronic Resources, the Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for the day-to-day activities related to the Libraries' licensed e-resources throughout their life cycle. Duties include, but are not limited to, activation and maintenance of serial access records in our link resolver, creation and maintenance of supplier and resource records in our electronic resources management system, and creation and maintenance of database access records in LibGuides. The librarian works with vendors to negotiate license renewals, troubleshoot access issues, and remain current on vendors' technologies.  The position also provides opportunities to participate in the library open software community and may supervise staff.

The person in this position must be a self-starter and detail-oriented, and should enjoy solving problems in a collaborative, collegial environment with continually evolving technologies. The Electronic Resources Librarian is expected to maintain a working knowledge of national trends and developments in acquisitions and electronic resource management. The position serves on committees for the Libraries, the University, and other organizations, contributes to the profession, and engages in scholarship.

Tenure-track responsibilities include engaging in research activities leading to publications and national service to meet both the Libraries' and the University's requirements for tenure and promotion.  Non-tenure track responsibilities include engaging in professional service at multiple levels with demonstrated national impact.

The full position announcement is available at https://library.tamu.edu/about/positions/pa_ERL_oct14.html

The full position description is available at https://library.tamu.edu/about/positions/pd_ERL_oct14.html

Applications: Applications must be received by December 1, 2019 for consideration.  Applications should include a letter of application, current complete vita, and contact information for 3 professional references.  They must be submitted through the Interfolio portal.  Tenure-track/Tenured position applicants should use posting number 69957 (https://apply.interfolio.com/69957). Non-tenure track position applicants should use posting number 69892 (https://apply.interfolio.com/69892).  Please be aware that this is a non-binding selection and can be changed at point of negotiation with the successful applicant.

The letter of application should explicitly address the applicant's qualifications in context of knowledge, skills, and experience relevant to the specific position References will not be contacted without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission.

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
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