[Eril-l] Job Posting: Senior Electronic Resources Librarian – Rice University – Houston, Texas - United States

Thumy Webb thumy.webb at rice.edu
Tue Jul 27 10:18:08 PDT 2021

Rice University is seeking a dynamic, service-oriented Senior Electronic
Resources Librarian. The successful candidate will provide leadership on
all aspects of electronic resources acquisitions and management functions.
This position reports to the Head of Acquisitions in the Technical Services

*Responsibilities*: The Senior Electronic Resources Librarian develops and
maintains policies and procedures and oversees the lifecycle of electronic
resources, including databases, e-books, serials, and streaming media.
Specific areas of responsibility related to these resources includes
acquisitions, license review, access management, records maintenance,
product trials, and EZProxy management. The Senior Electronic Resources
Librarian supervises and evaluates three FTE staff members, including one
librarian, and works closely with vendors, IT staff, collection development
librarians, cataloging staff, faculty, and students.

*Required Qualifications*:
• ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science;
• Three years of experience managing electronic resources in an academic
• Supervisory or project management experience;
• Excellent communication skills;
• An understanding of technical standards;
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
• Strong commitment to customer service;
• A thorough understanding of electronic product licensing terms.

*Preferred Qualifications*:
• Experience with the Alma library platform

*Salary & benefits*: $61,000 minimum, with hiring salary commensurate with
experience and qualifications; no state or local income tax; 21 benefit
days; 8 study days; a range of retirement options including TIAA/CREF;
health and life insurance and tuition waiver.

*Environment*: Rice University provides a stimulating work environment with
opportunities to participate in the delivery of innovative library services
supported by leading-edge technologies.  Fondren Library (
http://www.rice.edu/fondren) is a research library with more than 3 million
volumes and more than 172,000 subscriptions, including titles available
through aggregators.  The library has a state-of-the-art off-site shelving
facility. An active program of digital resource delivery and development is
grounded in successful collaboration among library and university staff
from Digital Scholarship Services, other library departments, and
university information technology staff. The Technical Services Division is
committed to using both established and emerging methods to provide access
to library materials.

Houston is a vibrant, multicultural city with world-class visual and
performing arts ranging from the traditional to the avant-garde. The fourth
largest city in the country, Houston enjoys a moderate cost of living and
easy proximity to the Gulf Coast. For more information, see:

Applications must be received by August 27, 2021, in order to be
considered. Please apply with cover letter and résumé at
https://bit.ly/3hXaXlk. Inquiries: Lisa Spiro at (713) 348-2480 or
lspiro at rice.edu. Rice University is committed to affirmative action and
equal opportunity in education and employment. Rice does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, or veteran status.
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