Electronic Resources Management Librarian

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
30 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Colorado State University Libraries is a technologically sophisticated environment with extensive electronic resources and sciences primarily located in Morgan Library. The Dean of Libraries is the campus Vice President for Information Technology, and Academic Computing and Network Services is part of the Libraries. CSU is making a strong and strategic investment to ensure that our academic libraries meet the needs of the institution, now and into the future. A strong collaboration exists and is burgeoning with the Vice President for Research.

Acquisitions and Metadata Services is responsible for purchasing, licensing, organizing, and managing library materials in all formats and subjects. The department facilitates discovery and access to information resources in support of the research, teaching, and learning needs of Colorado State University’s scholarly community, and is responsible for managing the Integrated Library System.

This position is responsible for procurement and licensing of primarily electronic information products licensed directly by the Libraries or collectively by the Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance and other consortia, in collaboration with the Coordinator for Collections. This position includes management of electronic library resources through their lifecycle. There is also a small print serial component in the current workflow and the incumbent will be responsible for ongoing activity focused on identifying and transitioning print to electronic.

The Electronic Resources Management Librarian will also be the supervisor of the Serials Unit in Acquisitions and Metadata Services. As such, the successful candidate will complete the Supervision Development Program administered by CSU’s Training and Organizational Development Office.

This position will be filled at either the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires) Required Job Qualifications

• Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science or equivalent.
• Minimum of two years of professional experience managing electronic resources, such as maintaining an OpenURL link resolver, licensing electronic resources, troubleshooting access to electronic resources, etc.
• Experience with an integrated library system, including components of acquisitions, accounting, serials and electronic resource management, and licensing.

Preferred Job Qualifications

• A year or more of supervisory experience.
• Evidence of flexibility, innovative thinking, and a vision for the future of academic libraries.
• Knowledge of the electronic product market, publishing issues, pricing models, and other serials issues, including cataloging.
• Knowledge of the principles of copyright and fair use as relates to libraries.
• Knowledge of general computer logic and database structure, as well as electronic content delivery systems and digital preservation frameworks for commercial collections.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external parties and diverse constituencies, including other staff, cross-department/division teams, and patrons.
• Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing environments and priorities.
• Effective oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to anticipate user needs and seek ways to address them.
• Demonstrated ability to work with detail to ensure accuracy.
• Ability to analyze data.
• Knowledge of industry standards related to serials and e resources, e.g., Open URL, KBART, ERMI, SERU, COUNTER, SUSHI, MARC, etc.
• Experience working with vendors and licensing issues.
• Ability to meet tenure and promotion criteria in an academic research library.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates are advised they must address each of the required qualifications listed and as many of the preferred qualifications as applicable in their written application.

This is a tenure-track position. Finalists will be asked to provide dossiers of work product, presentations and articles not less than one week prior to the on-campus interview.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.