Electronic Resources Librarian
American University Library invites applications for an Electronic Resources
Librarian at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian.
The successful candidate will be an innovative, user-focused, collaborative
Electronic Resources Librarian to provide vision and leadership in managing
the Electronic Resources Management (ERM) Unit.
Responsibilities: The Electronic Resources Librarian reports to the Director
of Technical Services and manages the ERM Unit within the Technical Services
Division of the University Library. This Unit is
responsible for acquiring the library's electronic resources which includes
databases, datasets, e-journals, and aggregator packages, negotiating license
agreements, compiling and analyzing usage statistics, troubleshooting access
problems, managing the library's various electronic resource platforms and
delivery systems. Manages the electronic resources/serials
collection budget of $4.2 million. The Electronic Resources Librarian
supervises 3 FTE unit members. Supervisorial duties of this
position include developing and implementing unit goals and projects,
establishing policies and procedures as well as hiring, training, and
evaluating staff. As a member of the Collections Management
Team, this position participates in collection development activities and
provides support for digital initiatives. As a member of
the Technical Services management team, this position serves a leadership role
within the division.
As a member of the Library faculty, this position participates in in library
governance activities, provides expertise regarding innovations and trends
within librarianship and specifically regarding the management of electronic
resources, contributes to creative and scholarly research, and participates in
campus-wide committees. This position reports to the
Director of Technical Services.
Requirements: ALA accredited M.L.S. Minimum of three years
of progressively responsible experience managing electronic resources
including acquisitions, licensing, and providing access, fund management,
knowledge base management and the technical aspects of electronic
resources. Evidence of leadership and management
skills. Evidence of initiative, an ability to work
collegially in a team environment as well as excellent organizational,
interpersonal and communications skills. Evidence of potential to meet
continuous appointment requirements in performance of primary
responsibilities, scholarship, and university
service. Experience with an integrated
library system, electronic resources management system, and link resolver.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Position available: Review of applications will begin immediately and will
continue until the position is filled.
The American University Library www.american.edu/library
serves the AU community through a collection of over 1,300,000 volumes, 52,000
media and sound recordings. Notable collections include a branch music
library, a strong visual media collection, special collections and university
archives, a K-12 curriculum materials center, and numerous partner collections
including those with GLBTA, Career, and Visual Arts resources. AU Library has
affiliate collections at the Washington College of Law and at the Wesley
Theological Seminary. The AU Library collection totals over 125,000 journal
subscriptions in all subjects. Personnel include 20 library faculty, several
part-time librarians, 70 full-time staff, and about 140 student assistants.
The library's budget is about $14.4 million. The American University Library
is an active member of the Washington Research Library Consortium, and it
holds membership in LOCKSS, SPARC, the Patriot League Libraries Group and the
University Libraries Group.
American University offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate
programs, many with international focus, to more than 12, 000
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position
is filled. Send a letter of application, resume, names, addresses, and
telephone numbers of three references to:
Michele Mikkelsen, Director, Administrative Services
American University Library
4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-8046
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American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.
American University is an Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected
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