Collections and Online Resources Coordinator
University of Houston
Reporting to the Head of Liaison Services for Collections and Research
Support, the Collections and Online Resources Coordinator will collaborate
with subject liaison librarians to support collection development and
assessment, primarily of electronic materials such as e-books, online
journals, databases, and other e-resources, in order to ensure data-informed
decision-making. As a member of the Liaison Leadership Team, the Collections &
Online Resources Coordinator will contribute to strategic planning and project
management in the Liaison Services Department, a dynamic, collegial group of
subject specialist and functional specialist librarians.
In addition to responsibilities within Liaison Services, the Collections and
Online Resources Coordinator will have opportunities to work closely with the
Resource Discovery Systems, Acquisitions, and Metadata & Digitization Services
departments to ensure effective communication among subject librarians,
technical services, and systems. This position also holds ex officio
membership on the Collection Management Committee.
The Collections and Online Resources Coordinator is a librarian position.
Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the Bylaws of the Librarians of the
University of Houston. They are expected to develop a record of service and
professional involvement. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional
development of librarians and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to
The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a
complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative
attitude, and he or she will have proven capacity to work effectively and
collegially in teams with staff at all levels.
The UH Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the
Greater Western Library Alliance, the Hathi Trust, the Council on Library and
Information Resources, the Digital Library Federation, and the Texas Digital
Library. The campus libraries provide access to over 3.1 million volumes.
Total staff includes 69 professionals and approximately 135 support staff.
Additional information about the University Libraries is available at:
The UH Libraries' Strategic Directions document focuses on targeting services
to specific user groups, reimagining library spaces, promoting outreach, and
increasing national recognition. Further information and the complete document
are available at: http://info.lib.uh.edu/about/strategic-directions. The
Strategic Directions support an ambitious set of goals adopted by the
University and further the drive for flagship status ( http://www.uh.edu/
about/initiatives/). We seek to recruit librarians who can relate their work
to these strategies and understand their role in advancing these strategic
The University of Houston campus comprises 13 colleges offering close to 80
degree programs with an enrollment of about 40,000 students, 7,200 of whom are
enrolled in graduate studies. Reflecting the multicultural community of
metropolitan Houston, UH is one of the most ethnically diverse research
university campuses in the nation.
Houston, the fourth largest city in the United States, offers all the cultural
and recreational opportunities of a great city and is within easy reach of the
Gulf of Mexico. It enjoys a very reasonable cost of living and was selected by
Forbes as topping the list of America's coolest cities (
For additional information, including information about Houston's flourishing
arts scene and entertainment offerings, please see:
Please also visit the University of Houston Libraries Employment page for more
Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner,
Associate Dean for Personnel, Planning, and Systems, at 713-743-9801 or
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The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.
ALA-accredited Master's degree; demonstrated excellent communication skills,
especially across library departments; strong service orientation; significant
experience with and/or demonstrated knowledge of collection development and
assessment, especially of electronic materials.
Significant experience with and/or knowledge of commercial library systems
(e.g., Serials Solutions 360, Innovative Sierra); ability to access,
interpret, and use online usage data; knowledge of the electronic resources
lifecycle; familiarity with trends in electronic resources management;
demonstrated ability to rapidly become proficient with library systems and
technologies; project management experience.
Special Instructions to the Applicant:
Please submit resume, cover letter of application, and the names and contact
information for three professional references with your application.
For more information, please visit the UH Libraries' employment page:
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