Assistant/Associate Director of Resource Management (Lane Medical Library, Stanford University; posting #64074)
Lane Medical Library
Stanford University

Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center (
at Stanford University Medical Center enables biomedical discovery by
connecting people with knowledge. Through innovative means, we create,
acquire, deliver and integrate information to support excellence in research,
education and patient care.

Lane Medical Library seeks qualified applicants to fill the position of
Assistant/Associate Director of Resource Management. This
position oversees acquisitions, collection development/serials, and
interlibrary/document delivery areas, reporting to the Director for Resource
Management. The position's focus is to actively participate
in facilitating Lane's collaborative efforts to provide optimal access to the
most appropriate resources when and where needed. This
involves the many aspects of evaluation, selection, and activation of digital
resources, management of their deployment for discovery and access, and
ensuring ongoing availability and problem resolution. It
includes the use of innovative technologies and procedures for effective
management and to lessen or eliminate barriers to access, while considering
fiscal, technical, and policy constraints. Document
delivery informs collection development decisions, while serving users' needs
for content not permanently collected.


Supervise 3.5 directly, 2 indirectly FTE library specialists in the following

o Document delivery and interlibrary
loan services

o Acquisitions and related fiscal

o Initiating new subscriptions, renewals
and cancellations

o Initiating metadata records, detecting
title changes, and related coordination

o Maintaining serials and ebook holdings

o Managing data for
physical materials sent to remote storage

This position will also work closely with the Digital Materials Manager
(licensing) and metadata librarians

Facilitate communications regarding collection-related matters, including:

o Users--by promotion of licensed
content via CAP, Stanford's social networking platform, etc.; triage of
digital access problems, resolution of user request issues, etc.

o Lane acquisitions and digital
licensing regarding financial and legal compliance aspects of digital content

o Lane metadata staff regarding
bibliographic aspects of serials and analytics

o Library staff - in liaisons to medical
school departments and document delivery

o Collection Development Committee re
policy and major purchase decisions

o Other campus libraries re coordination
of collection development and licensing

o NLM and OCLC in regard to serials

o Publishers and vendors (generally and
as digital licensing understudy)

Evaluate, select and recommend resources with focus on ebooks and digital
resource discovery, including detection of title and platform changes, grey
literature, etc.; initiate service and bibliographic and holdings setup;
monitor user access

Actively participate in shared effort with other staff to:

o Trouble-shoot digital access problems

o Verify resource access currency and
identify remedial actions as applicable

o Maintain SFX OpenURL link resolver

o Maintain currency of proxy server
data, including review of weekly turn-away reports

Serve as Lane's expert on scholarly publishing, especially in regards to
copyright questions, licensing limitations, digital use permissions, fair use,
and open access.

Maintain collection development guidelines, including copyright and digital
rights aspects; document associated processes on internal Wiki.

Collect and manage usage analysis statistics to support product evaluations,
purchase decisions or recommendations, and budget justification:

o Use Harrassowitz E-Stats, SUSHI,
Google Analytics, etc. to create/convey consolidated views of usage trends

o Organize and review data from ILL,
SFX, and vendors to support new journal selection decisions

Serve as departmental liaison (choice of department related to subject
strengths) to the School of Medicine

Keep current on relevant new technologies, developments in publishing
industry, the Stanford environment, the open access movement, etc.


Demonstrated supervisory skills.

Three or more years experience in resource management--collection development,
serials control, digital content acquisition and management, interlibrary
loan/document delivery, and related areas at the associate librarian rank.
Five or more years experience at the librarian rank.

Knowledge of current content delivery platforms and software products, user
interfaces, and resource management systems related to the responsibilities
indicated for this position.

Strong communications skills, oral and written, and ability to work
effectively with diverse constituencies.

Knowledge of the information industry, scholarly communication, especially
copyright, content delivery options, publishing models, and open access

Thorough understanding of the bibliographic apparatus, both from data
management and user access perspectives, and how this relates to the design of
system interfaces.

This position is cross posted at the Associate Librarian and Librarian
level. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience
and qualifications. Apply online at
search for Job Number 64074.

Thank you for your interest.

Joanne Banko

Metadata Transformation Librarian

Resource Management

Lane Medical Library

300 Pasteur Drive, Rm L109

Stanford, CA 94305

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