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Electronic Resources Librarian

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University of North Texas Libraries

Commensurate with experience

Denton, TX
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The Electronic Resources Librarian (ERL) reports to the Coordinator of Electronic Resources, and is responsible for managing both traditional and emerging electronic resources. The ERL creates and maintains documentation and uses the Sierra ILS and ERM to record metadata and order information. The ERL also designs outreach plans, recommends purchases and clearly explains decisions to stakeholders. The ERL serves as a member of the Collection Development steering team, and collaborates with other Collection Development personnel to carry out complex acquisitions. The ERL also engages in self-directed research and service activities.

* Works collaboratively with librarians and staff in other library departments in the identification and evaluation of electronic resources to support teaching and research at UNT.

* Assists the Coordinator of Electronic Resources in scheduling and administering trials for new electronic resources.

* Evaluates potential new electronic resources on a comprehensive set of criteria, makes recommendations to the Collection Development steering committee, and communicates the results to stakeholders.

* Analyzes and interprets complex information pertaining to electronic resources and creates easy to understand summaries for internal and external stakeholders.

* Builds and maintains strong professional relationships and communications with vendors to obtain product information, preliminary pricing information, and preliminary license information. Negotiates with vendors to obtain favorable pricing, terms, and conditions.

* Coordinates the set up and implementation of electronic resources; communicates with distinct library groups to ensure appropriate implementation and discovery of electronic resources.

* Provides outreach for electronic resources including the creation of announcements, development of training materials, provision of training sessions, and promotion of electronic content, especially incorporation into curriculum, online courses, and LibGuides.

* Creates and maintains detailed, accurate, and relevant documentation and records for electronic resources evaluations and acquisitions.

* Maintains, updates, and assesses workflows for electronic resources-related tasks.

* Keeps abreast of trends and developments in electronic resources management; shares information with colleagues as needed; and represents UNT Libraries in appropriate consortia or related initiatives.

* Participates in scholarly, professional, and service activities that enhance collection development activities and promotes scholarly communication. Serves on library and university workgroups and committees.

* Fosters positive relations with faculty, students, and staff and promotes the University's and Library's commitment to diversity.


University of North Texas Libraries

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Denton, Texas

Annual Salary:

Commensurate with experience

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Required Education:

ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science.

Required Experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

* ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science.

* At least 1 year of library experience, full-time equivalent.

* Experience with instruction, training, and/or documentation involving technical topics.

* Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

* Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Familiarity with III's Sierra or Millennium ILS.

* Experience in Acquisitions, Serials, or Cataloging.

* Experience managing electronic resources, conducting negotiations with library vendors, and/or reviewing contracts.

* At least 1 year of academic library experience.

* Knowledgeable about the ethics of library acquisitions.

* Grant writing and management experience.

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