Job Opening: Univ of Wisconsin Madison

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The University of Wisconsin Madison has an opening for an Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian. Posting at follows:

Position Vacancy Listing PVL# 64677
Working title: Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian

Degree and area of specialization: ALA accredited MLS Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: ALA accredited MLS Minimum 1 year experience with library electronic resources in an academic, research, or consortial setting including working knowledge in several of the following areas: ordering, licensing, activation, maintenance, renewals, cancellations, archiving, and troubleshooting. Experience working with acquisitions and serials in an integrated library system, such as ExLibris’ Voyager, and/or electronic resources management tools such as link resolvers and ERMS. Demonstrated familiarity with established and emerging standards relating to acquisitions, serials, and e-resource management. Knowledge of technologies and vendor services related to acquisitions, serials, and e-resources. Evidence of ability to work independently and effectively across organization lines and in collaboration with a variety of individuals and groups, utilizing excellent interpersonal and collegial communication skills, both oral and written. Demonstrated ability to organize work effectively, set priorities, meet quality and productivity expectations, and achieve group goals in a dynamic, team-based, academic and technological environment. Proven commitment to positive, solution-oriented problem solving, providing quality customer service.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with licensing and license management issues. Experience analyzing workflows and implementing efficiencies. Aptitude for detail oriented work, including strong analytic and problem solving skills. Experience documenting policies and procedures and providing staff training. Familiarity with e-resource usage data, including COUNTER and SUSHI. Principal duties: This is one of two librarian positions responsible for electronic resource acquisitions and management. Primary oversight for ordering, receiving, paying, activation, and troubleshooting activities. Assists with license review and negotiation, and license terms management. Additional activities include monitoring of trials, platform changes, obtaining price quotes, product upgrades, collection analysis, and other data assessment. Develops expertise with emerging technologies and maintains awareness and engagement with trends and developments in e-resource acquisitions and management. Participates in and contributes to review of e-resource workflows. Collaborates in the implementation of best practices, ongoing pursuit of process improvements, and development/dissemination of policies, guidelines, and procedures. Participates on committees, task forces, and special projects related to e-resources as appropriate. Utilizes ExLibris’ Voyager integrated library system and SFX link resolver. Additional Information: The University of Wisconsin-Madison, General Library System is accepting applications for the full-time academic staff position of Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian in the Acquisitions Department. The title of Associate Academic Librarian or Academic Librarian will be assigned depending on the credentials of the successful candidate. Benefits include 22 vacation days, sick leave, group health insurance, life insurance, and a state retirement plan. This position is one of 2 librarian and 2 classified staff positions that make up the Licensed Resources Unit. The Licensed Resources Unit is responsible for a wide variety of activities associated with electronic resources including licensing, ordering, invoicing, activation, maintenance, renewals, cancellations, and troubleshooting. Along with the Ordering/Receiving, Serials Control, and Information Processing Units, it comprises the Acquisitions Department of the Central Technical Services Division, serving 16 libraries of the General Library System. This position reports to the Head of the Acquisitions Department. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring. A period of evaluation will be required

Appointment type: Academic Staff Department(s): LIBR/CENTRAL TECH SRV
Full time salary rate: Minimum $40,526 ANNUAL (12 months) Depending on Qualifications
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Appointment percent: 100%
Anticipated begin date: AUGUST 01, 2010
Number of positions: 1

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION Application must be received by: JULY 02, 2010

HOW TO APPLY: To apply, send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Unless another application procedure has been specified above, please send resume and cover letter referring to Position Vacancy Listing #64677 to

Vicki Wipperfurth
Phone: 608-262-6177
369 Memorial Library
Fax: 608-265-2754
728 State St
Madison WI 53706-1418
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply. For more academic job opportunities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison please click on PVL HOME For more information on the University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of Human Resources please click on OHR_HOME For more information on the University of Wisconsin-Madison see our home page at UW_HOME For UW Madison Campus Safety Information see UW_SAFETY_INFORMATION

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