Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Berkeley – University of California, Berkeley – Electronic Resources Librarian

Url: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00775

Closing Date: 3/7/16, but they will accept applications until 5/31/16

Salary:  $59,089 - $73,126, per annum

This is a full time appointment available starting July 2016.
The University of California, Berkeley invites applicants for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian (ERL). Reporting to the Head of the Acquisitions Department, the successful applicant will have a thorough understanding of and experience with licensing and supporting access to electronic resources. The ERL will manage key e-resource information systems and will be responsible for the production and dissemination of statistics related to resource (both print and electronic) acquisition, licensing and usage.


The incumbent will take the lead role in managing publisher/vendor license negotiations, assessment, and support of ongoing access to electronic information resources. S/he will work closely with the Head of Acquisitions, the AUL & Director for Collections, the Electronic Resources Unit, and subject librarians to shape and improve access to electronic resources for Library users. The ERL will:

• Review and negotiate license agreements with publishers/vendors to reach favorable pricing and licensing terms and arrange trials of e-resources
• Assist the AUL & Director of Collections with acquisition of content licensed through the California Digital Library (CDL)
• Review CDL offers and local proposals, and coordinate them with subject librarians and acquisitions staff
• Establish and manage excellent publisher/vendor relationships
• Coordinate acquisition and renewal activities with publishers/vendors and staff
• Investigate and coordinate communication with vendors, information technology, library staff and users on alleged breaches of licensed resources.
• Coordinate user education and outreach on appropriate conditions of use for licensed content
• Work closely with subject librarians and acquisitions staff to support e-collection development
• Work closely with the fund manager to monitor appropriations and expenditures for central digital funds
• Provide leadership to the Acquisitions Electronic Resources Unit in managing access and maintaining accurate information about electronic resources
• Establish and maintain effective workflows with acquisitions and cataloging staff for all electronic resources
• Collect and analyze usage data from local, UC-wide, and vendor/publisher sources and create reports to support purchase and renewal decisions
• Participate in UC Berkeley's Collection Budget Group and Digital Advisory Group and UC-wide groups as appropriate

Minimum Basic Qualification:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree by date of application

Additional Required Qualifications at start date in position:

• American Library Association(ALA)-accredited master’s degree or equivalent degree
• Two or more years’ experience negotiating license agreements for e-resources for an academic library
• Two or more years’ experience working with academic vendors and publishers on issues related to acquisitions and managing electronic resources
• Familiarity with copyright, fair use, and other intellectual property issues as these pertain to e- resources
• Knowledge of trends and issues with e-resources and a commitment to keeping current with changes, including awareness of issues of vendors, packages, aggregators, platforms, licensing, pricing models, and financial and statistical management needs
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills
• Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

• Three or more years of serials or acquisitions experience in an academic or research library
• Experience with e-resource management, e.g., implementing system support for e-resource workflow, providing and maintaining access to e-resources
• Experience licensing data sets, including restricted use data
• Understanding of data gathering and analysis techniques to support descriptive and inferential statistical analysis
• Broad understanding of technical services operations in an academic library
• Familiarity with technologies used in acquisitions, assessment and e-resource settings

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