Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian – University of Minnesota Duluth

Job ID: 325922
Job Title: Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian
Job Code: 9715
Location: Duluth
Empl Group: Acad Prof and Admin
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


Required Qualifications
• Masters’ degree from an American Library Association accredited library school or an advanced degree with relevant experience.
• Excellent communication skills working with faculty, staff, students, vendors, and colleagues
• Experience working with diverse groups

Preferred Qualifications
• Knowledge of the electronic resources and print serials life cycles
• Experience with Open URL linking technologies and/or authentication mechanisms
• Experience with Ex Libris’ Alma unified resource management system
• Experience with Ex Libris’ Primo discovery service
• Experience developing budgets and budget projections
• Familiarity with MARC 21 holdings records, standard enumeration and chronology

Physical and Environmental Conditions
Accommodations may be made for some of these physical demands for individuals who require and request such accommodation:
• Mobility to work in a typical office environment and use standard office and computer equipment.
• Stamina to remain seated and maintain concentration for extended periods of time.
• Vision to read printed materials and computer screens.
• Hearing and speech to communicate effectively in oral and written forms, in person, and over the telephone.
• Strength and ability to lift boxes of materials, 5 – 10 pounds, on a regular basis.
• Agility to manipulate library materials.

About the Job: Position Overview
The Electronic Resources & Serials Librarian is responsible for managing the library’s electronic resources (including but not limited to, databases, journals, books, and streaming video) and print serials throughout their lifecycle. The Librarian serves as the chair of the Collections Committee which is tasked with the managing the library’s electronic and physical collections as well as developing collection and acquisitions related policies and procedures.

This position is a member of the Access & Collection Services Team (ACST) and reports to the ACST Manager. ACST is responsible for acquiring, cataloging, and managing print and electronic materials. It is also responsible for building oversight and security, interlibrary loan, course reserves, circulation, and stacks maintenance.

Essential Job Functions

Electronic Resources, Print Serials, and Standing Orders (50%)
• Vendor liaison relations
• Arrange and coordinate demonstrations and free trials
• Coordinate the acquisition and renewal of e-resources and print serials by negotiating licenses and subscription costs
• Maintain directory of vendor administration sites and login information
• Resolve problems with databases and/or serial subscriptions
• Manage and monitor subscriptions and invoices
• Monitor invoices for problems and inaccuracies
• Work with Acquisitions Specialist to receive and process credits
• Serve as the administrator for databases acquired by the library
• Monitor and report usage statistics
• Monitor renewals and report to appropriate library staff
• Coordinate the implementation of new e-resources
• Review and update the annual renewal list from serial vendors
• Cancel titles as requested by Collections Committee or subject librarian(s)
• Claim missing issues
• Manage and monitor licenses
• Review license agreements and invoices
• Maintain license files
• Communicate license particulars and restrictions to library staff
• Monitor license compliance
• Manage all e-resources and serials budgets
• Assess costs and purchase options
• Prepare e-resources and serials budget projections
• Perform e-resource tasks in Alma (update links, activation, deactivation, and other duties as needed)
• Lead the evaluation of e-resources and serials
• User liaison
• Serve as the first contact for database and online journal access problems
• Create “how to” tutorials, guides, and helpful documents about e-resources
• Assist all users (library staff, faculty and students) with e-resources
• Use Alma analytics to diagnose e-resource problems and usage

Collections Committee (COLT) 25%
• Serve as the chair of the Collections Committee
• Coordinate actions, tasks, and projects related to collection development and management with COLT members and all appropriate library teams and staff
• Communicate information about active collection management projects and decisions to all library staff
• Manage the acquisitions budget
• Promote engaged teamwork among team members
• Meet regularly with the committee sponsor to discuss COLT projects and decisions
• Submit an annual report to the Library Leadership Team that highlights the committee’s challenges and successes

Systems Administration (15%)
• Manage the Kathryn A. Martin Library’s settings for multiple UM libraries enterprise system/products, e.g., EzProxy and Primo
• Maintain the Library’s public web pages for these systems/products
• Maintain the Library’s A-Z database list
• Test version upgrades for Primo as needed
• Troubleshoot Primo problems as reported by campus users and staff
• Create Primo analytics to analyze usage patterns
• Advise the Library Leadership Team and enterprise governance teams on user experience for discovery systems and e-resources

Library-Related Professional Service and Engagement (10%)
• Attend library and UMD campus community meetings and events
• Serve on library, campus, or university teams or committees, including but not limited to
• UM Libraries enterprise system governance teams such as MNCAT Discovery Management Group (MDMG) and Electronic Resource Group (ERG)
• Engage in professional development (e.g., continuing education, mentoring, conference attendance)
• Contribute to the profession (e.g., organizational work, presentations, publishing)

Other duties as assigned
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. The employer reserves the right to modify, change, or add to the duties of the job description, consistent with the University classification, at any time.

About the Department
The University of Minnesota Duluth, Kathryn A. Martin Library’s mission is to promote learning and research by providing information resources and services, up-to-date technologies, and knowledgeable staff in a welcoming environment.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion, striving to be a welcoming environment in which to work, study, and collaborate. As part of the University of Minnesota, you will be encouraged to pursue educational opportunities, professional development, participation in functional and advisory committees, and other opportunities to expand your career. You will work in a gorgeous setting: the UMD library is prized for its architectural design and has been updated to best serve 21st century researchers while the city of Duluth was recognized by Outdoor Magazine as the Best Town in America.

How To Apply
This is a 100%, 12 month, annual renewable appointment as an Assistant Librarian rank. Minimum salary $44,054.99. Anticipated start date is January 7, 2019. Degree must be granted by start date.

Applications will be accepted until filled. Review of complete applications will begin October 1, 2018.

Complete applications must include:
• Letter of Application addressing the qualifications
• Current Curriculum Vitae
• Contact information for three professional references
• Unofficial graduate transcript

Application Instructions:
Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position, go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/ and search for job opening 325922. Click on the job title to view the job details and application instructions.

The cover letter and CV/resume will be attached during the application process. First submit the application and then return to the “My Activities” page to attach the additional documents.

Any offer of employment contingent upon successful completion of a background check, a degree verification and employment verification.

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