From: Rebecca Kemp <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2014 14:21:00 +0000
Title: Electronic Resources Librarian
Category: Librarian (Open Rank)
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal
Leave, 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision,
As the largest university library system in the Washington
D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more
than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park
campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching,
learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key
academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community
and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Committee
on Institutional Cooperation, a robust organization of Big Ten member
institutions, is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries
and will further propel the university's ascendancy in academic
With collections including 4 million volumes and more than 40,000
serials subscriptions, the University of Maryland Libraries allocate
75 percent of its materials budget to electronic resources. Maryland
ranks 39th among the 115 member libraries of the Association of
Research Libraries and has an operating budget of $23.7 million. The
University of Maryland Libraries benefit from being situated
geographically within minutes of the nation's capital and its
departments, agencies, and research centers.
The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking an Electronic
Resources Librarian. As a member of the Acquisitions Department
reporting to the Head of Acquisitions, the Electronic Resources
Librarian is responsible for the procurement, licensing and management
of electronic resources purchased directly by the UM Libraries, and
those resources indirectly acquired through collective licensing via
consortia. Responsible for the administration of new and existing
licensing for electronic resources; maintains a database for tracking
electronic resource licenses and licensing expressions. Researches
existing license agreements and negotiates new licenses, develops and
maintains guidelines for standard licensing terms, monitors
subscriptions in relation to existing license expirations and
renewals, reviews the impact of current licensing on post cancellation
archival access, collects usage statistics, registers and activates
new electronic resources, and troubleshoots e-access problems reported
by patrons and other library staff.
Works closely with the Head of Collection Management, the Continuing
Resources Librarian, and the Head of Acquisitions to develop licensing
policies and e-resource management workflows for both owned and demand
driven e-resources, and to support new methods of research, such as
working with large datasets and text/data mining. Consults with
University Counsel to resolve license and contract issues. Works
closely with Metadata Services staff and Digital Systems and
Stewardship staff to make sure electronic content and database
resources are both discoverable and accessible to library users. Also
assists the collection development librarians with renewals and the
licensing of new electronic resources. Participates in inter and
intra-departmental initiatives across the Libraries.
Librarians hold faculty status and contribute to the teaching, service
and research mission of the University. As a member of the Library
faculty, has an obligation to remain professionally informed, to
pursue the discovery of new knowledge related to the field of
expertise, to disseminate the results of scholarly work, and to seek
opportunities for professional service at the Libraries, campus,
state, or national level.
* Master's degree in library science from a graduate program
accredited by the American Library Association.
* Two years of academic library experience with acquisitions or
electronic resource management, at least one of which must include
serial acquisitions management.
* Experience with integrated library systems or next-generation
resource management systems.
* Demonstrated ability to manage tasks in response to varying time
pressures with shifting priorities and changing constraints.
* Must be able to take direction as well as provide direction to others.
* Ability to work independently and meet project deadlines.
* Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and
external parties and diverse constituencies, including other staff,
cross-departmental/divisional groups, patrons, vendors, and/or library
* Must have excellent analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills.
* Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to communicate
clearly, both orally and in writing.
* Demonstrated ability to pay close attention to details is
essential, as is accuracy.
* Ability to perform workflow analyses and document procedures.
* Three or more years of serial or acquisition experience in an
academic or research library, at least one of which is as a
* Experience with e-resource management, e.g., implementing system
support for e-resource workflow, license negotiation, providing and
maintaining access to e-resources.
* Experience with discovery systems and e-resource knowledge base systems.
* Familiarity with cataloging, systems, or collection development.
* Technical skill such as creating apps, SQL queries, or coding in
For the full position description, please go to
Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the
University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is
based on the successful applicant's experience and relevant
credentials. For additional information, consult the following
APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at
https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/24210 . No relocation assistance will
be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States;
the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for
employment. An application consists of a cover letter which includes
the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until
March 10, 2014.
The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a
policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate
against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color,
sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry
or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political
affiliation, or gender identity and expression. Minorities and women
are encouraged to apply.