Under the direction of the Director of E-Resources & Serials Management (ERSM), the Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian focuses on establishing and maintaining strong intellectual control over content throughout the acquisitions life cycle of electronic resources licensed by Yale University Library (YUL). This position supervises a team of staff responsible for key acquisitions and licensing management workflows. Within a changing and flexible environment, s/he works closely with colleagues and vendors to manage the acquisition and licensing of new electronic resources as well as the renewal of existing subscriptions. Works collaboratively with other librarians and staff to ensure consistent access to library holdings across multiple platforms including the library's catalog and discovery services. Works closely with other units within ERSM and partner departments to ensure the efficient acquisition and licensing of electronic resources.
Oversees ordering of electronic content in Yale integrated library system (Voyager) and the license tracking system. Manages key e-resource life cycle processes such as the management of trial access, tracking licensing data, and the collection of usage statistics for electronic resources purchased or subscribed to by YUL; Recommends and implements improvements to existing tools and workflows. Provides e-resource expertise both internally to library staff and externally to vendors and the larger Yale community. Contributes advanced knowledge to departmental troubleshooting support, resolving access-related problems, responding to reported issues, and working with internal and external partners to fix issues in a timely manner. Takes an active role in Yale University Library's license review process. Stays abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to e-resources. Plays an active role in e-resource related projects and initiatives as assigned.
Posting Position Title: Librarian, Electronic Resources
University Job Title: Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Required Skill/ability 1: A Master's degree from an ALA‐accredited library school and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience is required for this position.
Required Skill/ability 2: Ability to apply the principles that guide the organization of bibliographic information to the organization of electronic resources. Demonstrated experience with library acquisitions.
Required Skill/ability 3: An understanding of the best practices for managing the records that track electronic purchases, subscriptions, and licenses.
Required Skill/ability 4: Demonstrated ability working in an integrated library system. Conceptual and practical knowledge of the technologies used to manage and access e-resources.
Required Skill/ability 5: Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated analytical and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Demonstrated ability managing acquisitions processes within an ILS. Knowledge of e-resource licensing and the legal framework in which it takes place. Understanding of access issues as they pertain to the discovery and use of e-resources. Demonstrated record of designing projects and completing them in a timely manner. Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise, train and motivate staff.
Required Licenses Or Certifications:
1. Master's degree from an ALAaccredited library school. In selected instances, a postgraduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master's degree in library science. 2. The ability to apply the principles that guide the organization of bibliographic information to the organization of electronic resources. 3. An understanding of the best practices for managing the records that track electronic purchases, subscriptions, and licenses. 4. Demonstrated ability working in an integrated library system. 5. Conceptual and practical knowledge of the technologies used to manage and access eresources. 6. Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated analytical and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.