Electronic Resources Discovery Manager, University Libraries-2007056
Join us in building a 21st century library at the heart of research and teaching. Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is home to world renowned faculty leading the way in their fields with state of the art, interdisciplinary research and an emphasis on training the next generation of innovators. The library is highlighted in the university's strategic plan and we seek engaged professionals who will work collaboratively to develop and lead library services to meet the needs of the university.
In this position, you will manage the electronic resources lifecycle by administering the electronic resources management system, coordinating timely investigations and resolution of electronic resource access problems, communicating with vendors, and assisting with license agreements.
You will take the lead in administering, optimizing and integrating the web-scale discovery service, link resolver, e-journal/e-book portal, database list, and other systems as identified. You will also monitor trends in access and discovery and recommend appropriate enhancements in the Library's systems and interfaces.
Your responsibilities will include:
Assist with the review and negotiation license agreements with publishers/vendors to reach favorable pricing and licensing terms
Create/maintain administrative login credentials and act as first point of contact between electronic resource vendors and the library, including investigating and coordination communication with vendor, and University IT and library staff on alleged violations or breaches of licensed e-resources contracts
Assist in coordinating acquisition, renewal and cancellation activities with publishers/vendors and staff
Contribute to development and documentation of procedures and effective workflows for management of electronic resources
Troubleshooting electronic resource access
Cataloging serials and e-resources
Assist Acquisitions Team Leader and other library staff, such as Cataloging, in managing access and maintaining accurate information about electronic resources in the integrated library systems
Foster a collaborative, inter-departmental approach to problem solving and decision-making
Work closely with other Acquisitions staff and subject librarians to support e-collection development
Collect and analyze usage data from local and vendor/publisher sources and create reports to support purchase and renewal decisions
Supervision of two individuals within the serials unit
Participate on committee, task forces and special projects as appropriate
At least five years or more of progressively responsible professional experience acquiring, licensing, managing and providing access to electronic resources
Experience working in an acquisition module of an Integrated Library System
Experience working with a electronic resources management system
Demonstrated ability to set priorities, exercise flexibility in meeting objectives, and effectively manage multiple projects and assignments
Knowledge of current issues, standards, and technologies related to acquiring licensing and managing scholarly electronic resources
Excellent interpersonal, analytical, organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills, including evidence of ability to work collegially and collaboratively within and across organizations, as well as with vendors and publishers
Demonstrated ability to develop, analyze, and document procedures and work-flow
Knowledge of serials and e-resource cataloging
Broad understanding of the electronic resource environment in an academic library or library consortial setting
Experience in related areas of electronic resource management, such as cataloging or discovery systems
Understanding of data gathering and analysis techniques to support assessment activities and statistical analysis
Demonstrated experience with serials and e-resource cataloging
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solu...tions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.