West Virginia University Libraries invites applications for an Electronic Resources Manager. The successful candidate will manage the lifecycle of electronic resources for West Virginia University Libraries. This position reports to the Head of Acquisitions for Knowledge, Access and Resource Management (KARM) and leads a small team in the acquisition, activation, discovery, access and maintenance of all electronic resources.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Manage the staff and workflows for electronic materials and ongoing subscriptions, including delivery of fund reports for electronic resource acquisition activities.
Approve leave/time cards, participate in the hiring process, conduct annual performance appraisals and identify areas of development.
Train electronic resources staff in acquisitions and electronic resources processes in the integrated library system, Worldshare Management Services (WMS).
Coordinate quarterly and annual reporting of staff activities within the unit.
Identify student worker projects and assign appropriate staff for project completion.
Work with Director and Head of Acquisitions for KARM on annual analysis of expenditures to determine fund account allocations for upcoming fiscal year.
Utilize WVU Foundation accounts for acquisition of electronic items according to fund requirements and monitor accounts in the library system ensuring proper fund spending.
Serve as a backup to staff electronic resources activities, monitoring processes for improvements and assisting in the completion of unusually heavy workloads.
Review e-resources invoices and assign fund codes for all approved invoices; pay invoices as needed.
Monitor purchase order and invoice entry into WMS Acquisitions for accuracy.
Ensure accurate usage data is collected and compiled for electronic resources.
Work with vendors, librarians and staff to resolve problems with access and discovery.
Update knowledgebase, database A-Z pages, LibGuides and other resource access points to ensure discovery of electronic resources.
Provide overlap analysis and cost per use data to KARM for decision analysis regarding allocations for collections.
Monitor and assign WMS tickets from the Systems report queue to other KARM staff.
Monitor and support the EZproxy system by routinely updating configuration stanzas in GitHub and adding/deleting electronic resources as needed.
At least two (2) years of experience in library technical service operations
Knowledge of the electronic resource life cycle and electronic resource management best practices.
Experience as a supervisor or team lead
Strong analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills; excellent written and verbal communication
Strong organizational skills, managing multiple project/work-streams at one time
Basic knowledge of library acquisitions
Flexibility and positive attitude
Communication skills, able to deliver information effectively, positively influence shared vision and purpose toward achieving a goal
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at http://hr.wvu.edu/ .
West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.
Job Posting: Feb 5, 2018
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 126460
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.