Posting Summary: The University of Virginia Library connects users with the resources necessary to support research, teaching, and instruction in numerous subject areas. The incumbent in this position supports that mission by providing oversight of the library's numerous digital collections, both licensed and locally-created. This position will provide the strategic planning and leadership, as well as the technical skills and analysis, necessary to achieve this goal. The Electronic Resources Librarian will maintain key e-resource information systems and will be responsible for the production and dissemination of statistics related to resource acquisition and usage. The Electronic Resources Librarian will also maintain numerous relationships, working closely with external vendors, UVA faculty and students, and staff from across the library system. This position will collaborate with other Library staff to ensure cost-effective, efficient, and ethical customer service to support the University's mission.
Required Minimum Level of Education: Master's Degree or Equivalent
Required Specific Degree/Training: Masters of Library Science or Computer Science or relevant advanced degree.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Library public or technical services with e-resource components, or equivalent experience maintaining information systems in a work setting. Demonstrated leadership or project management experience in a work setting
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Maintaining databases and information management systems in academic library settings
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, with a wide range of groups and individuals, both internal and external to the Library. Ability to work independently and flexibly, prioritize work and resolve complex problems. Ability to work as member of a team. Knowledge of basic library operations
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to supervise and lead teams
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Suite, including Access Integrated Library Systems or other similar DBMS
Preferred Computer Applications: OpenURL link resolvers, preferably Serials Solutions 360 Link
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.