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 Subject : Electronic Resources Management Librarian, UW-Madison.. 07/17/2017 07:54:38 AM 
Brigitte Rupp Vacha
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University of Wisconsin - Madison
Position Vacancy Listing
PVL # 91401

Working Title: Electronic Resources Management Librarian


Degree and area of specialization: MS/MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent required

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Required Qualifications
- Demonstrated understanding, through experience and/or coursework, of electronic resource life cycle activities and the electronic resource environment in an academic library or library consortial setting
- Demonstrated ability to set priorities, exercise flexibility in meeting objectives, and effectively manage multiple projects and assignments
- Excellent interpersonal, analytical, organizational, problem-solving, and communication skills, including evidence of ability to work collegially and collaboratively within and across organizations
- Demonstrated understanding of the complex, ever-changing electronic publishing environment and library marketplace
- Proficiency with spreadsheet and word processing software, such as MS Word and Excel

Preferred Qualifications
- Experience with Acquisitions operations in an integrated library system
- Experience in developing, analyzing, and documenting workflows and procedures
- Familiarity with and/or experience with one or more of the following: electronic resources management systems, cataloging/metadata, link resolver software, library discovery systems, proxy configurations
- Ability to use relational database programs such as MS Access
- Demonstrated proficiency in data gathering, including usage statistics, and analysis techniques to support assessment activities and statistical analysis

Position Summary: The University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an innovative, collaborative, creative and dynamic individual to serve as an Electronic Resources Management Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Electronic Resources, this position will be part of a newly formed Electronic Resources Management Team, and will assist in the acquisition, management, and delivery of electronic resources for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. This is an exciting opportunity to grow professionally and contribute to the success of an ARL library at a major research university.

This position is responsible for providing varied levels of support for management of the e-resource life cycle and the discovery of and access to electronic resources. This will be accomplished through a range of activities; duties may include processing new orders for electronic resources, assisting with licensing, aiding in the management of electronic journal, e-book, streaming video, and database subscriptions, activating online access for electronic resources, trouble-shooting technical and subscription-related access problems, and actively working and communicating with vendor/publishers/library staff concerning electronic resources.

The Libraries at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment, and we encourage candidates to apply who share these values.

Principal duties:

35% Electronic Resources Acquisitions and Order/Access Management
- Assist in coordinating acquisition, trials, processing, payment, renewal and cancellation activities with publishers/vendors and staff, utilizing the Alma integrated library system and other relevant systems.
- Assist Electronic Resources and other library staff, such as Cataloging, in managing activation and appropriate access and maintaining accurate information about electronic resources in all relevant systems.
- Analyze, troubleshoot and resolve issues related to electronic resource maintenance, access, payment and other performance matters, via responding to reports in GLS Online, and through other mechanisms.
- Initiate problem solving routines and strategize possible solutions.
- Support licensing activities through assisting in the set up and maintenance of electronic resources and the resolution of access problems. Research library systems and records to verify status of payment, confirm extent of access issues, and seek assistance from vendors when necessary.
- Foster a collaborative, inter-departmental approach to problem solving and decision making
- Contribute to development and documentation of procedures and effective workflows for management of electronic resources.

30% Subscription Management/Maintenance
- Help manage processes related to purchases and subscriptions of electronic journal and databases, including vendor communication, subscription upgrades or changes, cancellations, title changes, and vendor, publisher, and aggregator changes.
- Maintain as appropriate electronic resources subscription information in bibliographic records for Alma ILS, and other mechanisms for information storage.
- Monitor publisher and vendor correspondence for changes or additions to subscriptions or access policies of owned and leased electronic resources. In consultation with Acquisitions and other staff, determine course of action which may include checking Alma order and payment history; contacting subject librarians or other staff in Collection Development, LTG, and other campus libraries; and dealing directly with the vendor/publisher.
- Evaluate and process payments for electronic resources; review vendor invoices for accuracy and completeness.

20% Licensing
- Review and negotiate license agreements with publishers/vendors to reach favorable pricing and licensing terms.
- Track and coordinate communication with vendors, and University IT and library staff on alleged violations or breaches of licensed e-resources contracts.
- Establish and maintain excellent publisher/vendor relationships
- Contribute to development and implementation of policies regarding licensing information in Alma

10% Collection Development/Assessment
- Work closely with other Acquisitions staff and subject librarians to support e-collection development and collection assessment
- Assist in gathering data and statistics for external reporting, such as to ARL, ACRL, etc.

5% Professional Development
- Participate in professional development activities, which may include research to further the field of librarianship; committee service at the library, campus, state or national levels; publication; continuing education; and professional association activities.
- Maintain awareness of emerging issues, trends, standards, and technologies in the management of licensed electronic resources and the Library¿s management and discovery systems and understand how these can impact resources and services.

Additional Information: The University of Wisconsin-Madison is long established as a preeminent public research university. The impact and achievements from the research, teaching and service conducted by its faculty, staff and students are far-reaching and global in scope. The University today is fully engaged in educational innovation.

The UW-Madison Libraries is one of the ten largest public university library systems in the United States. The libraries on the campus of UW-Madison reflect the breadth and comprehensiveness of the University's highly ranked schools, colleges, departments, centers and institutes and are a highly-valued partner in teaching, research and learning at the university. Campus library collections are coordinated through the leadership of the General Library System (GLS), which provides technical infrastructure, support for acquisitions, and the integration of campus library services. The GLS spends more than $11 million per year on collection materials of which approximately $9 million is spent on electronic resources.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.
A period of evaluation will be required

Employee Class: Academic Staff
Full Time Salary Rate: Minimum $48,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Appointment percent: 100%
Anticipated begin date:OCTOBER 01, 2017
Number of Positions: 1

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION Application must be received by: AUGUST 16, 2017

HOW TO APPLY: A cover letter and resume are required. All applications must be submitted through the UW-Madison job application system. Contact Anne Murphy-Lom with any questions.

Questions about the position can be directed to:

Anne Murphy-Lom
Phone: 608-262-2768
Fax: N/A
728 State St
367 Memorial Library
Madison, WI 53706-1418

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

NOTE: Please indicate in writing if you request that your identity be kept confidential. If you do not indicate your preference to remain confidential, the University may be required to disclose your identify and/or application materials. The identity of finalists and successful candidates will be revealed upon request. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

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