Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Maryland Libraries, College Park MD

Job Title: Electronic Resources Librarian

The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking an Electronic Resources Librarian. As a member of the Acquisitions Department reporting to the Head of Acquisitions, the Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for the procurement, licensing and management of electronic resources purchased directly by the UM Libraries, and those resources indirectly acquired through collective licensing via consortia.  Responsible for the administration of new and existing licensing for electronic resources; maintains a database for tracking electronic resource licenses and licensing expressions.  Researches existing license agreements and negotiates new licenses, develops and maintains guidelines for standard licensing terms, monitors subscriptions in relation to existing license expirations and renewals, reviews the impact of current licensing on post cancellation archival access, collects usage statistics, registers and activates new electronic resources, and troubleshoots e-access problems reported by patrons and other library staff. 

Works closely with the Head of Collection Management, the Continuing Resources Librarian, and the Head of Acquisitions to develop licensing policies and e-resource management workflows for both owned and demand driven e-resources, and to support new methods of research, such as working with large datasets and text/data mining.  Consults with University Counsel to resolve license and contract issues.  Works closely with Metadata Services staff and Digital Systems and Stewardship staff to make sure electronic content and database resources are both discoverable and accessible to library users. Also assists the collection development librarians with renewals and the licensing of new electronic resources.  Participates in inter and intra-departmental initiatives across the Libraries.

For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant's experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/ii-100B.html.

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online athttps://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/24210.  No relocation assistance will be provided.  You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment.  An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until March 10, 2014.

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