At Kansas State University Libraries, we are an ambitious organization that aims to be an innovator in library services. Our people are the most important asset in the pursuit of achieving our goals. Therefore, we actively recruit talented individuals with diverse skill sets, backgrounds, and ways of thinking. We seek strong communicators who relish productive collaborations with friendly colleagues. As our organization strongly believes in innovation, we especially value creative problem-solvers who thrive in an environment of change and have the ability to inspire others. The Libraries have a vision to grow, and we are very supportive of our staff's professional development. In addition to five specialized branch libraries, Hale Library, the main library, is a splendid building located in the center of the university's picturesque campus, with a spacious interior that creates a comfortable and relaxing work environment. If this sounds like a place that suits your personality and work style, and if you are someone who would like to be an active part of a library's exciting growth, please consider applying for the following position.
Kansas State University Libraries invite applications and nominations for the position of Electronic Resources Librarian. To support the University's goal of becoming a top-50 public research university by 2025, this position will provide expertise in electronic resources management and licensing. We are seeking an experienced acquisitions or e-resources individual who is technologically capable with a demonstrated ability to adapt to and learn relevant technologies.
This is a full-time, tenure-track professional position, reporting to the Head of Content Development & Acquisitions.
- Manage the Electronic Resource Management (ERM) application/system, coordinating in-house configuration, training, software upgrades, and functional outcomes.
- Oversee daily operations related to all aspects of electronic resource licensing including negotiation and documentation of license terms; contribute to effective vendor relations.
- Provide support for the acquisition, processing and maintenance of electronic resources throughout their life cycle, ensuring smooth workflow that includes integrating various library resource management applications including vendor supplied tools.
- Provide training to library staff on licensing and ERM trends, issues, and practices; contribute to library efforts to reduce barriers to user access.
- Prepare and curate reports in support of decision-making and workflow management.
- Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program.
- Ability to articulate electronic resources issues and trends, including licensing practices.
- Work experience with an Integrated Library System (e.g. Voyager, Millennium, Alma, Worldshare) or an Electronic Resource Management system (e.g. Verde, Coral, Alma, Worldshare).
- Experience generating and curating reports used for decision-making.
- Ability to read and understand complex documents (e.g. technical manuals, license agreements, etc.).
- Ability to problem-solve, trouble-shoot, and prioritize effectively.
- An established and evolving professional record of scholarly/creative accomplishments and professional service.
- Work experience in an academic library setting.
- Previous successful work experience with acquisitions/serials workflows or electronic resource management.
- Previous successful work experience with library licensing or negotiating contracts with library vendors or other outside agents.
- Extensive knowledge regarding relational databases, data quality/integrity, and report curation.
Affectionately nicknamed "The Little Apple," Manhattan is an up-and-coming community located in the charming Flint Hills region of Kansas, which consists of continuous rolling hills covered in tall grasses. It was named "One of the Best Places to Live / Top 25 Best Commuting Times" by Money Magazine and one of the "50 Best Places to Live" by Men's Journal. Forbes Magazine rated Manhattan #1 for "Best Small Communities for a Business and Career." Manhattan is one of the true classic college towns in the country. It is a great place to enjoy Big XII sports, wonderful restaurants, superb outdoor recreation, and ever-growing shopping choices. Manhattan, with a highly regarded public school system, is widely considered to be a fantastic place to raise a family. Manhattan High School is rated in the top 5% of high schools in the U.S. by Newsweek magazine. Overall, Manhattan has big city advantages, while still being a 15 minute town. It is situated just off Interstate 70, less than two hours west of Kansas City. The regional airport offers multiple daily direct flights to Dallas and Chicago. While the main campus is located in Manhattan, Kansas State also has campuses located in Salina and Olathe.
Salary: The Libraries aim to attract outstanding talents, and we offer competitive salary in recognition of responsibilities and experience.
To apply please send:
• A letter of application. To greatly strengthen your application, please apply your communication skills to clearly address the position responsibilities and qualifications listed above, and demonstrate how your work style, vision, and other distinctive qualities would enhance our organization.
• A curriculum vitae
• Names and contact information for three references to email@example.com, attention Michelle Bowen. Please include ERLIBN in the subject line. Deadline for applying is December 6, 2013.
Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees and is an affirmative
action/equal opportunity employer. Background check required.