University Libraries Faculty VacancyLibraries Employment
|Position:||Electronic Resources Specialist|
|Appointment Rank:||Assistant Professor|
|Available:||July 1, 2012|
The University of Tennessee Libraries’ invites applications for the position of Electronic Resources Specialist. This position provides leadership for the process of investigating, negotiating, and licensing electronic resources in a team environment where the life cycle of electronic resources is managed. The Electronic Resources Specialist supervises one FTE staff position and reports to the Head of Electronic Resources and Serials Management. Responsibilities include investigating and comparing vendor products and offers, establishing and maintaining effective vendor relations, negotiating and documenting license terms and pricing, and collaborating in the management of the Serials Solutions electronic resources management system.
Working closely with the Associate Dean for Collections, Head of Electronic Resources & Serials Management, Head of Research Collections, and Electronic Resources Coordinator, this position contributes to the success of electronic resources and serials collections acquisition and management.
In consultation with the University of Tennessee’s Director of Contracts Administration, Purchasing Director, General Counsel, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Office of Vice Chancellor for Budget & Finance, this position negotiates and reviews digital resource licenses and user agreements to ensure their compliance with established standards, requirements, best practices, and copyright guidelines to ensure the broadest educational use.
The UT Knoxville campus seeks candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University.
- Effectively negotiates and monitors license agreements, including cost, access, and library terms for new purchases and subscriptions, as well as renewals.
- Maintains documentation on licenses and related agreements.
- Ensures that terms and conditions in signed licenses are entered in Serials Solutions electronic resources management system.
- Coordinates acquisition of resources and communicates effectively with those who manage related and subsequent steps of the acquisition and access work.
- Keeps abreast of developments in electronic resources, including acquisition, management, preservation, and licensing and actively disseminates best practices to the library and university community.
- Works creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both independently and as a team member at various levels within and outside the Library.
- Must meet the University’s requirements for promotion and tenure, which includes research and service components.
- Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
- Professional experience with academic online resources and services.
- Basic understanding of publisher’s licensing and business models.
- Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills, analytical problem solving skills, and initiative.
- Strong organizational skills and the ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
- Knowledge of copyright policies and intellectual property issues in academic institutions.
- Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Excel.
- Demonstrated experience of success in negotiating.
- Experience in licensing of electronic resources, including reviewing, negotiating, analyzing, or drafting license agreements.
- Experience in contract administration.
- Experience with vendors and content providers, including subscription agents, publishers, and library consortia.
- Serials and electronic resources experience in a large academic or research library.
- Knowledge of copyright and fair use issues raised in licensing media resources, including video, audio, and images.
- Experience with a business management software program, such as SAP, and database management programs, such as Microsoft Access.
- Supervisory experience.
The University of Tennessee Libraries serves the flagship campus of the state university system. The UT Libraries supports the teaching, research, and service mission of the university and enhances the academic experience of each student at the Knoxville campus — through outstanding print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and top-notch facilities and technological resources.
The UT Libraries serves as an intellectual, cultural, and social center for the university and community. We are a national leader in the creation of regionally significant digital collections; in support of open access though our digital repository Trace; and through a rich history of designing innovative spaces and building key partnerships that enhance the teaching/learning enterprise. The University of Tennessee Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, Lyrasis, and the Center for Research Libraries. The UT Libraries collaborates actively at the state level with the other UT System Libraries as well as the libraries in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.
Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state retirement plan or ORP (AIG Retirement, ING, TIAA-CREF) with nonrefundable contributions paid for the employee by the University; optional group health and life insurance plans. Tuition remission is available for all university employees and partial undergraduate tuition remission is available to dependent children and spouses of UT employees. Faculty rank and status; twelve-month, tenure-track appointment.
A background check and official transcripts are required prior to hiring. Send cover letter addressing the above qualifications, a current resume, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references to: Elizabeth Greene, Library Human Resources, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000. Application materials may be sent via email attachment to email@example.com. Review of applications will begin September 4, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Qualified spring graduates are encouraged to apply.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations.
In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University.
Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.