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ELECTRONIC RESOURCES LIBRARIAN, Boston University Libraries Administration

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES LIBRARIAN, Boston University Libraries Administration

Boston University Job Location: Massachusetts Date Created: 09-26-2019

Boston University Libraries seeks applications and nominations for the position of electronic resources librarian (ERL). Reporting to the Head of Collection Development, the ERL will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to advance the current and future research needs of the University community by developing and managing a robust collection of electronic resources and discovery services.   The ever-changing publishing landscape and recent developments in higher education make it our responsibility to evaluate and adapt our approach to collection development at Boston University Libraries to best serve our scholarly community. As the Libraries’ role in scholarly communications evolves to provide support at all stages of the research life cycle—from research design and development, processes and work flow, publication, and post-publication analysis of metrics for determining value and impact—collection development at Boston University continues to evolve as well.   Therefore, we are looking for a professional with in-depth knowledge of vendor publishing strategies, experience in contract and license negotiation, and the ability to perform complex data analyses on usage, expenditures, and impacts to provide the highest quality e-resources for teaching and research. The professional who earns this position will be a leader in developing best practices and procedures at all stages of e-resources life cycle: from acquisition to access, administration, support, and evaluation. Please read the full position profile.
Required Skills
While Boston University Libraries will consider applicants with other credentials, a master’s degree from an accredited United States research university plus demonstrated, advanced training or work experience are strongly preferred. All candidates must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application. Boston University Libraries will not sponsor applicants for work visas. In addition, the Libraries seek a person with the following qualifications:  
  • A minimum of three years’ experience working and negotiating with commercial and academic vendors including pricing, licensing, and contract negotiations for all e-resource types, preferably in an academic library setting;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, work collaboratively, and build and maintain successful partnerships with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders;
  • At least two years’ experience in leading, supervising, or directing technical staff; and
  • Experience with current electronic management systems and workflows, technologies, and integrated library systems, e.g., Ex Libris Alma or other electronic resource management systems
  For full details on requirements, please read the full position profile.   We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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