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Head of Resource Management

Head of Resource Management

University of Texas at Austin Job Location: Texas Apply By: 11/14/2021 Date Created: 10-11-2021

This position provides leadership and expertise in the procurement, assessment, and management of print and electronic resources, including individual and package subscriptions, e-book demand driven acquisitions, open access resources, and streaming services. 

Responsibilities:

  • Leads the Resource Management unit. Provides leadership, directs work, evaluates staff, and establishes priorities for unit that manages workflow of electronic resources including research, acquisition/subscription, implementation, and assessment. Reviews and evaluates work assignments, with an eye toward increasing efficiencies, and designing and documenting cost efficient, effective workflows. Advises in the articulation of a user-centered, holistic electronic resources management vision to meet current and emerging information needs and new models of collection/content building and delivery. Partners with vendors/publishers, Scholarly Resources Department, and other Libraries staff to solve technical issues that affect user services and to identify strategies for enhancing electronic resource accessibility and discoverability. Monitors vendor services, performs vendor evaluations, and facilitates negotiations of vendor services as needed. Promotes and ensures a customer-service focus among staff. Establishes and maintains effective communication and relationships with library staff, vendors, publishers, and consortia. Actively communicates licensing and electronic resource best practices with staff to promote mutual understanding of licensed electronic resources, public performance rights, perpetual access, and archival rights. Builds a strong network of peers at comparable institutions. Maximizes productivity through use of appropriate tools; planned training and performance initiatives. Ensures completeness, accuracy and timeliness of all operational functions.
  • Participates in professional activities associated with job functions. Serves on committees, task forces, and working groups related to departmental responsibilities. Provides and supports library outreach to various stakeholders through communication and collaboration.

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