Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian
UC SAN DIEGO Library Job Location: California Apply By: Friday, Nov 12, 2021 Date Created: 10-20-2021
The University of California, San Diego Library seeks creative, collaborative, and service-oriented applicants for the position of Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian for our Content Acquisition and Resource Sharing (CARS) Program.
Responsibilities of the Position - Reporting to the Program Director for CARS, the Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian serves as the Division Head for the Electronic Resources and Serials Units. Independently reviews and negotiates licenses for UCSD purchased resources and manages the acquisition, activation, and troubleshooting of all purchased and subscribed electronic resources for the Library. Takes the lead in gathering and analyzing serials, ebooks, database usage, and other related assessment data. The Electronic Resources and Serials Librarian also oversees the activities of the serials acquisitions unit. This position directly supervises 4 FTE, and 3 FTE indirectly. Manages the life cycle of electronic resources including acquisition, licensing, activation, and troubleshooting access issues.
- Manages and oversees adherence to license terms for the Library’s electronic resources in consultation with collection strategists.
- Oversees and coordinates the acquisition of serial publications in all formats.
- Gathers data on acquisition, holdings, and usage of electronic resources and print serials.
- Manages electronic books and streaming video licensing, acquisition and troubleshooting.
- Collaborates closely with other programs in the Library to support collection development.
- Interacts regularly with content providers, vendors and publishers, and UC San Diego Library collection specialists.
- Collaborates with the California Digital Library Acquisitions Unit to manage shared, UC systemwide electronic collections and serials.
- As a CARS Division Head, manages personnel and oversees the development and implementation of new policies and procedures, recommending and adapting new technologies, training and communication.
- MLS/MLIS or equivalent advanced degree. Other appropriate degree or equivalent experience in one or more fields related to library services may be substituted.
- 3-5 years experience working as an Electronic Resource Librarian or equivalent experience.
- Knowledge of the electronic resources and print serials life cycles.
- Demonstrated knowledge of current practices in electronic resource management in an academic library.
- Experience working in library systems such as an ILS and link resolvers.
- Experience with Open URL linking technologies and/or authentication mechanisms.
- Demonstrated experience managing staff in an academic library.
- Enthusiasm and commitment to learn new skills in support of program and library goals.
- Strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education and libraries.
- Experience overseeing electronic resources and serials in an academic or research library setting.
- Demonstrated experience using best practices for Electronic Resources Management for digital content management including streaming media licensing and administration.
About The Library – Great Research Starts Here The UC San Diego Library, ranked among the top 25 public academic research libraries in the nation, plays an integral role in advancing and supporting the university’s research, teaching, patient care, and public service mission. The goal of the library is to serve the University’s vision to be a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public university. It accomplishes this through support of student and faculty success, support of research and learning through information resources, by serving as a place of community and inspiration, and by extending the impact of UC San Diego research through investments and innovation in scholarly communication and research data. In service of these priorities UC San Diego Library has 180 staff and an annual budget of approximately $32 million. UC San Diego Library serves the entire UC San Diego community and is committed to building a Library that reflects and supports our community’s values. The incumbent should be committed to building an inclusive, equitable and diverse culture. The Content Acquisition and Resource Sharing (CARS) Program supports the University’s mission of research, teaching, and public service by purchasing, licensing, borrowing and otherwise acquiring materials and resources in all formats and languages. The program has approximately 26 FTE staff who track and manage the collection budget, provide collection development support through financial and statistical analysis and reporting, obtain and lend materials through resource sharing workflows, build the Library’s permanent collections utilizing a variety of leading-edge acquisitions and licensing processes, and provide and manage access to digital and, increasingly, to Open Access resources. Librarians at UC San Diego are academic appointees and entitled to appropriate professional leave and all other perquisites granted to non-faculty academic personnel. UC San Diego Librarians are expected to participate in library-wide and system-wide planning and governance and to be professionally active. To foster the best possible working and learning environment, all library staff at UC San Diego strive to cultivate a rich and diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and those with disabilities. For more information, please review the UC San Diego Principles of Community. We also encourage the opportunity to build a network of peers that share your similar passions and interests through the UCSD Staff Associations network.
About the University
With 36,400 students, UC San Diego is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through excellence in education and research. UC San Diego has been recognized as one of the top 10 public universities in the nation by US News & World Report, as well as one of the top schools for medical research. UC San Diego is also in the top 10 of all universities in the nation in receiving federal R&D research grants.
To Apply (not necessary to enter application instructions in body of position in AP Recruit, the system displays in separate section) For full consideration, applications must be submitted to https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02905 by 11/12/2021 and include the following:
- A short application letter addressing your interest in this position and applicable qualifications
- A resume of education and relevant experience
- The names of at least three persons who are knowledgeable about your qualifications and/or suitability for this position
- A personal statement summarizing your past or planned contributions to diversity; guidance for preparing diversity statements can be found at: Center for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion
Salary and level of appointment in the Librarian series commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on the University of California pay scales. Partner Opportunities Program: UC San Diego recognizes that your employment decisions may involve dual career considerations. UCSD provides online and in-person career and relocation assistance to spouses and partners of academic appointees. AA-EOE: UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.