An opportunity exists for a service-oriented individual to work within the team environment of the University of Maryland (UM) Libraries in College Park, the largest university library system in the region and in close proximity to the nation’s capital.
RESPONSIBILITIES: As a member of the Acquisitions Department, the ER Librarian takes the leadership role in the procurement, licensing and management of electronic information resources purchased by the UM Libraries as well as the shared consortial resources purchased for the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and the Maryland Digital Library (MDL) communities. Responsible for the negotiation and administration of new and existing licensing for electronic resources by maintaining a database for tracking electronic resource licenses and licensing expressions, consulting with University Counsel to resolve license and contract issues. In charge of researching license agreements in order to place new subscription orders, developing and maintaining guidelines for standard licensing terms, monitoring subscriptions in relation to existing license expirations and renewals, reviewing the impact of current licensing on post cancellation archival access, collecting usage statistics, arranging for registration and activation of electronic subscriptions, and troubleshooting e-access problems reported by patrons and other library staff.
Deadline: Application consists of cover letter, resume and names/e-mail addresses of three references by June 30, 2009. Resumes will be reviewed as they are received and interviews will be in August. Applications accepted until position is filled.