Job posting - Electronic Resources Coordinator

Ross Singer ross.singer at
Mon May 16 15:43:39 EDT 2005

Electronic Resources Coordinator

The Georgia Tech Library and Information Center invites
applications for
an energetic, flexible, and innovative professional to serve as its
Electronic Resources Coordinator. The Georgia Institute of
with nearly 20,000 faculty, students, and staff, is one of the
outstanding universities and a leading center for research and
technological development, with nationally recognized programs in
and engineering. The Library and Information Center
<>, a member of the Association of
Libraries, is central to the Institute's curricular and research
The Library, with the full support of Georgia Tech's faculty, is
aggressively to deliver electronically the wealth of information
it makes available to students, faculty, and staff.

Reporting to the Head, Information Procurement Department, the
Resources Coordinator position offers an opportunity for an
experienced librarian to provide leadership in shaping
acquisitions in an
increasingly digital world. The Coordinator will: execute license
agreements for electronic resources and lead vendor / publisher
contact in
licensing negotiations; assist the Department Head with the library's
agenda in using emerging technologies and new approaches in
work, including SFX and a new e-resource management software
Develop new policies, procedures, and operations to improve the
of electronic resources; and demonstrate successful supervisory
with a commitment to staff training. The Coordinator will also
closely with the Collection Development Department to facilitate the
identification, selection, and fiscal control of information

More specifically, the Electronic Resources Coordinator manages and
coordinates the licensing, ordering and renewal of electronic
Maintains license agreements and related files and assures ready and
current access.  Serves as departmental liaison with other
departments to
ensure public access and record maintenance (Cataloging, Collection
Development, Systems, Information Services, etc.).  Updates and
linking capabilities among electronic resources, including any link
resolver software (such as SFX).  Maintains library databases for
and disseminating information regarding electronic resources. 
currency in emerging issues in the acquisition of electronic
Fosters and supports a collaborative, inter-departmental approach to
problem solving and decision making, with emphasis on facilitating
providing electronic resources. The Information Procurement
Department is
comprised of one department head, two librarians and 11 support
Currently, the Electronic Resources area includes the Coordinator
position, a library associate (exempt), and a library assistant III.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS or other relevant degree with a
of three years experience in an academic setting. Demonstrated
in the acquisition of electronic resources and negotiation of
resource licenses, with experience preferably in an academic
consortium as
well. Experience in the technical procedures of acquiring and
serials, databases, and e-resources. Knowledge of or experience
with newer
library technologies such as link resolving software (Ex Libris
SFX) is
desirable. Experience in supervising, training, and organizing the
work of
other staff, preferably regarding the licensing, acquisitions, and
administrative management of information resources. Demonstrated
experience working with vendors of information resources. Working
experience with an integrated library system, preferably Endeavor
Excellent written and oral communication skills as well as strong
analytical, team-building, and problem-solving skills required.

Salary: Salary is competitive and based on qualifications and
The minimum salary for this position is $45,000.00

Benefits: Librarians and archivists are members of the General
Faculty and
are non-tenured.  Georgia Tech offers a comprehensive benefits
which includes 21 days vacation, 11 paid holidays, 12 days sick
health/dental insurance options, optional pre-tax benefits,
support for
research and professional activities, and retirement options
TIAA/CREF.  Relocation Allowance supported by the Price Gilbert, Jr.
Charitable Fund.  Visit the Georgia Tech home page at to view the benefits package.

Contact Information: Applications will be reviewed upon receipt
and will
be accepted until the position is filled.  Employment is
contingent on
proof of the legal right to work in the United States. Send letter of
application, resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mail
addresses of 5 references to:

Ms. Sharon West
Personnel Administrator
Georgia Tech Library & Information Center
704 Cherry Street, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0900
Sharon.West at

Questions about the position? Contact:

Tyler Walters
Associate Director, Digital and Technical Services
Georgia Tech Library and Information Center
704 Cherry Street, NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30332-0900
Tyler.Walters at

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