Position Opening - Head of Tech Services, North Park University, Chicago

Burt-Nicholas, Laura LBurt at NORTHPARK.EDU
Thu Jul 12 13:23:05 EDT 2012

Posted on behalf of my director.  Apologies for cross posting.

Head of Technical Services Librarian - North Park University, Chicago

Brandel Library seeks a Head of Technical Services to lead a talented staff team in the essential mission of acquiring and describing resources to facilitate use by the students, faculty and staff of North Park University.  As collections and user needs change this position requires a librarian who is innovative and can effectively leverage our networked environment to ensure efficient access to all our information sources.  The successful candidate will need to think strategically, be an excellent project manager, comfortable working with digital, print, and A/V formats, and be able to successfully collaborate with other professional staff including the Collection Management Librarian, e-Resources Librarian, and the Director of Archives and Special Collections.  For position description and requirements, see http://tinyurl.com/c5f6grt.   Appointment to begin as soon as position is filled.

North Park University is owned and operated by the Evangelical Covenant Church and seeks candidates who possess a clear understanding of and commitment to the university's mission of Christian higher education.  North Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from minorities.

Please send cover letter, resume, and names of 3 references to Sally Anderson, Director of the Brandel Library, saanderson at northpark.edu<mailto:saanderson at northpark.edu>.  In addition, applicants must complete a North Park University employment application.  Instructions are at:  http://www.northpark.edu/About/Prospective-Faculty-and-Staff.aspx.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Sally Anderson

Director of Brandel Library

North Park University

3225 W. Foster Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

saanderson at northpark.edu<mailto:saanderson at northpark.edu<mailto:saanderson at northpark.edu%3cmailto:saanderson at northpark.edu>>


Laura Burt-Nicholas
Reference and Instruction Librarian
North Park University
3225 W. Foster Ave, Box 38
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 244-5587
lburt at northpark.edu<mailto:lburt at northpark.edu>

From: Web technologies in libraries [mailto:WEB4LIB at LISTSERV.ND.EDU] On Behalf Of J. Brian Schoolar
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2012 8:31 AM
Subject: [WEB4LIB] Position Opening - Electronic Resources Librarian, Temple University, Philadelphia

Apologies for cross-posting.

The Temple University Libraries seek a motivated, energetic individual to serve as Electronic Resources Librarian.  Temple's federated library system serves an urban research university with over 1,800 full-time faculty and a student body of 36,000 that is among the most diverse in the nation.  For more information about Temple and Philadelphia, visit http://www.temple.edu<http://www.temple.edu/>.

Under the supervision of the Head of Acquisitions & Collection Development, the incumbent will:
*  Coordinate overall e-resource acquisition and licensing workflow
*  Assist in negotiating pricing and other licensing terms with vendors
*  Maintain accurate information about the Libraries' e-resources in the e-resource knowledgebase (Serials Solutions) and A-Z database listings
*  Configure and maintain vendor platforms and library e-resource tools such as the link resolver (360 Link) and discovery system (Summon)
*  Serve as the primary contact for resolving technical problems with licensed e-resources
*  Work with Library Technology Services to manage the Ezproxy authentication service
*  Cultivate effective relationships with vendors
*  Oversee the collection of usage statistics and participate in e-resource assessment
*  Communicate e-resource news & updates to library staff
*  Maintain awareness of trends and best practices in e-resource acquisitions and access
*  Participate in library-wide activities or projects through service on library and university committees and working groups; the incumbent will be expected to be active professionally and also expected to meet requirements for contract renewals, promotion, and regular appointment.
*  Supervise one full-time staff member
*  Perform other duties as assigned

Required education and experience:
ALA accredited MLS and evidence of e-resource management experience in an academic library environment.

Required skills and abilities:
*  Experience with electronic library resource management / knowledgebase systems, OpenURL linking technologies, or authentication mechanisms
*  Familiarity with e-resource acquisitions and licensing workflow
*  Experience configuring, managing, or trouble-shooting web-based library resources
*  Demonstrated analytical problem solving skills and initiative
*  Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
*  Experience negotiating licensing and pricing terms with publishers and other library vendors
*  Experience with Serials Solutions access management tools
*  Experience managing Ezproxy
*  Supervisory experience
Competitive salary and benefits package, including relocation allowance.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply:
To apply for this position, please visit www.temple.edu<http://www.temple.edu/>, click on Jobs at Temple, and reference TU-15475.  For full consideration, please submit your completed electronic application, and attach a cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to cultural diversity.

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