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UT System Consortia Resources Librarian-- University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas at Austin

posted Sep 21, 2017, 4:35 AM by Lars Hagelin
Salary is $49,992+ per year, negotiable depending on qualifications
First review of applicants is October 23, 2017

The University of Texas Libraries seeks an innovative and energetic UT Systems Consortia Resources Librarian. The UT System Consortia Resources Librarian is a UT System Digital Library (UTSDL) staff member responsible for managing electronic resources through consortia life cycle. This work supports all 14 UT institutions.

Essential Functions:
  • Provide central role in managing UT System Digital Library electronic resources through the consortia life cycle. 
  • Manage renewal of electronic resource subscriptions, including business changes, verifying title lists, maintaining accurate data, and invoicing with UT System libraries, vendors, and publishers. 
  • Communicate and work productively, building rapport and trust, with UT System libraries located across Texas, vendors, and publishers. 
  • Maintain open lines of communication, using multiple avenues such as email, web pages, telephone, in-person, virtual meetings, and other avenues as needed. 
  • Work independently as a customer service contact on UTSDL related functions, such as online access issues. 
  • Resolve content, business, fiscal issues between UT System libraries, and vendors, and publishers, both individually and in consultation as appropriate. 
  • Propose solutions and take responsibility to implement them, including the improvement of workflows. 
  • Direct UT System libraries on renewal work, including big journal packages. 
  • Maintain current awareness of and strict adherence to State of Texas and UT System rules and regulations. 
  • Partner with colleagues on policy reviews. 
  • Administer restricted UTSDL website. 
  • Develop and maintain electronic resource and fiscal data critical for UT System libraries on restricted SharePoint site. 
  • Continually improve data and functionality needed for site users to be successful. 
  • Provide training for users. 
  • Assist with authentication and authorization issues. 
  • Conduct continual assessment projects. 
  • Participate in UTL, UT, and UT System activities to further their broader missions. 
  • Participate in professional library and scholarly organizations, particularly those related to electronic and consortia librarianship. 
  • Keep current with developments in librarianship, particularly related to collection development, licensing and acquisitions. 

Librarian I Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or graduate degree in related field. Demonstrated experience establishing priorities, meeting deadlines, and organizing work effectively. Demonstrated excellent communication (written and spoken) and interpersonal skills. Ability to work effectively with colleagues and others in a rapidly changing and diverse environment. Ability to work independently and as a team member, in-person and virtually. Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.

Librarian II Required Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate program. Experience with subscription and purchase management in an academic or research library. Experience monitoring licenses to meet institutional requirements. Demonstrated experience establishing priorities, meeting deadlines, and organizing work effectively. Demonstrated excellent communication (written and spoken) and interpersonal skills. Ability to work effectively with colleagues and others in a rapidly changing and diverse environment. Ability to work independently and as a team member, in-person and virtually. Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent customer service. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.

Librarian I Preferred Qualifications: Experience working in a research library. Experience working with electronic resources and licensing. Experience with Microsoft SharePoint, FileMaker Pro or other software used for invoicing.

Librarian II Preferred Qualifications: Experience with subscription and purchase management in a library consortia. Experience monitoring licenses, meeting consortia requirements. Awareness of e-resource management tools, trends and practices, evolving business models, and collection assessment to work with other libraries. Experience with Microsoft SharePoint, FileMaker Pro or other software used for invoicing.

Salary and Benefits: $49,992 annually or more, depending on qualifications and experience. No state or local income tax. Standard state benefits package including annual vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, retirement plans, and health insurance options (comprehensive major medical and HMO plans, dental, vision, life, and disability). Deferred compensation and tax sheltered annuity programs also available.

Recruiting Schedule: First review of applications is October 23, 2017

Applicant Instructions: To view the full job posting and to apply, please go through the UT Austin Job Search.

The University of Texas Libraries welcomes and respects all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our collections and the services that we provide as well as in our recruiting, hiring and retention practices.

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