Electronic Resources Librarian— Florida International University

Post date: Mar 11, 2021

Job ID 522945

Location Florida International University, Miami, FL

Review Date 03/16/2021

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit www.fiu.edu.

Job Information

Summary of Position

Florida International University Libraries seeks an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and innovative individual to serve as the Electronic Resources Librarian. This position provides leadership and expertise in electronic resources acquisitions and management and assists the Associate Dean for Technical Services with all aspects of the life cycle of e-resources, including purchasing licensing, access, maintenance, and assessment of all electronic materials.

This is a non-tenure track position reporting to the Associate Dean for Technical Services. The position also works collaboratively with the Collection Development Librarian, Acquisitions and Cataloging teams, subject selectors; University Procurement; and external vendors, publishers, and consortia. The librarian will participate in professional and scholarly activity as well as serve on library and university faculty committees.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manages and negotiates license agreements and contract renewals with both internal and external constituents.

  • Manages library collection contracts as a contract manager by utilizing the University software- Total Contract Manager (TCM).

  • Manages electronic journal subscriptions and renewals.

  • Leads the Serials Team to develop and maintain serials acquisitions and management workflows in Ex Libris Alma to provide effective user-centered e-collection services.

  • Supervises the Serials Team a group of 4-5 staff and 1 librarian.

  • Provides training and guidance to the team to ensure the team stays abreast of current trends and best practices.

  • Develops and maintains policies, procedures, and documentation for serials management.

  • Works closely with library consortia to manage shared electronic collections and print serials.

  • Participates in departmental and Library projects and initiatives as needed.

Scholarship, Service, & Professional Development

  • Participates in continuing education, conference, workshops, seminars, or other activities that enhance professional knowledge.

  • Contributes to the profession through active participation in professional associations, research, or other scholarly activities

  • Serves the library and institution through participation in meetings and committee work.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters of Library Science or equivalent from an ALA accredited program.

  • Evidence of relevant experience in negotiating license agreements and e-resource acquisitions and management.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current standards, best practices and emerging trends in electronic resources.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a flexible and adaptable attitude as well as a focus on customer service

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Minimum of two to five years of recent professional experience in academic library, especially in acquisitions, serials control, electronic resources management, and/or license preparation.

  • Experience working with electronic resources tools such as Ex Libris Alma, OpenAthens, knowledgebases, ERM, Consortia Manager.

  • Experience reading, managing, and negotiating information license agreements.

  • Record of scholarly and professional activity illustrating a desire to advance the profession, especially in the area of technical services

  • Evidence of leadership and management skills.

Rank/Salary:

Non-tenured faculty status; rank and salary are competitive based on qualifications and experience.

About the Libraries:

For information about the FIU Libraries, please visit http://library.fiu.edu

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 522945 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by March 16, 2021. Review will continue until position is filled.

Job Category: Faculty

Pre-Employment Requirements: Criminal Background Check

How To Apply

Prospective Employee

If you have not created a registered account, you will be asked to create a username and password for use of the system. It is recommended that you provide an active/valid e-mail account as that will be the main source of communication regarding your status within the process. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications".

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format. All applicants are required to complete the online application including work history and educational details (if applicable), even when attaching a resume.

Current Employee

As a current employee, you must log into Employee Self Service (ESS) to apply for this and any other internal career opportunity of interest. In this account, you are able to track your applicant status in "My Applications".

In order to be considered eligible for the position as an internal candidate, departmental staff must meet minimum requirements of the position, be in good performance standing, and have been continuously employed at the University for at least six months.

Before you begin the process, we recommend that you are prepared to attach electronic copies of your resume/ curriculum vitae, cover letter or any other documents within the application process. It is recommended that you combine your cover letter and resume into one attachment. Attached documents should be in Microsoft Word or PDF format.

Disclosures

Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at: https://police.fiu.edu/download/annual-security-fire-safety-report/.

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).

Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.