Saturday, September 21, 2013

Electronic Resources/Acquisitions Librarian, Assistant or Associate Library Professor

The University of Vermont Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative and dynamic candidate to lead the acquisitions processes at UVM libraries. Working collaboratively with key staff members this position will coordinate the e-resource lifecycle, oversee the library’s electronic resource management (ERM) system, and collaborate with university colleagues to coordinate license revision and budget administration. As a vital member of the Collection Management Services Unit the successful candidate will work closely with the Director of Collection Management Services (direct report) to manage, monitor, and analyze library budgets and funds. This position also works closely with the Collection Development Librarians at Bailey-Howe and the Dana Medical Library to foster a culture of collaboration, communication and assessment. 

Responsibilities: Establish, monitor and manage budgets for Bailey-Howe Library. Manage vendor relations; monitor and review licenses. Negotiate and acquire materials in all formats; oversee renewal of continuing resources, payment of invoices and tracking of resources in multiple systems including the library’s ERM. Provide ongoing statistical analysis of UVM Libraries materials budgets including budget projections. Oversee bindery operation. Train and supervise paraprofessional staff; serve on various library, university and professional committees, and participate in the faculty governance of the University; engage in scholarship and creative activities, and service.

Required Qualifications: MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program; Minimum 2-3 years' professional experience, including a supervisory role, in an academic library environment that focuses on discovery and delivery of online and tangible resources. Ability to inspire and motivate staff, promote diversity and accountability. A strong background in acquisitions and budget management. Experience in contract negotiation, vendor relations and a successful record of library operations management including:
  • Knowledge of collection budgets, funding models, and electronic resource licensing;
  • Knowledge of new and emerging models of acquiring, collecting, disseminating, and providing access to scholarly information;
  • Ability to extract data from multiple sources to produce reports for decision making and coordinate acquisitions projects and workflows with related groups
  • Ability to work in a technological and rapidly changing academic library environment;
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and communicate effectively with a wide range of faculty, staff, and constituents.
The University is especially interested in candidates who demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion. In the cover letter, or in a separate document attached to your application, please address your commitment to diversity/inclusion and how you will further this goal. For more information on diversity at the University of Vermont, see

Desired Qualifications:

Working knowledge of the Ex-Libris Voyager Integrated Library System; familiarity with Electronic Resource Management systems, link resolver software and authentication services. Knowledge of emerging digital preservation models and electronic resource standards.

Campus Profile: The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.
Serving a student body of more than 12,000 students enrolled in nine schools and colleges at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the Libraries play a vital role in the University’s commitment to liberal education, environment, health, and public service. The UVM Libraries, comprised of Bailey/Howe, Dana Medical, and the Library Research Annex deliver distinctive and outstanding service to the campus community and the State of Vermont through excellence in instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and dedication in service. The library faculty is represented by United Academics.

The University of Vermont is located in Burlington, VT, a city that sits on the east side of Lake Champlain with the Green Mountains to the east and the Adirondack Mountains across the lake to the west. Burlington was recently ranked #1 by A&E Television on a list of the 10 cities that "have it all". Burlington was also ranked as one of "10 Best Cities for the Next Decade" according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the City of Burlington homepage at

Salary and Application Information:

Salary is commensurate with rank and experience. Minimum salary for Assistant Library Professor is $51,412; minimum salary for Associate Library Professor is $61,693. Generous benefits package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan), managed health care plan, and 22 days of annual leave.

All applications must be submitted online, through Job requisition no. 0040975. Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Applicants with inquiries may contact the Search Committee Chair, Associate Professor Jeanene Light at Review of applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled; anticipated start date is January 6, 2014.

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