E-Resources and Serials Acquisitions Librarian, UNC Chapel Hill


UNC Chapel Hill, University Library
POSITION:          E-Resources and Serials Acquisitions Librarian
AVAILABLE:        September 1, 2012

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a dynamic, innovative, and team-oriented librarian to serve as leader of the E-Resources & Serials Acquisitions Section within the E Resources & Serials Management Department.

Staff in E-Resources & Serials Management work together as a collaborative, service-oriented team that strives to ensure that students, faculty, and staff have easy access to a broad range of research publications provided through the University Library.  Under the general direction of the department head, the E-Resources & Serials Acquisitions Librarian leads the section responsible for the acquisition and management of electronic resources and print serials.  In support of the teaching and research mission of the University, the individual in this position works collaboratively with Library colleagues and with publisher and vendor representatives.

The E-Resources & Serials Acquisitions Librarian provides leadership in the acquisition, maintenance, and support of electronic resources and print serials offered by the University Library, and participates in policy development regarding e-resources and serials in support of University Library priorities.  The E Resources & Serials Acquisitions Librarian supervises the E Resources Librarian, who leads the licensing team, as well as five staff members whose primary assignments involve the acquisition, implementation, and front-line service of electronic resources and print serials.  The Librarian is responsible for:  reviewing workflows for efficiency and effectiveness; coordinating the documentation of section procedures; conducting license negotiations with information providers as a member of the University Library licensing team; serving as liaison to vendors and other Library departments regarding issues and questions related to the acquisition and receipt of e-resources and print serials; developing and maintaining an understanding of issues related to e resources and serials, contributing to the professional dialogue and a wide variety of pertinent Library initiatives.  Additionally, the E-Resources & Serials Acquisitions Librarian serves on relevant Library committees and task forces and may represent the Library with consortial organizations.


Required:  ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science.  Three or more years of related experience in an academic library.  Demonstrated experience with issues and practices involved in the acquisition and maintenance of print serials and e-resource collections.  Supervisory experience.  Proficiency in creating and manipulating spreadsheets.  Strong analytical and problem solving skills.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Effective organization and time management skills.  The ability to work well within a team environment and with diverse groups of library staff.  Strong commitment to customer service.  Enthusiasm for an innovative and evolving work environment.

Preferred:  Experience using library management and electronic resources systems such as Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium system and Serials Solutions 360 products.  Supervisory experience relating to acquisitions or other technical services operations.  Project management skills.  Understanding of business and licensing models and their budget implications, and the ability to clearly communicate that understanding.  Experience with relational database programs.  Involvement in professional development activities, including research and participation in professional organizations.  Track record of professional involvement in e-resources and/or serials.

The University and The Libraries: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law. Library collections include over 6.5 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and innovation.

The Region: The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.

The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.

Salary and Benefits: This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members of the faculty council.

Deadline for Application: Review of applications will begin on August 6, 2012. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply: Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/6025 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of which must be a current supervisor.  Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

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