Duke University, Duke University Libraries

Position ID:Duke-DUL-SERAL [#18529]
Position Title: Serials & Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Library / Technical Services-Cataloging
Appl Deadline:2021/07/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/04/27, listed until 2021/07/01)
Position Description:   URMs  

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The Serials & Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian oversees the acquisition of continuing resources and the management of print serials at Duke University Libraries (DUL). Working in a changing and complex multi-consortia environment, you will participate in the acquisition, licensing, and renewal of print serials and electronic resources. You will also oversee the receipt and management of physical materials acquired by the department, as well as management of their related records in library systems. Priority given to applicants submitted prior to June 7, 2021.

Organizes and oversees the acquisition of continuing resources for DUL, including the acquisition of both electronic resources and print serials. Collaborates with the Head, Continuing Resource Acquisitions (CRA) and the Electronic Resources Management (ERM) Librarian in all aspects of continuing resource acquisitions, including vendor negotiations, licensing, assessment, and renewals/cancellations. Supports CRA staff with continuing resource acquisitions processes, including but not limited to, creating and updating orders, processing invoices, and processing renewals. Serves on the CRA Management Team.  Organizes and oversees workflows for all aspects of print and microform serials management, including ordering, renewing, invoicing, check-in, routing, claiming, holdings management, and binding. Resolves complex problems related to print serials acquisitions, receipts, and binding. Works closely with colleagues in DUL Technical Services and other DUL divisions whose work intersects with that of the Serials Management Team.  Participates in the DUL Licensing Team to review and negotiate license agreements for electronic resources and services, ensuring that they align with DUL licensing principles such as compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and current accessibility standards.  Participates in data gathering and evaluation of pricing, usage, and other metrics to support collection assessment, budget processes and annual reporting requirements.  Participates in the development of workflows and policies for continuing resource acquisitions and all aspects of the print serials life cycle.  Works collaboratively with units across Technical Services and throughout the DUL system on activities and projects that support continuing resource acquisitions and print serials management.  Serves on relevant library and consortia committees as it relates to functional expertise and/or professional development, including participating in the development and implementation of the FOLIO Library Services Platform.  Stays informed of trends in acquisitions and serials management, and recommends changes to existing tools and workflows as appropriate.  Displays continuing growth in professional and subject knowledge and takes an active interest in the profession. Growth and interest should be demonstrated through continuing development of professional knowledge and abilities, membership and participation in professional organizations, and service to the library, University, or community in a professional capacity.  Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities
• Supervises 4 staff

It is the expectation that all Duke University Libraries staff members will demonstrate exceptional workplace behaviors in the execution of their specific position responsibilities. These behaviors are customer focus, collaboration, creative problem solving, continuous learning, and a commitment to creating a culture of inclusion that values and respects diversity of perspective, background, and experience. In addition, managers and supervisors are expected to help develop a common vision by providing clear direction and priorities, clarifying roles and responsibilities, and promoting mutual understanding through effective communication. They are also expected to take the time to effectively plan and evaluate performance, provide feedback, recognition, and coaching, and develop employees to achieve their personal and organizational goals.

Required: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or an equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the conceptual, analytical, and interpersonal skills required to manage and lead a critical library program.

Required: • At least two years of demonstrated, successful experience with acquisitions in a research library environment • Demonstrated analytical, organizational, time and project management skills, including the ability to set priorities and effectively manage multiple projects and assignments • Demonstrated understanding of current models, practices, and tools used by academic libraries for the licensing, acquisition, and management of continuing resources • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including evidence of ability to work collegially and collaboratively within and across organizations • Demonstrated initiative, flexibility, and ability to work creatively and effectively both independently and as a team member • Experience working with an Integrated Library System or a next-generation resource management system • Familiarity with fund management and budget processes • Interest in professional development and engagement and promise of an extended range of professional activity in the future

Preferred: • Prior supervisory experience • Experience with electronic resource license review and negotiation process and best practices • Experience with print serials management and best practices

Working Conditions
• Normal office environment • Occasionally works in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible • Occasional travel required • Work will be performed onsite

These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position. This description is subject to change at any time.

Salary and Benefits
Salary and rank dependent on qualifications and experience; however, the anticipated range is $58,000-$65,000. Comprehensive benefits package includes 20 days vacation, 13 holidays, 12 days sick leave; health, dental, disability and life insurance and support for professional development and training.

Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university's intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the Perkins Library, Bostock Library, Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Lilly Library, and Music Library, and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke's library holdings of 6.2 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.

Duke is a diverse community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. We recognize that the workplace only truly flourishes with an active presence of different backgrounds and unique abilities. We value the unseen perspective, the unheard voice, and the unnoticed ideas. We hope to give a platform of growth and connection, where employees can be free to produce new ways of thinking to promote inclusion and respect for all. Duke University Libraries encourages an environment where shared goals are reached by exceptional individuals.

Duke's hometown is Durham, North Carolina, a city with vibrant research, medical and arts communities, and numerous shops, restaurants and theaters. Durham is located in the Research Triangle, a growing metropolitan area of more than one million people that provides a wide range of cultural, recreational and educational opportunities. The Triangle is conveniently located just a few hours from the mountains and the coast, offers a moderate climate, and has been ranked among the best places to live and to do business.

Duke offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes both traditional benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at: http://www.hr.duke.edu/benefits/index.php.

Cover letter, detailed resume and the names, addresses (mailing and e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references should be submitted to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/ . Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications which are missing any of the components listed above will not be reviewed.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Duke University Libraries have a strong commitment to Affirmative Action and is actively seeking to increase the racial and ethnic diversity of our staff.

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Further Info:
365 Rubenstein Library
Box 90194
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708

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