This position provides leadership for the process of investigating, negotiating and licensing electronic resources in a team environment where the contract term or cycle of all customer specific resources are managed.
Responsibilities include investigating and comparing vendor products and offers, establishing and maintaining effective vendor relations, manage all aspect of contract including but not limited to adding/deleting users and managing user lists to ensure accuracy at all times, negotiating and documenting license terms, enhancing selector awareness of access alternatives and issues, documenting status of subscription services. A strong focus on creating value added/educational workshops focused job/visibility/process improvements within the Library community.
- Manage the day to day activities associated with assigned subscription services
- Manage AREUS account base to ensure all users are efficient in using the application
- Create effective negotiation strategies while monitoring all aspects of the contract to ensure cost avoidance and reduction at all times
- Maintain documentation on licenses and related agreements.
- Create and participate in benchmark studies
- Create and participate in gap analysis studies
- Actively communicate licensing and acquisition best practices to assigned companies to improve their understanding of selection issues related to digital resources.
- Works with technology specialists in preparing analytic management reports in support of collection development needs
- Research and identify topics of interests within the Library community and create workshops accordingly
- Secure speaking opportunities
- Accredited Library Degree or equivalent relevant degree
- Two years professional experience with online resources and services. The candidate should possess extensive knowledge and understanding of issues and practices related to research use, management, and preservation.
- Excellent understanding of underlying technical aspects of electronic resources design, access and use, including user interfaces, browser technologies, authentication technologies, and link resolvers.
- Basic understanding of publisher's licensing and business models.
- Excellent presentation skills in addition to oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
- Capacity to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities. Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent and innovative services in a corporate setting or research library.
- Knowledge of copyright policies and intellectual property issues
- Excellent Microsoft Office skills with a strong focus on PowerPoint and Excel. Analytical skills preferred. Microsoft Access is definitely an advantage
- Knowledge of copyright and fair use issues raised in licensing of all research data, media resources, including video, audio, images.
Please forward your resume for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org