July 29, 2008
Opening: Collections/Electronic Librarian, University of Oregon Law Library
The John E. Jaqua Law Library at the University of Oregon seeks a creative, skilled, and service-oriented colleague for the position of Law Collections and Electronic Resources Librarian. This position manages all aspects of collection development and acquisitions, focusing particularly on electronic resources, as we move into the evolving learning environment. The Jaqua Law Library maintains over 350,000 volumes and volume equivalents in print, electronic, and multimedia and micro-formats, and supports the teaching, research, and service activities of the University of Oregon Law School, which has approximately 540 students. The Law Library provides primary and secondary legal materials as well as specialized collections in environmental law, business law, ADR, ocean law, Indian law, and family law. As a key component of the University of Oregon Libraries, Law Library staff members are active partners in improving access to scholarly resources. The Law Library team is composed of 7.0 FTE library faculty, 6.0 FTE support staff members, and numerous student workers.
Duties & Responsibilities: In collaboration with the library faculty of the UO Libraries and the Law Library, the Law Collections and Electronic Resources Librarian will engage in strategic planning for the legal collection and implement a unified vision of print and electronic materials; manage all aspects of collection development and acquisitions; coordinate the selection activities of library faculty subject specialists; evaluate and acquire print and electronic resources; update the collection development policy in accordance with current law library practices; manage the $1 million law collections budget; determine policies and systems used in acquisitions; oversee ordering, receipt, and payment for law library materials; oversee vendor relation issues, contract negotiation and licensing; facilitate input of electronic resources into the integrated library system; extract, compile, and analyze usage data and other statistics related to electronic resources; supervise the maintenance of financial and usage data related to both digital and print materials; supervise 2.0 FTE classified employee and .5 FTE student employees; and collaborate with departmental staff to develop, document, and administer policies, workflows, and procedures. Serves on library and campus committees. The successful candidate will support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment. Other related duties and projects as assigned. Reports to the Director, Law Library.
Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited MLIS; minimum of one year of library collection development experience; experience working with multiple facets of an integrated library system; knowledge of trends and practices in electronic resource management; familiarity with federated searching, OpenURL resolvers, and electronic usage statistics; knowledge of trends in publishing and in academic collection development; strong customer service focus; demonstrated initiative, organizational skills, and problem-solving abilities; strong communications and interpersonal skills, evidenced by the ability to improve the work of a team and maintain positive relationships with staff, faculty, and students; ability to train and motivate staff; and a commitment to engage in continuing professional development.
Preferred: budgetary experience; supervisory experience; library acquisitions experience; experience with electronic resource management software, preferably Innovative Interfaces' ERM; project management experience; and/or knowledge of legal materials and legal education.
Salary & Benefits: $42,000 minimum. Salary beyond the minimum will be based on prior professional experience, education, and/or rank. The UO offers a generous benefits package. For details, see: http://hr.uoregon.edu/benefits. Low staff tuition rates are available for employees and family members for continuing education. Funding and release time may be provided for participation in conferences and other professional development opportunities.
Employment Conditions: Librarians hold academic faculty status with rank, and are non-tenured. Contracts are fixed-term (two or three years, depending on rank). Professional growth and service in keeping with university and library standards for promotion and retention is expected.
Application Process & Schedule: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt, with a priority consideration given to those received by August 8, 2008; applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Cover letter discussing qualifications for the position, résumé, and a list of contact information for four references (one of whom must be indicated as most current supervisor) should be sent electronically as Word or pdf attachments to: Ms. Laine Stambaugh, Director, Library Human Resources, 1299 University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR 97403-1299, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For More Information:
- University of Oregon: http://www.uoregon.edu
- UO Libraries: http://libweb.uoregon.edu
- John E. Jaqua Law Library: http://lawlibrary.uoregon.edu/
- Information for Prospective Employees: http://libweb.uoregon.edu/admnpers/jobseekers.html
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