Systems Libraries Resource Development Director

Position Announcement

The Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a talented and dynamic professional to join the Libraries as the System Libraries Resource Development Director.  This is a non-tenure clinical track faculty position.  Successful candidates will be expected to have engagement in professional service activities, consistent with the Libraries’ and University’s requirements for promotion.

Reporting to the Dean of the Texas A&M University Libraries through the Associate Dean for Information Resources, the System Libraries Resource Development Director will provide innovative leadership for system-wide shared initiatives, such as shared resources and professional development opportunities for the Texas A&M University System Library Consortium (TAMU System Library Consortium).  In consultation with TAMU System Libraries, Contracts Administration, and the Office of General Counsel, the System Libraries Resource Development Director reviews and negotiates digital resources licenses to ensure compliance with established federal and state guidelines, including copyright and accessibility guidelines. Responsibilities include negotiating with vendors, establishing and maintaining effective vendor relations, and maintaining an Electronic Resource Management System for cooperative agreements. This position also manages the setup and maintenance of access records for existing and new cooperative agreements in the ERM.  The person in this position is a member of the TAMU Libraries' Electronic Resources Licensing Team.  This person also recommends and organizes annual professional development training for the librarians and staff of member libraries.  This person also prepares official reports for the TAMU System Library Consortium.

Required Qualifications:
  • MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA Accredited graduate program or international equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years of professional library (post MLS) experience working in areas of electronic acquisitions and/or collection development, e-resource management,
  • Knowledge and work experience with academic online resources and services
  • Knowledge of the concepts and issues related to the electronic resources lifecycle
  • Experience with integrated library systems
  • Demonstrated ability to lead negotiations, including licensing, with content providers of electronic resources
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other library units
  • Demonstrated ability, through examples, to successfully lead or accommodate change
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience or familiarity with assessment of library resources
  • Familiarity in working with consortia
  • Ability and willingness to travel within Texas to the different system libraries
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience negotiating licenses on behalf of a library consortium.
  • Experience managing or implementing an Electronic Resources Management System
  • Experience with or understanding of emerging information technologies and applications
  • Knowledge of ADA/Accessibility laws and standards in regard to electronic information resources

ENVIRONMENT:

 

The System: 

Originally created in 1948 and significantly expanded in 1989 and 1996, The Texas A&M University System includes 11 universities and is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation.  A&M System members educate more than 131,000 students and reach another 22 million people through service each year.  With diversity in educational focus and significant geographic separation, each university maintains its own cultural identity while still being a part of the Texas A&M experience.

The University:

Founded in 1876 as a land-grant institution, Texas A&M University is the sixth largest university in the nation. The signature Aggie Spirit captures and embodies the university’s traditions and core values: Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service.  The university has an enrollment of more than 55,000 students and 2,800 instructional faculty. Based on Vision 2020, the institution’s goal is to become a premier, tier-one research university and to be ranked among the top 10 public universities nationwide by 2020.

The Library: 

In an effort to provide relevant customer service in an ever-changing environment, the Texas A&M University Libraries are developing a core culture representing flexibility, innovation and risk-taking.  In addition, the Libraries recognize the value in creating a culture that draws from the richness and strength reflected in the diversity of our state and our nation and has created an actionable Diversity Plan.

The Community:

Texas A&M is located in Bryan-College Station, a friendly community where the ubiquitous “howdy” greets friends and newcomers alike. The community boasts excellent medical facilities, live entertainment and the arts, fine-to-casual dining, outdoor recreation, a local airport, and a low cost of living, as well as easy proximity to Austin and Houston. Additionally, Texas residents enjoy the benefit of having no state or local income tax.

Salary/Benefits/Rank:

Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be $54,000 Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA-CREF; paid holidays and vacation; no state or local income tax. Funding is available for professional travel and development activities.

Applications:

Applications received by June 26, 2018 will be given first consideration.  The letter of application should address the responsibilities, qualifications, and experiences listed for the position.

EXTERNAL APPLICANTS If you currently are NOT a Texas A&M System employee please click below to go to our external career site to view our jobs. Go to External Career Site – https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/TAMU_External

INTERNAL APPLICANTS If you currently ARE a Texas A&M System employee: Go to Internal Career Site – https://jobs.tamu.edu/internal-applicants/. Please attach cover letter, vita and e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references to the application.  References will not be contacted without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission.

The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.  The Texas A&M University Libraries is committed to employing quality faculty who will enhance the rich diversity of our academic community. In that regard, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who are representative of the state’s diversity.

For more information about the library, see library.tamu.edu, about the university, www.tamu.edu, and about the communities, www.visitaggieland.com.

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