System Libraries Resource Development Director

College Station
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Created: January 17, 2014


Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a talented and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries in the new position of System Libraries Resource Development Director.  This is a non-tenure track “clinical” faculty position with appointment at the rank of Clinical Associate Professor or above.  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 University Libraries and working in the Information Resources unit in the Evans Library & Library Annex on the main campus of Texas A&M University, the System Libraries Resource Development Director is responsible for the licensing and subscription management of electronic resources for the Texas A&M University System Library Consortium (TAMU System Library Consortium). This position provides leadership for the review and negotiation of cooperative agreements for electronic resources. In consultation with TAMU 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 investigating and comparing vendor products and offers, establishing and maintaining effective vendor relations, and maintaining an Electronic Management System for cooperative agreements. This position also manages the setup and maintenance of access records for existing and new cooperative agreements and is responsible for resolving electronic resources access issues and communicating with system libraries, vendors, and publishers regarding such issues. The librarian in this position is a member of the TAMU Libraries' Electronic Resources Licensing Team and supervises a staff member, who is responsible for maintaining shared instances in the link resolver.

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