Electronic Resources and Acquisitions Support Specialist

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Created: September 25, 2014


This position has been reopened.  If you applied earlier this year and are still interested, please reapply.

Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100%, twelve-month, academic professional position.

Responsibilities:  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an innovative and knowledgeable professional to support electronic resources and acquisitions functions at the University Library.  This is an Academic Professional position for a librarian who possesses the requisite skills, experience, and/or demonstrated knowledge from course work. The Support Specialist will work in the Acquisitions unit within the Technical Services Division of the Library. The successful candidate will work in a team environment with those division faculty and staff responsible for the management of electronic resources and acquisitions work. The position will assist in the maintenance of our OpenURL link resolver, SFX, in troubleshooting access problems, and will also assist in managing the reports and documentation necessary to support electronic resources and acquisitions work. This position reports to the Head of Acquisitions and works closely with the Electronic Resources Librarian.

Qualifications:  Required: Master’s degree in library or information science or combination of other advanced degree and relevant experience; A minimum of two years of library work experience and significant familiarity with library applications and procedures for electronic resource management, OpenURL link resolvers, and integrated library systems modules used in technical services; Demonstrated understanding of electronic resources, including awareness of issues from the perspective of vendors, publishers, and aggregators and that relate to platforms and licensing; Ability to communicate and work well with colleagues across units and ability to understand variant perspectives on shared work; Strong interpersonal, analytical, oral and written communication skills, and customer service skills.  See https://jobs.illinois.edu/search-jobs/job-details?jobID=4566 for Preferred.

To Apply:  To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline:  In order to ensure full consideration we urge candidates to submit application materials on or before October 24, 2014

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

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