Assistant/Associate Director of Resource Management

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Created: January 9, 2015


Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center ( at Stanford University Medical Center enables biomedical discovery by connecting people with knowledge. Through innovative means, we create, acquire, deliver and integrate information to support excellence in research, education and patient care.

Lane Medical Library seeks qualified applicants to fill the position of Assistant/Associate Director of Resource Management.  This position oversees acquisitions, collection development/serials, and interlibrary/document delivery areas, reporting to the Director for Resource Management.  The position's focus is to actively participate in facilitating Lane's collaborative efforts to provide optimal access to the most appropriate resources when and where needed.  This involves the many aspects of evaluation, selection, and activation of digital resources, management of their deployment for discovery and access, and ensuring ongoing availability and problem resolution.  It includes the use of innovative technologies and procedures for effective management and to lessen or eliminate barriers to access, while considering fiscal, technical, and policy constraints.  Document delivery informs collection development decisions, while serving users' needs for content not permanently collected.


Supervise 3.5 directly, 2 indirectly FTE library specialists in the following areas:
o   Document delivery and interlibrary loan services
o   Acquisitions and related fiscal management
o   Initiating new subscriptions, renewals and cancellations
o   Initiating metadata records, detecting title changes, and related coordination
o   Maintaining serials and ebook holdings records
o   Managing  data for physical materials sent to remote storage

This position will also work closely with the Digital Materials Manager (licensing) and metadata librarians

Facilitate communications regarding collection-related matters, including:
o   Users—by promotion of licensed content via CAP, Stanford’s social networking platform, etc.; triage of digital access problems, resolution of user request issues, etc.
o   Lane acquisitions and digital licensing regarding financial and legal compliance aspects of digital content
o   Lane metadata staff regarding bibliographic aspects of serials and analytics
o   Library staff - in liaisons to medical school departments and document delivery
o   Collection Development Committee re policy and major purchase decisions
o   Other campus libraries re coordination of collection development and licensing
o   NLM and OCLC in regard to serials holdings/SERHOLD
o   Publishers and vendors (generally and as digital licensing understudy)

Evaluate, select and recommend resources with focus on ebooks and digital resource discovery, including detection of title and platform changes, grey literature, etc.; initiate service and bibliographic and holdings setup; monitor user access

Actively participate in shared effort with other staff to:
o   Trouble-shoot digital access problems
o   Verify resource access currency and identify remedial actions as applicable
o   Maintain SFX OpenURL link resolver database
o   Maintain currency of proxy server data, including review of weekly turn-away reports

Serve as Lane’s expert on scholarly publishing, especially in regards to copyright questions, licensing limitations, digital use permissions, fair use, and open access.

Maintain collection development guidelines, including copyright and digital rights aspects; document associated processes on internal Wiki.

Collect and manage usage analysis statistics to support product evaluations, purchase decisions or recommendations, and budget justification:
o   Use Harrassowitz E-Stats, SUSHI, Google Analytics, etc. to create/convey consolidated views of usage trends
o   Organize and review data from ILL, SFX, and vendors to support new journal selection decisions

Serve as departmental liaison (choice of department related to subject strengths) to the School of Medicine

Keep current on relevant new technologies, developments in publishing industry, the Stanford environment, the open access movement, etc.


Demonstrated supervisory skills.

Three or more years experience in resource management—collection development, serials control, digital content acquisition and management, interlibrary loan/document delivery, and related areas at the associate librarian rank. Five or more years experience at the librarian rank.

Knowledge of current content delivery platforms and software products, user interfaces, and resource management systems related to the responsibilities indicated for this position.
Strong communications skills, oral and written, and ability to work effectively with diverse constituencies.

Knowledge of the information industry, scholarly communication, especially copyright, content delivery options, publishing models, and open access trends.

Thorough understanding of the bibliographic apparatus, both from data management and user access perspectives, and how this relates to the design of system interfaces.

This position is cross posted at the Associate Librarian and Librarian level.  Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Apply online at for Job Number 64074.

Thank you for your interest.

Joanne Banko
Metadata Transformation Librarian
Resource Management
Lane Medical Library
300 Pasteur Drive, Rm L109
Stanford, CA 94305

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