Head of Acquisitions and Electronic Resources

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Created: January 10, 2013


THE UNIVERSITY:  The University of Texas at Dallas is a doctoral level, state supported component of The University of Texas System located in suburban Richardson.   The University provides 130 degrees (47 bachelors, 54 masters, and 29 doctoral programs) and has an enrollment of over 19,000 students.  Nationally recognized for its programs in management, audiology, engineering/computer science, and brain and behavioral sciences, the University also provides imaginative interdisciplinary programs in the humanities, policy studies, political science, economics, and geographical information sciences.

THE LIBRARY:  The Libraries of the University of Texas at Dallas consist of more than 2.5 million volumes, 63,000 electronic journals, 1,000,000 electronic books, 9,000 media items, and over 2,000,000 microform units.  The Libraries employ more than 80 people, including 29 professionals.  In support of UT Dallas’s ascent to premier research university status, the Library is an active participant in the UT System Digital Library program, TexShare, and Amigos Library Services.  In addition, McDermott Library is a federal government documents depository.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Eugene McDermott Library at the University of Texas at Dallas invites applications and nominations for a forward-thinking, service-oriented, collaborative leader to manage the Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Department.  Reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Head of Acquisitions and Electronic Resources is responsible for envisioning and defining the services provided by the Department.  The position is responsible for ordering and receiving all library materials including processing and reconciliation of payments, preparing appropriate reports and statistics, and monitoring the budget for materials.  Candidates should have experience with the management of electronic resources and provide knowledge of trends and best practices in the field of acquisitions. The Senior Librarian is responsible for managing all department personnel.

The Senior Librarian shares responsibility for developing and implementing the mission, goals and broad policy directions for the evolving role of research libraries in the digital age.  In addition to providing overall leadership and vision for the Department, the Librarian prepares projections and needs assessment for the collections budget.  The Librarian will demonstrate a commitment to personal professional development through scholarly research and publication, presentations, and participation in national professional associations.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:  MLS from an ALA-accredited program.  5 years of experience in an academic setting; excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing is essential.  A working knowledge of acquisitions and the management of electronic resources are required.  Other requirements: demonstrated success on project teams consisting of librarians and support staff; demonstrated management and supervisory experience; experience providing excellent customer service; commitment to the continuing development of personal knowledge and skills in the area of acquisitions; and proficiency in Office software.  Special consideration will be given to candidates with Voyager experience.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:  Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience for a 12-month administrative/professional appointment.  Benefits include medical, dental, and life insurance, participation in a variety of optional retirement programs, and holiday, vacation, and sick leave.


Published: Thursday, January 10, 2013 13:58 UTC

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