Licensing Program Director
Center for Research Libraries — Chicago
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Created: June 6, 2013
DescriptionThe pending relocation of the North East Research Library Consortium (NERL) from Yale University to the Center for Research Libraries (CRL) creates a strategic partnership designed to afford research libraries greater leverage and return on their investments in the acquisition and licensing of electronic resources. It also creates a career opportunity for a licensing professional to contribute to the rapidly expanding field of electronic resource acquisition as the NERL Program Director at CRL.
In addition to a challenging professional opportunity to contribute to a new and promising strategic initiative, CRL offers a competitive salary and exceptional benefits package.
- Minimum of 5 years professional level library and/or electronic publishing experience that includes no fewer than 2 years of supervisory experience with responsibility for extensive internal and external communications
- Knowledge of current and emerging information technologies and electronic publishing formats, authentication methods, and platforms
- Thorough understanding of a broad range of electronic delivery tools and solutions, and a sound knowledge of commercial publishing practices, business models and licensing provisions
- Familiarity with U.S. and Canadian laws and Federal regulations as they pertain to intellectual property and copyright in an academic setting
- Strong negotiating and facilitation skills and an ability to articulate NERL positions on database licensing and purchases
- Superior oral and written communication skills, and the ability to effectively engage, motivate and coordinate external constituencies, and a demonstrated ability to communicate complex legal concepts and policies.
- Demonstrated capacity for building and leading teams
- Familiarity with Web content management systems and authoring tools such as Drupal.
- Masters degree in library science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program, or M.B.A. a plus.
Published: Thursday, June 6, 2013 10:14 UTC
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