Electronic Resources Librarian @ UF libraries

The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries Acquisitions and Collections Services Department seeks a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Electronic Resources (E-Resources) Librarian to serve as Manager of the E-Resources Unit. This 12-month, tenure-track faculty position provides leadership, vision, and expertise in acquiring and integrating electronic resources into the Libraries’ collections. The E-Resources Librarian reports directly to the Chair of Acquisitions & Collections Services, supervises four staff, and works collaboratively with personnel across the libraries to manage all aspects of the e-resources life cycle. The E-Resources Unit is responsible for the acquisition and management of the Libraries’ e-resources and engages in a variety of activities, including licensing and acquiring electronic resources and processing over $9 million dollars in annual e-resource expenditures.

In support of the mission and strategic directions of the Smathers Libraries, the E-Resources Librarian collaborates and fosters positive working relationships with colleagues and with publisher and vendor representatives. This position assists with negotiating license agreements and purchasing arrangements and will represent the Libraries by serving on state and regional level consortial committees. As a tenure-accruing faculty member, the E-Resources Librarian will be expected to pursue research and engage in scholarship and creative activities that generate impact nationally and internationally, including publications, presentations, and grants; as well as professional service activities that meet library-wide tenure and promotion criteria.

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the E-Resources Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. The Libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally-rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, and perspectives.

To support all students and faculty, and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the E-Resources Librarian will include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities to support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society.

The search will remain open until September 20, 2021, and review of applications will begin as received.    For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at https://hr.uflib.ufl.edu/prospective-employees/current-openings/vacant-faculty-positions/ .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Tina Marie Litchfield, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: tlitchfield@uflib.ufl.edu.