System Libraries Resource Development Director @ Texas A&M Libraries

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as System Libraries Resource Development Director.  We are hiring one individual for a full-time position with an 11-month academic appointment beginning by January 2020.  This is a non-tenure track faculty position with professional service expectations.   Applicants will be considered for the faculty titles of Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Associate Professor, or Clinical Professor depending on qualifications.

Reporting to the Dean of the Texas A&M University Libraries through the Associate Dean for Information Resources, the System Libraries Resource Development Director will provide innovative leadership for the Texas A&M University System Library Consortium.  In consultation with the Consortium, Contracts Administration, and the Office of General Counsel, the System Libraries Resource Development Director reviews and negotiates digital resources licenses to ensure compliance with established federal and state guidelines, including copyright and accessibility guidelines. Responsibilities include negotiating with vendors, establishing and maintaining effective vendor relations, maintaining an Electronic Resource Management System for cooperative agreements, and managing the setup and maintenance of access records for existing and new cooperative agreements in the ERM.  The person in this position is a member of the TAMU Libraries’ Electronic Resources Licensing Team.  The position also prepares official reports for the TAMU System Library Consortium.

The successful candidate will also undertake several new initiatives on behalf of the Consortium.  The position will coordinate with the administration of the new RELLIS campus to enable the Consortium members provide services to their RELLIS students.  The position will also identify new areas of closer cooperation among the member libraries, such as professional development training for the librarians and staff of member libraries.  The person also actively seeks out quality open access academic publications and open electronic resources suitable for classroom use for the Consortium libraries and the College Station campus.

Non-tenure track responsibilities include engaging in professional service at multiple levels with demonstrated national impact.

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