Here's an example on the Tech Services side.

Bonnie Klein
Defense Technical Information Center

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2006 5:54 PM
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Subject: Position opening: Electronic Acquisitions Librarian, UW-Madison


Position Vacancy Listing  PVL# 53742

Working title:
Electronic Acquisitions Librarian

Official title:

Degree and area of specialization:
MLS from an ALA accredited program.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:


Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of current standards and 
practices in the acquisition of electronic resources. Activities 
in at least some of the following areas are required: reviewing 
and identifying issues with licenses; an understanding of issues 
and practices related to copyright and intellectual property; 
familiarity with trends in serials management and electronic 
resources publishing; archiving and preservation of electronic 
resources; troubleshooting access problems; and collection 
development issues related to electronic resources.

Familiarity with technical and legal issues in the delivery of 
digital information, vendor relations, and trends in scholarly 

Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal 

Ability to work effectively across organization lines in 
collaboration with a variety of individuals and groups.

Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and priorities in 
a dynamic, team based, academic and technological environment.

Aptitude for detail oriented work, including strong analytic and 
problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to exercise 
individual initiative.

Proficiency with spreadsheet, word processing, and relational 
database programs such as MS Word, Excel, and Access or MySQL.


Familiarity with the language and methods used in the negotiation 
of licenses and contracts for electronic resources.

Experience with acquisitions operations in an integrated library 

Familiarity with initiatives to enhance access to electronic 
resources including knowledge of or experience with current 
library technologies such as link resolving software.

Experience in writing procedures and documentation.

Principal duties:

This position will work closely with Licensed Resources staff on 
activities associated with the acquisition of electronic 
resources for the General Library System. Primary 
responsibilities include assistance in evaluation, review, and 
negotiations for licensed resources; maintenance of a central 
repository of information on licenses; development and 
documentation of policies and procedures relating to licensing 
electronic resources; acquisition, processing, payment, renewal 
and cancellation processes for electronic resources utilizing an 
integrated library system (Endeavor Voyager) and a link resolver 
(ExLibris SFX); and the activation and troubleshooting of 
electronic resources.

Additional Information:

The University of Wisconsin - Madison, General Library System is 
accepting applications for the full-time academic staff position 
of Assistant Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian in the 
Acquisitions Department. The title of Associate Academic 
Librarian or Academic Librarian will be assigned depending on the 
credentials of the successful candidate. Benefits include 22 
vacation days, sick leave, group health insurance, life 
insurance, and a state retirement plan.

This position is one of 4 staff positions that make up the 
Licensed Resources Unit. The Licensed Resources Unit manages more 
than $2 million worth of electronic resources per year. It is one 
of 6 units within the Acquisitions Department of the Central 
Technical Services Division which serves 14 libraries comprising 
the General Library System. This position reports to the Head of 
the Licensed Resources Unit and works closely with staff in 
Central Technical Services, the Library Technology Group, and 
member libraries. A period of evaluation will be required


Appointment type:     Academic Staff
Department(s):     LIBR/CENTRAL TECH SRV
Full time salary rate:     Minimum $38,473 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Term: This is a renewable appointment.
Appointment percent: 100%
Anticipated begin date: AUGUST 01, 2006
Number of positions:     1

Application must be received by: JULY 07, 2006

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and contact information for three
references referring to Position Vacancy Listing #53742 to:

Sandra Guthrie
365 Memorial Library
728 State St
Madison WI 53706-1418
Email: [log in to unmask]
Fax: 608-265-2754
Phone: 608-262-8190
TTY: 608-263-2473

NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information 
regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. 
Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all 
qualified individuals to apply.

For full announcement go to: