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Job Description and Requirements
Job Description Manage and promote the Library’s e-resource holdings Provide advice to the Head of Content & Scholarly Communication and technical services team on e-
resources to support the scholarship within the UAEU community. Manage and promote access to the Library’s substantial electronic resources holdings including arrange trials and feedback of vendor offerings Support and advise on e-
resources for faculty and scholars especially via the team of subject liaison librarian interns. Coordinate license renewals and undertake initial discussions with commercial providers on new products Prepare and disseminate statistics on usage of e-
resources Support the Head, Content & Scholarly Communication with bibliometrics and input of relationships with publishers and aggregators of content Maintain close relationships with external vendors, UAEU faculty and students and staff from across the Libraries Provide advice, guidance and training to faculty and researchers on publishing and scholarly productivity.
Liaise with DoIT and library technical staff to manage the EZproxy technical support and access configurations Liaise with DoIT and Library technical staff to manage the Libraries’ link resolver (360 Link), ERM (Serials Solutions), and discovery service (Summon).
Support the Collection Development Committee as Secretary. Minimum Qualification Master degree qualification in a relevant field (e.
g. library science, knowledge management) Preferred Qualification ALA accredited MLS Expected Skills / Rank / Experience Minimum of five years of recent experience working with electronic resources for a research library or equivalent (e.
g. publisher or aggregator, vendor) : Experience with a range of contemporary bibliometrics and alternative metric tools for measuring scholarly output.
Ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with a wide range of groups. Ability to offer training and mentoring in information literacy, online access and scholarly publishing.
Ability to work independently and flexibly, and identify and specify technical problems for resolution by vendors or by IT specialists.
Ability to work as a member of a team. Knowledge of library operations. Knowledge of licensing practices of commercial providers of information