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eLicensing and Collection Resources Manager

  • Midwest Collaborative for Library Services (MCLS)
  • Lansing, MI
  • Mid-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

Primary Responsibilities:
The eLicensing and Collection Resources Manager leads and manages eResource licensing and renewals and product purchases. Provides leadership for library collection needs and in emerging areas like open access and
shared print. Nurtures existing and new vendor relationships. Negotiates eResource offers and licenses that benefit libraries. Provides support for business operations, answering questions, processing orders, and troubleshooting issues related to eResource subscriptions, renewals, and purchases. Directs marketing efforts in collaboration with vendors and MCLS Marketing and Communication Coordinator. Supervises eLicensing and Collection Resources staff. Assists Executive Director in developing an annual budget as well as with special
projects as assigned. Stays current and familiar with trends in library acquisitions, collections, and copyright.

Characteristic Duties:
1. Oversee all assistance and responses to inquiries for eResource product licensing, subscriptions, and
purchases (e.g., databases, electronic journals, electronic books, and software).
2. Manage order processing for subscriptions, purchases, and renewals of eResources.
3. Cultivate relationships with libraries through various communication channels (e.g. email, virtual and in-
person meetings, webinars, and phone calls).
4. Serve as primary liaison with vendors, developing and maintaining open communication.
5. Oversee all license activity, including negotiating license provisions and developing special offers.
6. Direct department marketing and communication efforts.
7. Work closely with MCLS accounting team on library and vendor invoices.
8. Provide management and oversight of full-time staff.
9. Stay abreast of trends in library collections and provide leadership to MCLS and libraries for future success.

Related Duties:
1. Attend MCLS staff, department, and other virtual and in-person meetings.
2. Engage actively as a member of the MCLS leadership team.
3. Attend seminars and workshops related to general professional and personal growth.
4. Maintain a widespread knowledge of overall MCLS activities and services and collaborate with MCLS staff for the betterment of the organization.
5. Attend regional and statewide meetings and conferences as appropriate.
6. Collaborate with consortium community on issues related to licensing and collection strategy.
7. Other duties as assigned.



Required Qualifications

1. MLS (or equivalent degree) from an ALA-accredited library school.
2. 5-7 years of library experience with demonstrated management and leadership skills.
3. Experience with collection development and electronic resources acquisition, including experience reviewing contracts and negotiating license agreements.
4. Strong knowledge of library environment, trends, and issues, including open access and transformative
5. Strong organizational and project management skills.
6. Detail-oriented.
7. Ability to travel throughout Indiana and Michigan, and nationally.
8. Ability to work independently.
9. Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.

Desired Qualifications

1. Business degree and/or experience.
2. Experience with open access and/or open educational resource initiatives.
3. Experience with shared print and/or prospective collaborative collection development.
4. Experience with data analysis (e.g., for library collections, product research, and market forecasting).
5. Experience seeking and/or managing grants.
6. Experience working with library consortia.

Employer Statement

The eLicensing and Collection Resources Manager is a remote position involving travel. A personal workspace with access to reliable networking systems suitable to access MCLS systems and to communicate must be available to the Manager at their residence.

How to Apply

Apply to this opportunity using the contact method(s) below

Additional Instructions:

For more details about the duties and qualifications for this position and to learn more about MCLS as an organization, see our full job ad pdf-icon.png. To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to us at [email protected] by May 29. We hope to hear from you!

Posted On: Apr 16, 2024 / This posting expires: May 30, 2024