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Employment Opportunity

eResources Licensing and Access Assistant - REVISED

Library Administration
Provost and Vice-President Academic
Competition Number: 13-3046
Appointment Type: Regular Full-time
Funded in base budget
Subject to CUPE Joint Job Evaluation
Start: As soon as possible
Workload: 35 hours per week
Hours will vary
Some evenings and weekends required
Employment Group: Cupe 6
Position: 00736
Location: Nanaimo Campus
Duties: Report to Coordinator, Automation and Technical Services. With the Collections team (Collections, eResources, Technical Services and Assessment Librarians), manage the electronic resources life cycle (acquisitions, access, assessment and renewal/cancellation.) Monitor and document assessment and decision cycles. Test and troubleshoot technical access to e-resources and update authentication system definitions. Establish and maintain working relationships with vendors and consortia. Maintain stable and reliable access to resources for VIU Library users in a constantly changing electronic publishing environment. Analyze and interpret contractual license provisions and restrictions. Map license terms and usage policies to library systems, enabling VIU Library users to access resources appropriately. Discern among complex, overlapping license terms to determine best practices for local use and application.

Adhering to the highest standards of public service at all times, provide front-line service to all Library clients by managing transactions at the Library Service Desk and at other service points within the Library. Assist clients with a wide variety of resources and equipment in a busy, demanding, complex and constantly changing library environment. Assist VIU students, faculty and staff in research and information gathering. Assist clients in the use of computer hardware and software.
Required Qualifications: Two-year Library Technician or Library and Information Technology Diploma from an appropriately accredited institution. Bachelor's degree from an appropriately accredited institution. One to three years recent experience in academic library technical services. Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret complex documents. Demonstrated problem-solving ability. Demonstrated ability to embrace change. Demonstrated proficiency with standard office productivity software and other applications commonly used in an academic environment. Ability to perform light physical labour, including lifting up to 20 lbs. Work effectively as a member of a team, as well as independently. Proven ability to perform duties accurately and efficiently under stressful and high-volume conditions. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and a commitment to exceptional customer service standards. Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff and the public.
Preferred Qualifications: Public service library experience.

Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Name and contact information for three people willing to provide a reference

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: May 29, 2013 - June 05, 2013
Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.