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E-Resources Acquisitions & Licensing Librarian

University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

Norlin Library

Application Deadline

Apply By Dec 4th, 2022


$67,000.00 to $71,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Boulder, CO


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Job Description

University of Colorado Boulder Libraries

Job Announcement

E-Resources Acquisitions & Licensing Librarian

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries seek a collaborative and strategic individual to serve as our E-Resources Acquisitions & Licensing Librarian! The E-Resources Acquisitions & Licensing Librarian is primarily responsible for reviewing and negotiating license agreements and organizing and maintaining license records for the University Libraries. In addition, the E-Resources Acquisitions & Licensing Librarian works closely with the Collection Development & Assessment, subject liaisons, Metadata and Discovery Optimization, colleagues across the University of Colorado system, and vendors to support acquisitions workflows related to purchasing electronic resources such as new purchases, renewals, invoicing, and cancellations. They are also responsible for developing expertise on current and emerging licensing practices to negotiate licenses for electronic resources, streaming media, public performance rights, data and datasets, open access, and consortial agreements. In collaboration with stakeholders such as the Collection Management Team Lead and Acquisitions & Accounting Section Lead, this position will contribute to the development of licensing strategies that consider long-term implications and advances the University Libraries’ commitment to openness and inclusive excellence. 

As a member of the faculty, the E-Resources Acquisitions & Licensing Librarian will be expected to maintain a scholarly record, contribute to professional service, and actively engage in faculty governance. Additionally, an essential element of this position is participation in the Libraries’ Commitment to Diversity and Inclusive Excellence and contributing to cultivating inclusive Libraries and campus environments. This is a non-tenure track, faculty position that will be hired at the Teaching Assistant Professor rank and reporting to the Acquisitions and Accounting Section Lead. The E-Resources Acquisitions & Licensing Librarian will be a member of the Libraries’ Acquisitions and Accounting Services Section which is part of the Research and Innovation Strategies Chapter. Please see the Libraries’ organizational chart

Who We Are


We are a knowledge catalyst. We fuel inquiry, discovery, collaboration, creation, and the dissemination of knowledge. We welcome everyone, wherever they are on their educational journey. 


An information-empowered world.


Empower | Connect | Learn | Inspire

Our values define our interactions within the Libraries and radiate outwardly. This means that we develop a culture that compassionately and authentically embodies our values in all aspects of our work.

Diversity Statement

We affirm diversity and inclusive excellence to be vitally integral to the Libraries’ mission and vision. We strive to model this in recruitment and retention, building collections, and offering services and spaces to develop a receptive social, intellectual, and physical environment for all. Learn more about our dedication to diversity and inclusivity.

The University Libraries encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and that person may be one who comes from a less traditional background. As you review the qualifications, please think about how your qualifications are transferable if (at first) they do not seem directly related. Share how your skills translate in your cover letter. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t meet every preferred qualification.

What We Require

  1. Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent terminal degree.
  2. Ability to advocate for, participate in, and cultivate environments that support diversity, respect, and inclusion
  3. Experience working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.
  4. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with various audiences.
  5. Knowledge of managing the electronic resources lifecycle, including the complexities of acquiring e-resources

What You Will Need

  1. Knowledge of best practices and preferred license terms for academic libraries, copyright, fair use, open access, and emerging models for open scholarly publication and dissemination
  2. Ability to apply analytical thinking and a holistic understanding of complex issues 
  3. Demonstrated interest in pursuing a scholarly record and professional service

What We Would Like You to Have

  1. 1+ years experience reviewing and negotiating license agreements or contracts.
  2. 1+ years acquiring, managing, or making electronic resources discoverable in libraries
  3. Ability to identify and prioritize work and hold self accountable through honesty, authenticity, and acceptance of responsibility.
  4. Ability to recognize new, better, or innovative practices, and implement change.
  5. Ability to respond flexibly and effectively to the shifting needs and priorities of colleagues, the Libraries, and Libraries constituents

What We Can Offer

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit, and an ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment.

The successful candidate will be appointed as a full-time (12 month) non-tenure track faculty member at the Teaching Assistant Professor rank. The salary range is $67,000-$71,000. Relocation assistance is available for those who qualify.

What You Should Know

University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

Application Process

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is recommended that applications be submitted by December 4, 2022 in order to receive full consideration. The application must be made online at CU Boulder Jobs (posting 44245) and must include the following:

  • A cover letter of application specifically addressing qualifications for the position
  • CV/Resume
  • Diversity Statement

References will be requested at a later stage in the search process. 

Questions may be directed to George Karpoff, Search Coordinator, at George.Karpoff@Colorado.EDU

Direct Link to Apply: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=44245

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history.

About the University and the Libraries

As the flagship University of a multi-campus system in the State of Colorado, CU Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners situated on one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. As one of 35 U.S. public institutions belonging to the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies.

CU Boulder is committed to Colorado communities through collaborative research, innovation and entrepreneurship. Our faculty, staff and students work with the broader community to establish unique connections that have lasting outcomes—both across Colorado and around the world. Today, with our sights set on becoming the standard for the outstanding comprehensive public research universities of the new century, we strive to serve the people of Colorado and to engage with the world through excellence in our teaching, research, creative work, and service. The CU Systemwide Lands Recognition Statement, arrived at after connecting with Native American groups on all CU campuses, as well as with campus chief diversity officers, chancellors and system leadership, is available at  https://president.cu.edu/statements/cu-systemwide-lands-recognition-statement.

The University Libraries faculty and staff are diverse, dedicated, and passionate people who share this vision and mission. Librarians participate at all levels of the campus and hold full faculty status and rank. The Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries and hold the largest collection in the Rocky Mountain region with over 12 million books, periodicals, government publications, audiovisual materials, microforms, maps, manuscripts, papers, and computer-based resources. The Libraries faculty and staff collaborate internally, with colleagues beyond the campus and with our clients to advance information literacy, intellectual freedom, lifelong learning, the disciplinary growth of information, and the amplification of knowledge.

About Boulder, Colorado

Boulder and the surrounding area are known as one of the best places to live because of the spectacular setting, acres of open space, and vibrant atmosphere. At 5,430 feet above sea level, acres of vast open space entwine into Boulder's cityscape nestled into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Home to approximately 90,000 residents, Boulder has a mild, dry climate with more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Boulder offers activities for every interest. In 2021, the Boulder City Council voted unanimously to adopt the city’s Racial Equity Plan, a document that puts forth the city’s commitment to change with actions and measurable outcomes to advancing racial equity, while facing the history and policies that have impacted people of color. Penfield Tate II, the City of Boulder’s first Black mayor elected in 1974, is quoted as saying, “The measure of a great city and a great country is not the size of its greenbelt but how it treats its people.”


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