Research Assistant, Resource Acquisitions & Management

Resource Acquisitions & Management in the University Libraries seeks qualified applicants for a 20 hour/week Research Assistant position, at a salary of $1,336/month. This position may qualify for additional benefits, including the graduate student health insurance. Applicants must be enrolled as a graduate student at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Resource Acquisitions & Management (RAM) within Davis Library acquires materials in all formats for the University Libraries. The department acquires print, non-print, and electronic monographic and continuing resources using a variety of acquisitions methods, expending an annual budget of approximately $12 million. Staff working with e-resources license, order, process invoices for and activate access for e-resources, and track related usage statistics. Work in this position will provide firsthand exposure to the complex processes required to acquire, assess and manage access to electronic resources for a major research library. This position will also receive orientations to other departments to provide the necessary context for the department’s role within Technical Services and the University Libraries.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing and interpreting licenses to compare them with internal guidelines, and documenting their terms in local systems
  • Searching, creating, and maintaining records in the Electronic Resource Management system
  • Maintaining a database of license agreements and their associated metadata
  • Compiling data for electronic and print materials for analysis and decision-making
  • Reviewing and updating internal documentation as necessary
  • Conducting environmental scans on new licensing and acquisitions initiatives and offering input on how trends may affect local practices

Requirements

  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with and interest in engaging deeply with detail-oriented work
  • Ability to think creatively, critically and analytically
  • Comfort with ambiguity, experimentation and self-directed learning
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel

To Apply

Please send a brief letter of interest and resume to Megan Kilb at griffma@email.unc.edu. Application review will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.