Acquisition of intellectual resources

E-Books and Specialized Acquisitions Librarian, UNC Chapel Hill  February 13, 2017 – 09:23 pm
Talent Acquisition

Position:             E-Books and Specialized Acquisitions Librarian
Available:           September 1, 2012

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library seeks an innovative, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable individual for the position of E-Books and Specialized Acquisitions Librarian.

Reporting to the Head of Monographic Services, the individual in this position will lead the E-Books and Specialized Acquisitions Section, which manages e-book packages and monographic standing orders, as well as special monographic orders, including rush materials, multimedia, e-books and data sets.

The E-Books and Specialized Acquisitions Librarian will be responsible for shaping acquisition models and developing section workflows for evolving resources like e-books and specialized acquisitions.  Additionally, the individual in this position will allocate section resources to meet identified priorities and will train and supervise section staff, facilitate communication between section staff and internal constituents (such as subject librarians), working collaboratively with other leaders in the Monographic Services Department to further its goals and maximize its success. The individual in this position will also be a member of the Library’s E-Resources Licensing Team.  The individual in this position will engage professionally at conferences, through research and scholarly collaboration to prepare the section and department for new and emerging modes of acquisitions.

Source: ACRL/NY: Association of College and Research Libraries, Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter

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Noam Chomsky
Born: December 7, 1928; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Principal Works:
nonfiction: Syntactic Structures, 1957; Current Issues in Linguistic
Theory, 1964; Aspects of the Theory of Syntax, 1965; Topics in the
Theory of Generative Grammar, 1966; Cartesian Linguistics, 1966;
Language and Mind, 1968; American Power and the New Mandarins, 1969;
At W...f the 1980's is discussed in Brian Morton's 'Chomsky Then
and Now,' The Nation (May 7, 1988). Chomsky's continuing critique of
American foreign policy is discussed in Paul Anderson and Kevin
Davey's 'Profits of Doom: American Dissent,' New Statesman Society
(June 3, 1994). World Orders Old and New is reviewed by Matthew
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