Vice President, European Library Relations
hace 3 días

We are looking for a passionate and seasoned senior colleague to build and enhance strong relationships with the European academic library community to develop Elsevier’s reputation as a trusted, innovative, and collaborative provider of services and content.

Librarians and the needs of the library community are and remain important to Elsevier and this role would be the voice of the library community in Europe - internally within Elsevier and externally with the research library community.

This senior role builds on extensive existing networks at Elsevier and leverages the broad array of library-related resources across the company.

The European library relations program will focus on three areas : (1) maintaining an open line of communication between the librarian community and Elsevier, (2) developing and maintaining partnerships with key library organizations and institutions and (3) representing Elsevier at European events related to the library and information service community.

The Vice President, European Library Relations will use their expertise to participate in developing and applying a strategic framework across Elsevier’s business units in Europe in support of a long term engagement and partnership strategy with the library world.

If you are passionate about the important role librarians play in the world of research communication and looking for an opportunity to make large-scale impact on a global organization, this is the role for you.

As a company, Elsevier is a recognized and award-winning leader in the areas of DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility) both externally and internally as well as supporting other UN Sustainable Development goals.

Working Together

In order to be successful, the Vice President, European Library Relations needs deep knowledge of the decision-making processes of library leadership, the role of libraries within their universities, colleges, and related organizations, and the needs and values of the library community.

The successful candidate will bring a robust network of senior librarian and information science leadership among the relevant research communities, and will have a distinguished record of presentations and engagements.

Active listening skills, empathy, and respect are key. Expertise and a passion for issues important to the library and research community in the EU and UK are critical.

The Vice President, European Library Relations will report to the VP of Global Library Relations in Global Strategic Networks and work with leaders in Marketing, Sales, Product Management, Global Strategic Networks, Access & Policy, and Global Communication across Elsevier to help build and execute a strategic framework to develop and maintain excellent library relations in Europe.

This position can be home-based in the EU or UK or where Elsevier has offices in Europe.

Your division / department / area / region

Elsevier, Research Networks

Key activities

  • Understand, interpret, and influence the scholarly communication agenda as it relates to the academic library environment in Europe within and outside Elsevier.
  • Be an effective and trusted communicator about the challenges and priorities of the academic library community including the current and changing role of the library in the research and education process.

  • Collaborate with priority library organisations and key influential librarians for Elsevier to establish and develop strong and mutually beneficial relationships and partnerships.
  • Build relations with targeted organizations and institutions by engaging regularly with key librarians, library faculty, and information science researchers, developing relevant workshops, and participating in relevant conferences.
  • Attend, network, and speak at key events in Europe to develop Elsevier as a trusted, innovative, and collaborative partner for the academic library and information community.
  • Skills & competencies

  • Senior level experience in an academic library that supports significant research activity; sophisticated understanding of external relationships between the library and other institutional leaders.
  • Demonstrated networking abilities among senior academic library leaders and well-connected with key library organizations;
  • highly respected by library leadership community in Europe.

  • Demonstrated excellent ambassadorial qualities to effectively promote Elsevier actively and publicly.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility initiatives and goals.
  • Excellent and authoritative written and verbal communication skills including ability with social media : able to engage in debate in an open, assertive, respectful and non-defensive manner.
  • Exhibits drive, and enthusiasm : takes initiative and innovates, shows entrepreneurial instinct. Capable of working independently and shows good judgement.
  • Effectively collaborates with colleagues, takes the lead to coordinate when needed.
  • Familiar with trends and policies related to one or more of these areas : open access and open science, institutional research assessment, research data management.
  • A degree in library or information science OR significant relevant work experience at senior library leadership levels.
  • Fluent in at least two EU languages.
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