13079: Acquisitions Librarian

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Acquisitions Librarian - Archive

Posting: 13079
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2013-06-17

The University of Oregon Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and service-oriented colleague for the position of Acquisitions Librarian. Applicants should be eager to apply excellent technical and interpersonal skills to coordinate and monitor the activities of the section, participate in the creation and management of the collection budget, collaborate with colleagues and provide training and supervision for unit staff members.

The Acquisitions Unit consists of 1.0 FTE librarian, 3.0 FTE classified staff members, and is part of Collection Services. The Collection Services department includes acquisitions, serials, cataloging, processing and preservation. This position supervises 3.0 FTE classified staff members plus student assistants and reports to the Head, Collection Services.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Provides leadership and expertise in all aspects of the acquisition and receipt of all library resources and acts as the primary resource for monograph acquisitions as well as assisting with other higher-level management activities. Shapes acquisition models and creates workflows to efficiently acquire traditional, evolving and specialized resources. Coordinates and monitors the activities of the monographic acquisitions section. Participates in the creation and management of the collections budget. Provides training and supervision for monographic acquisitions staff members and facilitates communication with extended library colleagues such as serials and subject specialists. Contributes to the advancement of the Libraries’ mission through service on local and national committees, and continuing professional development.


Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science/studies in hand by Spring or Summer 2013; experience in acquisitions or the publishing trade; familiarity with fund accounting, library budgeting and acquisitions practices; experience working with vendors and content providers; knowledge of trends related to digital acquisitions; ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent technological skills including facility with Microsoft Excel and Access; demonstrated experience handling multiple priorities and/or projects; demonstrated ability to work independently and to collaborate effectively with staff at all levels and with people of diverse backgrounds.

Preferred: Two years’ experience in acquisitions or the publishing trade; experience supervising full-time employees and/or student assistants; experience with acquisitions processes in advanced integrated library systems; experience with acquisitions in a consortial environment; familiarity with cataloging principles and procedures; knowledge of collection development principles; reading and writing knowledge of Spanish; demonstrated professional development activity. The successful candidate will support and enhance a diverse learning and working environment.


Salary commensurate with education and experience. The UO offers a generous benefits package, including low staff tuition rates for employees and family members. For details, see: http://hr.uoregon.edu.

Employment Conditions:

Librarians are non-tenure track faculty (NTTF) with rank and renewable contracts of two or three years, depending on rank. Professional growth and service in keeping with university and library standards for promotion, retention and merit is expected.

About the University of Oregon Libraries:

The UO is the only Association of Research Libraries (ARL) library in Oregon. The UO has over 20,000 undergraduate students and approximately 3,800 graduate students, including 4,300 U.S. students of color and 2,000 international students representing 90 countries. The university has an institutional commitment to diversity and multiculturalism, and the library actively supports this goal with its Library Diversity Committee (http://libweb.uoregon.edu/diversity/). The UO Libraries are known for their spirit of cooperation and collaboration, and for their ability to provide a variety of personal and professional opportunities that make a difference. The UO Libraries are a member of the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a consortium of 37 academic libraries in Oregon, Washington and Idaho, and participate in its strategic directions.

Application Deadline:

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by May 6, 2013. The position will remain open until filled.

To Apply:

Send Word or PDF attachments via email and include the following: cover letter of application, résumé, and the names and contact information of three professional references (one must be indicated as your current or most recent supervisor) to libapps@uoregon.edu and address to: Ms. Laine Stambaugh, Personnel Librarian, 1299 University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, OR 97403-1299. Employment will require successful completion of a criminal background check in accordance with University policies.

The University of Oregon is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/ADA-compliant institution committed to cultural diversity.