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Acquisitions Librarian

Company: Illinois State University
Location: Normal
Posted on: June 2, 2021

Job Description:

Illinois State University's Milner Library seeks an Acquisitions Librarian to provide expertise in the procurement of all library resources and manage the daily workflow for processes related to the selection, acquisition, and data entry of purchased and licensed content.

Applications will be accepted through May 17, 2021.

Illinois State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university encouraging diversity.

Required Qualifications:

1. A degree from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association or an ALA-recognized international equivalent

2. At least one year of experience in library acquisitions or library technical services.

3. Demonstrated experience working with vendors on issues, including purchasing and licensing content in a library and/or higher education setting.

4. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a strongly collegial and participative environment.

5. Ability to work in an automated environment with multiple systems.

6. Detailed knowledge of library acquisition models.

7. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

8. An aptitude for project planning and management, as well as excellent organizational, time-management, and analytical skills.

9. Knowledge and experience with office software packages, such as Microsoft Excel.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Familiarity with Alma, the library's unified library services platform and various vendor systems.

2. Knowledge of and experience with accounts payable and/or procurement processes.

3. Experience supervising and training others.

4. Ability to collaboratively plan and coordinate complex workflows.

5. Experience working within a consortial purchasing environment.

6. Experience working in an academic library.

7. Aptitude for accuracy and detail while completing complex procedures.

8. Experience cultivating relationships with faculty and staff to ensure library resources meet curricular needs.


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Master's Degree

Keywords: Illinois State University, Normal , Acquisitions Librarian, Other , Normal, Illinois

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