Acquisitions Librarian, Millsaps College, Jackson, MS

Millsaps College Library seeks an Acquisitions Librarian responsible for
selecting and ordering library materials and serials management, with
additional duties in reference and some library instruction.

This professional position reports to the College Librarian and works
closely with other Library staff. The Acquisitions Librarian also
consults with faculty and library staff to select and order library
materials; accepts and evaluates gift books; manages print journals;
works with vendors and processes invoices for payment; monitors the
acquisitions budget; and prepares reports as needed. The Acquisitions
Librarian conducts some library instruction sessions for freshmen and
upper level classes in cooperation with other librarians. All librarians
serve at the reference desk one night per week and rotate weekends and
other times as needed.

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Head of Electronic Resources and Collection Development, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX

University of Texas at Tyler Library invites applications for the position of Head of Electronic Resources and Collection Development.  This position oversees all aspects of electronic resource management and coordinates the acquisition, collection development, management and evaluation of library resources.

Essential functions include:

  • Oversee administrative functions of purchasing, licensing, and acquiring access to electronic resources including evaluation of resources and fiscal duties associated with electronic resources management. Maintains access to and supports interconnectivity of online resources via a link resolver and serials management tools, such as Ebsco’s LinkSource and A to Z List. Oversee the implementation and population of an open source ERM (CORAL).Troubleshoots access issues with Library Systems.
  • Oversee the review and implementation of collection policies. Coordinate and support the work of librarian liaisons in collection development and management activities. Facilitate evaluations of holdings for academic accreditation reviews. Analyze material usage statistics from a variety of sources,e.g., KOHA (ILS), EBSCO A to Z (link resolver) and COUNTER reports.
  • Work with the Library Director and other Department Heads to provide effective leadership and enhance communication and cooperation among all library staff and within the university community.
  • Oversee the acquisitions and renewal of all library materials including firm orders, standing orders, print serials, and electronic resources. Prepare fiscal year budget and oversee encumbrance and expenditure of funds for all library materials.
  • Oversee cataloging and metadata management for all materials in the general collection; including books, ebooks, audiovisual materials, music scores, databases, and serials in print and online.Oversee periodicals to ensure receipt, claiming, and processing of print periodicals; facilitate “check-in” and cataloging of electronic serials.Train, supervise and evaluate full-time employees.

For more information and to apply, visit, position 10037012-Professional Librarian.

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Systems Librarian, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

The System Librarian leads, administers, maintains, and supports the Library’s Integrated Library System (currently Innovative Interfaces Inc.’s (III) Sierra) hardware, software and associated peripherals which makeup the Library’s primary ILS so that faculty, students and staff have access to the full range of system functionality including online public access catalog, Circulation, Acquisitions, Cataloging and Serials and other ILS modules. This position is responsible for managing and supporting the Library’s suite of information management systems related to the ILS, which currently include Summon. Act as liaison between the vendor (currently III) and the Library for problem resolution and enhancement requests and act as Library’s representative to the national user group. Provide end user support in the form of report production and distribution, database maintenance and system modifications as required.

This position reports to the Head of Library Information Technology. The position works closely with several key staff members from all departments in the library and several departments on campus to ensure that the integrity of the ILS and its data are maintained.

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Digital Preservation Librarian, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Reporting to the Head, Preservation & Conservation Department, the Digital Preservation Librarian explores, adapts, implements, and manages emerging digital preservation policies and strategies for the long-term protection and access to digital materials and advises on all phases of the life cycle of digital content with the aim of long-term retention and access. Works closely with staff in Library Information Technology, Cataloging-Metadata, Digital Research & Scholarly Publication, Preservation, and other library departments, as well as with partners at other institutions.

For details on this position, and to apply, please visit

Applications must be received by November 2, 2014.

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Head of Acquisition Services, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

Head of Acquisition Services, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

The University of Colorado Boulder Libraries seeks a Head of Acquisition Services who will move CU-Boulder forward to meet the challenges of evolving systems and technologies and new ways of envisioning traditional acquisitions functions. This dynamic, experienced, and service-oriented librarian will partner in the development of sustainable acquisitions strategies that keep pace with new forms of scholarly communication and support institutional missions. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to collaboration, customer service, and innovation. This position provides leadership for acquisitions and manages ordering and payment systems for library materials.

The Head of Acquisition Services is responsible for ensuring fiscal accountability for library materials acquisitions and expenditures. This position leads a team of 7.5 FTE and reports to the Director of the Scholarly Resource Development Department. This is a tenure track position that includes significant responsibilities for research or creative work and service in keeping with the tenure standards of the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Information Technology Librarian, Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dothan, AL

The Information Technology Librarian is responsible as a member of a team for delivering high quality library service in a growing medical school and academic medical center environment. Functions include assisting as a member of a team in identifying new and emerging information resources to support the educational, research and patient care objectives of the institution. The Information Technology Librarian will provide library user and instructional services to all members of the Southeast Alabama Medical Center and the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine community.

Additional functions include assisting with troubleshooting the systems required to maintain the online catalog, the library website, delivery of library resources using mobile technology, and other functions requiring the appropriate use of technology to deliver reliable and seamless access to library resources and services. The Information Technology Librarian holds non-tenured faculty rank at a level commensurate with the criteria for appointment and promotion of library faculty.

For more information and to apply, please visit and select ACOM.

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Head of Acquisitions & Resource Sharing, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

The University of Kansas Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and highly-motivated individual for the Academic Staff position of Head of Acquisitions & Resource Sharing. Reporting to the Assistant Dean for Content and Access Services, the incumbent provides innovative vision, leadership and management of all staff assigned to content acquisition and resource sharing services.

The successful candidate will lead a staff of twenty-four in the implementation of a newly blended department by merging workflows and applicable skills used for resource sharing and acquisitions. The department head will work closely with others in the Libraries and the University community to advance programs such as open access, scholarly publishing, copyright, and fair use.

This is an unclassified academic staff position. (Academic staff are faculty equivalent positions but are not tenure track.)  Rank considerations are based on professional performance and service experience.  For more information and to apply, visit  Review of applications begins November 15, 2014.  If you have questions about the position after reading the job description, contact:  Judith Emde, Assistant Dean for Content & Access Services, email: ; phone: 785-864-4931.

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