Acquisitions and Serials Librarian – Lewis University

Acquisitions and Serials Librarian
Location: Illinois

Category: Librarians/library administration
Salary: $36,000 to $40,000 USD

Lewis University, located 25 miles SW of Chciago, seeking Acquisitions and Serials Librarian.
The Acquisitions and Serials Librarian shall coordinate the acquisition, activation, and maintenance of all library resources. The Librarian works closely with Library staff in all departments to facilitate the identification, selection and fiscal control of resources, while managing the metadata record-keeping and maintenance required to make and keep resources available.

Responsibilities include:
Responsible to model the University Mission through dedicated job performance, service excellence to constituencies, respectful collaboration and active support of the University’s Mission and Catholic and Lasallian higher education.
-Manages the materials budget, monitors expenditures, ensures the ordering and receipt of library materials in all formats and media to foster timely and persistent availability of continuing resources.
-Maintain responsibility for ordering all new library materials, including monographs, serials, electronic resources, audiovisuals, and micro forms.
-Check in all library materials on a timely basis using an automated system and in accordance with standard system protocols.
-Claim items not received in a timely manner and process materials for the bindery.
-Coordinate licensing, ordering, registration, and renewal of print and non-print materials.
-Maintain licensing and maintenance agreements.
-Create and maintain order records within the integrated library system and other information discovery and access tools. Create original metadata records as required.
-Serve as the Library’s primary vendor contact and accounts administrator.
-Monitor and maintain all library budget accounts, including the processing of all paperwork necessary to coordinate timely payment through the Business Office.
-Maintain acquisitions statistics as needed for Library and University reports.
-Provide back-up for circulation and inter-library loan operations when appropriate staff are unavailable.
-Troubleshoots problems with electronic resources arising from subscription or licensing issues in collaboration with public services staff and the Systems Librarian.
-Other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications: Master’s degree from ALA-accredited program in library science. Strong communication skills. Prior library experience in both acquisitions and periodicals/serials. Familiarity with one or more integrated library systems preferred. Strong service orientation. Ability to work both independently and in a team atmosphere.

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