Acquisitions Specialist (Hunter College Libraries)

Acquisitions Specialist – (Higher Education Assistant)

Reporting to the Head of Collection Management, the Acquisitions Specialist supervises the Acquisitions Division of the Hunter College Libraries. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Administration of the Libraries’ materials budget; monitoring spending using the library’s online system (Aleph) and various office systems, including designing and maintaining expenditure reports; planning, implementing and administration of all aspects of ordering and receiving of print and electronic materials; establishing and maintaining relationships with college business office personnel, publishers and vendors, and collaborating daily with all library staff involved in selection and processing of materials.

The Acquisitions Specialist will also assist faculty and staff in understanding and applying “fair use” and educational issues of copyright material, and facilitates copyright permissions for faculty.

This position supervises the Acquisitions staff (2 FT) and manages Mending, Mail and Duplicating Services. They also assist with the maintenance of electronic resources management systems


Required: A Bachelors degree plus four years of related experience or a combination of experience and education above the baccalaureate.

Knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing programs is also required.

Highly desirable: Familiarity with academic accounting practices, the book trade, and an online library system; knowledge of copyright and “fair use”; supervisory experience; excellent communications and interpersonal skills.

Salary: $42,873 -$71,073, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent fringe benefits. 35-hour, 5-day work week.

Position is available February 1st, 2011. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply: Send resume and names (with addresses, telephone, fax numbers, email addresses) of at least three current references to:


The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer which complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices.


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