Department: Hugh & Hazel Darling Law Library
Rank and Salary: Salary and appointment level based on experience and qualifications.
Under the general direction of the Director, Bibliographic Services and Collection Management, the Acquisitions Librarian oversees all acquisitions functions and procedures, and supervises a staff of three FTE. The Acquisitions Librarian establishes and maintains relationships with publishers and vendors and acts as a liaison to other departments within the Law Library regarding acquisitions policies and procedures. In conjunction with the Director of Bibliographic Services and the Head of Collection Development, the Acquisitions Librarian acquires electronic products, which includes evaluation of licensing agreements, and works cooperatively on collection development with the campus and other local law schools. The Acquisitions Librarian works closely with the cataloging section on the Law Library’s newly implemented Shelf-ready and Patron Drive Acquisitions initiatives, and on vendor supplied MARC record sets. The Acquisitions Librarian assists the Director of Bibliographic Services track the expenditures of the Law Library’s book budget and works with the acquisitions staff to resolve complex problems relating to those expenditures. The Acquisitions Librarian also oversees the Bindery/Marking section of the Bibliographic Services department, including the supervision of one FTE. The Acquisitions Librarian, in consultation with the Head of Collection Development and the Director of Bibliographic Services, will create, implement and oversee the Law Library’s preservation and archival policies and procedures for both print and digital formats. The Acquisitions Librarian represents the Law Library by participating in the maintenance of the campus-wide ERMS, Serials Solutions’ 360 Resource Manager.