Head of Acquisitions (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) invites applications for the position of Head of Acquisitions (R98111), a faculty appointment with rank leading to tenure.  The successful candidate will provide leadership and expertise in all issues relating to the ordering and receipt of library materials, including:

  • Oversees ordering and receiving of all library materials
  • Processes payments and prepares appropriate reports and statistics
  • Closely monitors budget allocation for materials

All library faculty are responsible for working collaboratively to achieve University and Library goals and objectives.  In addition, faculty members must meet the requirements for tenure and promotion.

The position supervises 3 FTE staff and reports to the Director of Technical Services and Technology.

The following qualifications are required:  ALA-accredited MLS degree; five years professional library experience in an academic or research library; successful supervisory experience; experience in library acquisitions and serials management; experience with management of electronic resources; experience with electronic ordering, invoicing and processing; strong computer skills; demonstrated ability to manage detailed tasks; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills to communicate in a personable, courteous and professional manner; and knowledge of trends and best practices in acquisitions, serials and electronic resources management.  Desired qualifications include: experience with Innovative Interfaces, Inc.; accounting experience; and experience with ERM applications and management.

For more detailed information visit the library homepage http://library.ualr.edu or UALR home http://www.ualr.edu.  For benefit information see the Human Resource web site http://ualr.edu/humanresources/benefits/

To apply: submit a letter of application (reference R 98111),  summary of experience and career goals, a detailed resume and the names of three references to: Suzanne Martin, Director of Administrative Services, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Ottenheimer Library, 2801 S. University, Little Rock, AR  72204.  Electronic submissions are preferred at csmartin@ualr.edu include R98111 in the subject line or fax to: 501-569-8814 or phone 501-569-8805. Official  transcripts will be required if chosen for the position.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women and person with disabilities.  Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure.  Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

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