Manager, Resource Acquisition & Description, University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, VA

The University of Virginia Library seeks a Manager to provide leadership and direction to the Resource Acquisition & Description team.  We are looking for creative individuals who are excited by the prospect of working at a forward-looking organization during times of great change.  Known for the strength and variety of its collections and leadership in digital initiatives, the Library embraces respect, integrity, inclusion, innovation and collaboration in our work within the University, with peer institutions, and with the worldwide community.  A staff of 220 manage 11 libraries that serve a vibrant and diverse scholarly community of 15,000 undergraduates, 6,000 graduate students, and 2,000 teaching and research faculty, and visitors from the public and other institutions.

The University of Virginia Library connects users with the resources they need whether purchased, licensed, borrowed or acquired through a network of information resources.  The employee in this position supports that mission by collaborating with colleagues within the Library and the University to ensure the cost effective, efficient and ethical acquisition of resources and descriptive metadata as selected for inclusion in the permanent collection or requested by scholars.  This position manages the teams responsible for ordering, receiving, obtaining metadata and paying for materials in all necessary formats.  In addition to collaborating with colleagues throughout the organization, the employee in this position serves as a primary contact for a wide variety resource and service vendors, and must develop and maintain relationships with University departments responsible for procurement, financial services and audits.  The incumbent is expected to be current with the community of practice for library acquisitions.

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