Acquisitions Librarian, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library seeks an Acquisitions Librarian to provide leadership and professional expertise in the selection, acquisition, and renewal of print and electronic monographic resources, media, special format materials, and continuing resources (journals and databases). The position will work with the Collection Development Librarian to establish overall priorities for the $1.5M library collections budget and be responsible for the ongoing expenditure and maintenance of the monographic and continuing resources budgets. The Acquisitions Librarian supervises all departmental activity in ordering and receiving materials in all formats via firm order, DDA, approval plans, and subscriptions. This position regularly reviews current and prospective vendors to assess service and pricing options and renegotiates service fees and contractual terms with the appropriate vendors. Other responsibilities include supervising three staff members; coordinating ordering, payment, and receipt of monographs and continuing resources; holdings maintenance of continuing resources; license negotiation; establishing and maintaining effective relationships with publishers, vendors and subscriptions agents; and evaluating consortial purchasing opportunities. The successful candidate will be professionally engaged, forward-thinking, detail-oriented, collegial, and demonstrate the ability to initiate and complete projects in a timely and independent manner.

To learn more about the qualifications and salary range for this position, about Hunter Library and Western Carolina University, access our online employment website at

Hunter Library is committed to advancing inclusive excellence and to creating a welcoming working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. Applicants are encouraged to share in their cover letter skills and abilities that would apply to the position and how they would contribute to the mission of the library, in addition to their formal work experience.  Western Carolina University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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