Resource Acquisition Manager, University of Central Oklahoma’s Chambers Library, Edmond, OK

The University of Central Oklahoma’s Chambers Library has an opening for a creative, collaborative, knowledgeable, and highly motivated individual to serve as the Resource Acquisition Manager. This position plays a key role in e-resources negotiation and liaises with university faculty. This unique opportunity comes at a significant time as the library analyzes and redefines resource need and use to better serve users.

Position Overview:

Responsible for procuring and processing online and physical library resources. Provides leadership for Resource Acquisition Department. Provides stewardship in sustaining the library’s acquisitions budget and “in-time” access to all learning resources. Assists with troubleshooting resource access problems. Assists with promoting public awareness and use of resources.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

  • Leads/conducts all negotiations with information providers/vendors to secure the most relevant content at the most cost-effective rates for all resources.
  • Manages licensing and establishing access to electronic resources.
  • Participates in troubleshooting access problems with electronic resources.
  • Oversees the maintenance of vendor contract information in library technology platform.
  • Calculates departmental allocations of annual materials budget according to established criteria.
  • Manages Acquisitions and Serials teams, ordering, payment, and receipt of all resources.
  • Provides training and guidance to the team to ensure the team stays abreast of current trends and best practices.
  • Develops and maintains policies, procedures, and documentation for serials management.
  • Reviews usage statistics and communicates with faculty, students, and librarians to gather feedback, perform collection analysis. Assists and advises on purchase/retention of resources.
  • Participates in continuing education, conference, workshops, seminars, or other activities that enhance professional knowledge.
  • Serves as Collection Development Liaison to university departments/programs.
  • Actively participates in continuing education.
  • Reports to Executive Director of the library.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Demonstrated excellent leadership qualities including strong interpersonal and public communication skills.

Salary and Benefits: $50,000

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