[Eril-l] Job Posting: Head of Acquisitions, Texas State University

Larrison, Stephanie A larrison at txstate.edu
Wed Jun 3 12:50:59 PDT 2015

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The Alkek Library at Texas State University is seeking a creative, analytical and innovative leader to serve as Head of Acquisitions. Reporting to the Director of Collections and Digital Services, this individual will provide leadership and direction for the Acquisitions department of the Library, including monographic and continuing resources, supervision of operations for collection development of library materials; and providing advice and expertise on library acquisitions and materials budget allocation strategies.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Administer Acquisitions Department operations effectively and efficiently. Update and streamline procedures as needed. Develop new Acquisitions initiatives. Represent the department in cross-departmental meetings and with advisory groups. Ensure departmental cooperation and build bridges with other library divisions and university departments. Train staff, provide feedback on performance, and identify opportunities for staff to participate in professional development activities. Oversee operations delegated to direct reports including collection development and management, ordering and receiving, licensing, continuing resources check-in and bindery. Manage acquisitions budgets, allocations and expenditures. Select and approve titles for the library general allocation. Work with assigned departments to encumber their library allocation. Coordinate library research grants and online resource grants annually. Maintain library system knowledge by keeping up with and researching library system enhancements, new products, technologies, and workflows. Engage in professional activities in accordance with Texas State University's standards for promotion for professional librarians.


Required: Master's degree from an ALA accredited program; knowledge of library system modules for
acquisitions, continuing resources and electronic resource management; ability to analyze workflow and
procedures; ability to interpret state and local contracts and policies; knowledge of library
vendor/acquisitions practices; licensing and negotiation skills; knowledge of library collection development principles; intermediate to advanced computer skills (Excel); ability to generate and analyze reports from library systems and other spreadsheet data; knowledge of leadership and management principles and practices; ability to perform effectively in a team environment; supervisory skill; time management skills.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Advancement in rank is available through the Librarian/ Curator Career Ladder. Available ranks include Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian, Librarian and Senior Librarian. Benefits include monthly contribution to health insurance/benefits package and retirement program. No state or local income tax. Benefits include monthly contribution to health insurance/benefits package and retirement program. No state or local income tax.

BACKGROUND CHECK: Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of a criminal history background check. This includes transfers and promotions from within.
Acquisitions is an integral part of the library's Collections and Digital Services Division (comprised of Acquisitions, Cataloging and Metadata Services, and Digital and Web Services), focused on evolving services for the 21st Century.  The FY2014-2015 acquisitions budget is $6.8 million managed by a department staff of 14.  The University Library advances the teaching and research mission of the University and supports students, faculty, and other researchers by providing user-centered services, comprehensive and diverse collections, individual and collaborative learning environments, and opportunities to learn, create, and discover. Learn more about the Library through the website at http://www.library.txstate.edu/.

Texas State's more than 36,000 students choose from 97 bachelor's, 88 master's and 12 doctoral degree programs offered by the following colleges: Applied Arts<http://www.txstate.edu/appliedarts/>, McCoy College of Business Administration<http://www.business.txstate.edu/>, Education<http://www.education.txstate.edu/>, Fine Arts and Communication<http://www.finearts.txstate.edu/>, Health Professions<http://www.health.txstate.edu/>, Liberal Arts<http://www.txstate.edu/liberalarts/>, Science and Engineering<http://www.txstate.edu/science/>, University College<http://www.txstate.edu/ucollege/> and The Graduate College<http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/>. As an Emerging Research University, Texas State offers opportunities for discovery and innovation to faculty and students.

Application information:
Apply online at http://jobs.hr.txstate.edu

Texas State University-San Marcos is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Texas State, a

member of the Texas State University System, is committed to increasing the

number of women and minorities in administrative and professional positions.

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