[Eril-l] Job Opportunity: Acquisitions Librarian, Washington University in St. Louis

Sathi, Katherine ksathi at wustl.edu
Tue Jan 10 11:47:47 PST 2017

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Washington University Libraries are seeking qualified applicants for the position of Acquisitions Librarian.  Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the Acquisitions Librarian facilitates the acquisition of materials in all formats for the University Libraries to support the critical success of Washington University teaching and research. The Acquisitions Librarian develops policies, procedures and workflow for monographic, databases and serials operations; supervises acquisitions support staff; and acts as a primary liaison to library vendors and materials selectors.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:  Oversee monographic, databases and serials operations, including development of policies, procedures and workflows to achieve greater efficiencies and improve customer service.   Provide effective and timely supervision of staff including training, career development, and performance management.  Serve as the administrator for vendor platforms and oversee management of eresource access tools including EZProxy and Serials Solutions.  Develop approaches to resolving user access issues and enhance user experience with eresources.  Communicate with vendors regarding outsourcing specifications, invoices, and trials.  Resolve related vendor quality control issues.  Communicate with the Library Business Office regarding invoice payments and fund expenditures.  Serve as a contact with the University's Alumni and Development Office. Communicate with subject specialists and participate in library-wide committees and initiatives.  Maintain professional currency and participate in professional development activities as they relate to acquisitions and technical services.

Required Qualifications:  Master's degree from an ALA-accredited school or equivalent.  Two years professional experience in acquisitions or as a bibliographer/subject specialist.  Knowledge of databases, serials and monographic acquisitions issues and practices.

Supervisory experience.  Demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills including the ability to coach a team.  Strong service attitude with excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.  Demonstrated ability to do detail-oriented work, including strong analytical and problem-solving skills.  Ability to work effectively in a team environment.  Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse population.  Flexibility and adaptability in a changing environment.  An understanding of the information needs of a research university.  Commitment to engage in continuing professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:  Experience in an academic library.  Experience with vendor relations.  Experience in acquiring and managing access to electronic resources.  Experience with integrated library systems. Familiarity with Innovative Interfaces Sierra system desirable.  Evidence of contribution and involvement in professional development.  Second master's degree.

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

To Apply:  Visit https://jobs.wustl.edu and create an online profile to submit an application.  Reference job #35377.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Kate Sathi
Collection Services Librarian
Washington University in St. Louis
ksathi at wustl.edu<mailto:ksathi at wustl.edu>

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