[Eril-l] Fwd: Resource Acquisitions Manager at Sheridan Libraries at JHU

Christopher Case ccase3 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 06:14:07 PDT 2018

Good morning,

The Sheridan Libraries at Johns Hopkins University is looking for a Resource
 Acquisitions Manager. The Resource Acquisitions Manager oversees the
strategies, processes and workflows of acquiring content in all formats for
general and special collections of the Sheridan Libraries. In collaboration
with the Head of Technical Services, this role helps develop the vision and
strategic goals for the acquisitions team. This role also works closely
with the Associate Director for Collections and Academic Services and Welch
Medical Library’s acquisitions staff to coordinate electronic
resources, licensing
and access management across the Johns Hopkins University Libraries.

This position has a deep understanding of best practices and emerging
trends in collections procurement and scholarly publishing in academic
research libraries. This individual actively engages with publishers,
vendors, subscription agents, and consortia to acquire content and conducts
ongoing evaluation of their services. In collaboration with colleagues
across the University and content providers, this forward thinking position
aligns acquisitions strategies with collection needs and available resources.
The position develops innovative approaches and designs workflows to ensure
that the Acquisitions team of six FTE obtain resources in a timely,
fiscally responsible, and effective manner ensuring compliance with JHU’s
licensing and financial principles and practices.

The Johns Hopkins University Libraries spend over $19 million for
collections annually. This position must work collaboratively and closely
with a number of departments and divisions across Johns Hopkins including
University-wide Library Technical Services, the Library’s Financial Unit,
the Associate Director for Collections and Academic Services, the Libraries
Shared Services and Applications, University Purchasing, University legal
counsel, subject liaisons, and others to acquire materials from various
publishing markets domestically and internationally.

For more information, please see the full posting here:


Christopher Case
Head of Technical Services
Sheridan Libraries
Johns Hopkins University
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