[Eril-l] Position opening: Miami University, Oxford, OH - Acquisitions and Access Librarian

Bazeley, Jennifer bazelejw at miamioh.edu
Fri Dec 7 10:20:12 PST 2018

*Complete information is available online:

*Job Description *Miami University Libraries (Oxford, Ohio) seeks a
flexible, forward-thinking, knowledgeable, and service-minded colleague in
the role of Acquisitions & Access Librarian. The position reports to the
head of the Access and Borrow Department (A&B). This position carries
responsibilities for scholarly activities and/or professional services for
promotion and continuing contract.

The Acquisitions & Access Librarian will review and reinvent acquisitions
within a dynamic, service-oriented environment. The result of a recent
libraries-wide reorganization, the A&B department combines technical
services (acquisitions, cataloging, serials, e-resources, discovery) and
access services (circulation, reserves, document delivery) and works to
streamline provision and support of information and resources to library
patrons. The new hire will have opportunities to maximize staff
efficiencies and integrate departmental resources into acquisitions
workflows and processes.

The successful candidate will be familiar with (and/or will have the
ability to learn) knowledge competencies outlined in the Core Competencies
for Acquisitions Professionals (https://alair.ala.org/handle/11213/9058)
created by the ALA ALCTS Education Committee of the Acquisitions Section.

*Duties/Physical Demands:*

   - Create and maintain departmental documentation of policies,
   procedures, guidelines, and operational workflows related to monographic
   acquisitions, budgeting, fund management, vendor assessment, and audit
   record requirements.
   - Manage and ensure efficient and effective workflows for the
   acquisition of a diverse range of materials; proactively incorporate new
   and emerging approaches; in collaboration, evaluate, implement, and manage
   automation or outsourcing services.
   - Oversee acquisitions accounting and budgeting including fiscal records
   maintenance and audit requirements; maintain currency and provide budgetary
   management, reporting, and analysis.
   - Build and maintain relationships with vendors to acquire, establish,
   and ensure consistent access to library holdings across multiple platforms
   and systems; oversee invoicing, payments, payment transfer mechanisms, and
   quality control; evaluation and selection of English and non-English
   language vendors and websites; serve as administrator for GOBI and other
   vendor platforms.
   - Work with subject librarians to purchase and/or replace appropriate
   materials; train and collaborate on collection development order processes;
   design, update, and manage approval plans; oversee gifts program; pursue
   equitable acquisition of diverse, inclusive, and accessible materials;
   serve as a member of the collections management committee.
   - Review and negotiate new license agreements in collaboration with
   campus partners; coordinate and manage public performance rights for films;
   engage in and promote ethical practices in purchasing and comply with
   licensing terms and access agreements.
   - Contribute to ongoing integration of departmental staff through
   training and supervision on acquisitions-related aspects, data analysis
   and/or automation  as applicable, and public-facing support on an as-needed
   basis; and other duties as assigned.

*Minimum Qualifications:*

   - Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program.
   - 1 year experience performing acquisitions or technical services work
   in an academic library, or equivalent.
   - Knowledge of current issues and trends in acquisitions, collection
   management, scholarly communication, and automation technologies commonly
   used in Technical Services (e.g., macros, APIs, EDI, etc.).
   - Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a
   complex changing environment and complete tasks according to an established
   - Demonstrated ability to perform accurate and detail-oriented work,
   including strong analytical and problem solving skills and use of data to
   make analysis-driven decisions.
   - Proven communication and interpersonal skills evidenced by the ability
   to work cooperatively and maintain effective working relationships with
   vendors, colleagues, faculty, students, and staff.
   - Commitment to participate in appropriate professional service and
   conduct research and scholarship, demonstrating ability to meet the
   Libraries’ promotion and continuing contract requirements (see

*Preferred Qualifications:*

   - Experience with GOBI, III Sierra, and/or OCLC Connexion.
   - Experience working in a library that is a member of a consortium.
   - Demonstrated ability to devise innovative and creative solutions to
   problems and take well-informed risks.
   - Demonstrated experience working with technical services automation
   (e.g., macros, APIs, EDI, etc.).
   - Demonstrated experience in negotiating with vendors and publishers.
   - Demonstrated knowledge of issues related to contract and license
   - Demonstrated experience working with non-English language materials
   and vendors.

*Duration*: 12 months
*Required Documents:* Cover Letter, List of Three References, Resume
*Special Instructions to Applicant*: Direct inquiries to Donna Richardson
at petermda at miamioh.edu
*Application Types Accepted:* Unclassified
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