Head of Acquisitions

Job Number: R98111


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The University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) invites applications for the position of Head of Acquisitions (R98111) a tenure-track faculty appointment. The successful candidate will provide leadership and expertise in all issues relating to the ordering and receipt of library materials, including: overseeing ordering and receiving of all library materials; processing payments and preparing appropriate reports and statistics; and closely monitoring budget allocation for materials. The position supervises 3 FTE staff.

All library faculty are responsible for working collaboratively to achieve University and Library goals and objectives. In addition, faculty members must meet the requirements for tenure and promotion.

The successful candidate should possess demonstrated experience with issues and practices involved in the acquisition and maintenance of electronic resources, including knowledge of licensing as well as publisher practices and trends; electronic ordering, invoicing and processing; strong computer skills; ability to manage detailed tasks; excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills to communicate in a personable, courteous and professional manner; and knowledge of trends and best practices in acquisitions, serials and electronic resources management. Required Qualifications:  ALA-accredited MLS degree plus a minimum of one year supervisory experience post-MLS in an academic or research library.  Desired qualifications include: experience with Innovative Interfaces, Inc.; accounting experience; and experience with ERM applications and management.

For more detailed information visit the library homepage http://library.ualr.edu or UALR home http://www.ualr.edu. To apply: submit a letter of application (reference R98111), summary of experience and career goals, a detailed resume and the names of three references to: Suzanne Martin, Director of Administrative Services, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Ottenheimer Library, 2801 S. University, Little Rock, AR 72204. Electronic submissions are preferred at csmartin@ualr.edu include R98111-01 in the subject line or fax to: 501-569-8814. Official transcripts will be required at time of hire. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and/or financial history background check and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Criminal and financial background check and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women and person with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Anne Liebst
Director of Technical Services and Technology
University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Ottenheimer Library
2801 S. University Ave.
Little Rock, AR  72204
501-569-8814 (fax)

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