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Position opening: Acquisitions Librarian Eloise Vondruska 17 Nov 2006 17:19 UTC

(Posted on behalf of Christopher Simoni, Drexel University College of Law
Please excuse any duplications.)

Acquisitions Librarian

The Drexel University Law Library solicits applications for the position of
Acquisitions Librarian.

The successful candidate is responsible for the daily operations related to
ordering, receiving, and processing print and electronic legal and law
related materials and for coordinating and monitoring related workflow
matters within the library and with staff from the Drexel university
library.  Specific responsibilities include identifying and acquiring all
library materials, regardless of type or format, using firm orders,
approval plans, and subscription agents and coordinating the processing of
these materials by university library staff.  The successful candidate will
use Innopac/Millennium to establish fund allocations monitor and track
expenditures, provide budget planning analyses and budget projections.  The
successful candidate collaborates with the library's staff and the staff of
the university library to successfully carry out acquisition functions and
is responsible for gathering, tracking, and communicating acquisitions
pricing information to library director and maintaining acquisitions data,
statistics, reports, policies, and procedures.

Depending upon experience, the Acquisitions Librarian may participate in
reference and the library liaison program as well as in the library's
educational programming in which case occasional evening and weekend
reference hours may be required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library
and information science program or equivalent (candidates with substantial
relevant library experience and who are making substantial progress toward
the completion of their degree also are encouraged to apply); experience
with acquisitions operations in an academic environment or a similar large
or complex library setting; experience with integrated library systems,
especially related to acquisition functions; familiarity with fund
accounting and library budgeting practices; experience working with vendors
and content providers, including book vendors, publishers, and library
consortia; demonstrated knowledge of library acquisitions business
practices.   Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and
be effective in working within a flat organizational structure. Strong
public service orientation is essential.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:   Strongly prefer familiarity with legal
information resources; experience working in an academic or law firm
library; knowledge of collection development principles; experience
licensing electronic information resources; experience with Innovative
Interfaces Millennium and SFX; familiarity with cataloging principles and
procedures; familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Access or willingness to

TO APPLY:  Send (electronic submissions preferred) cover letter, current
curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to

             Christopher Simoni
             Director, Law Library and
                   Professor of Law
             Drexel University College of Law Library
             Philadelphia, PA 19104

Position remains open until filled.

Eloise M. Vondruska
Associate Director
Pritzker Legal Research Center
Northwestern University School of Law
357 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611
312/503-7369 (voice)
312/503-9230 (fax)