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job posting-Acquisitions Librarian, University of Oregon Rosella Thomas Layton 23 Jan 2007 19:21 UTC

Acquisitions Librarian
University of Oregon

Deadline: 21 February

Manages the Monograph Acquisitions Unit within
Development and Acquisitions Department (CDA).
Provides leadership and acts as the primary
resource for monograph acquisitions and assisting
with other higher-level management activities.
Reporting to the head of CDA, she/he will
coordinate the daily operations related to
ordering, receiving, quick cataloging, and
processing a wide variety of resources from
around the world. As the Monograph Acquisitions
Unit leader, this colleague will establish and
maintain relationships with vendors and
publishers; resolve complex order problems;
assist in budget preparation and monitoring;
design and prepare acquisitions reports; assist
in the management of approval plans; and lead
initiatives to develop priorities, analyze
workflows, and implement change in order to
enhance services. Will serve as the technical
expert in the use of Innovative Interfaces'
Millennium Acquisitions module, actively
collaborating with Library Systems personnel to
evaluate and implement software applications in
support of acquisitions operations. The
successful candidate will support and enhance a
diverse learning and working environment.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA-accredited MLIS
degree in hand by start date; excellent problem
solving skills; ability to work well under
pressure and meet deadlines; demonstrated
experience handling multiple priorities and/or
projects; strong commitment to service
enhancement through teamwork and through
responsiveness to clients; excellent oral and
written communication skills; demonstrated
ability to work independently and to collaborate
effectively with staff at all levels and with
people of diverse backgrounds; potential to excel
in a dynamic academic library environment,
displaying leadership, flexibility, initiative,
creative energy, and resourcefulness; familiarity
with monograph acquisitions operations in an
academic environment or a similar large or
complex library setting; experience using
integrated library systems; familiarity with fund
accounting and library budgeting practices;
demonstrated knowledge of library acquisitions
practices, the publishing industry, licensing, and vendor contracts.

filled; review of applications begins February
21, 2007. Send Word or pdf attachments via e-mail
and include the following: cover letter, résumé
and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail
addresses of four references (one of whom must be
indicated as your most current supervisor) to:
Laine Stambaugh at <>

The University of Oregon is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employment/ADA-compliant
institution strongly committed to cultural diversity.

For complete description and application details, see:

Rosella Thomas Layton
Renewals Unit Supervisor
Acquisitions Dept/Serials-Knight Library
1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299

Phone: (541) 346-1842   FAX: (541) 346-3485