Acquisitions Librarian, Minnesota State University, Mankato (Revision) Dornack, Julie A 26 Feb 2008 14:47 UTC

This vacancy notice can be found at:

Date of REVISED Notice:  February 22, 2008

PRF:  09083

Position: Acquisitions Librarian, Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

Application Deadline:  Priority consideration will be given to applications received by March 3, 2008.

Salary Range:  $45,799 - $55,351 for nine-month academic year, depending on qualifications.  Additional compensation for work during the summer term may be available.

Date of Appointment:  August 18, 2008

Responsibilities:  Minnesota State University, Mankato Memorial Library seeks a flexible, innovative, service-oriented individual to serve as Acquisitions Librarian in the newly formed Technical Services unit.  This position works in close collaboration with the other technical service librarians and staff for the successful acquisitions of print, non-print, and electronic resource materials for the Library's collections.  A primary focus for this position is the management of over 250 electronic resources.  Responsibilities include managing the library's materials budget in close collaboration with the Dean of Library Services; assigning funding codes; monitoring and reporting on account balances and expenditures using the ALEPH Acquisitions Module; establishing and maintaining effective vendor relations, monitoring vendor performance, and identifying new vendor sources; collaborating with electronic resources librarian to manage and evaluate database trials; negotiating license terms, pricing, and maintenance for electronic resources and verifying access to electronic subscriptions; and providing leadership in the management of the Electronic Resource Management System.  All library faculty serve on teams as a subject liaison to one or more disciplines/programs, with responsibility for collection development and library instruction sessions, and share in weekend reference responsibilities and introductory library instruction sessions.

Qualifications:  MLS from ALA-accredited program.  Experience in a library performing electronic resource management and/or acquisitions.  Knowledge of trends in library acquisitions.  Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.  Ability to multitask and manage detail.  Excellent oral and written communication skills.  Demonstrated ability to engage in scholarly and professional development activities at the level necessary to meet requirements for tenure and promotion.

Other considerations:  Second subject Master's degree (required within three years for tenure).  Experience with:  working in an academic library; an automated acquisitions system; an Electronic Resource Management system; collection development; financial management and/or accounting; the ALEPH Integrated Library System; providing reference services; and library instruction.  Knowledge of cataloging standards.

Related information:  Memorial Library and the branch Music Library support the curricula with a collection of approximately one million volumes and 3,200 current periodical subscriptions and over 250 electronic resources containing full text for more than 40,000 journals.  The University is served by 19 library faculty, 23 support staff, 8 graduate assistants and several student assistants.  Bibliographic access is provided by Ex Libris' Aleph.  For more information, visit the library's home page at  Additional information on Minnesota State University, Mankato can be found at  Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at:

To apply:  Send a cover letter addressing the above qualifications, resume, completed Application for Employment form (see:, unofficial transcripts, and the names, addresses (including email), and telephone numbers of three professional references to the address below.  An official or certified copy of the transcripts will be required prior to any interview as a finalist for this position.

Submit to:

Acquisitions Librarian Search
Attention: Becky Schwartzkopf
Minnesota State University, Mankato
P.O. Box 8419
Mankato, MN 56002-8419

TTY:  (800)627-3529 or 711
Fax:  (507)389-5155

Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities.  Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY).  This vacancy notice is available in alternative format upon request.

Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer.  In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States.

Minnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.

Julie Dornack
Secretary to the Dean, Library Services
Minnesota State University, Mankato
P.O. Box 8419
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone:  (507) 389-5953
Fax:      (507) 389-5155

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. (Unknown)