Acquisitions Librarian Position Announcement, Wichita State University Libraries Deyoe, Nancy 25 Mar 2008 16:13 UTC

The Wichita State University Libraries invites applicants for its Acquisitions Librarian, a 12 month, tenure-track position at the assistant/associate professor level that includes primary responsibility for the operations of the Acquisitions Unit and the management of the Wichita State University Libraries' 2.7 million dollar materials budget.  Wichita State is located in the largest metropolitan area in Kansas on a beautiful 330 acre campus.  In 2006, Money magazine named Wichita as one of the 10 top places to live.   The Acquisitions Librarian provides leadership to a five person unit and reports to the Assistant Dean for Technical Services.  The position oversees the ordering and receipt of all library materials; supports budget planning through data gathering and analysis; produces reports; oversees expenditures and invoice payments; establishes and maintains relationships with publishers and vendors; and works with Library Administration, the Coordinator of Collection Development, the Electronic Resources Librarian, and subject librarians regarding budgetary aspects of collection development.  As a member of the Wichita State University faculty, the Acquisitions Librarian will be expected to meet the responsibilities associated with that status.  A complete position description is found at:

Required qualifications: ALA accredited master's degree; eligible to work in the United States on a multi-year basis; minimum of one year recent acquisitions experience in a mid-to large size academic library using an automated acquisitions system; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated budget management experience; knowledge of current issues in acquisitions and serials; ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines, and handle multiple priorities/projects; ability to work successfully in a dynamic collegial environment with diverse populations; and demonstrated potential for meeting the Libraries' tenure and promotion requirements.

Preferred qualifications: Experience with financial management of an acquisitions budget and with an automated acquisitions system;  experience with vendor negotiations and licensing agreements; experience with electronic invoicing and EDI applications; previous personnel management experience; proficiency with Excel and Access; additional graduate degree.

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with experience and education; 12 month contract; professional development support, vacation and benefits including TIAA-CREF.  Librarians are tenure-track appointees.

Application Deadline: Priority review of applications will begin April 21, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.  Send letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references to: Pal V. Rao, Dean and Professor of University Libraries, Wichita State University Libraries, 1845 Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260-0068 or submit electronically to with a subject line of Acquisitions Librarian Search.  AA/EOE.

Nancy Deyoe
Assistant Dean of Technical Services
Wichita State University Libraries
1845 Fairmount St.
Wichita, KS  67260-0068

Telephone: (316) 978-5140
Fax: (316) 978-3048