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position available: Lead Acquisitions Librarian Suzanne Wise 26 Nov 2012 14:14 UTC

Appalachian State University is seeking a highly motivated, proactive,
and service-oriented individual for the position of Lead Acquisitions
Librarian. The position is available due to an internal promotion.
Working collaboratively with acquisitions, e-resources, collection
management, and cataloging personnel, the successful candidate will be
responsible for the coordination and management of the Library's
acquisitions, including continuing resources (e-journals and databases).
Responsibilities include: managing an acquisitions budget of over $3
million; developing user-centered document delivery services; handling
endowment funds; managing acquisition of rare and special collections;
leading a group of talented paraprofessional staff; negotiating price
and access terms with vendors; and collaborating with network and
consortial partners in purchase and license negotiation. The successful
candidate will be able to extract meaningful data from multiple sources
to produce intelligible reports for decision making, and will coordinate
acquisitions projects and workflows with related groups, particularly
collection management, e-resources, and cataloging. Effective
communication and consensus -building skills in working with faculty,
staff, and campus administrators are essential.

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