Acquisitions & Electronic Resource Librarian - University of Central Missouri - Warrensburg, MO
The A&RE librarian may be assigned liaison duties as needed. It is expected that faculty librarians actively engage in shared governance and pursue promotion activities.
- Collaborate with the Collection Management Coordinator for the planning, development, and management of the library materials budget.
- Support budget planning through data gathering and analysis. Provide materials budget allocation estimates.
- Monitor expenditures, run expenditure reports, and conduct fiscal close.
- Establish and maintain relationships with vendors, publishers, and consortia including cost negotiations, subscription renewals, and product trials.
- Ensure that electronic subscriptions and open access materials are activated, discoverable, and accessible.
- Oversee the payment of vendor invoices to ensure accuracy and timeliness.
- Collaborate with subject liaison librarians, the Collection Management Coordinator, and library administration regarding budgetary aspects of collection development.
- Collaborate with the Collection Management Coordinator to develop and implement policies, procedures, standards, and goals to continuously improve workflow in the collection management unit.
- Oversee the ordering and receiving of library materials, including firm orders, approval plan, and subscriptions in all formats.
- Actively engage in UCM activities supporting students, faculty, scholarship, and university-wide governance (e.g. faculty senate committee or administrative committee participation).
- Participate in library activities, operations, decision making, and governance as appropriate.
- Provide faculty librarian liaison duties as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library or information science or equivalent degree.
- Minimum of two-years full-time equivalent experience in acquisition, financial, and electronic resource management within an academic library ILS environment including contract negotiation experience.
- Completion of a second advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) in the area of subject specialty or related field from an accredited institution of higher education.
- Familiarity with the core concepts of acquiring, receiving, cataloging, processing, database maintenance, integrated systems, library financial management, and vendor relations.
Special Skills, Abilities, Knowledge
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to handle multiple ongoing duties concurrently.
- Ability to meet varying deadlines and duty priorities.
- Demonstrated customer service focus and knowledge of current and emerging trends and technologies related to library services.
- Effective written, verbal, and nonverbal communication skills.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
- Familiarity with standard contractual concepts and language.
- Familiarity with MARC, RDA, link resolver products, discovery tools, and proxy servers preferred.
- Knowledge of and experience working with Ex Libris and Gobi preferred.
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