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Acquisitions & Electronic Resource Librarian - University of Central Missouri - Warrensburg, MO


The Acquisitions & Electronic Resources (A&ER) Librarian is responsible for the management of the James C. Kirkpatrick Library’s materials budget, serving as the library’s primary liaison with vendors of library materials and management of the library’s electronic resources. The A&ER Librarian is also responsible for the management of electronic subscriptions, including matters relevant to licensing and access. The A&ER Librarian manages selected third party digital assets such as e-
books and streaming video platforms and maintains the JCKL A-Z database Libguide page. The A&ER librarian will collaborate on matters of acquisitions with the library, the university community, consortia, and the local community. Additionally, this position collaborates, as needed, with others in the collection management unit on matters concerning the processing of materials.

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.


Minimum Qualifications

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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.

Preferred Experience

  • 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.


Screening begins on 10/20/2019 and continues until filled. For complete description and to apply:
The University of Central Missouri is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, disabled and veteran applicants are welcome for this and all opportunities.