Job Opening: Acquisitions Librarian, University of Florida

POSITION: Acquisitions Librarian and Associate Chair, Acquisitions Department

LOCATION: University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries

JOB SUMMARY: In this tenure track faculty position, the Acquisitions Librarian serves as Associate Chair and assists the Acquisitions Department Chair to establish strategic goals for the department, and manages the daily operations and functions of procuring resources and materials in a variety of formats to build the libraries’ collections and support its mission. The Associate Chair/Acquisitions Librarian conducts ongoing analysis of existing workflows; then creates initiatives and develops online tools to improve methods and procedures for acquiring resources in a timely, cost-effective method. This position is instrumental in coordinating the acquisition and access of e-book content and assists the department chair in developing and managing demand-driven collection building efforts, including shared e-book plans. The Associate Chair/Acquisitions Librarian routinely works with staff from departments within the division as well as selectors and staff across the University to develop interdepartmental projects, reporting, and initiatives. Organizes and leads departmental training to develop technical services competencies, and serves as department training liaison for acquisitions functions carried out by staff and faculty external to the Acquisitions Department. The Acquisitions Librarian will partner with librarians from the State University Libraries (SUL) and other library consortia, Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA), and cooperative partnerships to conduct acquisitions and collection management projects; and, will serve on state and national library committees.

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3 thoughts on “Job Opening: Acquisitions Librarian, University of Florida

  1. Lurielyn Mae B. Laurete June 5, 2012 at 3:25 am -

    I am currently on my Senior year taking up bachelor of Library and Information Science and how I wish to graduate this March right away and be able hopefully to pass the board exam so I could apply:-)

  2. I am a MLIS graduate and have working experience in a Library environment. Could I apply for this post. I have experience in developing library print collection but not e-collections. However I have exposure and knowledge of e-collections. I have developed public library print collection. please advise if I could apply for this post.