Acquisitions Librarian at The College of New Jersey

by | Apr 29, 2010 | 0 comments

The Library at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track Acquisitions Librarian.

The successful candidate will be responsible for effective librarianship, scholarship, and service. Specific responsibilities will include:

Acquisitions: Provide leadership in acquisitions by developing and implementing policies and procedures based on national best practices for all acquisitions functions. These include efficient ordering, receiving, processing, and paying for library resources in all formats; investigation and implementation of appropriate approval plans; binding operations; repair/replacement operations; and gifts. Evaluate, select and maintain relationships with vendors. Work with the Collection Development Coordinator to analyze and monitor budget allocations and ensure effective communications between acquisitions staff and subject librarians. Work with Finance and Business Services to ensure timely and efficient posting of financial data. Provide leadership in tracking and maintaining license agreements for media materials, streaming media, leased books, eBooks, and other formats. Supervise the work of Acquisitions Department personnel.

Reference: Provide limited general reference service and research assistance in collaboration with public services librarians.

Additional Responsibilities: May take on departmental liaison duties and provide subject-specific services to students and faculty, or may take on leadership of interlibrary loan/document delivery, depending upon library needs and applicant’s interests and experience. Plan and carry out a sustained and respectable body of scholarship, as outlined in the Library Disciplinary Standards. Serve on Library and institutional committees.


Requirements: Masters degree accredited by the American Library Association. Three years relevant professional experience in acquisitions. Strong computer skills, including experience with bibliographic utilities and automated library management systems such as Voyager. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively. Excellent communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Initiative, flexibility and a strong service orientation are essential.

Preferred: Demonstrated ability to adapt quickly to new and changing situations. Demonstrated ability to analyze the operational needs of functional areas. General knowledge of reference and collection development. An additional graduate degree is desirable. Knowledge of one or more Western European languages, preferably Spanish.

Appointment will be at the rank of Librarian 2. Full benefits package, including TIAA/CREF. This position is available immediately.

To apply, please send a letter describing how your credentials meet the needs described in this ad, a current copy of your curriculum vitae, and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) for four references to Cathy Weng, Chair, Acquisitions Librarian Search Committee. Application should be sent via email only to [email protected]. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but must be received by June 1, 2010, in order to receive full consideration.

Additional information about The College of New Jersey and the Library can be found on the Web at:

The College of New Jersey is an Affirmative-Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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