Resource Acquisition Manager
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Main Campus - Edmond, OK
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Staff
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$52,000.00 - $52,000.00 Salary/year
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Description

Position Overview:

Responsible for procuring and processing online and physical library resources. Provides leadership for Resource Acquisition Department. Provides stewardship in sustaining the library’s acquisitions budget and “in-time” access to all learning resources. Assists with troubleshooting resource access problems. Assists with promoting public awareness and use of resources.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

· Leads/conducts all negotiations with information providers/vendors to secure the most relevant content at the most cost-effective rates for all resources.

· Manages licensing and establishing access to databases, electronic journals, and journal packages.

· Participates in troubleshooting access problems with databases, electronic journals, and journal packages.

· Oversees the maintenance of vendor contract information in library technology platform.

· Calculates departmental allocations of annual materials budget according to established criteria.

· Manages Acquisitions and Serials teams and ordering, payment, and receipt of all resources.

· Provides training and guidance to the teams to ensure the teams stay abreast of current trends and best practices.

· Develops and maintains policies, procedures, and documentation for serials management.

· Reviews usage statistics and communicates with faculty, students, and librarians to gather feedback and perform collection analysis. Assists and advises on purchase/retention of resources.

· Participates in continuing education, conferences, workshops, seminars, or other activities that enhance professional knowledge and contributes to professional communities.

· Serves as Collection Development Liaison to university departments/programs.

· Reports to Executive Director of the library.

· Performs other related duties as assigned.

· Strong interpersonal and public communication skills

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Ability to learn and apply new skills as needed. Effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Familiarity with information resources in a variety of formats. Demonstrated evidence of initiative and resourcefulness and proven ability to work collaboratively and independently. Knowledge of library information systems and electronic resources.

Qualifications

Qualifications Required:

· ALA Accredited Master’s Degree.

· Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of collection management.

· Knowledge of current collection development issues and trends at academic and research libraries, including an understanding of emerging information technology and its applications for collection development.

· Demonstrated knowledge of acquisitions procedures, particularly databases and other electronic resources.

· Experience with library information management system(s).

· Experience with receiving and processing periodical literature.

· Experience with cost analysis of electronic resources.

· Evidence of relevant experience in negotiating license agreements and e-resource acquisitions and management.

Qualifications Preferred:

Minimum one year supervisory experience. Experience working in academic libraries. Practical experience with Ex Libris Alma technology platform.

Will this employee supervise others?

Yes

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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