Human Resources

Library Acquisitions Coordinator

Primary Role

Provides complex support services for the acquisition services of the library.


Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Orders and receives books and other non-print materials. Processes incoming and outgoing shipments. Maintains records and resolves discrepancies as required.
  2. Makes additions, deletions, and modifications to various library databases/records/account, both computerized and manual. Verifies accuracy and completeness of data.
  3. Prepares bibliographic records for cataloging materials utilizing OCLC database.
  4. Liaison with all academic departments in receiving book orders, allocation of money, tracking budget and notifying faculty of received materials.
  5. Provides information and assistance to patrons, answering questions, receiving requests, and providing instructions and directions.
  6. In charge of library endowments and gift book processing.
  7. Budget Tracking of book orders and department allocations, send ordering materials and publishing information to faculty.
  8. Performs related duties as assigned.

Supervision Required/Given

Works independently within prescribed policies and procedures. Must work collaboratively with diverse individuals and groups. Supervises student assistants.

Position Qualifications

  1. Knowledge and abilities normally acquired though an Associate Degree in Library Sciences or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education. Some college academic experience highly desired.
  2. Two years experience in library setting sufficient to demonstrate capabilities with: PC software including Word and Excel, automated library systems, and budget/ expenditure tracking, Publishing Industry.