Acquisitions Services Coordinator

Princeton, NJ
Jun 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition # 2017-7635
Department Library-Technical Services
Category Library
Date Posted 6/9/2017
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline ..


The Acquisitions Services Coordinator has a broad range of responsibilities devoted to facilitating Library acquisitions. This includes managing download and ingest of order or invoice information into the Library's integrated system (currently, ExLibris Voyager), tasks which require sophisticated file management skills and creative use of a variety of online tools, including but not limited to Excel, Access, MarcEdit, and other macro programs.

The Coordinator assists selectors of Library departments responsible for the management of specific book funds in setting up and modifying book approval plans with Library vendors; analyzes and reports on approval vendor performance and creates other custom queries and reports from the integrated system to support the work of collection development and acquisitions staff. This position serves as lead trainer for both acquisitions staff and for staff of other Library departments who must make use of the acquisitions module of the integrated system.

The Coordinator is a resource to both staff of Technical Services and of other Library departments for resolving acquisitions issues and otherwise troubleshooting the ordering and receiving processes; develops solutions to production bottlenecks and inefficient workflows; evaluates acquisitions processes and proposes improvements thereto. Reports to the Head of Scholarly Content Services.


Princeton University Library is one of the world's leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images.

The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities.


Required: Bachelor's degree. Three years relevant experience at least one of which should be in academic library acquisitions or the library book trade.

Experience working with Microsoft Excel and Access for data management analysis and reporting.

Experience which demonstrates computer file management expertise.

Strong interpersonal and customer service skills, team-working and collaboration skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, and excellent oral and written communication skills. Training or teaching experience.

Experience managing and loading and/or analyzing and trouble-shooting batch data files and/or a working knowledge of the MARC format and bibliographic standards, or equivalent data management experience strongly preferred.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

ADM, 030

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Physical Capacity Exam Required


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