Acquisitions Librarian

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Job TitleAcquisitions LibrarianFLSA StatusExemptPosted Salary RangeCommensurate with ExperienceEmployment StatusFull TimeDepartmentUniversity LibrariesMinimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited school.

Purpose of Job

The principal purpose of the Acquisitions Librarian is to select and recommend titles for purchasing materials to the academic needs of the library users.

Scope of Responsibilities

Acquisitions Librarian must oversee all activities in the Acquisitions Department to plan and coordinate collection development in collaboration with university faculty; evaluate and analyze all library collections; cooperate as a team member in performing any professional or non-professional duties essential to the achievement of efficient library operations.

Essential Job Functions

Acquisitions Librarian must:
•Supervise and train several staff members and student assistants.
•Contact vendors, placing/receiving orders and creating bibliographic records for orders.
•Works closely with Dean to coordinate and manage the library’s acquisitions budget.
•Works closely with librarians with acquisitions of materials to support the University curriculum.
•Serves as a consultant for faculty and staff in the acquisitions of departmental resources.
•Prepares monthly, semi-annual and annual statistical and narrative reports for Acquisitions Department.
•Teach general or discipline-specific instructional sessions.
•Teach regular instruction in the form of orientation that is provided to all first year students through UL101-University Life in addition to GC102-Survival Skills.
•Teach scheduled classes that require more in-depth instruction to selected research and method courses within the academic schools.


•Must hold a Master’s Degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited school.
•Must have a minimum of 2 years of experience providing library instruction.
•Must have demonstrated experience using current educational technologies and multimedia tools to deliver or enhance teaching, learning, and\or user services in both physical and online environments.

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Knowledge Skills and Abilities

•Must maintain a functional knowledge of University and State purchasing and accounting regulations, particularly in regard to the acquisitions of library resources.
•Knowledge of library policies and procedures.
•Professional library experience in the field of Library and Information Science.
•Knowledge of the contemporary principles and practices of library instruction, reference services, and professional standards.
•Knowledge of emerging trends and best practices in academic librarianship, instructional design, and outcomes-based assessment practices.

EEO / ADA StatementWork in noisy (above 85 decibels) areasNoSedentary Work - Exerting 10 poundsFrequentlyLight Work - Exerting up to 20 poundsFrequentlyMedium Work - Exerting 20-50 poundsOccasionallyHeavy Work - Exerting 50-100 poundsOccasionallyVery Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 poundsNot RequiredTravelOccasionallyExtended Work HoursFrequentlyPosting NumberNumber of Vacancies1LocationLormanPosition End Date (if temporary)Open Date09/18/2020Close DateOpen Until FilledYesEEO Statement

EEO Statement:
Alcorn State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or other factors prohibited by law in any of its educational programs, activities, services, admissions, or employment practices. The following offices are designated to handle inquires and/or complaints regarding non-discriminatory policies and procedures of Alcorn State University:
Complaints, inquiries, or specific requests in regard to Title IX and Section 504 directives should be made to: Title IX Office, Walter Washington Administration Bldg., Room 519A, Lorman, MS, 39096, (601) 877-6700.
Complaints, inquiries, or requests in regard to non-discrimination in employment practices should be made to: Human Resources Department, Walter Washington Administration Bldg., Room 107, Lorman, MS, 39096, (601) 877-6188
Questions, complaints, or requests in regard to ADA/ADAAA compliance in employment practices should also be made to the department of human resources.

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    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    3. Unofficial Transcripts
    4. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
    5. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
    6. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
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      Posted: 9/22/2020
      Application Due: 11/11/2020
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