Library Specialist, Acquisitions & Fiscal Manager

Job description

Job location: College at Wise (Wise, VA)

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-04-26
Req: R0023923
Library Specialists perform professional duties and responsibilities for a variety of routine and well-defined technical library services. They specialize in one particular branch of library service, such as bibliographic searches, descriptive and routine cataloging, maintaining electronic resources and services, library circulation services and supervision, processing inter-library loans, or scanning and processing library acquisitions. In smaller departmental libraries, they may perform combination of duties. They assist library patrons in locating and using library resources and explain library policies and procedures. Library Specialists supervise clerical and student workers. Work is performed independently, guided by a supervisor.

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, a division of the University of Virginia, seeks candidates for a Library Specialist: Acquisitions and Fiscal Manager. A member of the prestigious Council for Public Liberal Arts Colleges, the University of Virginia’s College at Wise is an inspiring place to work and call home. With a student faculty ratio of 13:1 and approximately 2,000 students, UVA Wise is committed to excellence in teaching, personalized attention, and individual growth, as well as to the advancement of our region through economic development.

The only division of the University of Virginia located outside of Charlottesville, UVA Wise has a beautiful campus that is nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of Southwest Virginia. In addition to Appalachian arts and culture, on-campus wetlands and impressive geography, and a region full of opportunities for study and outdoor adventure, there are many opportunities to build partnerships with organizations, agencies, and businesses in the area and beyond. Professional staff and a dedicated senior leadership team are driven by the vital mission of ensuring access and affordability to this robust, quality higher education.

The College’s student population is largely first-generation, often rural students, for whom we offer access and affordability along with challenging academic work in the liberal arts tradition. The result is well-rounded graduates who earn fulfilling work at leading organizations and pursue graduate study at prestigious universities, as evidenced recently when U.S. News & World Report ranked UVA Wise as sixth in the nation for promoting social mobility.

Core responsibilities for the Acquisitions and Fiscal Manager include processing order requests for print, audiovisual and electronic materials, standing orders, and serials subscriptions; Coordinating with the cataloguing department to ensure final processing of orders; Preparing and processing invoices; Accurate maintenance of all fiscal records and reconciliation of monthly budget reports for both internal Library administration and College finance department; Maintenance and updating of all budget, order, and invoice records in the library management system.

Qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. Previous experience in an academic library environment is preferred. Additional skills necessary are proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel along with familiarity of an integrated library management system. Excellent written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, and good problem-solving skills are required. The preferred candidate should be able to work with minimal supervision and as a team member as necessary. Preference will be given to candidates who articulate a clear understanding of UVA Wise’s public liberal arts mission.

To apply, please visit and complete the online applications process. UVA Wise is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Employee fulfills duties as a "responsible employee" under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. A Responsible employee includes any employee: who has the authority to take action to redress sexual violence; who has been given the duty of reporting incidents of sexual violence or any other misconduct by students to the Title IX Coordinator or other appropriate school designee; or whom a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

UVA Wise is committed to helping the campus community provide for their own safety and security. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report containing information on campus security and personal safety, including alerts, fire safety, crime prevention tips, and crime statistics is available at A copy is available upon request by calling 276-328-0190 or 276-376-3451.


Education: Bachelor's degree. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
Experience: Previous experience in an academic library environment is preferred.
Licensure: None


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 4/27/2021
Application Due: 7/26/2021
Work Type: Full Time