Duke University, Fuqua School of Business

Position ID:Duke-Fuqua-ACQLIB [#25135]
Position Title: Acquisitions/Serials Librarian
Position Type:Administration
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Library / Acquisitions
Appl Deadline:2023/09/29 11:59PMhelp popup (offers accepted posted 2023/07/11, listed until 2024/01/11)
Position Description:    

Overview Professional Library Staff - 40 hrs/wk, on-site

The Acquisitions/Serials Librarian manages all aspects of the acquisition of library materials for the Ford Library, including a diverse range of materials (monographs, journals, media, audio, microforms) in all formats, including print and online, to support faculty research, classroom instruction, and career development at the Fuqua School of Business and to support Ford Library collections and operations.

The Acquisitions/Serials Librarian also manages all aspects of serial publications in all formats, print and online, including gathering and analyzing e-journal usage metrics for decision-making. The Acquisitions/Serials Librarian communicates and negotiates with vendors, other librarians at Duke, and the TRLN consortium with library users and staff. In addition, the Acquisitions/Serials Librarian manages departmental procurement card spending for travel and other incidentals for the Ford Library. The Acquisitions/Serials Librarian reports to the Resource Access Librarian. Specific Responsibilities Manage all aspects of Ford Library monograph, serial and media acquisitions (40%)

Examples: Manages and ensures efficient and effective workflows for acquiring diverse materials. Evaluates and selects vendors for materials as needed. Identifies materials for purchase. Establishes and maintains relationships with vendors to ensure prompt resolution of problems. Assigns vendor and fund codes for purchase and payment from acquisition funds. Approves invoices for payment. Communicates with subject librarians to purchase and/or replace materials. Coordinates gifts-in-kind with Access Services Librarian. Maintains appropriate acquisition records. Creates and maintains departmental documentation of policies, procedures, and workflows related to acquisitions. Supervises at least one student assistant to ensure the correct processing of acquired materials.

Manage all aspects of Ford Library serials, including print and electronic (40%) Builds and maintains relationships with vendors to acquire, establish and ensure consistent access to library holdings across multiple platforms. Participates in data gathering and analysis of pricing, usage, and other metrics to support renewal decisions. Creates, activates, and maintains serials records. Receives, claims, and maintains print serials collection and records. Serves as Ford Library administrator for Serials Solutions. Manages the serials renewal process. Resolves e-journal access problems. Coordinates with peers in other Duke libraries to ensure accurate serial records in a shared knowledge base. Represent Ford Library on Duke libraries’ work groups or TRLN committees.

Financial management (20%) Manages and documents travel expenses for the department within budgetary requirements. Process reimbursements and procurement card reconciliations for Ford Library. Communicates with Fuqua Accounting for accuracy, timeliness, and problem resolution.

Required & Preferred Qualifications Education/Training

Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library or information science program. Required Experience A minimum of two years of library experience and experience in library acquisitions and serials. Experience in a relevant library internship while enrolled in an MLS degree program will be considered. Recent/new MLS graduates are encouraged to apply. The ability to adapt to new technologies. Strong written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to handle multiple priorities in an independent manner.

Preferred Experience Experience in managing library acquisitions and serials workflows. Experience with vendor relationship management.

Technical Skills Familiarity with the continuing resources lifecycle, knowledge, and experience with searching, editing, report creation, and batch operations in an integrated library system or other web interface tools to bibliographic databases; knowledge of Connexion (OCLC), Serials Solutions, and Aleph (ExLibris) or a comparable integrated library system; proficient knowledge of MS Excel and familiarity with using MS Access; demonstrated ability to search and interpret information retrieved from the Internet.

Salary Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. The comprehensive benefits package includes 20 days’ accrued vacation, 12 days accrued sick leave, and 14 holidays; health, dental, disability, and life insurance and professional development and training support. Complete details on Duke benefits can be found at: https://issuu.com/workingatduke/docs/benefits_new_hire_guide

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

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Further Info:
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100 Fuqua Drive
PO Box 90120
Durham, NC 27708