Acquisitions Specialist - Librarian I

University of Massachusetts Amherst
March 19, 2023
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Acquisitions Specialist - Librarian I

Apply now Job no: 517894 Work type: Staff Full Time Location: UMass Amherst Department: Lib - Collection Services Union: USA/MTA Categories: Library

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

As a member of the Acquisitions Unit in the Information Resource Management Department, the Acquisitions Specialist shares responsibilities for the lifecycle of acquisitions of scholarly library resources, including renewing resources and paying invoices, working with vendors, troubleshooting access issues, maintaining documentation, participating in cancellation projects, as well as other related duties. Works collaboratively with other Library units and departments on how to organize and present resources in the library catalog and/or web pages

Essential Functions

  • Participates in the management of the order, renewal and cancellation process of electronic continuing resources.

  • Maintains and updates records in the Libraries' resource management systems.

  • Troubleshoots issues with electronic access and linking.

  • Works collaboratively with other departments and units in the Library to ensure access to electronic resources and participate in promoting awareness of these resources to the University Libraries user community.

  • Communicates with vendors as needed to determine resources covered by agreements.

  • Retrieves renewal and invoice information from vendor and consortia systems.

  • Provides supporting data for renewal and cancellation decisions.

  • Processes and records invoices in the acquisitions accounting module of the Library Services Platform.

  • Participates in maintaining Libraries' branding on third party platforms.

  • Other Functions

  • Works collaboratively and effectively in support of the Libraries' values to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.

  • Attends professional development activities as assigned or required to meet departmental goals and objectives.

  • Participates in the Libraries' assessment program by collecting, maintaining, and recording usage statistics for monthly reports as needed.

  • Serves on internal library committees as needed.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned and in support of the mission and goals of the Libraries and the department.

  • Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • High school diploma and two years' work experience related to the duties of this position, or Associates Degree and one year of work experience related to the duties of this position.

  • Ability to read, write, comprehend and speak the English language and to communicate well both orally and in writing.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word and Excel.

  • Ability to organize work appropriately, assess work priorities, and work independently.

  • Experience using web-based tools or resources, preferably in an educational environment.

  • Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Prior relevant experience in a library.
  • Work Schedule

    Monday-Friday, daytime hours.

    Salary Information

    USA/MTA Grade 16

    Special Instructions to Applicants

    Along with the application, please submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three (3) professional references.

    UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

    Advertised: Feb 16 2023 Eastern Standard Time Applications close:

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