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Assistant Coordinator, Electronic Resources Acquisitions Specialist

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This full-time Administrative Professional position at Colorado State University Libraries will hold responsibilities for serials acquisitions and management, focusing on electronic resources, but including print and other formats. The position resides in the Acquisitions and Metadata Services Department and will report to the Electronic Resources Management Librarian. Staff in this department collaborate with other librarians, staff, and the publishing community to support the collections life-cycle, including budget management; acquisitions; licensing; e-resource management (ERM); policy development; and statistical and qualitative reporting.  The department also creates, transforms, and manages MARC and other data to facilitate discovery and retrieval of high-value library resources.



·         Manage the ordering, receipt, invoicing, and access to electronic and print serials;

·         Assign, supervise, and evaluate the work of four state classified library technicians responsible for the day-to-day processing of electronic and print serials;

·         Resolve problems and answer questions from requestors, vendors and other library staff;

·         Create and manage order and vendor records in both the III system and Kuali;

·         Work collaboratively with the ERM Librarian, the Coordinator for Acquisitions and Metadata Services, the Coordinator for Collections, and the College Liaisons on collections;

·         Prepare fiscal reports on electronic resources and serials as assigned;

·         Assist in extracting data from library software and compiling statistics for internal and external agencies;

·         Monitor changes or developments in the library’s systems technology and provide instruction for staff on systems and workflows;

·         Document best practices and local procedures, and revise procedures for the Serials Unit of Acquisitions and Metadata Services;

·         Perform other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree;
    • Experience with serials and/or electronic resources acquisitions and management.



    • Experience with supervision;
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
    • Excellent face-to-face, phone and email interaction skills with vendors and customers;
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment;
    • Ability to adapt to changing expectations and standards;
    • Evidence of strong problem-solving skills;
    • Experience with ILS serials and acquisitions modules;
    • Experience using Microsoft Office, including Word, Access, and Excel.
    • Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.



This is a full-time Administrative Professional position. Annual salary range is $40,000 - $45,000. Position also has a full benefits package including: 24 vacation days and 15 sick leave days per year, enrollment in group health, life and accident insurance, retirement plan options, work injury benefits, disability insurance, and additional opportunities such as free employee study privilege credits.


UNIVERSITY DESCRIPTION:  Colorado State University was established as the land-grant institution of the State of Colorado in 1870.  Student enrollment is approximately 25,000, and the University employs 1,400 academic faculty, 1,900 administrative professionals, and 2,000 classified staff.  Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, a dynamic community with a population of approximately 135,000, and situated 65 miles north of Denver, at the western edge of the Great Plains and at the base of the Rocky Mountains.  Averaging 300 days of sunshine per year, with low humidity and moderate winters, Fort Collins is ideally located for a variety of recreational, cultural, and family activities.  The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and has a comprehensive online presence at http://lib.colostate.edu.


TO APPLY: To apply, send a letter of application addressing your qualifications for the position and a current resume to Beth Wetzel, Administrative Services, Colorado State University Libraries, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1019, or by e-mail to Beth.Wetzel@colostate.edu. Professional references will be requested of the finalists and will not be contacted without prior consent of the applicant. Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled; however, to ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by Monday, September 15, 2014. The search may be extended if a suitable candidate is not identified.


Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community.  To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment.  Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.


Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.


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