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Resource Acquisitions Librarian

Resource Acquisitions Librarian

Georgia Institute of Technology Job Location: Georgia Apply By: Open until filled Date Created: 08-17-2022

About Us The Georgia Institute of Technology is a top-ranked, public research university established by the State of Georgia in Atlanta in 1885 and committed to developing leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition. It is located in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its excellent students and faculty, collaborations, and technology resources, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Georgia Tech Library is a member of the University System of Georgia library consortia, Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), and the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL). The Library and has a deeply engaged Library Diversity Council to lead our efforts to ensure and maintain a positive, diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment where everyone can thrive. The Georgia Tech Library team works to fulfill the mission and vision of Georgia Tech and is committed to supporting the Institute’s new Strategic Plan. Job Summary The Resource Acquisitions Librarian provides leadership and direction related to content acquisition including ordering, access provision, maintenance, and renewal of resources in all formats. As a member of the Library’s growing Technical Services Department, this librarian will collaborate with other Technical Services librarians and staff to streamline workflows and enhance the acquisitions process to ensure the ethical and responsible purchase of resources. This librarian will facilitate the procurement process by developing strong relationships with vendors, subject selectors, and other members of the Georgia Tech community to acquire materials and resources needed for their research and academic endeavors. The Resource Acquisitions librarian will also serve on as an Ex Officio member of the Content Management Group and will provide expert advice to assist in determining resources allocation that supports the Library and Institute’s strategic priorities. This position will work closely with the Assistant Dean for Collections Strategy and Development to reconcile procurement activities to provide transparency and good stewardship of resource allocation. Responsibilities:
  • Lead resource acquisition operations including the ordering, access provision, maintenance, and renewal of resources in all formats.
  • Oversee the fiscal process of library acquisitions including managing the acquisitions workflow in the Integrated Library System (Alma), processing invoices, working with
  • Purchasing and Library Accountants, and conduct periodic budget reconciliation between Alma financial data and GT Workday
  • Manage the library monograph budget, which includes single title purchases for media, monographs, popular reading, and science fiction.
  • Collaborates with Technical Services Librarians and other colleagues to ensure a unified strategy for resource acquisition, discovery, delivery, and integration of scholarly resources.
  • Participates in collaborative collection discussions with local, state, and national efforts including, but not limited to, Galileo, NERL, and ASERL.
  • Serve as an ex officio member of the Content Management Group and share expertise the areas of acquisitions processes, current and trending publishing models, and vendor relationships.
  • Conducts regular assessments of acquisitions workflows, and operations and implements new projects or services.
Faculty status The position will be appointed as a member of the Instructional Faculty of the library, is non-tenure track, and is required to go through the review and promotion process for librarians and archivists. Library faculty have an effort distribution of 80% excellence in assigned duties, 10% scholarship, and 10% professional service to the library profession or the institute. The librarian/archivist in this position must actively participate in professional and scholarly activities, including institute and professional committees, research, and publication. The Georgia Tech Library Faculty enjoy flexible work schedules, teleworking, professional development, and a healthy work-life balance. This is a full-time faculty appointment. Salary and rank are commensurate with credentials and experience. Minimum starting salary is $66,500 annually for a Librarian I. This is not a remote position. Required Qualifications
  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science, or an appropriate equivalent.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytical, written, and oral communications skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion principles and practices.
  • Less than 5 years of professional experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • 2 years of experience in library resource acquisitions at a university library. Experience with Alma/Primo.
  • Experience working in an acquisitions module of an integrated library system.
  • Experience working with library vendors.
  • Instruction and/or training experience.
  • Solid record of working collaboratively as well as independently.
  • Demonstrated experience with project management, including planning, communication, and assessment.
Equal Employment Opportunity Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services. Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions. This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

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