One-Time Acquisitions Supervisor
New York University - Bobst Library Job Location: New York Apply By: 12/31/2021 Date Created: 11-18-2021
Supervise the Division of Libraries’ (DoL) One-Time Acquisitions (OTA) Unit’s activities supporting the procurement of books, scores, audiovisual recordings, and other one-time purchases of library materials for locations in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai. Hire, train, supervise and evaluate the Unit’s full-time staff. Oversee Unit staff’s hiring and supervision of student assistants. Develop, document, implement and evaluate workflows and policies in collaboration with other units and departments where necessary. Establish Unit priorities, review staff work for accuracy, and troubleshoot problems with workflows. Monitor and evaluate supplier performance. Respond to and resolve complex workflow and customer service issues, referring issues as needed to the Head of Resource Management (RM).
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent Bachelor's Degree or Equivalent Combination of Education & Experience
2+ years Two years’ experience performing acquisitions in a library setting for one-time resources such as books, scores, or audiovisual recordings; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
2+ years Two years’ experience as a supervisor of full-time staff in a library acquisitions unit.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to train and supervise full-time or student employees. Demonstrated ability with acquisitions functionality in an integrated library system or library services platform. Working knowledge of MARC, RDA, and AACR2. Demonstrated ability to address time-sensitive problems and queries by resolving complex workflow issues and interpreting organizational policy. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent customer service skills. Ability to multitask. Ability to work with a diverse population of domestic and international staff, faculty, and students. Proficiency with standard word processing, spreadsheet, and database software. Must be well versed in quality data collection to ensure adequacy, accuracy, legitimacy, and security of data in NYU systems in accordance with legal and institutional standards.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to lead a team performing a variety of complex workflows. Working knowledge of acquisitions functionality in the Aleph and/or Alma systems. Working knowledge of procurement processes and best practices in an academic library or other higher education setting. Working knowledge of XML. Working knowledge of project management software such as Jira or Airtable. Working knowledge of data visualization software such as Tableau.
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