Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Acquisitions Librarian

Buffalo State College is accepting applications for an acquisitions librarian at faculty rank and status. Competitive salary.

Responsibilities: Acquisitions librarian, tenure track, uses best practices; works with vendors and consortia for purchasing; employs collection development principles; evidences familiarity with cataloging practices; effectively and efficiently manages daily operations of department; coordinates order and receipt of materials in print, digital, and electronic formats, and manages associated expenditures.

Required Qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library program; two years’ professional acquisitions experience in an academic setting; experience with an integrated library system relating to acquisitions functions; demonstrated knowledge of library acquisitions best practices.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with Aleph500 acquisitions functions; computer skills with regard to managing budgets, fund accounting, and statistics; experience managing electronic resources; collection development experience; subject specialty; faculty/library liaison experience; cataloging experience. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

Deadline for applications is April 26, 2008. Send letter of application, CV, and contact information for three professional references to: Search Chair, E.H. Butler Library, BUTL 134, Buffalo State College, 1300 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14222-1095. Electronic submissions preferred; submit to: For more information about the college, visit

Buffalo State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to respect for diversity and individual differences.

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