Resource Sharing & Acquisitions Management Librarian

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Created: April 2, 2014


Job Description
The Iowa State University Library is currently accepting applications for a Resource Sharing & Acquisitions Management Librarian (Librarian I). Reporting to the head of the Acquisitions Department, this position will provide overall leadership and vision in establishing goals, objectives, priorities, and performance standards the Library's' Resource Sharing Program and acquisitions processing.

The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating interlibrary loans; document delivery; acquisition of library materials in all formats for long-term or short-term purposes; electronic book management, to include consortial, demand-driven and leasing arrangements; and areas where print and electronic intersect (OCLC, Hathi Trust, Google Scholar, etc.) to develop metrics for monographs withdrawal projects. Assists in continuing resource management projects, including evaluation of unmediated ordering processes. Other duties include providing oversight and guidance of resource sharing activities and delivery of services, including interlibrary loan borrowing and lending, document delivery, and other services such as commercial shipping, billing and payments and acquisitions of highly-requested library materials. Maintains awareness of interlibrary loan-specific software/hardware platforms used nationally; recommends changes/upgrades as better products come on the market; directs the implementation of new platforms, and provides staff training on software and procedures. This requires working closely with the Information Technology Division to manage, troubleshoot, and ensure access to electronic resources. Ensures cross-program coordination and management of staff involved in the implementation and delivery of content acquisition and resource sharing services, with the Collection Development and Subject Librarians.

The successful candidate will have the ability to interact effectively with library staff and the university community; work both independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing team-based environment; and communicate effectively (written and oral). The successful candidate will also possess the ability to formulate and implement innovative approaches and solutions to problems, communicate complex ideas to a wide range of audiences, and to speak and write clearly, concisely, and persuasively. The candidate must also have a strong commitment to public service. 

Required Qualifications
Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or an advanced degree supporting a specialized key program function.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with resource sharing (Interlibrary loan/Document Delivery services).
Experience with monographs acquisitions.
Experience with electronic book management.
Project management experience.
Supervisory experience.
Experience with SQL programming language, or relational and non-relational database programs (i.e. Oracle, MS Access), or transforming data structures using data conversion programs such as MARCEdit, or working with XML data structures.
Experience in an academic or research library.

If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Hilary Deike at or call 515-294-0443.

To ensure consideration, submit application by 4-26-2014.

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