Now hiring – Acquisitions Specialist

Reed College seeks an innovative and service-oriented Acquisitions Specialist to procure current and out-of-print materials, in all formats and languages. In this position, you will collaborate with a team of library specialists and subject librarians to support students and faculty engaged in research, inquiry, and coursework throughout the curriculum.

 Reed College offers an exceptional benefits package, including comprehensive and cost-free medical and dental insurance for you, and a 60% discount on medical and dental insurance for your dependents, 403(b) retirement plan with 10% employer contribution (after one year of service), educational assistance for employees and their children, 22 days of paid vacation, paid holidays, half-day Fridays in the summer, and many other campus amenities. This is a full-time, non-exempt role with work hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a one hour unpaid lunch. Starting hourly rate for this position is $22.44 per hour. 

Who You Are

  • You have experience working in a library or you know that you want to focus the next chapter of your career in library services.
  • You are highly organized and you care about the details. You do your best to dot your I’s and cross your T’s.
  • You enjoy library technologies and are eager to learn more. 
  • You are comfortable making educated decisions based on researching options and evaluating the information available.
  • You cultivate relationships and enjoy working with others as part of a team. Your colleagues would describe you as collaborative.
  • You thrive in an ever-changing environment. People would describe you as adaptable when challenges arise.
  • You are self-aware and understand your own culture, identify, biases, prejudices, power, and privilege.
  • You are an advocate for diversity with a commitment to fostering an accessible, equitable, and inclusive environment and workplace.
  • You have a bachelor’s degree, or two years of library technical services experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job.
  • Ideally, you have first-hand experience using library systems such as Alma, Gobi, and Connexion.

What You’ll Do

  • Order new purchases of books, DVDs, CDs, scores, and other materials in a variety of languages and from a variety of general and specialized library vendors.
  • Create and update order records in the library’s integrated library system (Alma).
  • Search and import existing bibliographical records from OCLC Connexion into the library catalog.
  • Monitor and review accuracy of order fulfillment.
  • Process payment of invoices and assist in monthly credit card reconciliation.
  • Communicate with vendors about a wide range of issues including orders, invoices and payments.
  • Select and track use of budget resources including gift endowments and funds.
  • Perform copy cataloging for some monographs.
  • Process donations to the library.
  • Receive, sort, and distribute library mail.
  • Lead and contribute to annual collection maintenance projects.

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