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Acquisitions Librarian

The Ohio State University

May 25, 2018
Job location:
Columbus, Ohio

Academic/Faculty, Other - Academic/Faculty


Department: Content & Access
Summary of tasks:

Acquisitions Librarian

The Ohio State University seeks a pro-active and analytical Acquisitions Librarian for a tenure-track faculty appointment. The Acquisitions Librarian leads the business processes for acquiring library resources for general collections, Special Collections, and Area Studies. this function has an emphasis on one-time and profile-located transactions that do not require distinct licenses. The Acquisitions Librarian develops efficient and effective practices to support the evolving environment of collection development and acquisitions. Works under the direction of the Acquisitions and Discovery Strategist and collaboratively across University Libraries to develop innovative processes all over the lifecycle of library collections.
The Acquisitions Librarian will join the University Libraries during an exciting period of pivotal transition as we implement a new strategic plan aligned with the University's priorities. University Libraries is actively building a new discovery environment to ensure a user-centered practice of seamless discovery, access, and delivery of library resources.

Job responsibilities:

   » Lead the acquisition of monographs (including firm order e-books) and tangible materials for the collections using one-time, approval, and use-driven collections budgets. Develop and manage efficient workflows. Integrate acquisitions with cataloging workflows, including vendor services and rapid copy cataloging.
   » Ensure that resources are acquired in a timely, fiscally responsible, and effective manner that complies with University legal and financial policies and requirements.
   » Develop and sustain productive relationships with internal and external agents in the business cycle, including campus fiscal offices, multiple library consortia, and vendors.
   » Monitor contracts and evaluate services.
   » Engage as member of the leadership abilities team of the Acquisitions and Discovery program to optimize access to library collections. Partners with stakeholders, particularly the Collections Strategist and Electronic Resources agent, to advance the goals of the Libraries.
   » Manage staffing resources in the unit.
   » Participate actively on library-wide committees, task forces and teams, and represents the University Libraries in consortial partnerships, including OhioLINK and Big Ten Academic Alliance.
   » Contribute to developments in the field of acquisitions librarianship through active professional engagement and research, presenting and publishing in appropriate venues.


This position is a full-time, permanent, 12-month appointment. For appointment as a tenure-track faculty member, the candidate will be required to meet university and University Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure. income, position type, and faculty rank are dependent on qualifications and practice.
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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by June 17, 2018. Please send cover letter, CV, references, and income history and requirements to Randall McKenzie at Please include

Internal Number: 86661

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About The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.

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