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Acquisitions Librarian

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Hiring Organization Loyola Marymount University
Post Name Acquisitions Librarian
Qualification Typically a Master’s Degree in Library/Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited program, or related field or equivalent experience. The incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of changes related to Business librarianship. 
Industry Private
Employment Type Full Time
Work Hours 8 Hours
Salary USD 4000 To USD 6000 Per Month
Location Los Angeles, California, United States 90045


Directs, manages, and participates in all aspects of the Acquisitions/Serials department. This position will also monitor fund balances and make recommendations for the reallocation of funds when appropriate. Will supervise non-exempt staff members.

Responsibilities and duties will include but are not limited to, overseeing the book, serial and electronic resource ordering process, taking inventory of all orders upon arrival, and ensuring that the correct funds are used in the payment process.

Position Specific Responsibilities/Accountabilities:   

  • Direct, manage and participate in all aspects of the Acquisitions/Serials Department. Oversee the assignment of vendors for the acquisition of monographs, serials, and electronic resources as a member of the Collection Management Services team.
  • Implements policies and procedures to enhance effective management of the department within the ILS.
  • Monitor the books, electronic resources, and perpetual resources budget in close collaboration with the budget analyst. Keep detailed order, invoice, and payment notes for materials.   
  • Supervise and train support staff, specifically the serials and acquisitions assistant and electronic resources assistant to ensure resources are purchased, paid for, and accessible in a timely manner. 
  • Responsible for bibliographic control of order and serial records in the online system and the ERM. Oversee the bibliographic information of these resources for accuracy and works closely with the Catalog Librarian to ensure materials are accessible in a timely manner.   
  • Collaborate with the Senior Collection Development Librarian to set up electronic resource trials, get quotes for new resources or materials, and assess the needs of the library community through the Collections team. Contribute to the maintenance of the library’s collection development policy as well as carry out appropriate steps related to subscriptions, cancellations, and weeding projects.
  • Collect and organize relevant statistics from each unit in the department and assist with the reporting of these statistics for Allstar and US News annual reporting.
  • Maintain vendor relations. Monitor prices and vendor response time; negotiate library contracts, and keep detailed records of negotiations and past agreements. 
  • Coordinate cooperative Acquisition/Serials projects with the Reference and Public Services departments. Works with staff to develop systems to make better use of library space, funds, and staff time. 
  • Manage vendor licenses and access to electronic information resources. Keep detailed records for access to vendor portals, invoices, and payment systems.
  • Attend budget meetings and make appropriate budget allocations for print materials and electronic resources. Manage institutional funds responsibly and in accordance with the library budget lines. Suggest and make changes in collaboration with the senior team and budget analyst. 
  • Participate in appropriate professional organizations and in professional development activities to continuously update knowledge and experience.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested. The Law School reserves the right to add or change duties at any time. 

Loyola Marymount University Expectations: 

Exhibit behavior that supports the mission, vision, and values of the university.  Communicate and employ interpersonal actions that model high standards of professional, responsible, accountable, and ethical conduct.  Demonstrate a commitment to outstanding customer service. 

Requisite Qualifications: 

  • Typically a Master’s Degree in Library/Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited program, or related field or equivalent experience. The incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of changes related to Business librarianship. 
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in a law library or an academic library is required. Coursework or prior experience with legal materials preferred. Supervisory experience is preferred. 
  • Experience in the use of Innovative Interfaces Acquisitions/Serials system and electronic invoicing programs is essential. Must have significant experience in providing bibliographic access to and control of a wide range of raw materials. 
  • Experience with LC Subject Headings and LC Classification is preferred.  
  • Experience with Gobi/YBP web-based acquisitions preferred.
  • Requires familiarity with internet-based products and various access methods. An understanding of network capabilities, word processing, and PCs in general.  
  • In-depth knowledge of the law book trade, including foreign and international vendors. Familiarity with non-book formats is highly desirable. Knowledge of current library trends in electronic resources and issues involved in providing bibliographic and electronic access. 
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and to train and supervise paraprofessionals and student workers. Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills are required. Ability to set priorities and organize information effectively. 


To ensure the safety and well-being of our community, Loyola Marymount University requires that all students, faculty, and staff are vaccinated or have been approved for a qualifying medical or religious exemption.

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