Duties & Responsibilities
- Reviews requests for library material submitted by library selectors, faculty, and students, assesses availability, locates appropriate vendors and communicates with requesters to problem-solve complex requests.
- Places firm orders for material in physical and electronic formats, creates order records in the Library Services Platform (LSP), monitors order fulfillment, and communicates with vendors as needed to resolve issues.
- Interacts with a variety of vendor and vendor systems and continually monitors and responds to changes in vendors, vendor contracts and services.
- Negotiates the procurement of digital streaming rights in support of Video Streaming Services and maintains licenses.
- Receives and reconciles invoices in preparation for payment in Accounting.
- Participates in the workflows that maintain the libraries’ complex patron driven acquisitions program, including batch loading of catalog records, analysis, data remediation, and problem-solving.
- Supports the Course Driven Acquisitions (CDA) project each semester by providing links to textbooks assigned by course instructors, if owned or available for purchase in ebook format, for inclusion in the Course Management System.
- Copy catalogs library material in all formats for discovery and access.
- Creates and applies descriptive metadata of digitized material using appropriate metadata schema for ingestion in various digital asset management systems.
- Actively participates in department and library-wide meetings, discussions, projects, and training sessions.
- The Libraries supports the UA’s diversity and inclusiveness strategic initiatives designed to create an inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students. The candidate is expected to support diversity and inclusiveness efforts in the department and college.
- Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
- Knowledge of and ability to follow current best practices in library operations, procedures, policies and resources.
- Knowledge of library tools, systems and resources related to technical services functions in academic libraries.
- Familiarity with licensing requirements for electronic and media resources and methods for authentication for access.
- General knowledge of library accounting procedures and understanding of UA policies regarding financial transactions.
- Knowledge and skill in cataloging library materials in all formats using appropriate cataloging applications, resources, schemas, and rules such as RDA, LCSH, LC Classification, MARC 21, etc.
- Demonstrated familiarity with metadata standards, communication standards, and classification systems (RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings & Classification, Dublin Core, MARC 21, etc.).
- General knowledge of academic publishers and publishing practices.
- Solid experience with technology and familiarity with trends in delivery of electronic information.
- Ability to interpret information and extract data from computer databases using various search criteria.
- Demonstrated commitment to continual professional development, improvement, and learning.
- Initiative, optimism, flexibility, and follow through.
- Excellent analytical, time management, organizational, and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
- Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently in a busy, fast-paced environment.
- Ability to work in a highly collaborative and inclusive environment, one that values and leverages the benefits of diverse perspectives.
- Positive attitude and strong demonstration of Our Values: Collaboration, Continuous Learning, Diversity, Innovation, and Integrity.
Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications
- Bachelor’s degree AND two years related library experience;
- OR six years related library experience;
- OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.
- Demonstrated proficiency in the use of a major Library Services Platform (LSP), such as Ex Libris Alma.
- Experience with acquisitions processes within a large university research library.
- Experience cataloging library materials in all formats.
- Experience creating metadata for digital collection repositories in non-MARC metadata formats and awareness of established and emerging metadata trends.