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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

F/T - Acquisition Librarian (Asst Prof - Tenure Track) - Adelphi University

Assistant Professor - Acquisition Librarian
Job department/School: Library
FT/PT/Temp: Full time
openings: 1
Job Title: Assistant Professor - Acquisition Librarian
Location: Garden City, N.Y.


Responsibilities: Reporting to the Dean of Libraries through the Associate Dean for Technical and Automated Services, the Acquisition Librarian will be responsible for a wide range of departmental activities.

Primary Responsibilities:

Acquire library materials in all formats for the Adelphi University Libraries.
Coordinate the daily operations related to ordering, receiving and claiming library materials.
Monitor expenditures, vendor payments, encumbrances, and status of orders.
Represent the Libraries’ interests with publishers/vendors.
Conduct ongoing evaluation of vendor performance.
Provide supervision and training for Acquisition personnel.
Work closely with the subject selectors, Collection Development Librarian, Electronic Resources Librarian, Coordinator of Cataloging, Periodicals Manager, and the Associate Deans.

Other Responsibilities: Collection development and liaison responsibilities for one or more schools or departments. Participation in the Libraries’ information literacy program.
Provision of services at Swirbul Library’s main reference desk including occasional evenings and weekends. Service on University and Library committees. Participation in professional associations and activities. Participation in scholarly activities including research and publishing required for reappointment and tenure.

Qualifications: This is a tenure-track library faculty position. Applicants must hold a master’s degree from an ALA accredited school of library/information science. A second post-baccalaureate degree or similar proof of advanced study is required for promotion to the rank of Associate Professor and tenure. Applicants must possess excellent supervisory, interpersonal and communications skills as well as the ability to work effectively in a collegial environment. It is desirable that the successful candidate will have: a) knowledge of the book trade and library vendors; b) previous experience with acquisition operations in an academic environment; c) experience working with Innovative Interfaces or another integrated library system; d) evidence of ability to meet criteria for promotion and tenure.

Work Year: 190 day work year as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

University and Library profile: Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for liberal arts and sciences on Long Island. The University is in a dynamic period of transformation and rebuilding and offers a broad array of programs to a diverse student population of 7,000 of which half are graduate students. The libraries serve the main Garden City campus and locations in Manhattan, Hudson Valley and Hauppauge.

Application Information:  Available September 1st or possibly earlier. Screening of applications will begin in May but will be accepted until position is filled. Please attach a letter of application, CV and contact information for three references.

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