The Library is the legal research center for Brooklyn Law School, a private law school located in downtown Brooklyn, New York City. Founded in 1901, Brooklyn Law School enrolls approximately 1,300 full-time and 170 part-time students.
Reporting to the Director of the Library, the Collection Development and Acquisitions Librarian will:
• Manage the Library’s acquisitions and serials operations and supervise three full-time technical services assistants. These operations include 1) investigating, ordering, receiving, claiming, and paying invoices for all library acquisitions in all formats and 2) resolving problems with orders and accounts for library materials.
• Recommend to the Director of the Library sources in all formats based on 1) the Library’s collection development policy, 2) recommendations of faculty, librarian liaisons to faculty, and students, 3) acquisitions tools such as YBP’s GOBI, 4) publishers’ catalogs, brochures, and announcements (print and online), 5) database trials offered by vendors and consortia, 6) ILLiad statistics for materials requested by patrons, and 7) other sources.
• Serve as the Library’s primary liaison to vendor sales departments and regularly evaluate vendors’ performance.
• Negotiate contract prices for print library materials with vendors. Review licenses and purchase agreements for the Library’s electronic sources. In conjunction with the Director, negotiate license and purchase agreements for the Library’s electronic sources.
• Monitor the Library’s materials expenditures budget and track fiscal year spending. Prepare budget projections at the request of the Director.
• Train the three technical services assistants to use new technologies for acquisitions and serials functions.
• Maintain collection statistics.
• Review and edit the Library’s collection development and retention policies.
• Manage acquisitions under the Library’s agreements with various consortia.
• Collaborate with other librarians to develop approaches for the transition from print acquisitions to electronic sources.
• Other duties as assigned
Compensation and Benefits Brooklyn Law School is a private, independent law school. We offer a competitive compensation package and a salary commensurate with experience. Brooklyn Law School is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
Applications should include:
• A cover letter describing qualifications and experience
• A current resume detailing education and relevant experience
• The names and contact information for three professional references
Apply to: Janet Sinder, Director of the Library & Associate Professor of Law
Brooklyn Law School, 250 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, NY 11201