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Acquisitions Specialist


Clerical Library Support

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2501 N Blackwelder Ave, Oklahoma City, OK

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Position Summary:

The Acquisitions Specialist is responsible for monographic acquisitions and copy-cataloging in the online library system (WMS). Additionally, the Acquisitions Specialist assists in the operations of the library circulation desk.

The Acquisitions Specialist reports to the Monographs Librarian and coordinates leave requests with the Access Services Librarian.

Essential Functions:

Demonstrate an attitude and behavior that reflects the mission and values of the university and the department.

Acquisitions (75% of role):

  • Performs monographic acquisitions, including choosing vendors, tracking the budget, and creating and maintaining acquisitions records in WMS.
    • Purchases, receives, and invoices new library materials.
    • Submits regular reports of expenditures to the university accounting system (Chrome River).
  • Copy-catalogs new and donated monographic titles using WMS.
  • Prepares material for shelves, including call number labels, stamps, security strips, proper identification stickers, etc. Assists in the training of students in processing.

Circulation Services (25% of role): 

  • Provides excellent customer service while providing oversight for the circulation desk ensuring student workers follow policy and procedures while completing their daily checklists. Oversees and manages circulation desk activities including: library policy interpretation and enforcement, check-out and return, fine collection.
  • Serves as morning staff supervisor: opens the library and ensures that the facility and staff are ready to serve patrons.
  • Assists with library shelf maintenance, as needed, re-shelving and shelf reading the collection, and picking up in-house circulation.

 Other duties as assigned.

**The max budgeted rate for this position is $12.78/hour.

Required Skills

  • Excellent computer skills, with proficiency in MS Office (especially Outlook and Excel), OCLC WorldCat, and library management systems strongly preferred.
  • Ability to maintain sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of university community members
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with DBL staff, faculty, students, and the greater OCU community
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to receive direction from supervisors and demonstrate accountability

Required Experience

Required Education: Associate’s Degree in Library Technology or Bachelor’s Degree in any field.

Required Experience: One year of library experience (may substitute purchasing/receiving, bookstores, or closely related experience).

A combination of experience and education may substitute for minimum qualifications.

Additional Required Application Materials

Cover Letter, List of Professional References, CV or Resume

Benefit Eligibility

Available at full-time university rates

Scheduled Hours

Normally 7 am – 4 pm Monday through Friday, during regular semesters; hours will vary during prefinals/finals and over the summer and holiday periods. Some overtime may be required. Off-campus, state and regional travel may be required.