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Acquisitions Specialist


Clerical Library Support

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2501 N Blackwelder Ave Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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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.


Duties and Responsibilities: 

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

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): 

  • Shift Supervisor of Circulation Services: Provides excellent customer service while providing oversight for the circulation desk ensuring student workers follow policy and procedures while completing their daily checklists. Charged with various circulation tasks included in the procedures manuals such as checking items in and out, reserving study rooms, and answering basic questions.
  • Serves as morning staff supervisor: opens the library and ensures that the facility and staff are ready to serve patrons. May serve as weekend/evening shift supervisor: closes the library at the end of the evening shift ensuring that the facility is vacated and the contents are safely secured.
  • Assists with library shelf maintenance, as needed, re-shelving and shelf reading the collection, and picking up in-house circulation.
  • Assists with proctoring student exams, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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


Why work at OCU? 

  • We offer a lively campus work environment and are proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package including: 
  1. Retirement plan with up to 5 percent employer match of base pay with employee contribution of 5 percent. 
  2. Choose from three medical plans as well as dental and vision coverage with generous university subsidized premium contributions. 
  3. Flexible spending (medical and dependent care) and health savings account (if eligible). 
  4. Up to 15.5 paid holidays per year including winter break, generous paid vacation and sick leave, additional limited paid leave availably for civic engagement (voting, jury duty), bereavement, inclement weather conditions, and more. 
  5. University-paid life and disability insurance. 
  • Visit the university cafeteria for all you can eat meals for a discounted staff/faculty cost. 
  • Employees may use the on-campus fitness center at no cost. 
  • Employees may attend athletic events at no cost. Other performing arts event tickets may be discounted. 
  • Education assistance including tuition remission covering 100% tuition and fees for employee’s taking up to six credit hours per semester (upon eligibility), 75% tuition remission for employees taking master’s level courses. 100% remission for an employee’s qualifying dependent (child and/or spouse) to take unlimited undergraduate classes and 75% for graduate classes. Tuition exchange program offering scholarship awards to qualifying child dependents for participating institutions. 
  • Staff are encouraged to use 60 minutes of wellness time to engage in on-campus activities each week. 
  • Summer hours (Monday through Thursday, 8 am – 5.30 pm) from mid-May through late July. 

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications is $26,582-28,000

Required Experience

  • Associate’s Degree in Library Technology or Bachelor’s Degree in another field.
  • One year of library experience required (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, CV or Resume, List of Professional References

Benefit Eligibility

Available at full-time university rates