Description Gustavus Adolphus College is one of the nation's leading private liberal arts colleges serving over 2,200 students. The College aspires to be a community of persons from diverse backgrounds who respect and affirm the dignity of all people. Known for its strong science, writing, music, athletics, study-away, and service-learning programs, Gustavus is located on a scenic 340-acre hill in St. Peter, Minnesota only one hour southwest of the Twin Cities.
JOB SUMMARY: The Acquisitions Manager & Cataloging Specialist is a member of the Access Services Department. This department is charged with providing leadership, management of a library sub-system, and day-to-day oversight of several of the library's primary functionsincluding identifying, selecting, acquiring, organizing, providing convenient access to, and managing library content and resources.
*This position is full-time, 10.5 month, 40hpw, and exempt (salaried)* Anticipated state date is July 15, 2021. Review of applications will begin on June 1st and continue until the position is filled.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for sourcing print materials, DVDs, audiovisual materials, e-books, streaming content, monograph series, and recordings (5,000+ items) within budget and fiscal calendar constraints and in close consultation with faculty stakeholders and subject librarians.
Manages the process of receiving, processing new assets; in collaboration with Metadata and ILS Manager making assets discoverable locally and internationally using evolving national metadata standards.
Manages and monitors acquisition budgets for all materials in collaboration with faculty and subject librarians. Ensures fiscal responsibility for a large acquisitions budget ($312,000+) that includes multiple endowed budget lines, restricted and unrestricted.
Provides training, oversight, and problem solving to other library staff related to the acquisitions module.
Oversees the receiving of all materials; and prepares them for cataloging and processing; performs initial cataloging.
Establishes and maintains effective relationships with vendors and publishers; negotiates discounts and licensing terms; maintains vendor database ordering systems.
Manages student employees, including hiring, training, supervision, evaluation and disciplinary actions; mentors students and provides references for graduate school and future employment.
Creates processes and identifies project management for grant-funded subject collections or other special projects.
Manages and provides stewardship for library gifts and endowments related to collections, including Friends of the Library-Gustavus Library Associates. Evaluates inquiries about gifts?in?kind or donations for library collections.
Manages the acquisitions, claims and maintenance of continuation publications.
Manages complex data transfers and upgrades during platform migrations.
Develops data sets, gathers and analyzes statistics and prepares annual reports for institutional use and for national statistical reporting.
Maintains monthly and annual statistics, produces budget summaries and prepares both customized reports and annual reports, and manages the fiscal year end rollover.
Fosters innovation and growth for the library by pursuing professional development opportunities and by building and maintaining collegial relationships with library employees at peer institutions.
Engages in library planning and program development; contributes to internal committees; oversees budget priorities as determined by committee's charge and library administration's allotment.
Capacity to work with foreign language materials (including items to purchase, vendors, websites, invoices, etc. in several different foreign languages);
Demonstrated supervisory skills;
Strong human relations and organizational skills;
Strong oral and written communication skills;
Willingness and ability to fully participate in a flexible, team-oriented setting while showing individual initiative and self-direction;
Willingness to take leadership role in supporting the mission of the Library and College.
PREFERRED: Previous experience in purchasing or similar work; familiarity with library acquisitions processes and integrated library systems.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Ability to lift and move heavy boxes and mail containers; ergonomic stresses associated with working several hours per day at a computer workstation; ability to adapt to change while meeting the goals for the college and library community.
Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process on our website, www.gustavus.edu/humanresources/employment to complete the online application. A complete application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.
Contact information for three (3) references
Gustavus Adolphus College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.
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Gustavus Adolphus College seeks employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equip students to lead purposeful lives, and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education. We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in heritage and pluralism. We engage in this work at a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students.