Resource Sharing & Acquisitions Management Librarian
Iowa State University
The Iowa State University Library is currently accepting applications for a
Resource Sharing & Acquisitions Management Librarian (Librarian I). Reporting
to the head of the Acquisitions Department, this position will provide overall
leadership and vision in establishing goals, objectives, priorities, and
performance standards the Library's' Resource Sharing Program and acquisitions
The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating interlibrary loans;
document delivery; acquisition of library materials in all formats for long-
term or short-term purposes; electronic book management, to include
consortial, demand-driven and leasing arrangements; and areas where print and
electronic intersect (OCLC, Hathi Trust, Google Scholar, etc.) to develop
metrics for monographs withdrawal projects. Assists in continuing resource
management projects, including evaluation of unmediated ordering processes.
Other duties include providing oversight and guidance of resource sharing
activities and delivery of services, including interlibrary loan borrowing and
lending, document delivery, and other services such as commercial shipping,
billing and payments and acquisitions of highly-requested library materials.
Maintains awareness of interlibrary loan-specific software/hardware platforms
used nationally; recommends changes/upgrades as better products come on the
market; directs the implementation of new platforms, and provides staff
training on software and procedures. This requires working closely with the
Information Technology Division to manage, troubleshoot, and ensure access to
electronic resources. Ensures cross-program coordination and management of
staff involved in the implementation and delivery of content acquisition and
resource sharing services, with the Collection Development and Subject
The successful candidate will have the ability to interact effectively with
library staff and the university community; work both independently and
collaboratively in a rapidly changing team-based environment; and communicate
effectively (written and oral). The successful candidate will also possess the
ability to formulate and implement innovative approaches and solutions to
problems, communicate complex ideas to a wide range of audiences, and to speak
and write clearly, concisely, and persuasively. The candidate must also have a
strong commitment to public service.
Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited
program or an advanced degree supporting a specialized key program function.
Experience with resource sharing (Interlibrary loan/Document Delivery
Experience with monographs acquisitions.
Experience with electronic book management.
Project management experience.
Experience with SQL programming language, or relational and non-relational
database programs (i.e. Oracle, MS Access), or transforming data structures
using data conversion programs such as MARCEdit, or working with XML data
Experience in an academic or research library.
If you have questions regarding this vacancy, please email Hilary Deike at
[log in to unmask] or call 515-294-0443.
To ensure consideration, submit application by 4-26-2014.
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