Monday, April 04, 2011

Acquisitions Librarian: University of Florida, Gainseville, FL

The University of Florida - The George A. Smathers Libraries and the Acquisitions Department seeks a creative, innovative, and service-oriented individual to serves as Associate Chair and assists the Acquisitions Department Chair to establish strategic goals for the department, and manages the daily operations and functions of procuring resources and materials in a variety of formats to build the libraries’ collections and support its mission. The Associate Chair/Acquisitions Librarian conducts ongoing analysis of existing workflows; then creates initiatives and develops online tools to improve methods and procedures for acquiring resources in a timely, cost-effective method. This position is instrumental in coordinating the acquisition and access of e-book content and assists the department chair in developing and managing demand-driven collection building efforts, including shared e-book plans. The Associate Chair/Acquisitions Librarian routinely works with staff from departments within the division as well as selectors and staff across the University to develop interdepartmental projects, reporting, and initiatives. Organizes and leads departmental training to develop technical services competencies, and serves as department training liaison for acquisitions functions carried out by staff and faculty external to the Acquisitions Department. The Acquisitions Librarian will partner with librarians from the State University Libraries (SUL) and other library consortia, Florida Center for Library Automation (FCLA), and cooperative partnerships to conduct acquisitions and collection management projects; and, will serve on state and national library committees.

The complete vacancy announcement and application instructions are available at:

We would appreciate your help in circulating the position vacancy announcement.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Tina L. Pruitt, Office Assistant
Human Resources Office
George A. Smathers Libraries
PO Box 117024
Gainesville, FL 32611