Coordinator of Monograph and Automated Acquisitions

Position Announcement 

Texas A&M University Libraries seeks a creative and dynamic professional to join the Texas A&M University Libraries as the Coordinator of Monograph and Automated Acquisitions.  This is an academic appointment carrying full faculty status and responsibilities for scholarly activities and/or professional service to meet both the Libraries’ and the University’s requirements for promotion. The appointment may be as a tenure-track/tenured position or a clinical (non-tenure track) position, depending on the successful candidate’s professional interest, scholarship engagement, and professional service.  

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries through the Director of Collection Development and Acquisitions Services and Associate Dean for Information Services, the Coordinator of Monograph and Automated Acquisitions is responsible for the planning, managing, supervising, and evaluating all one-time acquisitions in all formats.  With a patron-centric philosophy and a budget of $2.1 million dollars for one-time purchases, the unit acquires materials from all over the world both in print and electronic format.

Responsibilities include:  supervises staff and students who coordinate with other librarians and library units involved in making the Libraries’ resources available to its patrons; administers Voyager/FOLIO’s Acquisitions applications and requires the monitoring and enhancement of each fiscal year’s ledger, evaluating budget expenditures, quality control of invoices and vendors records, as well as file management to and from vendors in the form of EDI invoicing and MARC records transfers; manages operational activities related to e-books and cataloging outsourcing to ensure that bibliographic records are accessible in the online public catalog; troubleshoots access and upgrade issues related to ebooks; provides leadership and manages change in an evolving technical services environment; supports and promotes the Libraries’ and Texas A&M University’s shared vision and values; engages in professional service and research (if applicable) activities at a level consistent with rank and progress toward promotion and tenure (if applicable); other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Master’s degree (or international equivalent)
  • At least 2 years of supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of approval plans and other types of academic library business models
  • Demonstrated evidence of detail-oriented and organization skills
  • Familiarity with integrated library system functions for technical services
  • Experience managing projects or operational activities
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively, independently, and collaboratively
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and teamwork skills complemented by the ability to take initiative
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing customer service
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population

Desired Qualifications:

  • Awareness of the open source Library Management System FOLIO
  • Demonstrated experience in negotiating with vendors and publishers
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues related to contract and license interpretation, including fair use and copyright

The Libraries:

In an effort to provide relevant customer service in an ever-changing environment, the Texas A&M University Libraries is developing a core culture representing flexibility, innovation and risk-taking.  In addition, the Libraries recognize the value in creating a culture that draws from the richness and strength reflected in the diversity of our state and our nation and has created an actionable Diversity Plan.

The Libraries currently rank 8th in materials expenditures ($23.6 million) and 4th in ongoing expenditures ($16.6 million) among all ARL libraries. Additionally, the Libraries typically rank near the top 10 for starting librarian salaries among ARL U.S. Public Academic Libraries. Currently the staffing includes 242 individuals which includes 75 librarians holding faculty status

The University:

Founded in 1876 as a land-grant institution, Texas A&M University is the sixth largest university in the nation. The signature Aggie Spirit captures and embodies the university’s traditions and core values: Excellence, Integrity, Leadership, Loyalty, Respect, and Selfless Service.  The university has an enrollment of more than 63,000 students and 2,800 instructional faculty. Based on Vision 2020, the institution’s goal is to become a premier, tier-one research university and to be ranked among the top 10 public universities nationwide by 2020.

The Community:

Texas A&M is located in Bryan-College Station, a friendly community where the ubiquitous “howdy” greets friends and newcomers alike. The community boasts excellent medical facilities, live entertainment and the arts, fine-to-casual dining, outdoor recreation, a local airport, and a low cost of living, as well as easy proximity to Austin and Houston. Additionally, Texas residents enjoy the benefit of having no state or local income tax.

Salary/Benefits/Rank: Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; minimum starting salary will be $53,500. Excellent benefits include health plan and paid life insurance; several retirement plans including TIAA; paid holidays and vacation; no state or local income tax. Funding is available for professional travel and development activities.

Applications: Applications received by August 12, 2018 will be given first consideration.  The letter of application should address the responsibilities, qualifications, and experiences listed for the position.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer, TAMU Libraries is committed to employing quality faculty who will enhance the rich diversity of our academic community. In that regard, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who are representative of the state’s diversity.

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