Acquisitions Librarian — Tenure Track Faculty

California State University Fullerton Pollak Library is seeking a collaborative, innovative librarian with a background in acquisitions who is creative, technologically adept and service oriented. The position oversees and coordinates the operations and processing phases of ordering, receiving and paying for resources in all formats for the Pollak Library.


The Acquisitions Librarian will provide leadership for new approaches for the acquisition and management of information resources in all formats; establish policies and procedures associated with ordering, receiving, and payment activities; monitor vendor contacts; and manage the acquisitions functions in library systems. The position provides strategic leadership and coordinates the day-to-day acquisitions activities of library staff. The candidate will serve on department, library, and campus committees. This is a tenure track position, and this librarian will be expected to meet promotion and tenure requirements, including taking part in scholarly and professional activities.

The successful candidate will:

Provide oversight of acquisitions processes for materials in all formats along with the accompanying fiscal responsibilities

Provide leadership, expertise, and coordination for acquisitions duties assigned to the unit.

Communicate with external providers, including publishers, vendors, content providers and technology suppliers.

Oversee the administrative operations of the vendor selection system (GOBI) and subscription management (OttoSerials) systems

Oversee the operation of the Library’s acquisitions and fund management functions in library systems

Collaborate with librarians and staff throughout the Collection and Processing Services Unit, which includes collection development, cataloging, and electronic resource maintenance functions.

Work collaboratively with the Collection Development Librarian to maintain and improve the Library’s approval plan and demand-driven-acquisition programs.

Qualifications Required:

Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an ALA- accredited institution or equivalent institution by the time of appointment.

At least two (2) years of relevant library acquisitions experience.

Strong leadership and project management skills and the ability to work both independently and collegially in an exciting, demanding and rapidly changing environment.

Evidence of interest in professional and scholarly activities.

Well-developed analytical, organizational and communications skills (oral, written, and interpersonal).

Ability and willingness to work in a team environment and on projects with other units of the library.

Ability to interact effectively in a multicultural environment with co-workers, library users, discipline faculty, and the wider campus community.


Three (3) or more years experience coordinating an acquisitions department in an academic or research library

Experience with electronic resource acquisition in a consortia environment

Rank & Salary:

The position will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian, tenure-track. Salary range will be from $57,060 to $65,000 commensurate with rank, experience and qualifications. Excellent comprehensive benefits are available and include health/vision/dental plans; defined benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities; spouse/domestic partner/dependent fee-waiver as well as access to campus child-care and an affordable housing program. For a detailed description of benefits, go to

Appointment Date:

February 3, 2015

Application Deadline:

For full consideration, all application materials should be received by December 1, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.

Application Procedure

A complete on-line application/resume must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: click on “University Employment”, select “Faculty Opportunities”, then click on “Search” to view all job listings or type in 7428BR in the “AutoReqId” section to bring up the position and upload the following materials: 1) a letter of application 2) resume 3) names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references

For questions about the position, please contact: (657) 278-2714 or e-mail

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Cal State Fullerton is an Equal Opportunity/Title IX/503/504/VEVRA/ADA Employer



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