Acquisitions Specialist, Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

Job Summary

Under general supervision of the Director of Collections Strategy & Discovery this position contributes to the fulfillment of the Acquisitions and Electronic unit functions, in addition to contributing to the overall services and programs of IR&RS and Kennedy Library. Primary responsibilities include handling library acquisitions processing from ordering library materials; receiving and processing materials in the library management system and preparing them for use; verifying accuracy of materials received against orders placed; monitoring acquisition expenditures and processing vendor invoices for payment; troubleshooting acquisitions related problems with vendors; and compiling expenditures for annual statistics and audit reports. This position also supports related IR&RS activities including bibliographic searching, verification, and editing; and supporting catalog record maintenance activities.

Department Summary

The Robert E. Kennedy Library is nationally recognized for its distinction in engaging the students and faculty of the Cal Poly university community. While integrating traditional library resources and services with digital tools and platforms, the library continuously experiments to adapt its services, programs, and spaces to meet the evolving academic programs, research interests, and needs of the university community. Annual visits exceed 1.5 million.

Key Qualifications

  • Demonstrated expertise or knowledge of automated academic library, acquisitions, and electronic resources management programs, online resources, databases, and systems, especially the Acquisitions and Resource Management workflows in the library resource management system, as well as link resolver, authentication, and electronic data exchange (EDI) software, to perform assigned duties, technical work and/or assist patrons.
  • Thorough understanding of the concepts and issues related to the lifecycles of both print and electronic resource acquisition, management and discovery.

Education and Experience

High School or Equivalent certification plus two to three years of related library and/or clerical experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

How to apply

To apply, visit to complete the required online staff application.

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