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SUNY Oneonta Acquisitions and Collections Management Assistant in Oneonta, New York

The James M. Milne Library at the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Oneonta invites applications for the position of Acquisitions and Collections Management Assistant. The Acquisitions Assistant is a 12-month professional staff position in the Bibliographic and Digital Services department, reporting to the Head of Bibliographic and Digital Services.
The Acquisitions and Collections Management Assistant works closely with both the Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian and the Head of Bibliographic and Digital Services regarding academic department monograph allocations and deadlines, the purchasing of materials from the library monograph budget, with regards to damaged library materials, and the re-ordering of lost or damaged library materials.
The Acquisitions Assistant will participate in activities that contribute to professional growth, including library committees and teams, college committees, and attending presentations, training sessions, and webinars.
SUNY Oneonta is a public college in central New York, enrolling about 6,500 students who pursue bachelor’s or master’s degrees or certificates in one of 60-plus academic programs. Known as an exemplary residential campus that values inclusion, service and sustainability, SUNY Oneonta is a nurturing community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially, and live purposefully.
The College is located in the City of Oneonta, nestled in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains about a four-hour drive from New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia. With a population just shy of 14,000, Oneonta is one of the top 20 picturesque small towns in America, according to Microsoft News. The natural beauty of the region is breathtaking year round. Each season offers outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, boating, swimming, and skiing. Employees give SUNY Oneonta high marks for work/life balance, management, and culture. The College’s rating is 4.5 with one recent review noting that it’s the people that make SUNY Oneonta so special.
Milne Library employs 25.5 full-time staff members and is a dynamic, user-centered library that offers comprehensive scholarly collections, a variety of information services, and beautifully-renovated study and research facilities. To learn more about the College and the Library, please visit and

Responsibilities of the position include:
• Receiving all requests for new monographic library acquisitions from academic departmental faculty and librarians.
• Coordinating ordering, receiving and processing of new materials and verifying that bibliographic information and pricing of titles requested is accurate.
• Making decisions on where, how and what format to order based on the library’s collection development policies.
• Utilizing networked Library management systems for monographic acquisitions.
• Serving as the primary contact person for monographic vendors.
• Communicating with stakeholders and troubleshooting to resolve issues and questions with order requests and materials.
• Managing the monographic budget.
• Creating lists of titles purchased for all academic departments.
• Performing minor repairs of damaged books as necessary and ordering replacement materials for books that cannot be repaired based on availability, cost and circulation statistics.
• Creating reports for statistical purposes.
• Other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications: bachelor’s degree; experience working in a library; ability to work as a member of a team.
Preferred: demonstrated knowledge or experience in acquisitions and collection development procedures; familiarity with the Alma/Primo library management system; demonstrated proficiency with commonly used Microsoft Office programs, specifically Excel spreadsheets; experience working with and serving diverse populations.
To apply online go to: Please upload a resume and letter of interest. Contact information for three professional references is required.

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