Wellesley College seeks an experienced, collaborative, and service-oriented Acquisitions Specialist to shares responsibility for the ordering and acquisition of materials for the Wellesley College Library collections. The Acquisitions Specialist plays a key role in monitoring and spending the Library’s materials budget using the College’s financial system and other software programs.
Wellesley College is a private, nonprofit liberal arts college for women founded in 1870. With its rich mix of print and online resources, the Library provides access to one of the finest undergraduate collections in the country. Key responsibilities As a member of the Library Collections team, assist in the acquisitions process which includes, but is not limited to, researching order requests, placing orders with appropriate vendors, monitoring order status, and monitoring spend levels in a large and complex fund structure.
Collaborate with selectors, other Library Collections staff, and library users to determine most appropriate library purchases within the framework of local policies and procedures.
Maintain accuracy of fund accounts in the College’s online system by the accurate assignment of funds to orders to comply with fund allocations and restrictions on fund use by subject or format. Process and approve invoices for payment in accordance with College-wide standards.
Manage several DDA/EBA programs, approval plans, and standing orders. Collaborate with the Database Maintenance Specialist to maintain accurate holdings of ebook collections in the library catalog.
Oversee the physical processing of materials for which processing is not outsourced.
Minimum of two years’ related library experience
Solid experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
Knowledge of and experience with online vendor systems, especially GOBI
General knowledge of accounting and budget procedures
Familiarity with integrated library systems
Ability to evaluate and learn new software to meet departmental needs
Demonstrated strong service orientation, with excellent oral and written communication, organization, and problem-solving skills
Experience with Demand-Driven and Evidence-Based Acquisitions programs Familiarity with Workday
Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years women who are committed to making a difference. Every year, some 2,400 of the world's top undergraduate women are challenged to exceed their own highest personal and intellectual expectations. The mastery Wellesley graduates demonstrate across the professional and vocational spectrum, and the influence they wield, whether in their own communities or on the world stage is testament to a singularly empowering undergraduate experience. Wellesley's lively academic community places a high value on rigorous, probing inquiry, and creative, cross-discipline thinking. Its collaborative approach to scholarship encourages students to question, debate, and refine their points of view, not only with each other, but with our world-class faculty, often by working directly with them on groundbreaking projects. A Wellesley education fosters the highest standard of readiness for the real world in its graduates, in terms... of ability to think, act, and contribute meaningfully and effectively in their chosen areas of interest.