Acquisitions Technician

Pratt Institute
New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Sep 25, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
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Full Time

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Acquisitions Technician

Pratt Institute

Pratt Institute is seeking a detail-oriented and energetic Acquisitions Technician to join the Technical Services Department of the Pratt Institute Libraries where they will play a critical role in the purchasing of new books and ebooks that are added to the library collections. Daily routines include ordering, receiving, and accounting for payment of library materials, performing copy cataloging of newly acquired materials, and responding to vendor and staff inquiries related to the department's acquisitions activities. The successful Acquisitions Technician will be relied upon to be a self-starter who is able to make independent decisions while also being an integral team player in the Libraries' technical services efforts.

This is an ideal position for applicants interested in developing a career in the library field. The successful candidate for this position will support the Pratt Institute Libraries' educational vision, demonstrating commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, educational support, and community values. If you can demonstrate knowledge of integrated library systems and workflows, can be relied upon to be a self-starter able to make independent decisions, and aid in developing and fostering a welcoming environment, then we want to hear from you!

The Pratt Institute Libraries support the research and education of approximately 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students across campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan. The Libraries provide research support to students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars pursuing teaching and learning in areas of art, design, architecture, information studies, writing, and other fields of academic inquiry and creative work.

Key Essential Duties include the following:
  • Searching vendor websites for requested titles and placing book orders
  • Maintain active communication with booksellers, subscription agents, and publishers
  • Process invoices, credits, check requisitions, and perform related bookkeeping
  • Verify bibliographic information and accuracy of invoices and items received
  • Select appropriate records from national databases to describe print books, e- books
  • Resolve claims and cancellations, and track status of outstanding orders
  • Participate in researching new vendors, software, and techniques to improve acquisition workflows
  • Work with the Serials Technician and Head of Technical Services to prepare annual serials renewals to insure uninterrupted service

Salary: $46,187 + benefits. This is an OPEIU Local 153-Technical position

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., flexible, evening and weekend hours as needed

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