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Acquisitions Technician II - Library Service & Quality Improvement

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 28, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Library & Information Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Drexel

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Drexel University is a world-class, comprehensive R1 research institution and a global leader in experiential education. Serving as the cornerstone of experiential learning at Drexel, our renowned cooperative education program , also known as co-op, enables students to gain up to 18 months of work experience and build an impressive résumé before they graduate that will set them apart from their peers. For more than 100 years, Drexel co-op has positioned students to learn directly from the experts and visionaries shaping the professional world. Our program partners with more than 1,700 employers from around the globe, ranging from Fortune 500 companies and emerging startups to innovative nonprofits and government agencies.

In addition, Drexel has committed to becoming the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics. Drexel supports engagement along three dimensions: research and academic programs that directly benefit communities, public service by students, faculty and staff, and business practices that support equitable local and regional economic development. Drexel’s engagement is long-term and multigenerational, and is fundamental to the University’s mission, heritage, and future.

Job Summary

The Technician orders materials in all formats, including print and electronic. The Technician assists in the management of daily acquisitions operations with primary responsibility for the flow of materials, including placing, receiving, verifying, and organizing orders.

Essential Functions

Order materials in all formats (print, electronic, audiovisual, etc.) through ProQuest, Amazon, and other providers using Drexel University Procurement tools and policies.

Proactively monitor status of ordered materials and communicate with vendor representatives as needed

Process orders for course reserves requests through reserves management system; create rush orders as needed

Establish initial bibliographic records at point of order

Maintain accurate acquisitions records, working closely with the DUL finance team to ensure timely invoicing

Receive (and claim, if applicable) print serials and books, audiovisual materials, and other physical resources

Other responsibilities may include:
  • Assist in providing proactive and responsive maintenance of online resource access points and holdings data
  • Assist with physical processing of collection materials (spine labels, barcodes, security strips, etc.); repairing damaged materials; and preparing, shipping, and receiving materials for the bindery (primarily print journals)
  • Assist in withdrawing and discarding deselected collection materials along with selectors and other staff
  • Schedule, train, and direct DUL student workers
  • Serve as Manager on Duty at DUL service desks, overseeing the functioning of the service desk and handling a variety of situations related to access, facilities, and circulation
  • Monitor and respond to client queries via online Library Assistance chat
  • Serve as a member of Libraries' Essential Services on-site team
Required Qualifications
  • A minimum of an Associate’s Degree or Equivalent
  • One year Experience
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Possess initiative, attention to detail, and good judgment
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and adapt to new technologies
  • Experience with MS Office suite
  • Able to work effectively both independently and within a team environment in a dynamic matrixed work setting
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and welcoming work environment
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working in a library
  • Experience with library systems and applications such as Alma, Rialto, and Ares
  • Cataloging/metadata experience
Physical Demands
  • Typically sitting at a desk/table
  • Lifting 50lbs (less than or equal to)

University City

Additional Information

This position is classified as Non-Exempt with a salary grade of G. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Please review the Benefits Brochure for some information on our benefits offerings.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

Advertised:Sep 28 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:Oct 28 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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