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Acquisitions Librarian

Arizona State University Libraries
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 17, 2022
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Acquisitions Librarian


ASU Library seeks an enthusiastic early career professional to join our Acquisitions and Accounting team in providing essential services to connect our researchers and learners with the collections resources they need to succeed. Reporting to the senior Acquisitions Librarian and Team Lead, Acquisitions and Accounting, this position coordinates and maintains core acquisitions functions, including: bibliographic searching, ordering, receiving, invoice processing, and canceling and claiming of collection materials in all formats. The Acquisitions Librarian also monitors budget lines, creates reports, analyzes statistical data regarding acquisitions operations, and serves as an acquisitions liaison to a variety of Library personnel, other ASU departments, and vendors as assigned. This librarian contributes to team governance and general management activities, and will be supported in developing enhanced professional knowledge and skills relevant to acquisitions librarianship. The Acquisitions Librarian fulfills the responsibilities expected of Academic Professionals on Continuing Appointment track, including accomplishments concerning position effectiveness, professional contributions, and service.

A center of energy, imagination and innovation, the ASU Library is home to eight library facilities across four ASU campus locations – providing students and faculty access to millions of information resources, world-class collections, outstanding study spaces, advanced data centers and a suite of makerspaces. Serving as a critical gateway to ASU’s research and knowledge enterprise, the ASU Library works to collaborate, educate and innovate across disciplines, communities and technologies, while leveraging key research, learning and engagement opportunities that are unique to ASU. A strong supporter of student success and a critical partner in realizing the New American University mission of access, excellence and impact, the ASU Library is a space of potentiality, out of which many futures can be built and of which none are excluded. More information about the library can be found at





  • Master’s degree in library and/or information science from an American Library Association accredited program
  • A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to social justice, diversity, equity and/or inclusion will advance ASU Library’s commitment to inclusive excellence.



  • Professional or paraprofessional acquisitions experience in a library
  • Experience with project management
  • Experience with automated acquisitions, library services platforms and/or integrated library systems
  • Experience ordering materials using online sources
  • Familiarity with current literature on publishing trends, including electronic resources and out-of-print markets.
  • Demonstrated problem solving and/or analytical skills
  • Supervisory and/or training experience
  • Working knowledge of one or more languages other than English


Salary and Rank: This is a continuing track Academic Professional position; Assistant/Associate Librarian and salary dependent upon experience.

 Application Procedures: This is a paperless search; only electronic materials will be accepted. To apply, please submit electronically to the following A cover letter, comprehensive vita or resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 recent professional references. No paper applications, faxes or emails will be accepted.

The applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at: Application deadline is December 5, 2022 Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool.   Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until position is filled.

Other Information: Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. For more information regarding ASU, visit our website: For more information about the Phoenix metropolitan area, please visit

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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