Resource Acquisitions Manager

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Library/Museum

Position Title: Resource Acquisitions Manager
Job Description:

The Arthur Lakes Library of Colorado School of Mines invites applications for the position of Resource Acquisitions Manager.


The Resource Acquisitions Manager oversees the strategies, processes and workflows of acquiring content in all formats for general and special collections of the Arthur Lakes Library. In collaboration with the Head of Collection Management Services, this role helps develop the vision and strategic goals for the acquisitions team. This role also works closely with the Electronic Resources Librarian to coordinate electronic resources licensing and access management. This position has a deep understanding of best practices and emerging trends in collections, procurement and scholarly publishing in academic research libraries. This individual actively engages with publishers, vendors, subscription agents, and consortia to acquire content and conducts ongoing evaluation of their services. In collaboration with colleagues across the University and content providers, this forward thinking position aligns acquisitions strategies with collection needs and available resources. The position develops innovative approaches and designs workflows to ensure that the library obtains resources in a timely, fiscally responsible, and effective manner ensuring compliance with Arthur Lakes Library’s licensing and financial principles and practices.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging issues, trends, workflows, business models and best practices in the changing landscape of library acquisitions,
  • General knowledge of library accounting and budget procedures, including the ability to perform calculations and create analytics reports in order to track and monitor vendor accounts and budgets
  • Advanced proficiency with Window-based software packages involving spreadsheets, databases, word processing and presentation applications
  • Experience in project planning, workflow development, and/or writing documentation
  • Demonstrated organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience developing productive vendor relationships
  • Experience hiring, training, assessing student employees
  • Knowledge of electronic resources lifecycle
  • Experience in one or more aspect of acquiring monographs and/or serials in various formats (e.g., electronic, print, etc.) via various methods (e.g., firm order, approval, standing order, subscription, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible, embrace ambiguity, adapt to change and successfully work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to identify problems, think creatively, and carry out solutions independently or as part of a group or team, particularly when several priorities arise at the same time
  • Ability to understand and evaluate new and emerging technologies, particularly those that could facilitate operational workflows
  • Experience using Ex Libris’ Alma LMS, particularly the Acquisitions and Serials module
  • Experience using GOBI Library Solutions’ GOBI system
Department Description:

The Library supports the information and educational needs of Mines, primarily in science and engineering, and provides technical information to the regional community. The Library is staffed by 10 faculty librarians and 11 paraprofessionals. More information on the Library can be found at

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit a letter of application and résumé addressing the position’s required and preferred qualifications; a copy of unofficial transcripts; and the names, contact information of three professional references

Total Rewards:

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance.  Part of Mines’ mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming.  For more information visit:

Background Investigation Required: Yes

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