Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian; UCLA School of Law; Los Angeles

Position Duties

Under the general direction of the Director, Bibliographic Services and Collection Management, the Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for and oversees all acquisitions processes for the Law Library’s print and electronic resources, taking the lead role in managing publisher/vendor licenses and access to electronic information resources. Has primary responsibility for link maintenance and troubleshooting access problems. Coordinates in this area with the Law Library’s cataloging section as necessary. Supervises a staff of three FTE, and maintains and manages access to the Law Library’s electronic resources through UCLA’s electronic resource management (ERM) tool. Communicates with external providers, including publishers, vendors and content providers, with a view to ensuring timely access to materials. The Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian assists the Director, Bibliographic Services in tracking the expenditures of the Law Library’s book budget and works with the acquisitions staff to resolve complex problems relating to those expenditures.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences OR significant graduate-level coursework toward such a degree OR equivalent education and experience (subject expertise combined with professional library education and/or experience),
  • Two or more years experience working in a law library with both print and electronic legal materials,
  • Experience with acquisitions, including serial, monographic and electronic resources,
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience,
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging, classification and discovery tools, including OCLC,
  • Ability to multitask, set priorities and complete tasks in a rapidly changing environment,
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Strong analytical skills,
  • Demonstrated evidence of initiative and flexibility,
  • Sound technology experience and skills,
  • Strong service philosophy,
  • Ability to work collegially and as a leader with library colleagues, and
  • Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion of librarians.

To Apply
Applications must include:

  • a cover letter describing qualifications and experience;
  • a current resume/vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and
  • names and contact information for three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

Candidates applying by February 6, 2015 will be given first consideration for this position. For the full position announcement, and information on how to apply online, please visit:

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