Under the general direction of the Director, Bibliographic Services and Collection Management, the Head of Acquisitions and E-Resources Management 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 troubleshooting access problems and shares link maintenance activities with the Law Library’s cataloging section. Supervises a staff of four FTE. Communicates with external providers, including publishers, vendors and content providers, with a view to ensuring timely access to materials. The Head of Acquisitions and E-Resources Management 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.
Applications must include:
Cover Letter - describing qualifications and experience.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. detailing education and relevant experience.
References - Names and contact information for three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor; contact information only.
Candidates applying by August 20, 2018 will be given first consideration for this position.
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).
At least four or more years of experience working in a law library with both print and electronic legal materials.
Experience with acquisitions, including serial, monographic and electronic legal materials.
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.
Effective written and oral communication skills.
Strong analytical skills.
Ability to work in a collaborative and supportive manner.
Strong service philosophy.
Prior experience working with an electronic resources management system.
At least three years or more of experience managing an acquisitions section.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: JPF03938
About UCLA Law Library
The Law Library is one of the larger professional school libraries on campus. It currently has a staff of 17 librarians and 13 staff personnel, as well as many part-time student employees. It contains over 600,000 bound volumes and documents and over 30,000 microforms. The administration of the Law Library is headed by the Law Library Director, who reports to the Dean of the School of Law. The day-to-day functions of the Library have been divided into four sections: Reference and Research Services, Scholarship Support and Research Assistant Program, Bibliographic Services and Collection Management, and Access and Information Services. The Bibliographic Services department staff have extensive interaction with the other departments of the Law Library, and also interact with faculty, students and other Law School personnel. In cooperation with the University Library system, the Law Library is heavily involved in automation with acquisitions and cataloging functions handled through the Voyager system. The Law Library has a beautiful facility that opened in the fall of 1998.