Thursday, September 25, 2014

MN Job posting: Acquisitions Coordinator

Augsburg College invites applicants for the position of Interim
Acquisitions Coordinator.  The Coordinator performs the procurement
function for library materials in all formats so that students and faculty
have access to current relevant library resources.

The interim position begins October 15 with a three-week training period of
10 hours per week and continues for one to three months at 20 hours per
week.  The successful applicant will be invited and encouraged to apply for
the regular position of Acquisitions Coordinator.  That position is 0.875
FTE (35 hours per week) with full benefits included.

The ideal candidate will possess the ability to pay attention to details,
be accurate, be skillful with numbers, follow established procedures, work
independently, solve problems, and multi-task.  The successful candidate
will have experience with library and vendor online databases used for
ordering and managing library materials.  The candidate should have an
understanding of online accounting systems which help manage finances.

Primary Responsibilities
Orders all library resources:  pre-searches, transmits, receives, and
processes invoices of orders.

Downloads library records from OCLC cataloging database into III
acquisitions database.

Enters vendor, cost, and selector information into III database and assigns
fund accounts.

Submits invoices to Administrative Accounting Office and monitors,
troubleshoots, and balances library account in the College?s computer
financial system (Agresso).

Supervises students who assist in acquisitions functions.

About Augsburg College
Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, offers more than 50
undergraduate majors and 9 graduate degrees to approximately 3,600 students
of diverse backgrounds. With a student/faculty ratio of 15:1, the college
focuses on close personal interaction with faculty and experiential
education opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg
education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional
studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped
by its urban and global settings.  For more information consult the
following URL

Application Process
To apply, please submit a *resume or CV* and a *cover letter* through our
online application. Application deadline is October 6, 2014.

Augsburg is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the
basis of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, race,
age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected
class. Successful candidates will have demonstrated abilities working in an
academic community committed to intentional diversity. Candidates are thus
encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate these

Required Experience
Associates degree in Library Information Technology or BA/BS and one year of related experience required.

Strong communication skills required: speaking, writing, and listening.

Required computer skills:  Excel, Word.

Required skills/abilities:  attention to detail, accuracy, skill with
numbers, following established procedures, working independently,
problem-solving, multi-tasking.

Experience/knowledge of OCLC preferred.

Familiarity with library catalogs and basic searching (III or other catalog
vendor) preferred.

Familiarity with publishers and their ordering processes preferred.

Additional Requirement
During training period of 3 weeks, availability for 10 hours per week
between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday?Friday.  During
remainder of interim period, availability for 20 hours per week between the
hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday?Friday.

For additional information and to apply, please go to