Acquisitions Librarian and Access & Discovery Librarian – Pittsburgh, PA

Gumberg Library at Duquesne University is currently recruiting for two non-tenure track, faculty librarian positions to be a part of the newly created Collections and Metadata Services Department. We are searching for an Acquisitions Librarian and an Access & Discovery Librarian. These positions will provide exciting opportunities for professional growth while contributing to and shaping the future direction of this newly formed unit, as well as the library as a whole. They also reflect the Library’s and the University’s continued commitment to excellence through transforming its collections, services, facilities, and staffing.

Acquisitions Librarian
If you are a highly motivated, data-oriented and collaborative individual, please consider applying for the Acquisitions Librarian position. Reporting to the Assistant University Librarian for Collections & Metadata Services, the incumbent will lead the acquisition and licensing of information resources in all formats, including print monographs and serials, e-books, e-journals, streaming video, databases and other formats as they evolve. This individual will also oversee ordering, receiving, licensing, payment, and vendor relations. Other duties include serving on appropriate library, university, and external committees and working groups. The successful candidate will be excited to grow into this position while experimenting with redesigning workflows and proposing innovative approaches for using current systems fully. The candidate will be eager to assist in the creation of a work environment that fosters creativity and innovation to support the evolving climate of collection development and acquisitions. For the full job description and to apply please visit apply.interfolio.com50679/

Access & Discovery Librarian
If you are an innovative, technologically savvy, service-oriented person, the Access and Discovery Librarian position is for you. This position will provide leadership and support for optimizing access and discovery of the Libraries’ extensive electronic collections, including but not limited to databases, electronic journals, electronic books, and streaming media via the Library’s discovery system, link resolver, online catalog, and website. Reporting to the Assistant University Librarian for Collections & Metadata Services this position will play an integral role in the evolution, development, and implementation of new strategies relating to discovery and the user experience. The successful candidate will be motivated by challenges in a changing library landscape; will be energized by collaborative efforts; and will work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. For the full job description and to apply please visit

For both positions, incumbents will participate in continuing professional development, contribute to the professional literature, and activities of professional organizations in order to meet the library’s requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to research, professional development, and service. Review of applications will begin immediately for an anticipated July 2018 start date.


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