Job Posting: Acquisitions & Resource Management Librarian, The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library seeks a creative, dynamic and innovative Acquisitions & Resource Management Librarian.


Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Information & Research Services, the Acquisitions & Resource Management Librarian is responsible for managing the Library’s approval and Demand Driven Acquisitions (DDA) plans, including reviewing and making decisions on liaison librarians’ purchase requests and making adjustments as needed. This position is responsible for working with vendors to acquire resources for the Library, including managing deposit accounts, overseeing licensing of electronic resources, establishing procedures and policies associated with the acquisitions process, establishing relationships with vendors, and managing the materials donation process for the Library, serving as primary contact. The Acquisitions & Resource Management Librarian also participates in collection development and analysis initiatives, creating reports and compiling statistics about the Library’s collections for internal and external stakeholders.


The Acquisitions & Resource Management Librarian performs original cataloging and classification of library materials using the National Library of Medicine (NLM) schema; oversees copy cataloging of library materials; establishes procedures for cataloging library materials; keeps abreast of current trends in professional cataloging rules and standards, training library staff in adoption of these standards; oversees electronic resource activation and management; manages licensing for electronic resources; establishes procedures related to managing electronic resources in the Library’s integrated library system (ILS); and supervises 2.0 FTE of classified staff.



As a member of the Library Faculty, the Acquisitions & Resource Management Librarian participates in planning, policy formation, and decision-making relating to library services, collections, and technologies. This position requires scholarship and service that contributes to the effectiveness of the Library, the University, and the profession, including teaching in educational programs such as the Interprofessional Initiative and others as appropriate.



Position Conditions/Qualifications:

Required: Accredited graduate degree in an appropriate discipline (library and information science or related area); experience with library budgets; broad experience with original and copy cataloging of diverse library resources; experience working with library consortia in collection management; supervisory experience; experience with placing orders for library materials; strong customer service orientation; excellent oral, written, analytical and interpersonal communication skills; evidence of initiative and flexibility; attention to detail and strong analytical skills; self-motivation with demonstrated ability to work independently and as a contributing member of a team;  record of scholarship, teaching, and/or active membership in professional organizations.



Preferred: 2 years’ experience in an academic health sciences library; understanding of NLM classification and Medical Subject Headings; strong knowledge of the Resource Description and Access cataloging standard; experience with ExLibris’s Alma library system; membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP).



The Institution:



Oregon Health & Science University is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center and is made up of the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Public Health; College of Pharmacy; numerous Centers and Institutes; OHSU Healthcare; and related programs. The OHSU Library, the largest health sciences library in Oregon, serves the faculty, staff, and students of OHSU, as well as health professionals and residents of the State of Oregon.



The Information & Research Services Department is responsible for the public services and collections activities in the Library. Liaison Librarians provide services to the departments, centers and schools at OHSU, and in the community. Liaisons reach out to and foster active communication and collaboration with constituents in their liaison areas. The Access Services staff triage library users’ information needs to the appropriate library staff member, whether the users’ first point of contact is an on-site service desk, or by telephone or email. Working with library staff and OHSU users, the Collection Management staff acquire and catalog resources and facilitate access to the Library’s collections.



Rank and Salary: This is a faculty position with a 12 month appointment at the level of Assistant Professor. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, minimum $50,000.



Applications and Nominations: To apply please visit , and search for position IRC50570. Applications should include a resume, a letter of introduction, and contact information for three references. Screening of applications will commence immediately and continue until filled.



OHSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. Applicants with disabilities can request reasonable accommodation by contacting the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148.


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