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University of Arkansas

Acquisitions & Serials Librarian



$45,000.00 - $50,000.00


Full Time

On Site


Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a metropolitan research university that provides an accessible, quality education through flexible learning and unparalleled internship opportunities. At UA Little Rock, we prepare our more than 8,900 students to be innovators and responsible leaders in their fields. Committed to its metropolitan research university mission, UA Little Rock is a driving force in Little Rock's thriving cultural community and a major component of the city and state's growing profile as a regional leader in research, technology transfer, economic development, and job creation.

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Acquisitions & Serials Librarian works under the supervision of the Associate Dean for Information and Technology Services and Law Library Director. This is a full-time, tenure-track position that is responsible for maintaining all vendor accounts and processing payments, overseeing entry and tracking of supplier information, invoicing, and payments, and monitoring budgets and producing reports. This position evaluates and manages the physical collection and manages the library's electronic resources. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.


Required Education and/or Experience:

  • A Masters of Library Science degree or equivalent from an ALA accredited library school.

Preferred Education and/or Experience:

  • Preference may be given to applicants who have a J.D.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining all vendor accounts and processing payments;

  • Maintains records for UALR, Pulaski County, and foundation accounts;

  • Oversees entry and tracking of supplier information, invoicing, and payments in Workday and in WMS Acquisitions module;

  • Monitors library budgets and produces financial and statistical reports, including forecasting;

  • Evaluates and manages the physical library collection, recommending purchases and cancellations;

  • Recommends and plots shifts of physical collections as needed;

  • Manages the library’s electronic resources, creating and maintaining records in WMS License Manager;

  • Manages print serials, supervising the check-in, claiming, binding, and weeding;

  • Under the supervision of the Director of the Law Library and in conjunction with other librarians, participates in outreach to faculty, students, and attorneys;

  • Participates in librarian meetings and the library collection development selection process;

  • Participates in faculty meetings and serves on law school and university committees as assigned;

  • Participates in regional and national professional associations and relevant user groups;

  • Supervises a one-half time serials & special collections assistant and a one-third time technical services coordinator;

  • Other duties as assigned, including developing Research Guides and participating in the Reference Desk rotation serving students, faculty, administrators, and patrons.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Basic knowledge of cataloging and metadata principles, as well as MARC, RDA and OCLC record structures;

  • Experience with technologies such as computer operating systems, database software, websites, proxy servers, etc;

  • Familiarity with one or more integrated library systems. Familiarity with OCLC WorldShare Management (WMS) or similar integrated library systems is preferred;

  • Familiarity with legal materials and using electronic databases such as Westlaw and LexisNexis;

  • Strong organizational skills are essential;

  • Communication skills, oral and written, are essential;

  • Demonstrated public service and customer service skills;

  • Knowledge of both internet-based and conventional office technology tools is required. These tools include e-mail, internet search engines, and software applications Word, Excel, and MS Access;

  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people including faculty, students, administrators, and public patrons;

  • The Acquisitions & Serials Librarian shall demonstrate an ability to meet the requirements of promotion and tenure.

Salary Information:

$45,000 - $50,000

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

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Additional Information:

Please upload all required documents in the "Resume" attachment section of your application (before hitting the submit button), if you want to be considered for this position.

Recruitment Contact Information:

Jessie Burchfield, Associate Dean for Information & Technology Services/Director of Law Library/Associate Professor of Law,

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Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Constant Physical Activity:

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Occasional Physical Activity:

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