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Acquisitions Manager
The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a full-time Acquisitions Manager.  This position works at the Library’s Operation Center, which is just a block south of the Main Library in downtown Dayton. It reports to the Collection Development Director and supervises five clerks.  The ideal candidate will continuously strive to update our processes so that we can accurately and promptly pay for the materials being ordered.  Prior experience working in an acquisitions department or technical services area of a library is preferred.  If you enjoy working in a team-oriented environment and relish the idea of improving workflows, then join our team today!
Essential Job Duties
  • Assists the Collection Development Director in establishing and implementing goals and objectives for the department which support the Library’s mission. 
  • Assists Collection Development Director with acquisitions and serials management.
  • Directly hires, manages, trains, evaluates, and schedules Receiving Clerk, Acquisitions Clerks and Senior Acquisitions Clerk.  Oversees agency volunteers. Serves as liaison between direct reports and Collection Development Director.
  • Reviews, refines, and updates acquisitions procedures and processes.  Trains staff responsible for acquisitions on new and/or updated processes and procedures
  • Serves as a liaison to Finance and ensures proper fiscal control of the acquisitions processes. 
  • Coordinates the review of annual standing orders with Selection Librarians and implements changes with vendors.
  • Oversees serials acquisitions, prediction patterns for periodicals, distribution, and claiming of missing items.  Trains branch staff who perform serials check in at branches. 
  • Oversees application of credits, communication of vendor cancellations, and statement reviews.
  • Updates Collection Development documentation for integrated library system functions as needed.  Coordinates acquisitions functions with Selection Librarians.
  • Implements Library policies and procedures at the agency level. Participates in policy revision and in the formulation of policies and procedures. Interprets Library policies to staff and patrons with a patron-responsive management perspective. 
Position: Acquisitions Manager
Organization: Dayton Metro Library
Location: Dayton,  OH 
United States
Salary: 44,613 annually
Posting Start Date: 6/10/2021
Date Posted: 6/10/2021
  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an A.L.A. accredited program, minimum of three to five years of increasingly responsible experience in a public library setting at a professional level, and supervisory experience preferred. 
  • One year of experience performing acquisitions or technical services work in a library setting, preferred.
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and continuous insurability required. Ability to periodically drive.
  • Knowledge of professional library principles, theories, concepts, policies and procedures. 
  • Ability to plan, schedule, and oversee operations and personnel.  Ability to prepare and administer budgets. Ability to maintain effective relationships with vendors, organizations, the public, and the staff. 
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with vendors, publishers, organizations, the public and the staff.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and policy and procedure manuals. Ability to write reports and business correspondence clearly and informatively. 
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from staff, patrons, and members of the community individually and in a group setting.  Ability to deal effectively with confrontational individuals and/or challenging situations.
  • Typical hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 8:00AM – 5:00PM; occasional evenings and weekends required.
The Dayton Metro Library is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Application Process:  For first consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three employment references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org by June 22, 2021.
Status: This listing expires on: 9/8/2021
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Organization Information
Dayton Metro Library
215 E Third Street

Dayton,  OH 45402
United States
(937) 496-8588
Jennifer Kadel