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Senior Library Specialist (REVISED)
Northern Illinois University

Date Posted Jul. 27, 2021
Title Senior Library Specialist (REVISED)
University Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, United States
Department Libraries
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Other Administrative Categories
  • Library Services

This individual is responsible for monograph ordering from the library materials budget. The job involves working closely with many vendors, making purchases using P-card and via purchase orders as well as verifying terms and initiating and directing follow-up on all outstanding orders until items are either received or canceled. In addition, the individual works closely with library faculty updating them on the status of their accounts, and answers any questions concerning the status of specific titles. It is expected that this individual will support and encourage departmental efforts to process assigned work in a timely, accurate fashion and to seek methods for enhancing the achievement of departmental goals.

Communicates regularly with the Acquisitions Librarian, Technical Services Department Head, Associate Dean for Collections Management, library faculty, and other departmental staff as necessary. Maintains a working relationship with other library staff. Regular ordering procedures help ensure a more even level of activity throughout the Technical Services Department.

This position reports to the Acquisitions Librarian. This individual assists in coordinating the Acquisitions Unit (encompassing both Monographs and Continuing Resources) and has reporting responsibility for Monographs employees (one Library Assistant).

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