Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Management Librarian - Hofstra University, Maurice A. Deane School of Law - Hempstead, NY

  • 28 Sep 2022 4:29 PM
    Message # 12935670
    Anonymous member (Administrator)



    Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers. Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.

    Reporting to the Assistant Director of Access and Collection Services, the Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Management Librarian has primary responsibility for acquiring all print and electronic resources; renewal of serials and databases; payment and tracking of invoices; maintaining acquisitions data and records; harvesting and analyzing electronic resources usage statistics; and vendor interaction.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Coordinates with the Assistant Director to monitor the acquisitions budget.
    • Troubleshoots electronic resources access problems. 
    • Batch upload/delete MARC record updates.
    • Manages the Law School’s digital repository on bepress.
    • Assists users in accessing library resources at the Circulation desk.
    • Performs other responsibilities as needed to ensure the smooth operation of the library.
    • Continues intellectual and professional growth through involvement in professional associations relevant to the demands of the position and foster strong working relationships with colleagues in other academic law libraries.
    • As part of the of the Access & Collections Services team, work with the Assistant Director to coordinate five Access & Collection Services staff.
    • Works collaboratively with all library team members in carrying out the long- and short-term objectives and goals of the library and the Law School.



    • A Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or Knowledge Management from an ALA accredited school or foreign equivalent.
    • Working knowledge of integrated library systems as used by technical services and collection management units, including statistical and fund maintenance, proxy servers, reporting functions, and the structure and management of online catalogs.
    • Knowledge of OCLC.
    • An aptitude for and interest in project planning and management, as well as excellent organizational, time-management, and analytical skills.
    • Demonstrated professional written and oral communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, within a collegial environment.
    • A strong work ethic and commitment to excellent service.
    • Ability to engage in the pursuit of excellence with a spirit of kindness and collaboration.
    • Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in an educational environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Two years of experience in academic or law related libraries.
    • Knowledge of standard and emerging cataloging principles and metadata schemes.
    • Experience maintaining an integrated library system.
    • Experience with Digital Commons and understanding of copyright application to institutional repositories.

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