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Collection and Acquisitions Manager

  • Cleveland Public Library
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Mid-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

  • Select physical books, non-book materials, and OverDrive eBooks and eAudiobooks for the library system.
  • Provide centralized selection of library materials for the Popular Library, Main Library Youth Services, and Branches.
  • Ensure that library materials are ordered and received in a timely manner and invoices are processed for payment.
  • Ensure highly popular, high-volume library materials are cataloged and added in a timely manner.
  • Work with vendors to select, purchase, and receive materials for CPL.
  • Prepare annual budget for branch collection development.
  • Collaborate with managers and staff across the library.
  • Supervisory responsibilities such as discipline, contract administration, schedules, hiring, terminations, and timecards.
  • Promote professional development through appropriate educational and organizational activities.
  • Coordinate efforts between specified areas and other departments.
  • Work with internal and external committees.
  • Compiles and interprets statistics.
  • Performs clerical tasks including copying, sorting, handling correspondence, filing, word processing, answering
  • Answers the telephone using good telephone etiquette, maintaining office equipment, and recording statistics of work performed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Required Qualifications


  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university.


  • Seven years post-MLS library experience including five years' experience handling materials selection and acquisitions in Technical Services.
  • Three years supervisory/lead worker experience in a union environment.

Technical Expertise:

  • Strong Business Math
  • Strong Business English
  • Intermediate Knowledge in Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Advanced knowledge in ILS software
  • Able to┬áprepare and understand┬áreports.

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Posted On: Jul 15, 2021 / This posting expires: Jul 30, 2021