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Position Announcement

Position Title: Acquisitions Librarian

Report to: Administrative Librarian for Technical Services

Summary description of position:

Selects, acquires and processes all library resources for the general

collection to maintain the Library's status as the premier collection

in the Western hemisphere.

Specific duties and responsibilities:

Responsible for collection development, selection, acquisition

processing of all library resources for the general collection. This

includes monographs, multi-media, microform, e-resources and music.

Responsible for managing multiple acquisitions budgets. Participates

in special acquisitions projects. Supervision of para-professional

staff. Works collaboratively with technical services staff, special

collections staff and public services staff to build the Library's



Demonstrated ability to select materials for premier academic library

of Jewish studies. Proficiency in Hebrew and Jewish Studies. Knowledge

of other European languages are desired as is experience with ExLibris

ALEPH500 system. Ability to work with multiple vendors and maintain

multiple budgets. Supervisory experience, ability to work in a team

environment. Excellent organizational skills and ability to communicate

orally and in writing. Keeps abreast of latest trends in acquisitions

through professional affiliations.

Educational Requirements:

ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS is required; second advanced degree in related

subject area desired. Excellent Hebrew. Other European languages are


To apply: Send cover letter, resume and three references to: Diana

Torres-Petrilli, Director of Human Resources, Jewish Theological

Seminary, 3080 Broadway, New York, NY 10027.

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