Library Acquisitions & Collections Processing Analyst

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Work type: Staff
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Probationary, Full Time

Job No: 538575; 4/22/2024

Library Services Specialist IV
University Library 

Salary Range: $4,198 - $7,745/Monthly (Budgeted Hiring Salary Range $4,198 - $5,084/Monthly)

Work Schedule: Full-Time, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; non-exempt classification.

Essential Functions: Under the general direction of the Head of Collections, Discovery, and Content Management (CDCM), the Acquisitions and Collection Processing Analyst will manage a wide range of functions related to acquiring library materials in a variety of formats, including print, electronic monographs, electronic collection, electronic and print journals, and database subscriptions; and manages and oversees the daily operations related to the library acquisitions functions, including ordering, vendor record maintenance, claiming, and analytics reporting for one-time and subscription orders of licensed collections and databases, electronic books, and electronic journals and thousands of print materials. The position will help lead CDCM staff members (LSS II and LSS Ill) and directly or indirectly provide direction to student assistants involved in all library material acquisitions and processing. This position will also track and report acquisition expenditures, support inventory management and maintenance, create analytical reports, assist library donation processing, and be directly involved in the development of procedures and best practices in these areas. The Acquisitions and Collections Processing Analyst should be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing with internal constituents and external vendors/publishers. 

Required Qualifications & Experience: Minimum of five years of library-related acquisition experience. The incumbent must posses an in-depth knowledge of the library acquisition, acquisition processing, and the fund structure and management in the library service platform, preferably Alma; a comprehensive understanding of the acquisition data and the acquisition analytic functions; descriptive metadata standards including but not limited to RDA, MARC/MARC21, Dewey Decimal, and Library of Congress classification systems; and of electronic resources' scope, variations, and characteristics, including databases, journals, eBooks, and streaming videos. The incumbent must have excellent customer service, interpersonal, oral, written communication, organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills. The incumbent must have demonstrated ability to work with various software, databases, integrated library system modules, and applications; work effectively with the Library, Administrative Office on invoicing, payment workflow, and other related matters; work effectively with minimal direction both independently and collaboratively with colleagues; and to work well under pressure, work independently, and adjust priorities when necessary. The incumbent must have a demonstrated interest and/or ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the California State University. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University employees who may apply for the position.


California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.


As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.


Desired Qualifications: A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a related field. Experience managing acquisitions in an academic consortia environment. Strong commitment to responsive, timely and proactive service to foster student success. Possess administrative and supervising experience and good interpersonal skills.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A COMPLETED ON-LINE CAL STATE LA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.


The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply.  Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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