Acquisitions Specialist – Dartmouth College Library (Hanover, NH)

Acquisitions Specialist

As part of a team, the Acquisitions Specialist performs a variety of library information acquisitions tasks including ordering, receiving, and invoicing of library materials in all physical and digital formats. Collaborates with other team and department members to provide excellent services to library personnel and to the Dartmouth community. In addition to general knowledge, they also provide expertise in one or more specific acquisitions activities. Working closely with both vendors and selectors, the person in this position ensures that selector orders are placed accurately and in a timely manner. Trains others in various acquisitions activities and mentor new members of the department. Continuously looks for ways to improve workflows.

Required Qualification – Education

Associates plus 3+ years’ experience or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Qualifications – Skills 

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and technical problem-solving skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a complex and changing digital environment.
  • Familiarity and experience with library resources such as journals, databases, and monographs.
  • Familiarity and experience with library management systems.
    Customer service experience.

Full Position Description:

Hiring Range: $21.50 – $24.20

Contact: Julie McIntyre (, Acquisitions Supervisor

Dartmouth Libraries value diversity in all forms and believe that each employee brings a set of diverse experiences and identities to the workplace that makes us stronger, encourages innovation, and enhances our collective contributions. We encourage candidates to evaluate and explore our department as they move through our interview process. We continue to develop our hiring process to ensure our candidates are empowered to bring their whole selves to the interview process and encouraged to learn about our workplace.

We do this by:

  • Making all efforts to avoid scheduling interviews on religious or cultural days of observation.
  • Requiring all search committee members to be trained in understanding and reducing implicit bias.
  • Providing employees opportunities to learn, grow, and be challenged.
  • Fostering an inclusive and respectful work environment.

Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. The Dartmouth Libraries are dedicated to supporting teaching, learning, and research and works in partnership with the students and faculty of the School of Arts & Sciences, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, the Geisel School of Medicine, and the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. Dartmouth Library is supported by a highly committed staff of about 145. The Dartmouth College Library is a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust, CLIR/DLF, and the Library Publishing Coalition.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

– Posted 1/23/24