Serials Acquisitions Professional Staff – UVM Libraries (Burlington, VT)

The UVM Libraries seek a Serials Acquisitions Professional (Library Professional) to manage subscriptions and processing of print and electronic journals. The incumbent will be responsible for claims and renewal management, direct vendor communications, title research, physical processing and management, catalog entry upkeep, participation in review processes, and close collaboration with colleagues working in collection development, acquisitions, electronic resources management, special collections and cataloging. This position will include the daily processing and acquisitions management of the Wilbur Collection’s serials, work requiring both physical dexterity and regular communication with colleagues in Special Collections.

Physical Demands: Regularly move trucks of books or periodicals, lift books to and from high shelves and work at a computer terminal. Frequent keyboard work required.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree and two years of library experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Experience with serials or equivalent resources management. Comfort with using spreadsheets. Experience using an integrated library system (ILS). Strong attention to detail and organizational/time management skills. Ability to plan, organize, prioritize and implement work independently. Demonstrated interpersonal communication and collaboration skills. Must have manual dexterity suitable for handling delicate documents and legible handwriting.

Desirable Qualifications: Basic cataloging knowledge. Vendor communications experience. Experience using Alma ILS. Experience working with EBSCO or other subscriptions agent interfaces. Advanced expertise with spreadsheets.

For further information on this position and to apply online, please visit our website: and refer to job posting number S4748PO. Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, résumé, diversity statement, and contact information for three references. The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than November 17, 2023.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.

– Posted 10/30/23