Acquisitions Librarian Resume

Samantha Gray

North Highlands CA 95660

(916) 987-6543

[email protected]

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Job Objective

A well organized Acquisitions Librarian seeking a job in your company.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Highly experienced in ordering, acquisitions, monitoring and documentation of library resources
  • Profound knowledge of library acquisitions and collection development principles and practices
  • Outstanding knowledge of cataloging, serials module management and digital acquisitions trends
  • Proficient in using integrated library system, bibliographic utilities, Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive professional relationships with library journal vendors and publishers
  • Ability to manage library acquisition budget and move loaded book-carts

Professional Experience:

Acquisitions Librarian

Tulane University

August 2012 – Present


  • Placed, managed, and reviewedordering of library materials and resources in all formats.
  • Contactedand worked with appropriate vendors for acquisitions and collection of library resources.
  • Checked incoming orders and materials and detected potential licensing issues.
  • Prepared and provided management reports and usage statistics related to acquisitions.
  • Trained staff in use of online acquisitions tools and assisted with resolution of acquisition issues.
  • Created, documented, and implemented acquisition policies for library.

Acquisitions Librarian

University of Pennsylvania

May 2009 – July 2012


  • Acquired, checked, and reviewed all print, electronic, and online library materials.
  • Participated in collection development activities and assisted with Reference Desk services, as required.
  • Developed, managed, and monitored acquisitions budget for library.
  • Created and maintainedstrong business relationships withall vendors.
  • Selected, employed, trained, and supervised staff and student volunteers.
  • Prepared and maintained assessment data, budget reports, and purchase records.


Master’s Degree in Library Science

Northwestern Health Sciences University, Bloomington, MN