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Wheaton College - Wheaton, IL

Acquisitions Assistant
  The Acquisitions Assistant is part of the Operations Group. The Operations Group mission is to effectively steward the library’s financial and physical assets.

The group is active in these areas:
Physical facilities - to manage and promote the use of the library’s physical spaces.
Circulation Services - to ensure that library users can efficiently locate and borrow our physical collections and those of other libraries.
Finances - to maximize the use and spending of the library’s financial resources for the benefit of our users.
  1.  In the context of teamwork and mutual support, the Acquisitions Assistant advances the Library and Group missions as follows. In an organized, accurate, and timely manner:
  a.  assists with orders, licenses, invoices, and subscription details for library materials
  b.  monitors, tracks, and reconciles financial transactions for library acquisitions and general operating accounts
  c.  issues Banner purchase orders and pays invoices as needed
  2.  Contributes actively to Group objectives and priorities
  3.  Contributes actively to library-wide mission, plans, and objectives
  4.  May lead and/or participate in cross-functional library teams
  5.  May train and supervise student workers
  6.  Perform other duties as assigned.
  1.  Strong commitment to teamwork and collegial relationships, excellent communication skills, and personal flexibility. Engages in outcomes-focused thinking. Desires to continually learn and grow.
  2.  Undergraduate degree
  3.  Aptitude for data management, analysis, and financial record keeping; organizational skill, aptitude for resolving discrepancies and creating new solutions
  4.  Ability to thrive in a technologically focused position; proficient in Microsoft Excel
Library Mission:
  As the shared center of intellectual inquiry at Wheaton College, Buswell Library’s mission is to build, preserve, and promote the use of physical and virtual academic resources; foster skilled and confident users of these resources; and promote community on the Wheaton campus.

Updated 4/14

Accessed on September 19, 2014 at 12:52:50 pm

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