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Electronic Resource Specialist/Acquisitions

Library, Other


Electronic Resource Specialist/Acquisitions

  • 524419
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Library
  • Library
  • Other
  • Staff
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The Electronic Resource Specialist will:
-Process and maintain ordering, receipt information for library materials
-Order, receive and distribute library materials
-Identify and investigate problems or discrepancies on the ordering, receiving and/or distribution processes
-Systematically analyze and redirect nonreceipts
-Process and post library firm and approval plan materials and invoices either electronically or manual input
-Process invoices and other fiscal documents
-Process Notification of Digital Access for purchased eBooks
-Coordinate receiving projects for teams outside the normal firm/approval workflow such as monographs and selected blanket order items
-Create and manage data in knowledgebase provider by reconciling knowledgebase provider title information and vendor title information to enable timely access to library content
-Daily process of HokieMart receiving for Business Services
-Document history of management of library resources
-Perform ongoing routine maintenance on resources resolve access issues within knowledgebase provider, vendor and/or library systems
-Serve as primary contact for vendor communication, report and track access issues

Required Qualifications

-Experience searching electronic resources and databases
-Experience working with detailed procedures
-Experience working independently with minimal supervision and working within a team
-Experience working in an academic or public library or equivalent work setting
-Experience working with spreadsheets

Preferred Qualifications

-Experience working with GOBI or similar book ordering platforms like, OASIS, Baker & Taylor, etc.
-Experience working with streaming media platforms
-Experience working with electronic invoices
-Experience working with multiple priorities with competing timelines
-Strong problem-solving and investigative skills

Pay Band


Appointment Type

Regular appointment, University staff, full-time position

Salary Information

Salary of $35,438.00

Review Date


Additional Information

  • Work schedule: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm or as arranged
  • The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

The University Libraries at Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse community and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. We are committed to mentoring and establishing safe spaces, both physical and virtual, where employees from current and historically minoritized groups can thrive.

The members of the University Libraries at Virginia Tech strive individually and collectively to create, sustain, and share inclusive ways of knowing in conscientious community with each other and all the people we serve in every space we shape. In keeping with our Aspirational Identity and the Virginia Tech Principles of Community, the University Libraries commits to build and maintain enduring climates of mutual care, respect, and responsibility.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Rebecca Osborne at rebeccaao@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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