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Acquisitions Coordinator - Georgetown University Law Library

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Posted on Friday, December 22, 2023

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Acquisitions Coordinator - Georgetown University Law Library

Job Overview

The Acquisitions Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day acquisitions operations in the Content Acquisitions and Management Department. The incumbent ensures that resources are ordered and received in a timely manner, guarantees that financial data is directed to the appropriate departments, and serves as a source of acquisitions information to the Collection Development Committee (CDC). The incumbent assists the Head of Content Acquisitions and Management with analyzing policies and procedures and helping maintain the integrity of ordering data within the library services platform.

Work Interactions

Under the supervision of the Head of Content Acquisitions and Management, this position ensures that acquisitions operations are carried out effectively. In doing so, the Acquisitions Coordinator plays a significant role in maintaining the integrity and currency of the law library’s sizable collection. Within the department, this position serves as an information resource on most matters relating to acquisitions, which includes directing all firm and continuing resource orders for materials in all formats, troubleshooting receiving issues, claiming orders not received in a timely manner, and communicating with vendors. As a member of the CDC, this position provides practical acquisition knowledge crucial to the group’s decision-making process.

This position has no direct reports, but will field questions from others in the department and/or the library about issues related to the receipt of newly acquired materials in all formats.

In addition to the departmental interactions, this position interacts with staff throughout the library by serving on library committees and through collaborations on inter-departmental functions.

Work Mode Designation

This position has been designated as On-Campus. Please note that work mode designations are regularly reviewed in order to meet the evolving needs of the University. Such review may necessitate a change to a position’s mode of work designation. Complete details about Georgetown University’s mode of work designations for staff and AAP positions can be found on the Department of Human Resources website:

Requirements and Qualifications


  • High School diploma and 3-5 years of library experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of standard library practices and procedures.

  • Understanding of acquisitions functions and library services platforms.

  • Familiarity with spreadsheet, database, and cloud-based document storage applications.

  • Strong oral, verbal, and written communication skills.


  • Bachelor's degree.

  • Experience with library acquisitions.

  • Knowledge of legal electronic resources.

  • Knowledge of law and/or legal materials.

  • Familiarity with the ExLibris Alma library services platform.

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Submission Guidelines:

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, retirement savings, tuition assistance, work-life balance benefits, employee discounts and an array of voluntary insurance options. You can learn more about benefits and eligibility on the Department of Human Resources website.