Massachusetts Institute of Technology Acquisitions Associate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Acquisitions Associate

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Libraries, MIT Press, Tech Review

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35 hrs/wk., M-F, between 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

ACQUISITIONS ASSOCIATE, MIT Libraries, to participate in the work of acquiring electronic and print resources for a vibrant user community at the leading edge of research and education. Will order materials for the general collections; support the licensing workflow; account for receipt in Aleph and physically process the pieces; communicate with staff about options and pricing, vendor negotiations, and securing invoices and coding for payment; solve problems with electronic resource access; develop expertise for a subset of vendors and publishers; and participate in a variety of group processes. This is an exciting opportunity to join a new department, Acquisitions & Appraisal, whose aim is to redefine and transform acquisitions work in libraries. It brings together the work of general collections acquisitions ("outside-in" collections) together with a commitment to exploring and implementing ways of defining and incorporating acquisitions for the unique research and teaching outputs of MIT for the benefit of the global community of researchers ("inside-out" collections). The efforts of Acquisitions & Appraisal contribute to the Libraries' mission of promoting learning, discovery, and the advancement of knowledge at MIT and beyond. A more detailed description is available at

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: two years’ direct/related experience; experience with automated library systems and standard computer software including database applications, spreadsheet programs, and internet technologies; aptitude for accurate, detailed, and quantitative work; strong communication, organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills; and demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities. Seek a collaborative and service-oriented individual with excellent interpersonal skills. Job #16314-5 Application material must include cover letter and resume. Those received by August 20, 2018, will receive priority consideration. 7/19/18 Professionals who respect a multicultural, diverse, and inclusive workplace and strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions are encouraged to apply.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.