Accessions Librarian–Yale University–New Haven, CT

Accessions Librarian


Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include three major museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

General Purpose:
Yale University seeks a dynamic and collaborative manager to lead the Monograph Support Team. Reporting to the Director, Monographic Processing Services, in the Library’s Technical Services Division, the Monograph Accessions Librarian provides professional, technical, and fiscal expertise in the overall management of monographic accessions for Yale University Library resources. Hires, trains, and evaluates staff who perform a variety of activities related to the accessioning of print monographic materials, including receiving, cataloging, invoice voucher creation, and FileNet invoice scanning. Works closely and collegially library-wide with all outside libraries, selectors, catalogers, the Library Business Office, and Library Information Technology to develop efficiencies and best practices to support the management of monographic accessions. Keeps abreast of trends in technical services processing, including acquisitions and cataloging, as well as trends in publishing, vendor technologies, and software developments as they relate to monographic processing.

Required Education and Experience:
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at:
•Two years of professional experience and accomplishments and demonstrated supervisory experience, including training and staff development.

•Demonstrated ability managing library technical services operations. Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging and acquisitions. Ability with use of integrated library systems (preferably Voyager).

•Ability to plan, initiate, and implement effective programs, projects, and services. Excellent organizational skills, demonstrated ability to solve problems and manage complex workflows, a high level of numeracy, and ability to deal effectively with complex budgets.

•Excellent oral and written communication skills, including large-group presentations. Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills. Ability and adaptability needed to work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.

•References must indicate reliability and consistent professional activity in the acquisitions or cataloging areas of library science. Ability to work with faculty, staff, and students in a culturally diverse environment.

•Preferred Education and Experience: Demonstrated knowledge of one or more Western European languages. Demonstrated record of leading interdepartmental projects and bringing them to a successful conclusion in a timely fashion.

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We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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