Villanova University’s Falvey Library seeks a highly motivated and collaborative individual to lead the acquisition and licensing of information resources. This position is a member of the Resource Management & Description department and plays a key role in relationships with subject liaisons, the Office of General Counsel, vendors, and consortia.

Reporting to the Director of Resource Management & Description, the Acquisitions & Licensing Librarian (A&LL) manages the information resource acquisition-lifecycle for all formats of materials within the $6 million budget. The A&LL leads and coordinates the acquisition, renewal, and payment of information resources.

The A&LL negotiates and manages licenses in cooperation with the subject librarians, the University’s Procurement Department, and the Office of General Counsel (OGC). The A&LL collaborates with OGC to develop standard terms and forms for efficient licensing. The A&LL communicates with library and university staff to promote mutual understanding of and compliance with licensing terms and principles.

The A&LL trains and coordinates other department members working in functions relating to acquisition of print and electronic resources. The A&LL develops, maintains, and applies a thorough knowledge of best practices, efficient workflows, and tools for acquisitions and licensing of library resources. The A&LL contributes to programs and initiatives of Falvey Library, Villanova University, and professional organizations, as appropriate.

Qualified candidates from diverse backgrounds and life experiences are encouraged to apply. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

The Library offers flexible work schedules which allow some remote work. The University’s competitive benefits package includes tuition benefits among others. A 35-hour work week with the possibility of reduced work hours in summer.

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