Coordinator of Acquisition and Discovery Services


Raynor Memorial Libraries

Position: Coordinator of Acquisition and Discovery Services

Reports to: Associate Dean for Administration and Planning


The Coordinator of Acquisition and Discovery Services manages the acquisition, cataloging and physical processing of library resources and works collaboratively with the Coordinator of Digital Access and Metadata who is responsible for metadata strategies for and cataloging of digital materials. 



  • Develop and implement strategies for the effective acquisition and discovery of library resources
  • Provide leadership in the management of acquisitions, and cataloging, including setting policy, establishing workflows and work assignments, setting priorities and developing and documenting procedures
  • Hire, train, coordinate, and direct the work of department staff
  • Monitor and evaluate trends related to resource acquisition, description, discovery and access
  • Recommend and implement new initiatives
  • Foster a collegial work environment
  • Develop assessment strategies and maintain statistics for department activities
  • Contribute to and learns from the profession through local, state, and national professional organizations, presentations, and publications


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent
  • Experience supervising full time staff
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in acquisitions, cataloging standards, issues, trends and best practices
  • Experience using bibliographic utilities and integrated library systems
  • Ability and willingness to work with colleagues in collaborative and team environments
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Commitment to professional development


Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with non-MARC metadata standards (i.e. MODS, Dublin Core, EAD)
  • Experience with planning and implementing new services

Appointment will be made at the Associate Librarian or Librarian rank.


Marquette University is an independent, Catholic, Jesuit doctoral-granting institution with an enrollment of 12,000 located near downtown Milwaukee. Two adjacent and connected library buildings seat 2,150 and house a 1.7 million volume collection, 500 networked resources, and over 22,000 electronic journals. 

Marquette offers an outstanding benefits package including competitive health and other insurance policies, 4 weeks of vacation and tuition remission for employees, their spouses and dependents. 


For full consideration submit application online by June 30, 2019 to the university’s application site :