Pratt Institute is seeking a detail-oriented and energetic Acquisitions Technician to join the Technical Services Department of the Pratt Institute Libraries where they will play a critical role in the purchasing of new books and ebooks that are added to the library collections. Daily routines include ordering, receiving, and accounting for payment of library materials, performing copy cataloging of newly acquired materials, and responding to vendor and staff inquiries related to the department's acquisitions activities. The successful Acquisitions Technician will be relied upon to be a self-starter who is able to make independent decisions while also being an integral team player in the Libraries' technical services efforts.
This is an ideal position for applicants interested in developing a career in the library field. The successful candidate for this position will support the Pratt Institute Libraries' educational vision, demonstrating commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, educational support, and community values. If you can demonstrate knowledge of integrated library systems and workflows, can be relied upon to be a self-starter able to make independent decisions, and aid in developing and fostering a welcoming environment, then we want to hear from you!
The Pratt Institute Libraries support the research and education of approximately 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students across campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan. The Libraries provide research support to students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars pursuing teaching and learning in areas of art, design, architecture, information studies, writing, and other fields of academic inquiry and creative work.
Key Essential Duties include the following:
Searching vendor websites for requested titles and placing book orders
Maintain active communication with booksellers, subscription agents, and publishers
Process invoices, credits, check requisitions, and perform related bookkeeping
Verify bibliographic information and accuracy of invoices and items received
Select appropriate records from national databases to describe print books, e- books
Resolve claims and cancellations, and track status of outstanding orders
Participate in researching new vendors, software, and techniques to improve acquisition workflows
Work with the Serials Technician and Head of Technical Services to prepare annual serials renewals to insure uninterrupted service
Salary: $46,187 + benefits. This is an OPEIU Local 153-Technical position
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., flexible, evening and weekend hours as needed
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.
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The mission of Pratt Institute is to educate artists and creative professionals to be responsible contributors to society. Pratt seeks to instill in all graduates aesthetic judgment, professional knowledge, collaborative skills, and technical expertise. With a firm grounding in the liberal arts and sciences, a Pratt education blends theory with creative application in preparing graduates to become leaders in their professions. Pratt enrolls a diverse group of highly talented and dedicated students, challenging them to achieve their full potential.