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Acquisitions Librarian--Folger Shakespeare Library

  • 25 Jan 2024 11:08 PM
    Message # 13306130
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Folger Shakespeare Library knows that an exceptional staff is the backbone of any great organization. We hire exceptionally qualified individuals who are committed to the mission, vision, and values of our organization. Our recruitment process strives to be interactive, accessible, and responsive. Once employed, the Folger provides a generous compensation, leave, and benefits package, as well as many opportunities for personal and professional growth.

    Job Description:

    The Folger Shakespeare Library, located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, is seeking a creative, collaborative, and experienced Acquisitions Librarian to join its Collections team. Under the supervision of the Associate Librarian for Collection Care and Development, this individual will be responsible for the management and leadership of the Acquisitions Department, which administers a robust acquisition program of both antiquarian and secondary research material, including electronic resources. The Acquisitions Librarian (AL) will provide supervision and training for Acquisitions staff members and work closely with other units and teams. They will coordinate and monitor the activities of the Acquisitions group, act as the primary point of contact for logistics, shape acquisition models, and create workflows to efficiently acquire specialized and electronic resources. 

    The AL will also ensure that the Acquisitions group has the right working tools, and identify needs for new ones. As a key member of the Collections Care and Development team, the AL will be expected to develop and maintain excellent relationships with vendors and colleagues to support the Folger’s mission through the enhancement of our collection. They will serve on local and national professional committees, and participate in continued professional development.

    Compensation: This is a monthly-paid salaried position, with a range of $72,000-$82,000. Total compensation includes paid time off and an extensive benefits plan, including fully-covered health, dental, and vision insurance, and a generous 403(b) match, outlined at

    Supervisory Duties:  

    The Acquisitions Librarian supervises two full-time positions including the Acquisitions Specialist and Acquisitions Coordinator for Electronic Resources. They will also be required to train and supervise interns or volunteers working on departmental projects as needed. 

    More details and online application:

    Application closes 3/11/24

Mailing Address:
DC Library Association
 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE
 Unit #: 1653
Washington, DC 20013
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