DATE ENTERED: June 6, 2018
POSITION: Acquisitions Specialist/Library Specialist I
LOCATION: Greenwood Library, Longwood University, VA
APPLY BY: No date specified

Full-time, Classified, Non-exempt

Position #00183                    

Longwood University is an institution of higher learning dedicated to the development citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society.  In support of this mission, we invite qualified applicants to apply for the position of Acquisitions Specialist/Library Specialist I in the Greenwood Library.  This person fulfills duties of the acquisitions department, which orders and receives books and non-print materials requested by faculty, administrators, students, and library staff while maintaining all necessary procedures and records to support these transactions. This position is required to work days, nights, and weekends.  


  • Administer and coordinate the Library’s Acquisitions process for books, audiovisuals, e-books and other formats
  • Manages standing order contracts and ensures invoices are processed after receipt
  • Maintains the Library’s leased collection and the curriculum collection
  • Coordinates the gift process and evaluates damaged materials
  • Produces reports, records, and statistics on acquisitions
  • Participates in the service rotation for the Desk, including weekends and evenings


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred and/or several years of equivalent library experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified
  • Library work experience in a public setting preferred
  • Working knowledge of library principles, practices, and terminology
  • Working knowledge of procedures and standards for the processing and/or maintenance of library materials
  • Work experience with Windows based applications required
  • Work experience with Mac based applications preferred
  • eVA working knowledge preferred
  • Knowledge of business and mathematical processes to reconcile financial and statistical data
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service work experience
  • Ability to safely lift up to 50 lbs., unassisted
  • Ability to push and pull book trucks
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for long periods of time

Pay Band 3.  Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position.  A successful criminal background check is required.  Position will be posted a minimum of five days.  Review of applications will begin immediately.  AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.  Submit a completed Commonwealth of Virginia application online at

Applicants must include all qualifications and work history on the State application. Consideration for an interview is based solely on the information within the application. Resumes will not substitute for a complete application.  

Human Resources
Longwood University
201 High Street
Farmville, VA  23909
Phone:  434-395-2074
Fax:  434-395-2666
Email: [email protected]

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process.  You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application.  If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or [email protected].

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A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan.  EOE/AA (05/30/18)