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Acquisitions Librarian Resume

The job of an acquisitions librarian involves selecting and ordering books, films, periodicals and other kinds of materials that might be found in a library. There might also be the need to review the publisher's announcements and compiles and catalog a list of publications that need to be purchased. In order to avoid duplication, every selection should be compared with the card catalog and the orders that are in process. The vendors should also be selected based on factors like the discount allowance and the delivery dates. If you would like to maximize your chances of getting this kind of job, then you should make sure that you present in your acquisitions librarian resume the prior experience that you have had in this field and also the awards that you have won in your career. You should keep in mind that the majority of the employers are looking for experienced employees.


Acquisitions Librarian Resume Sample

Personal Details

Name: Marianne Granger
Address: 46 Monroe Street
New York, USA.
Phone: 456 012 345 000
Birth Date: 25 August 1960
Nationality: American
Driver's license: Yes


To become an acquisitions librarian at the institute in question and this way to be able to make proof of the skills that I have in this field and the improvements that I could bring to your library due to the education that I have and the experience that I have gained over the years.


Possessing all the organizing skills that are needed in order to be a successful librarian and also the communicational skills that are needed to have an efficient and friendly communication with the people visiting the library; also the willingness to do whatever it takes to keep everything in order and the willingness to learn even more.

Skills and Competencies

  • Good organizing skills
  • Over 10 years of experience in this domain
  • Good communicational skills
  • Focused on details
  • Strong willed
  • Ever learning ability
  • Calm
  • Proficient in 2 foreign language
  • Patient

Work Experience

City Library, 1990–2000

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Keeping the books and publications in order
  • Keeping track of the items that are found in the library
  • Creating, and maintaining the records regarding the items of the library
  • Conducted various professional development events like workshops, conferences, professional meetings, and associations
  • Making list of books and other items to be purchased by reviewing catalogs of publisher
  • Conducted a regular check on the placements of orders to avoid duplication
  • Compiling purchasing statistics in order to efficiently balance budgets
  • Circulating list of selected books and materials for library to library system departments and branches
  • Choosing book on vendors based on their delivery dates and available discounts

County Library, 2000–2011

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervising the work of the other librarians
  • Keeping records of the activities
  • Maintaining a positive image of the library
  • Conducted a survey with readers to determine the most sought after information and help them in locating that information or arranged materials if not available in library
  • Maintained computerized databases for books available in library
  • Made catalog of books, reference materials, articles and audio video materials on requested topics


  • Graduation in Library Science, University of New York 1985
  • Post graduation in Modern Library Course, University of New York, 1988
  • Certification course in beginner and advanced French
  • Certification course in beginner and advanced Latin


  • Experience regarding the librarian duties
  • Organizing different activities regarding the library for the community
  • Organizing open gates days
  • Receiving the Librarian of the Year Award

Areas of Interest

  • Finding ways of making the libraries even more popular
  • Facilitating the methods of people getting books
  • Finding new ways of raising funds for the libraries


Michelle Storm
City library

Margaret A. Johnson
County Library

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