Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Mississippi


Acquisitions Specialist

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Acquisitions Specialist.

Position Details LocationHattiesburg

118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States DivisionUniversity Libraries Position TypeStaff Employment StatusFull Time Grant FundedNo Salary Range21,000.00 - 23,000.00 Posting Close DateOpen Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please attach a cover letter and transcripts to application. Applications received by December 13, 2019, will receive first consideration.

Job Summary
Responsible for ordering and receiving for firm orders and serials.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

- Responsible for submitting orders for new library materials as well as ongoing serials and subscriptions in multiple formats (monographic, electronic, audiovisual, etc.)

- Uses the University's procurement card for purchases of library materials.

- Receives all formats of ordered materials, which includes monographs and subscription titles.

- Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Associate's degree or at at least two years of education at a college or university; one to two years related experience/training.Preferred Qualifications
Customer service experience.

Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesProficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; Basic knowledge and skill in maneuvering within Windows-based software applications. Basic knowledge and skill on Internet browsers and search engines to access web sites. Basic knowledge and skill of using email to send and receive correspondence.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

  • access
  • excel
  • orders
  • sports
  • word