University of Leeds
United Kingdom

Acquisitions & Reading Lists Coordinator

Are you confident working with complex information and statistical data? Do you have the interpersonal skills necessary to coordinate a team and build constructive relationships with colleagues and suppliers? Are you a team player, able to make a positive contribution to resource management in this large HE library?

The Acquisitions & Reading Lists team is based within Access & Acquisitions and provides support for the management of reading lists and the acquisition of print and electronic materials. Team members liaise with academics to ensure reading lists are submitted and that requested materials are acquired and made available.

You’ll have day-to-day responsibility for e-books purchasing, e-textbook provision and developing our e-book offering. You will monitor performance of our e-book content and the purchasing methods as well as the performance of our suppliers and their platforms. You’ll lead on liaison with Online Distance Learning about the development of their reading lists and purchasing of content. You’ll respond to enquiries and liaise with suppliers and providers to resolve any issues around the supply of material or access queries. You’ll ensure the team assistants can work flexibly to reflect varying activity levels through the year, and prepare them for changes in technology and systems.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Jacqueline Hope, Access & Acquisitions Assistant Manager


Due to the current Government Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing measures, the interviews for this role are likely to be conducted remotely using Microsoft Teams or Zoom. It is also expected that relevant work within these roles may be done remotely, within the UK, while these restrictions remain in place.

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Professional Services
School/Institute: Library
Category: Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade: Grade 5
Salary: £23,067 to £26,715 p.a.
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (2 years)
Release Date: Friday 18 December 2020
Closing Date: Sunday 17 January 2021
Reference: CSLIB1258


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