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Acquisitions Receiving Technician

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Boulder, Colorado





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Classified Staff



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Job Summary

University Libraries encourages applications for an Acquisitions Receiving Technician! The Technician is responsible for receiving library materials in a variety of formats. This includes but is not limited to books, ebooks, streaming videos, maps, special collections materials, foreign language materials, serials, or other formats. Receiving technicians verify that the materials received are what was ordered and inspect them for damage. They import bibliographic records into the catalog and route materials for further processing and payment.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are


We are a knowledge catalyst. We fuel inquiry, discovery, collaboration, creation, and the dissemination of knowledge. We welcome everyone, wherever they are on their educational journey.


An information-empowered world.


Empower | Connect | Learn | Inspire

Our values define our interactions within the Libraries and radiate outwardly. This means that we develop a culture that compassionately and authentically embodies our values in all aspects of our work.

Diversity Statement

We affirm diversity and inclusive excellence to be vitally integral to the Libraries’ mission and vision. We strive to model this in recruitment and retention, building collections, and offering services and spaces to develop a receptive social, intellectual, and physical environment for all. Learn more about our dedication to diversity and inclusivity.

The University Libraries welcomes applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that person may be one who comes from a less traditional background. As you review the qualifications, please think about how your qualifications are transferable if (at first) they do not seem directly related. Share how your skills translate in your cover letter. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet every one of our preferred qualifications described.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Monograph Receiving

  • Responsible for receiving functions for monographic and one-time purchase materials by verifying the correct receipt of materials ordered. This may include receiving books, ebooks, streaming videos, maps, special collections materials, foreign language materials, or materials in other formats. This position uses established standards and documentation from Acquisitions and Cataloging to identify appropriate bibliographic records. It also involves reviewing bibliographic elements and routing materials to the appropriate work unit for further processing. Responsible for ensuring that upon completion of receiving functions, invoices are routed appropriately to the Acquisitions Accounting Technician for posting and payment. Consults with the Head of Acquisitions and Accounting, acquisitions, cataloging, preservation, or other appropriate colleagues to resolve issues and questions.

Workflow Documentation

  • Responsible for creating, updating, and maintaining workflow documentation related to relevant receiving workflows, particularly as FOLIO updates or other external processes or systems change.

Serials Receiving and Gift-in-Kind Processing

  • Provides backup support to serials receiving and processes monographic donations. This position will be cross-trained to support other areas of acquisitions as needed.

Professional Development and Continual Learning

  • Participates in learning opportunities for workflows in FOLIO, particularly as the system updates and is further developed. May participate in library working groups, task forces, guilds, pods, or committees as appropriate.

What You Should Know

  • This role is working primarily in person.

What We Can Offer

The salary range is $38,000-$42,500 annually.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

Be Statements

Be collaborative. Be dynamic. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • Must be a Colorado resident.
  • Two years of proven experience in an occupation related to the work assigned to this position. Appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

What You Will Need

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with internal and external partners, such as faculty and vendors.
  • Ability to collaborate with colleagues and partners, both internally and externally.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to apply job knowledge to tackle problems.
  • Outstanding work ethic and time management.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to carry out responsibilities by adhering to University policies and applicable laws.
  • Ability to cultivate an environment of diversity, inclusion, and respect.

What We Would Like You to Have

  • Professional experience working in library acquisitions.
  • Familiarity with MARC records, bibliographic information, or bibliographic metadata standards.
  • Familiarity with an integrated library system or library services platform such as FOLIO.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets and Microsoft Office Suite or Google Suite.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
  1. A current resume that includes date ranges and whether the position was full-time or part-time.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
  3. Optional: DD-214 for veteran applicants. 
    • Qualified veterans are eligible for veteran’s preference points within the State classified system. If you are a veteran and would like to have your DD214 evaluated to determine your eligibility for preference points, please attach a copy of your DD214 to this posting. If you do not wish to upload a DD214, please email a copy to or send via fax at 303-492-4693 and reference the job to which you are applying.
  4. Optional: If using the educational substitution for experience: proof of degree or transcripts. 
We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by May 29th, 2024 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

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