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James Gulvas

University of Michigan Library
Acquisitions Librarian & Order Unit Manager
Ann Arbor
Oversee the acquisitions and renewal of major electronic resource packages through consortia, vendors, and publishers; while working collaboratively with other team leaders to define responsibilities and workflows, and to identify new service opportunities.

Facilitate the purchase of resources in several languages, effectively communicating with a variety of global vendors.

Work with vendors, subject specialists, and staff from other internal teams to resolve problems including, but not limited to: determining appropriate vendors; claiming or cancelling unreceived materials; investigating discrepancies; responding to vendor queries.

Work closely with the Fiscal Management team to reconcile vendor statements and purchasing card statements.

Develop, document, implement, evaluate, and revise policies,
procedures and training materials
as necessary, sharing broadly.

Commit to ongoing professional development through continuing education, attendance at professional conferences, webinars, following related
professional literature, blogs and listservs, and other learning venues.