Acquisitions Assistant

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Balch Art Research Library

Los Angeles, CA

Manage library acquisitions and inter-library loan functions


Duties include:

Process requests for book orders from curatorial and library staff using established book vendors; create order records in OCLC WorldShare (the library’s Integrated Library System); receive and accession gifts; process ILL requests in OCLC WorldShare; manage all library accounts and assist Head Librarian with annual budget; supervise library volunteers; perform reference desk duties as assigned.



4-year college degree, preferably in art history or related field

Experience with library databases

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Strong attention to detail

Excellent organizational skills

1+ years of library experience preferred


To apply please email your resume with a brief cover letter to Alexis Curry: [email protected]


The Mr. and Mrs. Allan C. Balch Art Research Library maintains an extensive research-level collection of approximately 200,000 books, journals, and periodicals. This noncirculating collection consists of monographs on artists and specialized art subjects; art reference books; collection and exhibition catalogues of museums, galleries, and private collectors; scholarly periodicals in the field of art and related areas; current auction catalogues; artist files; and material in related fields of study.

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