University Library Technician - Journey (Preservation Services Technical Assistant)

Greensboro, NC
May 06, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Requisition Number S1225

Position Number 3262

Position Classification Title University Library Technician

Functional Title University Library Technician - Journey (Preservation Services Technical Assistant)

Position Type Staff

Position Summary

Preservation Services, a division of Special Collections and University Archives, is responsible for preventing damage to collections and for repairing or replacing material when damage does occur. Major categories of work in Preservation Services include conservation for damaged materials and newly acquired materials, preservation of the University Libraries' collections, which include the Music Library, Special Collections, University Archives, and the general Jackson Library holdings. Preservation Services provides resources for disaster prevention and disaster response.

The primary purpose of this position is to conduct conservation and preservation activities, under the supervision of the Preservation Services Manager. This includes evaluation of damaged materials, determining conservation strategy, and implementing treatments. Maintenance of the various University Libraries collections is vital in order to provide patrons with ample research materials and protect the valuable resources in which the University Libraries has invested in. The Preservation Services Technical Assistant provides maintenance for general materials, repair work for rush items requested by patrons, and constructs special housing for unique items for both the general collections and holdings in Special Collections and University Archives.UNCG faculty, students, staff and all other library patrons

Minimum Qualifications


Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in an academic library setting, with relation to conservation, preservation, and bookbinding.
• Proficiency in current manual bookbinding techniques.
• Experience in working with a wide variety of media formats.
• Proficiency with computer applications, Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, and/or graphic design programs.
• Graduation from a college program, preferably art or design related.

Alternate Option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Recruitment Range $33,965 - $37,000

Org #-Department University Libraries - 11601

Work Hours of Position Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Job Family Information and Education

Band University Library Technician

Competency Level Journey

2-4 key competencies for successful execution of job duties, including chosen level definition:

Knowledge - Program / Technical
General knowledge of applicable functional areas in relation to overall operation of library. Understands the principles of library and information science. Applies knowledge of general support activities and/or archival operations. May apply knowledge of specialized subject area, project management, and/or supervision.

Client/Patron Service
Prepares and communicates routine information about assigned functional area. Handles limited number of non-routine requests. Assists patrons in solving problems in using technology, resources and facilities; may assist in a specialized area. Directs/assist clients/patrons in how to obtain a variety of requested information.

Data/Information/Records Management
Identifies problems or obstacles, selects among a limited variety of resources for guidance, identifies alternative solutions, and refers more complicated problems to a higher level. Records, compiles, and summarizes data using established format. Compiles and organizes library information from different sources to develop reports and data.

Open Date 05/05/2017

Close Date 06/02/2017

Job Close Date

Type of Appointment 1.0 (Full-Time)

FLSA Non-Exempt

Salary Grade Equivalency 61

Number of Months per Year 12

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following options best describes your education history?
    • No Response
    • Bachelor's Degree or higher
    • Associate's Degree
    • 3 years of college coursework
    • 2 years of college coursework
    • 1 year of college coursework
    • less than 1 year of college coursework
    • High School Diploma or GED
  2. * How many years of experience in a directly related field do you have?
    • No Response
    • 5 or more years
    • 4 years
    • 3 years
    • 2 years
    • 1 year
    • 4 months
    • less than 4 months
  3. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
    • UNCGjobsearch Website
    • Greensboro News & Record
    • Carolina Peacemaker
    • Other Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other Professional Journal
    • UNC System Job Board
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Other

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