Library Assistant III, Technical Services
Department Summary: Library Services is located in the Clement C. Maxwell Library and is open during the academic year on average 94 hours each week. It is a busy, dynamic space with classrooms, academic and administrative offices throughout the building. The library serves all BSU students, faculty, staff, administrators from across the campus, residents of the Commonwealth as well as those at the satellite campuses in Attleboro and on Cape Cod. The Technical Services unit is located on the third floor of Maxwell Library. This unit shares space with the Acquisitions & Collections Development unit and the position is supervised by the Cataloging & Metadata librarian, who manages all processes conducted in the unit and who supervises the unit's positions.
Position Summary: The Library Assistant III in the Technical Services office is responsible for a number of crucial functions, including but not limited to: cataloging newly acquired library resources, downloading and processing bibliographic records, repairing damaged library materials, and processing binding shipments. Besides such duties, the position records statistics, participates in library-wide meetings, attends workshops to enhance job knowledge, and provides excellent customer service. Tour of Duty: 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (Saturdays and Sundays as days off) Subject to change This is an AFSCME position and is subject to the terms of that union agreement.
Essential Duties: * Searches for, identifies and downloads bibliographic records from the OCLC bibliographic database into the local library management system. * Downloads bibliographic records supplied by publishers and vendors into the library's management system for specialized collections such as e-books or streamed videos. * Updates, enhances, and modifies bibliographic records for titles in all formats according to national standards and local practices. * Physically processes materials in all formats using standard practices for the library's various collections. * On a daily basis, updates the holdings information for newspapers and journal titles in the online catalog and physically prepares them for use. * Manages the physical processing of materials for binding and prepares them for shipment. Manages the physical processes for returned materials from the bindery and updates the online catalog. * Monitors supplies needed for physically processing print and non-print resources and recommends requests for purchasing items needed for such processes. * Compiles a variety of statistics using standard tools. * Assists other library employees in understanding cataloging records and processes. * Operates equipment including but not limited to printers, scanners, photocopiers, and book guillotine and assists others with their use as needed. * Assists with training, supervising and evaluating student workers. * In consultation with supervisor, assists with developing and documenting policies, goals and procedures. * In consultation with supervisor, attends workshops, seminars, and other educational opportunities to enhance job knowledge and performance. * Performs other duties as assigned within the LAIII classification specifications
Required Qualifications: * Applicant must have at least two years of full-time or equivalent part-time paraprofessional experience as a library assistant, including at least one year in a supervisory capacity, or any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions per the state job specifications. * Ability to communicate effectively using standard business techniques. * Ability to follow oral and written instructions. * Ability to deal tactfully with others and provide effective customer service. * Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others. * Ability to maintain accurate records. * Knowledge of and ability to prepare general reports. * Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of supervision. * Ability to exercise sound judgment. State Job Specifications are available in the Human Resources Office and/or the department web page: www.bridgew.edu/hr
Preferred Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree. * Academic library experience, especially in technical services. * Knowledge of and ability to use Microsoft Office productivity applications. * Working knowledge of one or more global languages. * Experience using library automated systems. * Experience cataloging library resources.
Physical Demands: Bridgewater State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employee with disabilities. Job duties are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting, subject to standing for prolonged periods of time, bending, stooping, reaching, lifting, pushing heavy book carts and occasional lifting of boxes weighing 10+ lbs.
Special Conditions: Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.
EEO Statement: Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.
Salary Range: $1,531.50 bi-weekly (Grade 14, Step 1)
Special Instructions: Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position: *a minimum of one (1) employment history entry. *a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries. *job information updated 7/10/17