Hampden Center Project Technician II - University Libraries

Colorado, Denver, USA
Up to $15.00 per hour
Feb 22, 2018
University of
Faculty Jobs
Position Type
Alt-Ac & Post-Ac
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Denver Library brings the history of cultural experience to successive generations, enabling each to gain insight into the human endeavor. The Library is central to discovery and creative interaction among students and faculty. The Library links information and the University community regardless of the location of the information or the individual seeking it. The work environment is an academic library with cyclical periods of increased workloads with the possibility of stressful situations. The department is highly automated with attention paid to ergonomics and safety. The unit is one of several working collaboratively and cooperatively in a team-based organization. The work environment consists of surroundings with moderate noise levels and frequent contact with electrical devices.

Position Summary

The University of Denver Hampden Center seeks a knowledgeable and enthusiastic information technician for a one-three year project technician appointment. The candidate will process multi-format collections. They will use descriptive taxonomies in the processing and rehousing of physical collections. And will further add inventory control to the processed material by using a local organizational schema specific to the Hampden Center. May act as a backup for the daily operations of the Hampden Center in retrieving materials for DU patrons using the organizational schema and Alma.

In addition to the basic materials' management that all members of the Hampden Center perform on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis, this position is reserved for those that can use a special combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities in order to:

  • Lead projects and push teams toward time-sensitive goals.
  • Serving as the point of contact for the department as a whole on projects they are directly responsible for leading.
  • Improve service standards through procedural, systematic, and/or interpersonal means.
  • Lead certain areas of our materials' management assuring quality control and reporting those findings to the Supervisor.
  • Work more directly with other departmental liaisons on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis to develop a unique sense of this department's role within the Library.
  • Serve as a leader by being responsible for safety, security, arming, and unlocking the Hampden Center, occasionally, without a supervisor on-site.
  • Commit to continuous improvement activities that are process and goal focused.

This is a non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Essential Functions

  • Unboxing, organizing, cataloging and rehousing physical collections.
  • Identify material in need of repair, preservation, or assignment.
  • Inventory of processed materials using specific local schema.
  • Shift library materials as needed to build and comply with space planning procedures and maintenance.
  • Participate in inventory and re-labeling projects.
  • Cooperate as a team member with staff to achieve efficient library operation.
  • Become capable of opening and closing procedures in the absence of the manager including but not limited to:
    • Arming and/or disarming the building.
    • Handling retrieval of DU patron and community requests.
    • Assessing workflow needs and prioritizing the day's activities on the Daily Notes list of projects
  • Perform related work as required or assigned including:
    • Running reports, updates, or making adjustments to records in conjunction with ongoing projects.
    • Tackling lengthy projects such as shifting, data gathering, or other assorted projects that are independent in nature and require little to no supervision.
  • Has excellent communication skills and a willingness to engage on a professional level to assure excellent internal customer service.
  • Recognizes and incorporates the mission and goals of the department, and the Library as a whole, into all aspects of their work.
  • Frequent adjustments to the daily routine based on the priorities of the day.
  • Will train new staff in order to complete the goals of their assigned areas.
  • Will work on team building and measurement of productivity techniques.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Previous information or materials' processing experience.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Able to work in both a typical office environment and a warehouse environment.
  • Ability to lift boxes up to 25-50 pounds, stand, bend, kneel, push, pull, and use ladders to perform the work.

Required Qualifications

  • A valid driver's license and at least 21 years of age and must be willing and able to operate a University vehicle and an aerial lift (after on-site training).

Preferred Qualifications

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Previous leadership experience
  • Previous project participation

Work Schedule

An average of 15-20 hours per week, flexible schedule, daytime and weekend hours; no evening hours.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00pm (MST) Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Applications may be accepted until position is filled.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

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