Library Assistant I - Library Assistant I, Reader and Viewer Services

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Library Assistant I - Library Assistant I, Reader and Viewer Services Hiring department Humanities Rsch Ctr Monthly salary $1,170 Hours per week 20.00 Variable Posting number 18-09-18-01-8072 Job Status Open FLSA status Non-exempt Earliest Start Date Immediately Position Duration Funding expected to continue Position open to all applicants Location Austin (main campus) Number of vacancies 1 General Notes Four work hours on Saturday required, with sixteen hours on weekdays to be scheduled for a total of 20 hours per week.

Required Application Materials
  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.
Additional Information Purpose To provide public service for the Harry Ransom Center Library Reading and Viewing Room.

Essential Functions Locates, shelves, and reshelves manuscripts, books, and visual materials for patrons. Performs all circulation desk functions. Serves as backup at reception desk and reference desk. Assists in gathering materials for classes, presentations, exhibitions, and other special projects. Assists with duplication orders of collection materials. Performs basic preservation tasks and assists patrons with materials handling. Answers directional questions in Reading and Viewing Room. Assists with training of work study students.

Marginal/Incidental functions Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications High school graduation or GED, and two years of library experience or sixty hours of college credit and one year of full-time equivalent library experience or twelve hours of graduate coursework in Library and Information Science. Must be able to work Saturdays. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications Demonstrated knowledge of Ransom Center collections. Experience in a special collections library. Demonstrated good customer service skills. Demonstrated knowledge of Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal classification systems. Experience with an automated circulation tracking system. Proficient in more than one language. Experience in preservation techniques. Ability to communicate and work well with scholars in the humanities and with library and other staff as a team member. Experience with an online library catalog and with databases. Experience with interest in literary materials. Ability to appropriately handle large, heavy, and fragile collection materials of significant value. Good written and oral communication skills.

Working conditions May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Climbing of stairs Climbing of ladders Lifting and moving

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

UT Austin is a Tobacco-free Campus

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