Library Specialist (22174)

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Job DetailsLevel UndisclosedJob Location Main Campus - Edmond, OKRemote Type N/APosition Type StaffEducation Level UndisclosedSalary Range $32,760.00 - $32,760.00 Salary/yearTravel Percentage UndisclosedJob Shift UndisclosedJob Category UndisclosedDescription Position Overview:

Provides support to customers with the classification, indexing, and storage media. Assists with resource content acquisition, and system maintenance by administering a range of library systems, services, and operations. Maintains a resource catalog of books, CDs, videos, records, and tapes. Performs customer check-out of library resources, and maintains affiliated records. Participates in the evaluation, selection, de-selection, and ordering of library content. Warrants customer access to library resources. Provides resource assistance to users either onsite, or remotely. Initiates training, webinars, and other presentations to increase user engagement. Performs work under minimal supervision. Handles complex issues and problems, and refers only the most complex issues to higher-level staff. Possesses comprehensive knowledge of subject matter. Provides leadership, coaching, and/or mentoring to a subordinate group. Provides technical library support as it relates to library catalogs, databases, and indexes and answers questions that require basic library science knowledge and consultation.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Full-Time position, Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. may work an occasional Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Chambers Library, this position provides professional expertise in the services and projects of the Archives and Special Collections department. Works collaboratively within the department to determine appropriate approaches to preparing collections for use. Implements uniform arrangement and description standards and ensures that collections are efficiently, effectively, and appropriately processed. Facilitate and enhances access to and provides information about archival holdings through: processing of collections; supervision of processing projects; and the creation of print and on-line descriptive aids. May supervise, students and interns and may also serve on the Department's reference desk assisting with research services, and other duties as assigned.

Scope & Impact: This position is an entry level professional position, with actions that may have a measurable impact on operations within a work group.

Communication & Interaction: Routinely answers questions and provides information and data requested by individuals within or outside of work area. Questions that require interpretation or are not easily resolved are referred to Supervisor.

Effective Knowledge: Demonstrates ability to execute tasks according to standard operating procedures and/or direction. Demonstrates ability to learn new subject matter, coupled with attention to detail and responsiveness to feedback.

Problem Solving & Judgement: Performs a variety of duties following established policies and procedures. Resolves problems by selecting from approved alternatives based on past practices, established procedures, or direction. Relies on direct supervision is available to set priorities and objectives, and to assist in problem resolution.

Budget Authority: May provide input into budget development by assisting with identification of operational needs and requirements.

Policy & Procedure Authority: Primarily responsible for executing routine procedures with direction from senior staff.

Reporting Relationships: Generally, reports to manager or higher but may receive basic operational direction and guidance from senior level staff members.

Supervisory & Team Leadership Responsibilities: This position may supervise student workers.

Qualifications Qualifications Required:

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in job related field or 4+ years of equivalent work experience in chosen field that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts. Requires the application of expertise in a chosen field to achieve results. Must have respect for rare documents and the ability and willingness to learn the needed skills and methods for management of these materials.

Qualifications Preferred:

Experience working in an academic library or university archive or university special collections. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Knowledge of Windows-based computer applications and Microsoft Office applications. Knowledge of archival content management systems. Familiarity with description and encoding standards such as DACS, EAD and MARC. Must meet physical demands of position which include standing, lifting, bending, reaching, pushing book carts, and climbing step ladder. Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions, interpret library policies and exercise considerable independence and discretion. Must be able to maintain effective working relationships with library users and staff. Must be detailed oriented and have strong analytical and organization skills. Be able to collaborates well as part of a team.

Physical Demands:

Must meet physical demands of position which include standing, lifting, bending, reaching, pushing book carts, and climbing step ladder. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.




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Posted: 2/17/2021
Application Due: 4/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time