Processing Associate III
Processing Associate IIIDepartment:
Libraries-Hargrett LibraryAbout the University of Georgia:
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.About the College/Unit/Department:
The UGA Libraries is located on the University of Georgia’s main campus in Athens, Georgia. Its facilities include the Main Library, Science Library, Zell B. Miller Learning Center, Map and Government Information Library, Richard B. Russell Special Collections Libraries, Health Science Carnegie Library, and Repository, which receive more than three million visits per year and provide a vast array of electronic and print resources. They offer extensive hours, including 24/7 operation at the Miller Learning Center. The UGA Libraries offer distinctive, nationally significant special collections, including the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, and Walter J. Brown Media Archive and Peabody Awards Collection. Information about the UGA Libraries: http://www.libs.uga.edu/ Information about Athens: http://www.libs.uga.edu/athens/.Posting Type:
Benefits EligibleFull/Part time:
Full TimeAdditional Schedule Information:
M-F; 8 hrs/day; occasional weekend work may be required.Advertised Salary:
04/29/2021Open until filled:
YesProposed Starting Date:
06/01/2021Location of Vacancy:
Athens AreaEEO Policy Statement:
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).Classification Title:
Library Technical Paraprofessional/ProfessionalFLSA:
Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.Position Summary:
The Processing Assistant is responsible to the Director of the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library for maintaining donation paperwork; accessioning and processing of collections of varying formats; managing and training of student employees; and providing reference service.
The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library is a department within the University of Georgia Libraries, which reports to the University Librarian. The Hargrett Library, a leading repository on Georgia history and culture, holds 200,000 volumes in its rare book and Georgiana collections, 6 million pages of historical manuscripts and photographs, along with maps, broadsides, and UGA archives and records. Other areas of emphasis include performing arts and natural history. Holdings date from the 15th century to the present.
The Hargrett Library staff is responsible for acquiring, preserving, and making available permanent historical records according to archival standards and procedures and for providing reference assistance to a variety of patrons.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:
Ability to work effectively with patrons, donors, and co-workers.
Ability to supervise and train student assistants.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Effective organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy and to work independently within a framework of assigned responsibilities.
Fluency in Microsoft Office Suite.
Demonstrated commitment to discretion and upholding privacy of records.
Typical for office environment.Is driving a responsibility of this position?:
NoIs this a Position of Trust?:
YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:
YesDoes this position require a P-Card? :
NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :
NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:
NoDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):
YesCredit and P-Card policy:
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.Duties/Responsibilities:
Processes collections by arranging and describing materials in accordance with DACS standards; editing and creating records in ArchivesSpace; uploading files and re-indexing XTF (finding aids database); accessioning new collections according to departmental procedures.Percentage of time:
Maintains donation paperwork, tracks instruments of gift, sends gift transmittals to the UGA Foundation, returns declined materials to donors.Percentage of time:
Supervises and trains student assistants through effective communication and encouraging productivity and dependability.Percentage of time:
Provides reference service to the University community and the general public by participating in staffing the department’s reference desk and reading room, by developing and maintaining knowledge of collections within the library, and by assisting in tours and instruction as needed.Percentage of time:
Contributes to the mission of the Hargrett Library, and the Libraries as a whole, by participating in meetings, planning, program review, and strategic planning as assigned.Percentage of time:
Maintains flexibility and awareness of changes in the department and organization and contributes to the team effort by assuming other similar duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Participates in library-wide communication by reading, responding to, and initiating information transmitted via the Library listserv, and appropriate library-wide or departmental meetings, and asking questions, seeking clarification, or initiating discussion on library issues.Percentage of time: