Technical Services Processing Assistant

Hamilton College
Clinton, NY

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Technical Services Processing Assistant

Clinton, NY
Open Date:
Aug 9, 2021

This part-time position has primary responsibility for processing all library materials for shelving, including spine labels, barcodes, security strips, book jackets, etc. Prepares materials for housing in Special Collections and Archives. Creates, updates and maintains local holdings and item records in the library catalog. Processes withdrawals of materials that have been deselected. Hires, trains and supervises student assistants as needed. Assists in maintaining the integrity of the Library’s catalog and physical holdings through database maintenance activities.

This is a part time, benefited position with a 60% schedule which is equivalent to 1,092 hours a year. 


  • Processes physical materials for the general collections (item records, barcodes, spine labels, security strips, etc.) 
  • Prepares materials for housing in SCA, consulting with staff in both Cataloging and SCA as necessary. 
  • Processes withdrawals, location transfers, relabeling, and similar collection and database maintenance activities. 
  • Supervises, instructs and schedules student workers to assist in processing tasks. 
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Actively participate in building our diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus community.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Previous successful experience in library technical services preferred.
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to work comfortably with integrated library systems such as Alma
  • Ability to do accurate and detailed work with minimal supervision after initial training.
  • Ability to analyze problems and formulate solutions.
  • Supervisory experience a plus.
  • Awareness of the issues and methods involved in handling fragile, often rare, print materials.
  • Familiarity with cataloging standards and bibliographic records a plus.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds.

Application Instructions:

Please submit cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional reference.  Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Working at Hamilton College 

Hamilton College is one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. It is independent, highly selective, coeducational and residential. Originally founded in 1793 as the Hamilton-Oneida Academy and chartered in 1812 as the third oldest college in New York State, Hamilton is today composed of 1,850 students from nearly all 50 states and 50 countries. It is distinguished by a faculty of 190 men and women dedicated to teaching and scholarship, by rigorous academic programs, by an emphasis on teaching students to write well and speak persuasively, and by a commitment to diversity in its broadest sense. The College, with an endowment nearing $1 billion (October 2017), is need-blind in admission and has invested more than $265 million in new and renovated facilities in the past dozen years.  

Hamilton is located on a wooded 1,350-acre hilltop campus overlooking the New England-style Village of Clinton, New York, in close proximity to the Adirondack Park, where hiking, skiing, fishing, boating and snowmobiling abound. The campus is within a 4-5 hour drive of New York, Boston, Toronto and Philadelphia, and there is a rich variety of cultural opportunities on campus and in nearby Utica (10 minutes), Syracuse (45 minutes) and Cooperstown (55 minutes).

As a national leader for teaching students to write effectively, learn from each other and think for themselves, Hamilton produces graduates who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to make their voices heard on issues of importance to their communities and the world. Additional information about Hamilton can be found at

Hamilton College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer committed to attracting diverse and interesting people to its community.

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