The University at Buffalo Libraries is accepting applications in a continuous recruitment effort to fill current and future temporary Assistant Librarian positions. Applicants will be contacted on an as-needed basis to fill temporary positions that range in duration from three (3) months up to one (1) year. Positions may be filled on a part-time (less than 37.5 hours per week) or full-time (37.5 hours per week) basis. Campus and library unit will vary depending on the assignment.
As an Assistant Librarian, you may perform a variety of duties that could include any of the following. This depends on the Libraries' operational needs at the time of hire.
Provide email, telephone and in-person reference services to library clientele using print, electronic and we-based information
Assist in facilitating and/or conducting end-user searches
Survey, arrange, describe, and process institutional and manuscript collections according to standard archival practices for DACS
Identify missing or incomplete accession documentation for collections including, but not limited to, deeds of gift, deposit status, and memos of understanding
Assist with library material acquisitions
Teach workshops and classes to undergraduate and graduate students within academic departments and for the Libraries
Perform original and/or copy cataloging of material, create holdings and item records utilizing OCLC, the international bibliographic utility, and Ex Libris Aleph, the local integrated library system
Assist with data cleanup and migration in preparation for a new library management system
Salary: $20.67 – $25.00 per hour based on experience and duties assigned.
A Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution OR a PhD related to the duties of the position
Prior work experience using a networked integrated library system such as ExLibris Aleph
Demonstrated proficiency of working in an online environment
Must be able to problem–solve and provide analytical solutions using existing guidelines, policies, and procedures
Must be able to work independently without day-to-day supervision and function effectively within a team setting
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Knowledge of bibliographic concepts and cataloging
Experience teaching information literacy in a classroom setting
Experience processing archival collections, preferably in a special collections repository, academic library, or museum
Experience writing finding aids that are DACS compliant
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