The Sheridan Libraries are seeking an innovative, creative, user-focused Library Assistant II to assist with the delivery of services to faculty and students based on the Homewood Campuses.
General Nature and Purpose of the Work: Provide assistance with library services such as the acquisition, cataloguing, interlibrary loaning and circulation of materials. Staffs and/or coordinates activities of circulation desk. Provide assistance to users of course reserves by processing materials in multiple formats.
The Primary Duties and Responsibilities of the Job:
Create access to course materials: interpret and organize course information and use library and electronic reserve management systems to execute circulation functions, create indexing, track orders/requests, and solve problems; search full text subscription databases; learn how ebooks are used to support courses, how ebooks vary depending on provider, and how to use GOBI to research options and place orders; learn basics of copyright regulations and how to apply fair use.
Interact with faculty to clarify information, explain policy, and redress problems.
Maintains accurate online records for electronic resources, including associated license and vendor information.
Searches standard print and online sources to verify bibliographic information and availability.
Assists with the acquisition of periodicals and coordinates claims for journals or other material that the library obtains via exchange program or interlibrary loan system.
Enters new materials into library automated systems and answers inquiries regarding receipt of materials.
Posts, codes and processes invoices for payment.
Provides interlibrary loan services.
Processes requests come from JHU patrons or other libraries
Reviews restrictions by lending Library.
Answers queries for renewals, denials, or cancelled requests.
Assists with pre-catalog searching and sorting of primarily Western European language materials.
Edits OCLC copy cataloging records on the Libraries’ local system for materials added to the collection
May function as a team leader and coordinates student scheduling to ensure adequate circulation staff coverage on a daily basis.
May also oversee student time cards.
Manages and tracks inventory materials for restock storage and display areas.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
High School diploma or GED.
Two years’ experience related.
Additional education can be substituted for experience.
Exposure to automated library systems preferred.
Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Aptitude for detail and organization.
Ability to manage multiple tasks with urgent deadlines.
Ability to manage and contribute to change.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Capacity to exercise good judgment and make independent decisions.
General knowledge of microcomputer software applications and web coding.
Familiarity with academic environments and bibliographic utilities.
Classified Title: Library Assistant II Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OD Starting Salary Range: $15.26/hr Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm from December 2019 through February 2020 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10000065-Access Services Personnel area: Libraries
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