The Research Services department of Princeton University Library is hiring a Special Collections Assistant to join a small team to provide support to the Industrial Relations (IR) Section of the Economics Department. This position directly supports the researchers in the IR Section, the Labor Economics Librarian and a few other librarians with a variety of print and digital sources.
The scope of the work includes:
Research data agreements needed by IR Section researchers.
Dataset and working papers on the IR Section website and intranet.
The annual Selected References publication
Projects and collections to support Labor Economics research in PUL and in the IR Reading Room
Enter data, create records, work with vendors, coordinate correspondence and maintain inventory of records related to research data agreements
Assist with content, working papers and datasets housed on the IR Section’s intranet and public website
Assist in finding new publications, purchasing, and collation to support the annual Selected References publication
Manage physical items in the IR Reading Room for approximately one day a week
Assist the Labor Economics Librarian and a few colleagues with projects specific to Labor Economics research support
Conduct inventory, search the library catalog and other bibliographic utilities such as OCLC. Create bibliographic records and edit or add metadata in several databases. Use ALMA/Voyager and REPEC as needed
Maintain bibliographic integrity, inventory and collections development for the Labor Economics collections of PUL
Maintain the collections in the Industrial Relations Reading Room
Collaborate with team members in the Documents Processing unit to support general library needs
Maintain designated collections of the department (e.g. government documents in print, microfiche and electronic formats, general reference collection)
Engage in re-shelving and assist with collection-related projects as requested
Three years of library (or equivalent academic) experience that demonstrates the ability to perform detailed analytical work with bibliographic information or datasets
High School degree
Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of library staff in written and oral form
Experience working with the public in a customer-service oriented field
Ability to function within a small team working collaboratively
Ability to manage time and projects effectively
Facility with bibliographic and web-based search engines
Experience with spreadsheets such as Microsoft Excel
Intermediate level computer skills including proficiency in scanning operations, and basic knowledge of computer hardware, printers, and imaging equipment
Research service and library public service orientation
Working knowledge of ALMA, Voyager modules or other library ILS system
Working knowledge of image editing software and scanning workflows
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