Princeton University Library is looking for a motivated individual to be part of the Physical Collections Receipt and Processing unit. The primary duty of this position is to ensure that incoming library materials acquired by the university are properly received, recorded, processed, tracked and routed as appropriate to other library units for further processing in the most efficient and cost-effective manner. Rigorously monitoring quality control on all workflows.
This position reports to the Supervisor of the Physical Collections Receipt and Processing unit, working within a team of six other employees. Consistent high production, attention to detail and ability to multi-task are essential elements of the position.
Princeton University Library is one of the world's leading research libraries. It employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities. The Library supports a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,700 graduate students, 1,200 faculty members, and many visiting scholars.
Unpacking library materials, sorting by material type onto carts, verifying contents of shipments against invoices. Scanning invoices and saving to the appropriate folders on a networked drive.
Processing shelf ready approval plan material, involving searching of Princeton’s Library Management System, retrieving appropriate catalog records, receiving and editing holding records as necessary, and scanning items into relevant workflow statuses.
Processing bindery shipments in a timely manner; validating bindable units for accuracy, data entry into commercial binder’s proprietary software, packing and unpacking shipments and scanning material in and out of appropriate statuses in the Library Management System.
Physical end-processing; labeling and property stamping, examining if an item needs to be sent for binding or other preservation work, adjusting call number labels when location changes, identifying problem material for forwarding on to next level resource as appropriate for resolution and/or sorting material by final destination to be shipped out to owning library.
High school diploma.
Ability to comprehend and follow instructions.
Ability to set priorities in order to meet assignment deadlines.
Basic computer skills (familiarity with email, Microsoft Windows Operating Systems; Word/Excel, Ability to learn library’s automated system)
Physical requirements include the ability to box and unpack material, handle heavy books and boxes, and the pushing and pulling of heavy book trucks; must be able to lift or handle boxes weighing from 60-75 pounds.
Prior library experience and knowledge of an integrated library management system(s)
Typical work schedule for this position: from 8:30 am to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Princeton University is a vibrant community of scholarship and learning that stands in the nation's service and in the service of all nations. Chartered in 1746, Princeton is the fourth-oldest college in the United States. Princeton is an independent, coeducational, nondenominational institution that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering.As a world-renowned research university, Princeton seeks to achieve the highest levels of distinction in the discovery and transmission of knowledge and understanding. At the same time, Princeton is distinctive among research universities in its commitment to undergraduate teaching.Today, more than 1,100 faculty members instruct approximately 5,200 undergraduate students and 2,600 graduate students. The University's generous financial aid program ensures that talented students from all economic backgrounds can afford a Princeton education.