Job TitleLibrary Specialist I
AgencyTexas A&M University
Proposed Minimum Salary
Proposed Minimum Salary$11.21 hourly
Job LocationCollege Station, Texas
Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .
Who We Are
The Libraries are the indispensable hub of discovery, learning and creativity for all colleges and academic departments at Texas A&M. We offer diverse collections and services designed to enable and support the University’s missions of teaching, research, and student success. Learn more about our five libraries at https://library.tamu.edu.
What We Want
The Library Specialist I position will be responsible for performing accessioning and verifying of library material entering the Joint Library Facility (JLF). Other expected duties include shelving and pulling of materials, document delivery services, and other support activities for JLF. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability as stated above. If the description sounds exciting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity.
What you need to know
Rate: $11.21 per hour
Schedule/Location: This position is located at the RELLIS site in Bryan, TX. Must be able to work Monday – Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm with a 30-minute unpaid lunch break.
Required Education and Experience:
High School graduation or any equivalent combination of education and experience
One year of library experience
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
Ability to move moderate boxes, books, and a heavy book truck or similar items
Ability to handle material which can contain dust or microscopic mold spores
Knowledge of email, word processing, spreadsheets, and internet search engine
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills
Ability to work in narrow aisles which may include bending, reaching, stretching, stooping, and lifting/moving activities as well as standing for an extended period of time
Ability to stand and work on book picker that moves/lifts up to high heights
Safely lifts or moves heavy boxes up to chest height and pushes or moves heavy carts
Accessioning and Verifying Items Received - Uses the Joint Library Facility’s Archival Software (Caia Soft) to ensure the accurate accession and verification of the items entering the storage facility. Uses the standards of descriptive cataloging for monograph and serials to verify correct records. Navigates JLF’s and their participating libraries’ Online Public Access Catalogs to verify holdings.
Shelving Items in Warehouse - Uses Caia software to accurately document the location of each tray in the warehouse. Safely uses the various heavy machinery including a power lift, electric pallet jack, and order picker to place storage trays on shelves in the warehouse which may involve high heights. Participates in all required OSHA and other safety training in order to use the heavy machinery.
Document Delivery Service - Performs general document delivery services. Retrieves material for shipment or performs electronic delivery to the customer’s desktop. Shelves document delivery requested material. Uses Illiad and Docline software to download, process, and deliver requested material. Uses Article Exchange and BSCAN scanner and Proscan 3000 for electronic article delivery. Prepares material to be shipped out to requesting libraries via Trans-Amigos and FedEx using FedEX Ship Manager hardware and software. Uses knowledge of copyright law as it applies to resource sharing.
Support Activities - Monitors and secures the JLF’s receiving bay. Constructs trays for shelving materials and boxes for shipping (Interlibrary Loan). Creates duplicate barcodes and tray labels using the Zebra Design Pro Hardware and Software. Operates and troubleshoots JLF’s label printers, including replacing spent label and ribbon rolls. Helps to develop and promote diversity through appropriate programming for JLF and the RELLIS Campus. Contributes to the overall activities for the operation of the facility. Acts as a resource to student employees at JLF. Understands the basic functions performed at the Joint Library Facility’s. Uses positive interpersonal and collaboration skills and basic conflict resolution skills in resolving issues with other JLF employees, as well as performing other duties as assigned.
Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University , must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.
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