Senior Library Associate Specialist-Technical Services

Updated: 9 months ago
Location: United, PENNSYLVANIA
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Job Description:

Senior Library Associate Specialist â“ Technical Services

The Library is seeking candidates for the position Senior Library Associate Specialist-Technical Services to work in the Rockefeller Library.  The successful candidate will be responsible for performing a broad range of tasks related to the acquisition of library materials, including maintaining the accuracy and consistency of bibliographic and holdings information.  This is a full-time position working Monday â“ Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. as a member of the Libraryâ™s bargaining union staff.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs maintenance and updating of bibliographic, order, item, and holdings records for all library locations in a variety of formats and on online systems (e.g. OCLC, Millennium, GOBI)
  • Creates order, item, holdings and temporary online bibliographic records for all library locations according to local and Library standards in a variety of formats and on cataloging systems (e.g. OCLC, Millennium)
  • Receives and processes acquisitions in a variety of languages and formats encompassing firm orders, approval plans, purchase plans, standing orders, gifts and depository materials
  • Searches online and offline resources in order to identify and describe library materials
  • Match funds according to approval plan guidelines
  • Reviews, verifies and processes invoices for payment including purchasing card transactions and resolves related problems; updates currency exchange rates
  • Maintains library vendor file information; submits additions/changes to Universityâ™s Purchasing Department
  • Using existing cataloging information, processes additions, withdrawals, and/or transfers to library holdings for all library locations
  • Organizes and distributes incoming cataloging materials and requests; locates in-process materials requested by users
  • Searches and exports records using OCLC
  • Runs reports according to instructions
  • Assists with special projects
  • Prepares correspondence, reports, and other communications as required
  • Assists with related clerical work, including filing, revision of filing, and sorting and distributing mail
  • Keeps and compiles accurate statistics relevant to work performed
  • Trains and directs the work of student assistants; monitors their daily assignments
  • Performs related duties as required

Supervisor : Manager, Acquisitions and Materials Processing

Minimum supervision provided; works independently under general direction; makes independent judgments and decisions within the scope of library policies and procedures

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelorâ™s degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Computer skills, ability to use standard computer software packages (e.g., Word and Excel)
  • Ability to learn new technologies and systems necessary to be effective and for continued job performance
  • Eyesight which permits close work
  • Ability to unpack, shelve, and move library materials
  • Ability to interact favorably with co-workers and library users
  • Ability to work without close supervision
  • Problem solving skills
  • ·Ability to perform detailed work accurately with reasonable speed

  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community
  • Knowledge of a foreign language desirable
  • Relevant work experience preferred
  • Successful completion of a test may be required

Candidates please note: All offers of employment are contingent upon a completed criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.  

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Senior Library Associate Specialist-Technical Services


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Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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