Library Staff Position Available: Technical Services Procurement Specialist

The library posted a fulltime, benefits-eligible Non-Exempt (bi-weekly) Staff position, Technical Services Procurement Specialist, to the ISU hiring site. The posting is now active and electronic applications are being received.

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: NOVEMBER 24, 2015

For a complete position description, including qualifications, see http://jobs.indstate.edu.

A few details:

  • Usual schedule is 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday.
  • $11.90 to $13.25 per hour
  • Performs specialized library work requiring expertise in Sierra integrated library system’s (ILS) Acquisitions and Cataloging modules; solely responsible for ordering, receiving, and invoicing monographic materials and media.
  • Education: High School diploma or GED
    Experience: 3 years library or relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Utilizes knowledge of library practices, procedures and available and potential information resources, including web-based and electronic tools. Searches local, national and international databases for source materials that meet established criteria for import. Verifies accurate and complete searching and recording of bibliographic information. Solves bibliographic problems by searching library online bibliographic database, OCLC (online computer library center), and other appropriate sources. Creates provisional bibliographic records in various formats as needed, with authority control and following guidelines for that format., Utilizing Sierra’s integrated library system, approves requests for purchase, downloading and modifying monographic and electronic resource bibliographic records from OCLC (online computer library center). Attaches order records to the Bibliographic Title record and inputs location, funding, order date, receive date, format, vendor and internal notes. Creates vendor records and invoices. Verifies funding, tracks orders, and creates lists for collection development. Receives items into Sierra’s integrated library system. Verifies material is correct and in good condition. Processes invoices for payment in Sierra and creates Check Requests or Foundation Disbursement Forms to secure payment., Serves as advisor to subject liaison librarians and dean regarding fund balances and purchase requests. In collaboration with the Technical Services Budget/Allocation Specialist, jointly monitors spend-down of all 120 allocated fund balances and deposit accounts totaling over $2,000,000. Also serves as back-up to Technical Services Budget/Allocation Specialist, processing orders and invoices for non-monographic materials (newspapers, journals, and serials) Assists in maintaining Current Periodicals area by checking in materials to accurately reflect library’s actual print holdings. Includes boxing and labeling print journals for permanent shelving in stacks and recording statistics for pull list spreadsheet., Copy catalogs monographic materials placing bar codes on books and creating item records. Provides training for involved employees assisting in copy cataloging. Catalogs monographic orders and averages 600+ per year., Works jointly with Interlibrary Loan to quickly process “Books on Demand” and “Media on Demand” requests from patrons as high priority. Processes Rush materials, researching fastest way to purchase items needed and quickest possible shipping method for materials that will help students or faculty in their classes, or will benefit vital campus programs., Maintains working relationship with 200+ vendors. Verifies/obtains W9 tax forms from new vendors. Utilizes Vendor websites to check availability prior to placing orders. Processes vendor reports and documents vendor comments using internal notes in order records. Researches cancellation notices for possible reorder through alternate methods. Fields questions concerning invoices/orders., Supervises bibliographic searching and related tasks performed by student assistants. Assigns priorities for these tasks and maintains workflow. Trains student assistants performing these tasks and reviews their work. Also assists in hiring student assistants., Maintains procedural manual for tasks of this position. Addresses workflow issues regarding Patron driven acquisitions/Demand driven acquisitions and shelf ready books., Performs other duties as assigned.

Night Owls! apply for our Public Services Overnight Assistant [Circulation/Public Services] job

The following Bi-Weekly Part-Time Temporary (NO BENEFITS) position is now available to receive applications on the ISU hiring site.

Public Services Overnight Assistant – TEMP (Renewable 9 month position, Fall/Spring only)

 Period of employment: Approx. July 27, 2015 to May 6, 2016;  38-40 weeks of employment

  • Schedule:  Monday – Friday, 2:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., 28 hours per week
  • Pay Rate:  $12.89 per hour, no benefits

Provides support for the Overnight Supervisor responsible for the library facility and services during the 11:00pm to 7:00am shift and provides backup for that staff person allowing the library to function effectively during overnight hours.

For complete information on this position go to the following location: https://jobs.indstate.edu

Staff Vacancy: Special Collections

Open Staff Position: Library Associate I – Special Collections Associate

The library has posted a Non-Exempt (bi-weekly) Staff position to the ISU hiring site for Library Associate I – Special Collections Associate. The posting is now active and electronic applications are being received.

Excerpt from position description: Library Associate I – Special Collections

Serves as the copy cataloger for Special Collections materials in all formats and furnishes metadata support for the department’s digitization projects.

Preferred Experience: 

Experience working in a special collections department and/or experience with handling rare materials. Experience with word processing, spreadsheet and database software. Previous supervisory experience.

For a complete position description, including qualifications, and to apply see http://jobs.indstate.edu.

Applications will be accepted until June 15, 2015.

Open Position in Library Services: Permanent Art Collection Curator

The library recently posted an EAP Professional position to the ISU hiring site for Permanent Art Collection Curator, a position that recently became part of the Special Collections Department. The posting is active and electronic applications are being received.

Applications will be accepted until December 9, 2014

For a complete position description, including qualifications, see http://jobs.indstate.edu.

Librarian Position Available: Electronic Resources Librarian

Indiana State University’s Cunningham Memorial Library has an open Tenure Track Faculty position, Electronic Resources Librarian. Join an exciting campus community. Enrollments are up, we recently completed a successful comprehensive fundraising campaign, and we have been designated a “Best in the Midwest” for the eighth consecutive year by Princeton Review. ISU has a strategic goal to employ and retain highly qualified staff and faculty from underrepresented groups. Our city, a regional hub for commerce, arts, sports, cultural events, and medical services, received the 2010 “Indiana Community of the Year” award in 2010.

 And the Library is at the heart of this exciting campus of more than 12,000 undergraduates and graduates. Our motto is “Your campus living room,” and that is what we strive to be—the gathering place for campus. We offer many resources for our users including more than 1.3 million items in our collection including 140,000 e-books and 71,000 e-journals/databases. Our Special Collections houses the Warren N. and Suzanne B. Cordell Collection of Dictionaries, one of the largest such collections in the world. In addition, we offer many services including the Math and Writing Center and Commuter Lounge as well as excellent reference and instruction services, Interlibrary Loan, and e-Reserves. Offering opportunities to attend unique and rewarding programs, last year the library hosted 122 events that attracted 14,000 attendees. The Library is committed to serving as the academic and research heart of Indiana State University.

 Electronic Resources Librarian – This 12-month, tenure-track position is responsible for all aspects of the Library’s electronic resources, including managing the purchasing, licensing/negotiation, assessment, and archiving of electronic materials from sources external to the University. Responsible for leading library-wide efforts to optimize technologies designed to help publicize e-collections and for providing user-centric services for information access and discovery. Serves as the sole liaison to vendors regarding electronic resource trials, acquisitions, licensing, pricing, and technical issues. The Electronic Resources Librarian works with database providers, vendors, publishers, consortium partners, and other personnel to resolve problems with accessing electronic resources, proactively manages technical changes to preempt resource access problems, and responds to end-users’ issues with electronic resources in a timely manner. This position also maintains accurate data about electronic resources in a variety of systems, such as our link resolver and discovery tool knowledge base (Serials Solutions), Must be intellectually curious with the aptitude to identify and track changes and trends in technology, business models, organizational structures and user culture that may impact the management of electronic resources at the ISU Library. Serves as the Libraries’ internal coordinator regarding the use, creation and dissemination of copyrighted works. Serves as a permanent member of the Library Collection Development Committee and Technology Committee. This position reports directly to the Chair of Library Systems Department.

ISU librarians are expected to participate in university and library governance and to engage in professional activities, including research and publication, in order to attain tenure and promotion. All library faculty are expected to meet promotion and tenure standards.

Indiana State University is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining minority faculty and staff. For more information and/or to apply for this position, please see https://jobs.indstate.edu

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