Open Temporary Part-time Staff Position in the Library: Art Collection Assistant

The library posted a part time, no benefits staff position to the ISU hiring site, working with Jocelyn Krueger in the Permanent Art Collection. The position title is Art Collection Assistant – Part Time, No Benefits. The posting is active and electronic applications will be accepted until July 5, 2019.

Position description excerpts:

Work 28 hours weekly, between 8:00AM and 5:00PM, Monday through Friday.

The Permanent Art Collection (PAC) Assistant will be responsible for the maintenance and display of the artwork around campus. They will install and de-install artwork in campus buildings and the public artwork on campus grounds. They will use professional art handling procedures to move, inventory, audit, conserve, clean, exhibit, frame, document, and other actives involving artwork and artwork storage areas. They will help to maintain inventory, condition, and loan reports. They will assist various campus employees, researchers, and vendors access the art collection while maintaining its safety and security, ensuring its accessibility into the future. They will perform these duties in assistance to the Curator and be solely responsible in their performance in the curator’s absence.

For a complete position description, including qualifications, see

Qualified individuals may apply for this position by submitting an online application, cover letter and reference contact information.

Open Staff Position in the Library – PC Support Specialist II

The library has posted a fulltime, benefits-eligible Non-Exempt (bi-weekly) Staff position, PC Support Specialist II, to the ISU hiring site.

The posting is now active and will accept electronic application materials The position will remain open until filled.  

For a complete position description, including qualifications, here is a direct link to the posting:

Here are some of the particulars:

Usually scheduled to work Monday through Friday between 8:00am and 4:30pm, but may be required to work some evening and/or weekend hours when necessary.

Desired Start Date: 3/4/2019

Pay grade: 8

  • Prepares and installs hardware/software for library public computers.
  • Works closely with library faculty and staff to ensure they have all the necessary computer equipment and software required for the public computers and the teaching labs.
  • Recommends purchases of electronics, software and computer equipment for all library departments.
  • Tracks use of public software to facilitate future purchases of hardware and software.
  • Maintains outreach program computers.
  • Coordinates external interfaces with outside automation vendors.
  • Supports Programmer/Analyst with redundant support services.
  • Daily operations of Systems Office.

Staff position, Library Resource Sharing Associate

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

Library Resource Sharing Associate: Fulltime, benefits-eligible staff position. Assists in all phases of the Interlibrary Loan Unit. Includes use of specialized software, customer service, billing, manual searches of the library collection, and use of standard office equipment including scanners and fax machine. Responsible for the appropriate sorting, distribution, and packaging of all Interlibrary Loan and Statewide Remote Circulation System incoming and outgoing mail. Implements and maintains procedures and policies. Ensures quality library services and resolves related problems. Serves as the Resource Sharing Associate and participates in the supervision of student assistants. Participates in goal setting and planning objectives. Possesses good interpersonal skills, including tact, courtesy and civility in accordance with the Library’s mission, vision and values.

Position requires a working knowledge of: ILLiad, Sierra, OCLC, ALA ILL Code, lending policies of other libraries, copyright laws, billing management software and Microsoft Office programs.

Reports directly to the Chair of the Technical Services Department and indirectly to the Resource Sharing Coordinator.

Indiana State University is an EEO/AA employer and is committed to recruiting and retaining minority faculty and staff.

For a complete position description, including qualifications, see

Open Temporary Staff Position in Special Collections: Digital Initiatives Technician – Part Time, no Benefits

The library recently posted a professional level part time, temporary Staff position, Digital Initiatives Technician, PT No Benefits, to the ISU hiring site. The posting is now active and electronic applications are being received.

Digital Initiatives Technician – Part Time, No BenefitsThis position has responsibility for the Special Collections Department web presence, including design, standardization and maintenance; customizes and manages open source applications; performs product testing, troubleshooting and usability testing; writes and edits programming code for a variety of server platforms; supports data management activities as defined by the Data Curation Librarian. All activities are performed in support of, in consultation with, and under the supervision of the Data Curation Librarian.

Requires BS in Computer Science with demonstrated experience in web design, coding languages, preferably PHP, HTML, and JavaScript.

  • Period of employment: Feb. 15, 2016 to July 31, 2016;  25 weeks
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday, between 8:00am and 4:30pm, 28 hours weekly limit
  • Pay Rate: $12.00 per hour, no benefits, no overtime


Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and reference contact information to

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.


For a complete position description, including qualifications, see

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.