Library Assistant IV for Technical Services
St. Edward's University - Austin, TX

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Under the supervision of the Technical Services Team, performs a variety of duties for technical services and collection management where professional guidance is not available on a regular basis. Use the library’s integrated library system (ILS), bibliographic utilities, vendor databases and administrative websites, and other tools to perform duties related to acquisitions, cataloging, serials control, physical processing, and collection management. May supervise student workers.

Responsibilities:
Place and track orders for library materials. Receive materials and process payments and credits using both the library's and the university's accounting systems.

Perform copy cataloging and classification.

Prepare materials for shelving and/or review vendor's processing.

Manage the print journal collection, including receipt, claims, and prediction patterns.

Prepare, ship, and receive bindery.

Vendor liaison for orders, receipts, claims, credits, and access.

Withdraw materials from the ILS and OCLC. Perform physical withdrawal processes.

Maintain the inventory of the library's physical holdings. Identify and solve discrepancies between the ILS and collection.

Perform a variety of database, bibliographic, and authority control maintenance activities including audits of online access and vendor administration sites, including updating and testing of library discovery layer.

Update e-book and e-serial metadata (bibliographic, item, and holdings) in the library catalog, including loading, replacing, removing, testing, and correcting.

Collect statistics from publishers and vendors.

Using standard word processing, spread sheet, and database software, assemble and prepare a variety of informational and statistical data including usage, usage patterns, overlap analysis, costs, etc.

Train and supervise student workers.

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Demonstrated accuracy, organization, and attention to detail.

Ability to work independently and as a team member, meet deadlines, manage several projects simultaneously, and set priorities.

Demonstrated strong interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written.

Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Excel and Word.

Ability to comply with workplace guidelines and attendance requirements.

Ability to meet physical demands of the position including but not limited to long periods of standing and sitting and frequent bending and squatting, as well as long periods of computer keyboarding and reading a computer screen. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds, and push or pull a fully loaded book truck weighing at least 100 pounds. Must have manual dexterity sufficient to prepare and maintain physical collection appropriately.

Successful completion of an employment and/or criminal history background check.

Some college course work.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelors' degree.

Work experience in a library.

Experience using the OCLC Connexion and Innovative Interfaces Inc.'s (III) Millennium Client.

Experience with library standards, such as MARC format, and Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classification schemes, and ANSI/NISO standard for holdings.

Experience with acquisitions, especially library materials, or bookkeeping experience.

Familiarity with electronic resource management products such as knowledge/coverage databases.

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