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Library Assistant, Archives and Technical Services

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Position Justification

Position Information

Position Title Library Assistant, Archives and Technical Services
Unit Name General Libraries
Salary Grade 3
Number of Months 12 months
Full-time or Part-time Full-Time
Hours per week 40
Proposed Annual Salary, Hourly Rate or One-time payment
Essential Duties

- Takes mail and picks up mail at campus post office. Stamps, sorts, and distributes mail.
-Checks in any journals, newspapers, and serials using the integrated library system (Sirsi).
-Distributes new materials for cataloging to the appropriate staff member.
-Labels materials after cataloging or as needed.
-Assists in processing materials including sorting and shelving.
-Shelves new materials.
-Acts as a front-line receptionist, overseeing the Reading Room for Archives & Special Collections.
-Retrieves and stores materials as needed from the automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS).
-Scans materials for patron use from archives or microform.
-Data entry.
-Answers basic patron questions regarding collections and finding aids.
-Assists patrons with scanning and microform machines.
-Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or GED required; some college or technical school coursework and/or practical knowledge required; at least one year of experience required; experience working in a professional environment required; competency in Word, Excel, and Internet searching required.

Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, feel, or reach with hands and arms, and to talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Job Description Summary

This position supports Fant Memorial Library’s Beulah Culbertson Archives & Special Collections Department and Technical Services Department by retrieving mail, checking in, labeling, shelving, and otherwise processing library materials. Additionally, this position will staff the library’s Archives and Special Collections Reading Room, working with the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian to provide assistance to researchers by retrieving materials and navigating finding aids.

Requisition Detail Information

Requisition Number FY1830NF
Open Date 12/11/2017
Will this job have a specific close date? No
Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • MUW Departmental Announcement
    • MUW Human Resources Office
    • MUW Website
    • Mississippi Employment Service
    • Local Newspaper
    • In-state Newspaper
    • Out-of-state Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Friend
    • Journal/Periodical
    • Off-campus Recruitment
    • Women/Minority Publication
    • Contacted by department and invited to apply
    • Other
    • The Academic Network (TAN)
  2. Are you currently authorized to work in the United States? (Proof of Citizenship or Immigration status will be required upon offer of employment)
    • Yes
    • No
  3. If hired, would you need sponsorship or work authorization to work for MUW now or in the future? (NOTE: MUW does not sponsor employment visas.)
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents